Obituaries

Roger L. Pellegrini

VULCAN — Roger Louis Pellegrini passed peacefully into eternal life on June 18, 2019, surrounded by his loving children and family after a lifelong illness. He fought hard and worked harder, right up until his last days, but Roger was ready for his painful days to be over and to join his ...

Beverly J. Meeuwsen

KINGSFORD — Beverly J. Meeuwsen, 92, of Kingsford, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living. She was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Mel and Hazel (Pederson) Anderson. Bev graduated from East DePere High School in 1945 and went on to earn ...

Betty Colavecchi

KINGSFORD — Betty (Hoaglund) Colavecchi, 87, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 24 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The ...

Eugene G. Maki

CRYSTAL FALLS — Eugene G. Maki, 85, of Mastodon Township, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his home. He was born May 13, 1934, in Iron River, son of the late Lauri and Helia (Isaacson) Maki. Gene grew up in Alpha and graduated from Alpha Porter High School. He proudly served in the ...

Betty Colavecchi

KINGSFORD — Betty (Hoaglund) Colavecchi, 87, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 24 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The ...

Helen Magnuson

IRON RIVER — Helen Linda Magnuson, a centurion at age 104, passed away in her sleep, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at the Iron River Care Center. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26 at First Lutheran Church in Iron River. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at the church. ...

Adam J. Hilberg

CRYSTAL FALLS — Adam J. Hilberg, 22, of Crystal Falls, passed away following a boating accident on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp. Memorial services will follow at noon at the Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp. ...

Betty (Hoaglund) Colavecchi

KINGSFORD — Betty (Hoaglund) Colavecchi, 87, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford. She was born on March 23, 1932, in Homestead, Wis., daughter of the late Herbert and Esther (Anderson) Hoaglund. She ...

Mary Ann Kathryn Merckx

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Mary Ann Kathryn Merckx, 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. She was born on May 24, 1933, in Green Bay to Alfred and Bernice (Werschem) Michel. Mary Ann graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1951. On May 31, 1952, Mary Ann married Robert Victor Merckx at St. ...

Eugene G. Maki

CRYSTAL FALLS — Eugene G. Maki, 85, of Mastodon Township, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Crystal Falls.

Beverly J. Meeuwsen

DE PERE, Wis. — Beverly J. Meeuwsen, 92, of De Pere, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

John Franklin Jewell

August 7, 1940 – May 27, 2019 RICE, Wash. — John Jewell died peacefully at his home in Rice on May 27, 2019, at the age of 78. He lived in various locations, including Alaska, Maryland, Michigan and Washington State. He married Barbara Jewell in Crystal Falls, on Dec. 17, 1960. In June ...

Catherine B. Hinkle

FELCH — Catherine B. Hinkle, 82, of Felch, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. Per Catherine's request, there will be no services. The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.

Orville F. Gaspardo

ALVIN Wis. — Orville F. Gaspardo, 81, of Alvin, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22 at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor Mike ...

Clarice J. Cocco

CASPIAN — Clarice J. Cocco, 102, former resident of Caspian, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 21 at Stambaugh Cemetery, with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to officiate. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Inc. of Iron River.

Matthew J. (Jim) Kmit

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — Matthew J. (Jim) Kmit, 81, of Mountain Home, formerly of Niagara, Wis., passed away peacefully, Friday, June 14, 2019, at home surrounded by family and his hospice care workers. He was born Jan. 31, 1938, in Niagara, in his family home, to the late Matthew and Emma ...

Dorothy “Dottie” M. Wills Stafford

IRON RIVER — Dorothy "Dottie" M. Wills Stafford, 92, of Iron River, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after complications during an angiogram. She was born on March 29, 1927, in Galena, Ill., the daughter of the late Maurice and Marcella (Klaas) Wills. She was ...

Jeannine L. Finley

KINGSFORD — Jeannine L. Finley, 71, of Kingsford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at her home. She was born Sept. 11, 1947, in Detroit, daughter of the late Amos and Corrine (Johnson) Rice. Jeannine graduated from East Detroit High School in 1965. She married Darrell Finley ...

Thomas M. Carlson

KINGSFORD — Thomas M. Carlson, 68, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully following a battle with cancer on Monday, June 17, 2019, at home with his wife and children by his side. Tom was born April 12, 1951, in Norway, son of the late Rodney E. and Rose L. (Belaire) Carlson. He graduated from ...

Robert L. Sleik Jr.

IRON RIVER — Robert L. Sleik Jr., 34, of Iron River, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at his home. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Iron River. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor John Fish ...