Obituaries

Donnell “Don” Wayne Carlson

Donnell "Don" Wayne Carlson (1927-2019) IRON MOUNTAIN — Donnell Wayne Carlson, husband, father, friend, and longtime resident of Dallas, died on July 14, 2019. He was 91. Don was born to Theodore and Alice (Erickson) Carlson on Sept. 4, 1927, in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He graduated from ...

Eileen F. Smith

TIPLER, Wis. — Eileen F. Smith, 95, of Tipler, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29 at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jason ...

Sheila Johnson

NORWAY — Sheila Johnson, 70, of Norway, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at ManorCare Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, they will be announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Zachariah John Hayes

NORWAY — Zachariah John Hayes, 31, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Norway, passed away Feb. 3, 2019, in Kalamazoo. Visitation for family will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Grace United Methodist Church on O’Dill Drive in Norway. Public visitation will be 1 to 2:30 p.m., ...

Eileen E. Dams

FLORENCE, Wis. — Eileen E. Dams, 94, of Florence, formerly of Kingsford, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Florence Health Services. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Charmaine Elaine (Schultz) Kraemer

NIAGARA, Wis. — Charmaine Elaine (Schultz) Kraemer, joined her husband Bill on her greatest adventure for eternity, on Monday, June 17, 2019. She passed peacefully at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, due to complications from vascular dementia. The Kraemer family wishes to thank the caregivers ...

Doris Laverne Van Haute

AURORA, Wis. — Doris Laverne Van Haute, 95, of Aurora, died peacefully on July 20, 2019, at Freeman Long Term Care & Rehabilitation Center in Iron Mountain. Born in Homestead, Wis., to the late Charles and Ellen Anderson on July 11, 1924, she attended Brown School and graduated from ...

Roger W. Reese

PEMBINE, Wis. — Roger W. Reese, 79, of Pembine, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 21, 2019, at a Green Bay Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He was born May 1, 1940, to the late Richard and Josephine (Kohlmann) Reese. Roger grew up in New Holstein, Wis., and helped his parents ...

Randall C. Sherman

FRANKLIN, Wis. — Randall C. Sherman, 78, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Franklin. Beloved husband of Mary Ann Sherman. Loving father of Craig (Michelle) Sherman, Erin (John Pusateri) Sherman, Kerry (Mitch) Bergquist, Devin Sherman, Steven (Wisaka Kanpanya) Ostrowski and Eugene (Kana) ...

Robert George Otradovec

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Robert George Otradovec, 88, of Green Bay, died Saturday, July 20, 2019. He was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Carney, to the late John Robert and Anna Mary (Herbeck) Otradovec. Robert was married to Charlene Maki for 40 years. She preceded him in death. Robert was an avid ...

Charmaine Elaine (Schultz) Kraemer

NIAGARA, Wis. — Charmaine Elaine (Schultz) Kraemer joined her husband Bill, on her greatest adventure for eternity on Monday, June 17, 2019. She passed peacefully at Mayhill Manor in Niagara due to complications from vascular dementia. In addition to her husband Bill, she joins her parents, ...

Doris L. VanHaute

KINGSFORD — Doris L. VanHaute, 95, of Kingsford, passed away on Saturday, July 20, at Freeman Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Ford Anthony “Tony” Sexton

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ford Anthony "Tony" Sexton, 66, of Iron Mountain passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. He was born July 5, 1953, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Samuel and Charlotte (Smart) Sexton. Tony graduated from North ...

Joyce E. Butsic

KINGSFORD — Joyce E. Butsic, 89, of Kingsford, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the home that she and her husband Andy built 67 years ago. Joyce was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Breitung Township, daughter of John and Letha (Guthrie) Kanska. She was a lifelong resident of this area and a 1948 ...

James Alan Klungness

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — James Alan Klungness, of Spread Eagle, died peacefully at home at the age of 92 on July 16, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Jacqueline, of Spread Eagle; his son, Kraig Alan Klungness (Kate Alvord) and daughter, Barbara Klungness Anderson (Ron) both of ...

Penny L. Booth

FLORENCE, Wis. — Penny L. Booth, 56, of Florence, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. She was born May 19, 1963, in Green Bay, Wis., daughter of Jerry and Judy (Wagner) Hillsberg. Penny enjoyed fishing and was one of the founders of Hooked on Fishing, along with her ...

Vivian “Viva” M. Carlson

KINGSFORD — Vivian "Viva" M. Carlson, 93, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 17, 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford. Viva was born on April 9, 1926, in Ann Arbor, Mich., daughter of the late Carl and Vivian (Scadden) Miller. She was a ...

Stephen Ackerman

KINGSFORD — Stephen Ackerman, 72, of Kingsford, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at Iron Mountain Cemetery Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory. Condolences may be expressed to the ...

Nancy C. Mettlach

CRYSTAL FALLS — Nancy C. Mettlach, 87, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at U.P. Health System in Marquette. Nancy was born on July 11, 1932, in Crystal Falls. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Minnie (Sartori) Pretto. Nancy was a resident of this area her ...

Vivian Carlson

KINGSFORD — Vivian "Viva" Carlson, 93, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.