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Obituaries

Jean Boulanger

CRYSTAL FALLS — Jean Boulanger, 95, of Crystal Falls, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at the Christ United Methodist Church. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. at the church. ...

Cynthia Ann Rouse

CHANNING — Cynthia Ann Rouse, 65, of Channing, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the University of Madison Hospital in Madison, Wis. She was born on Nov. 11, 1952, in Racine, Wis., daughter of the late Donald Walter and Carrie (Cichanofsky) Donaldson. She married Norman Rouse on May ...

Eugene Kangas

PORTAGE — Eugene M. “Gene” Kangas, of Portage, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. He was born on Feb. 19, 1947, in Iron Mountain, a son of Frank and Alene (Shearer) Kangas. Gene graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in ...

Judith Reed

KINGSFORD — Judith "Judy" Reed, 77, of Kingsford, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor ...

Jean Fagan

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Jean Fagan, 87, of Breitung Township, passed away at Maryhill Manor on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Kingsford Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at American Martyrs Church in Kingsford. Fr. Joseph ...

Dale M. Schroeder

ATLANTA — Dale M. Schroeder, 87, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, after a very determined battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. A graveside service will be at noon Friday, Aug. 17 at Stambaugh Cemetery, with Pastor Jack Hudson to officiate. Funeral arrangements by ...

Esther M. Carlson

KINGSFORD — Esther M. Carlson, 80, of Kingsford, went home to be with her Saviour Jesus Christ, on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, following two years of declining health as the result of a stroke. She was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Chicago, daughter of the late Herbert and C. Marie (Wasson) Harrell. ...

Judith “Judy” Reed

KINGSFORD — Judith "Judy" Reed, 77, of Kingsford, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. She was born Oct. 21, 1940, on Mackinac Island, daughter of the late Clarence and Florence (Craig) Vance. Judy went to school on Mackinac Island ...

Jean Fagan

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Jean Fagan, 87, of Breitung Township, passed away at Maryhill Manor on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. She was born in Butternut, Wis. Jean lived in the Chicago area for most of her life. For the past three years she enjoyed residing at Victorian Pines Estates in Iron Mountain. ...

Bruno Solda

VULCAN — Bruno Solda, 94, of Vulcan, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. He was born on Dec. 26, 1923, in Caspian, the son of the late Guilo and Mary (Povolo) Solda. Bruno attended Vulcan Schools and served his country in the U.S. Air ...

Esther M. Carson

KINGSFORD — Esther M. Carson, 80, of Kingsford, went home to be with her Saviour Jesus Christ, on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, following two years of declining health as the result of a stroke. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the ...

Judith Reed

KINGSFORD — Judith "Judy" Reed, 77, of Kingsford, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial ...

Roland Fred Gazza

IRON MOUNTAIN — Roland (Rolly) Fred Gazza, 93, of Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, 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.

Daniel Morley

GLADSTONE — Local memorial services for Daniel M. Morley, who owned and enjoyed time at his “M-T Nest” cottage on Lake Louise (Hamilton Lakes), in Vulcan, have been announced. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 17, from 2 p.m. Central time until the time of services at 3:30 p.m. at First ...

Cynthia Ann Rouse

CHANNING — Cynthia Ann Rouse, 65, of Channing, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the University of Madison Hospital in Madison, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Charles “Chuck” Smeester

IRON MOUNTAIN — Charles J. “Chuck” Smeester, 92, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

I. Lindley Johnson

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — I. Lindley Johnson, 87, of Spread Eagle, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Bruno Solda

VULCAN — Bruno Solda, 94, of Vulcan, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, they will be announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Joseph Rice

IRON MOUNTAIN — Joseph “Joe Pete” Rice, 77, of Brunswick, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Ohio. Joseph was born Aug. 5, 1941, to the late Lawerence and Lorraine (LaFave) Rice, formerly of Quinnesec. Joe Pete retired from Ford Motor Company in 1998. He enjoyed boating and ...

JoAnne C. Behnke

NIAGARA, Wis. — JoAnne C. Behnke, 66, of Niagara, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at her home. She was born Nov. 17, 1951, in Wynona, Minn., daughter of the late Orville and Blossom (Leonardt) Zastrow. JoAnne grew up in Sheboygan, Wis. and was a graduate of South High School, Class of ...