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Obituaries

Bridget King

FLORENCE, Wis. — Bridget Marie King passed away on June 23, 2024, in Green Bay, Wis. at the age of 43. Born on March 16, 1981, Bridget’s life was marked by her kind and giving heart, her sense of humor, and her quirky spirit and colorful sense of style. She was a creative individual and ...

Patricia ‘Cookie’ Galka

MALCOMB, Mich. — Patricia “Cookie” Marie Galka, age 83, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2024. Born on May 29, 1941, in Cary, Wis., to Edwin and Catherine Cook, Cookie’s radiance and kindness touched the lives of everyone she encountered. Cookie attended Roosevelt Junior High in ...

Richard Welch

HAMILTON LAKES — Richard Charles Welch, 83, of Hamilton Lakes, passed away Friday, July 12, 2024, at Marshfield Medical Center -Dickinson in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, they will be announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Grace Norman

OAK CREEK, Wis. — Grace Norman of Oak Creek, Wis., formerly of Upper Pine Creek, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2024. Grace was born on June 17, 1933. She was the loving wife of Donald Norman, her high school sweetheart and husband for 72 years. Her life was filled with laughter ...

Marieta ‘Rita’ Huglen

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Marieta “Rita” (Miller) Huglen, 69, of Breitung Township, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, July 9, 2024, at Optalis Health and Rehabilitation in Kingsford. Rita was born Oct. 24, 1954, in Rhinelander, Wis., daughter of the late Raymond and ...

John ‘Jack’ E. Leppanen

FLORENCE, Wis. — John “Jack” E. Leppanen, 79, of Florence, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Florence Health Services in Florence. Jack was born on Feb. 22, 1945, in Pontiac, Mich., to the late Waino and Joyce (Trudell) Leppanen. He was raised in Florence and attended Florence ...