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Obituaries

John L. DePotie

CRYSTAL FALLS — John L. DePotie, 75, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at UP Health System - Marquette. Private family services will be held. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Lucille B. Marcell

NORWAY — Lucille B. (Giacherio) Marcell, 101, of Norway, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at Evergreen Meadows Assisted Living in Norway. She was born April 1, 1916, in Assumption, Ill., daughter of the late Peter and Rose (Stanker) Giacherio. The family moved to the Norway area when Lucille ...

James A. Patterson

IRON MOUNTAIN — James A. Patterson, 51, of Iron Mountain, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, unexpectedly at his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1967, in Illinois, son of the late Richard and Jeanette (Tomassoni) Patterson. Jim was a lifelong resident of the area and a 1985 graduate of Iron ...

Harry Paul Kleiman

IRON MOUNTAIN — Harry Paul Kleiman, 80, of Iron Mountain, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 30, 2018, with his family gathered around him. Born Dec. 10, 1937, in Kingsford, Harry was one of six children born to William and Elaine (Erickson) Kleiman. He was a lifelong resident of ...

Elizabeth J. Kinsella

NIAGARA, Wis. — Elizabeth J. Kinsella, 75, of Niagara, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Norway Township Cemetery. Rev. Fr. Matt Settle will officiate. You may light a candle in remembrance of ...

Theodore “Ted” Hulce

CRYSTAL FALLS — Theodore "Ted" Hulce, 77 of Crystal Falls, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Aspirus Hospital in Iron River. He was born on May 10, 1940, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Mark and Mamie (Koivu) Hulce. He was raised in this area, then moved to Waukegan, Ill., where he ...

Mary Ann Gribble

QUINNESEC — Mary Ann Gribble, 55, of Quinnesec, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. Mary was born June 7, 1962, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late William and Genevieve Maracini. She was a resident of this area for most of her life and was a ...

Harry Paul Kleiman

IRON MOUNTAIN — Harry Paul Kleiman, 80, of Iron Mountain, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 30, 2018, with his family gathered around him. Visitation will be 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5 at Redemption Hill in Kingsford, with the funeral to follow at 11:30 a.m. at ...

James A. Patterson

IRON MOUNTAIN — James A. Patterson, 51, of Iron Mountain, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, unexpectedly at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain.

Joyce A. Wolf

BARK RIVER — Joyce A. Wolf, 80, of Bark River, passed away peacefully in the morning hours of Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at Northwoods Place in Escanaba. Born in Escanaba on Dec. 14, 1937, Joyce was the daughter of Emil and Ann (Karabon) Skradski. She attended nursing school at age 18 in ...

Patricia Schmidt

ALVIN, Wis. — Patricia Schmidt, 74, of Alvin, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Rhinelander, Wis. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5 at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. Funeral services will follow ...

Theodore Hulce

CRYSTAL FALLS — Theodore "Ted" Hulce, 77, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Aspirus Hospital in Iron River. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Nash Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Crystal Falls.

Walter R. Moore

IRON RIVER — Walter R. Moore, 78, of Iron River, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8 at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River, with Pastor Dawn Robbins to officiate. The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites ...

Patrick Miller

KINGSFORD — Patrick Miller, 69, of Kingsford, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Michael Maule

VULCAN — Michael P. Maule, 64, of Vulcan, died unexpectedly, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway. Parish prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial ...

Grant Allred

IRON MOUNTAIN — Grant F. Allred, 92, of Niagara, Wis., passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain. Prayers with Bruce Watt will take place at 5 p.m. at the ...

Mary Ann Gribble

QUINNESEC — Mary Ann Gribble, 55, of Quinnesec, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Ronald E. Bigari

IRON RIVER — Ronald “Ron” E. Bigari, 63, of Iron River, passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital - Madison. He was born Aug. 8, 1954 in Stambaugh, the son of Ernest and Helen (Cindrich) ...

Joanne M. Johnson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Joanne M. Johnson, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain. She was born in Kingsford, daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth (Behrens) DeFiore. Joanne was a lifelong resident of Kingsford and ...

Gerald Oberthaler

NORWAY — Gerald “Obie” Oberthaler, 88, of Norway, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at his home. He was born on Jan. 21, 1930, in Norway, the son of the late William and Rose (DeLaTorre) Oberthaler. Gerald graduated from Norway High School in 1950. He served his country as a Paratrooper ...