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Obituaries

Christopher James Gokee

IRON MOUNTAIN — Christopher James Gokee, of Jackson, formerly of Iron Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at the age of 38. A celebration of his life was held Friday, Dec. 27 at Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson, Mich., with Pastor Kevin Sullivan ...

Dave Wayne Mort

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dave Wayne Mort, 58, passed away on Nov. 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain.

Ione Harris

NIAGARA, Wis. — Ione (Radke-Hoehne) Harris, 92, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara where she had been a resident since July 2012. Ione was loved by all who cared for her, and staff will miss her feisty sense of humor. Ione, Onie to her friends ...

Thomas R. “T.J.” Johnson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Thomas R. “T.J.” Johnson, 64, of Iron Mountain passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Sagola. A Memorial Service will follow at ...

Charles “Chuck” Pietrantonio

KINGSFORD — Charles “Chuck” Pietrantonio, 78, of Kingsford passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at his home in Norway. Chuck was born on Oct. 9, 1941, in Kingsford. He was the son of Mario and Vivian (Fraker) Pietrantonio. Chuck graduated from Kingsford High School in 1959 and was a ...

Eyelyn B. “Peachy” Geb

IRON MOUNTAIN — Eyelyn B. “Peachy” Geb, 72, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. She was born Nov. 14, 1947, in Oconto, Wis., daughter of the late Tom Tunney and surviving Delores Tunney. She graduated from Kingsford High ...

Tony M. Fittante

CASPIAN — On Dec. 23, 2019, Tony M. Fittante of Escanaba was called home. Tony was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Caspian, the youngest of five children born to Joseph and Rose Fittante.  He graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1945, and the following day was drafted into the U.S. Army going ...

Dave Wayne Mort

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dave Wayne Mort, 58, passed away on Nov. 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain.

Charles Pietrantonio

NORWAY — Charles Pietrantonio, 78, of Norway, formerly of Kingsford, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

David J. Takala

LANSDALE, Pa. — Gunnery Sergeant David J. Takala, United States Marine Corps, retired, 57, of Lansdale, Pa., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Oct. 8, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. A memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Guardian Angels ...

Gracie Smithson

CRYSTAL FALLS — Gracie Carolyn Smithson, 79, of Crystal Falls, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the ...

Tony M. Fittante

ESCANABA — Tony M. Fittante, of Escanaba, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at his home in Escanaba. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern time Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne ...

Thomas R. “T.J.” Johnson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Thomas R. “T.J.” Johnson, 64, of Iron Mountain passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. Tom was born Nov. 28, 1955, in Crystal Falls, the son of Robert and Margaret (Miller) Johnson. Tom graduated from North Dickinson ...

Eyelyn “Peachy” Geb

IRON MOUNTAIN — Eyelyn “Peachy” Geb, 72, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Gracie Carolyn Smithson

CRYSTAL FALLS — Gracie Carolyn Smithson, 79, of Crystal Falls, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Carolyn, as she was known by friends and family, was born in Fort Mill, S.C. to Henry and Alice (Taylor) Carrouth on Jan. 1, 1940. She married the ...

Natalie Rae Teafoe

NIAGARA, Wis. — On Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, Natalie Rae Teafoe, 60, passed away, fighting cancer every step of the way. She was born on June 30, 1959. Natalie’s family meant the world to her. She spent the majority of her time traveling back and forth from Niagara to Green Bay just to ...

Thomas R. “T.J.” Johnson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Thomas R. “T.J.” Johnson, 64, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Sagola. A memorial service will follow ...

Warden E. “Sonny” Lindstrom

AURORA, Wis. — Warden E. “Sonny” Lindstrom, 90, of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. He was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Aurora, Wis., son of the late Elmer and Alice (Provencher) Lindstrom. He graduated from Coleman High School in 1947. ...

James Nelson

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — James Richard “Jim” Nelson, 92, passed away on Dec. 12, 2019, at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. He was born on March 31, 1927, in Benton Harbor and his family moved to Chicago shortly thereafter. Jim remained in the Chicago area for most of his ...

Gracie Smithson

CRYSTAL FALLS — Gracie Carolyn Smithson, 79, of Crystal Falls, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Visitation will take place Friday, Dec. 27, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. with services to follow at 11 at Christ United Methodist Church ...