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Obituaries

Roger Don Christian

CRYSTAL FALLS — On Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, Roger Don Christian, loving husband, father and grandfather of Crystal Falls, passed away at the age of 77. Roger was born on March 25, 1942, to Albert and Eleanor Christian in Ishpeming. He graduated from National Mine High School in 1960 and ...

Edward “Ed” Erickson

DUNBAR, Wis. — Edward “Ed” Erickson, 85, of Dunbar, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at The Bay at Nu Roc. He was born in Lincoln, Wis. on Aug. 29, 1934, son of the late Nels and Ellen (Johnson) Erickson. Ed graduated from Pembine High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He received ...

Ted Berklund

KINGSFORD — Ted Berklund, 84, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully on Dec. 9, 2019, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. He was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Goodman, Wis., son of the late Theodore (Mike) and Edna (Olsen) Berklund. In 1956 he married Betty Hadden of Ladysmith, ...

Anthony Manduca

NORWAY - Anthony "Tony" Manduca, 98, of Norway, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Anthony was born in Portland, Maine on Oct. 19, 1921, son of the late Francesco and Josephine (Belino) Manduca. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during ...

Norman A. Taylor

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Norman A. Taylor passed away unexpectedly on July 31, 2019, at his camp in Mastodon Township after a brief illness. He was 64 years old. Born to LaVern and P. Louise (Yeomans) Taylor at Fort Gordon, Ga., Norm grew up on their family dairy and crop farm in Bronson, ...

Gerald D. (Gerry) Swagart

MARQUETTE — Gerald D (Gerry) Swagart, 93, son of George A. and Hazel I. (Betzer) Swagart passed away peacefully on Dec. 7, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. A descendant of the Moore, McEwen, Betzer, Huber, and Swagart families, Gerry was born Feb. 12, 1926, in St. ...

Michelle (Shelly) Jeanne Osuski

AMASA — Michelle (Shelly) Jeanne Osuski, 65, of Amasa, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Aspirus Hospital in Iron River. Michelle was born in Milwaukee to Richard and Beatrice Torbeck on May 1, 1954. She graduated from Madison High School in Milwaukee, Class of 1972. She married ...

Donald J. Baravetto

IRON MOUNTAIN — Donald J. Baravetto, 88, of Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral ...

Henry A. London

IRON MOUNTAIN — Henry A. London, 97, of Iron Mountain, went peacefully to be with his Lord on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Henry was born on Aug. 3, 1922, in North Dakota, son of the late Henry and Henrietta (Pietch) London. He was raised ...

Marcia Bernhardt

WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — Educator, Author, Historical Researcher, and Preservationist Marcia Bernhardt passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Williamston. Marcia was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; and daughter, Debra. She is survived by her daughter, Andra (Michael) Ladd; ...

Anthony Manduca

NORWAY — Anthony “Tony” Manduca, 98, of Norway, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, they will be announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Eleanor “Ellie” Angeli Spigarelli

IRON RIVER — Eleanor “Ellie” Angeli Spigarelli, age 88, of Iron River, passed away at home on Dec. 6, 2019. She was born on Jan. 11, 1931, in Muskegon, daughter of the late Everett and Blanche (Madecey) Grandelius. Ellie attended the Muskegon schools, graduating with the class of 1949. ...

Randy A. Piper

IRON MOUNTAIN — Randy A. Piper, 66, of Iron Mountain, passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 28, 1953, in Neenah, Wis., son of the late Robert E. and Geraldine (Cavalieri) Piper. Randy grew up in Neenah and graduated from Neenah High School. After graduation, he ...

Wayne Anderson

PEMBINE, Wis. — Wayne Anderson, 71, of Pembine, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at University Hospital in Madison, Wis. He was born in Marinette on May 27, 1948, son of Warren and Elaine (Meyers) Anderson. Wayne was united in marriage to Gloria Birr on Nov. 9, 1974. He retired in 2003 from the ...

James Fleury

IRON MOUNTAIN — James Fleury, 66, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Jean E. James

IRON RIVER — Jean E. James, 90, of Iron River, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the Iron River Care Center. A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River, with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian ...

William F. Cody

AURORA, Wis. — William F. Cody, 56, of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at his home, after a lengthy battle with ALS. Bill was born on June 22, 1963, in Livonia. The family moved to this area in December 1977 and Bill graduated from Kingsford High School in 1981. He married Lisa ...

Roy Steinke

KINGSFORD — Roy James Steinke, 72, of Kingsford died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Roy was born on Nov. 19, 1947, in Iron Mountain, the youngest of three children, to the late Dr. Charles G. and Lorraine V. (LeRoy) Steinke. Roy attended Breitung ...

Norma LaChapelle

IRON MOUNTAIN — Norma Capra LaChapelle, 87, of Iron Mountain passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Memorial services will follow at 1 ...

Henry London

IRON MOUNTAIN — Henry London, 97, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.