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Cessel Johnson
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. — Cessel “Swede” A. Johnson, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at the Apache Junction Nursing Center in Apache Junction following a brief illness.
Cessel was born Dec. 6, 1917, in Iron Mountain, son of the late John and Anna (Youngren) Johnson. He attended the Iron Mountain schools.
He was an avid baseball player and played in the Swede-Cousin Jack games for many years.
He married the former Elsie Bilski on June 22, 1940. In 1947, they moved to Allen Park, lower Michigan, where Cessel was employed by Ward Baking Co. until his retirement in 1973. Cessel and Elsie returned to Iron Mountain in 1973.
In 1981, they started spending their winters in Arizona and permanently moved there in 1996.
He leaves his wife, Elsie and a daughter, Kathy and granddaughter, Amanda of Apache Junction, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Alva Hanson in April 1972.
Memorial services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Apache East Estates in Apache Junction, Ariz.
The Apache Junction Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Sophie Metros
IRON RIVER — Sophie P. Metros, 91, of Stambaugh, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at the Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander, Wyo.
Visitation will be held Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. The parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian. Rev. Otto Sartorelli, pastor, will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Jess Holt
IRON RIVER — Jess D. Holt, 72, of 581 Bates-Amasa Road, Iron River, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Crystal Manor Nursing Home in Crystal Falls.
He was born May 8, 1928, in Merrill, Wis., son of the late Carl and Dorothy (Jourdan) Holt. He graduated from high school and then entered the U.S. Navy.
He taught crash fire fighting while stationed in Oslo, Norway during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, he studied agriculture at the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Holt moved to West Virginia and then returned to Wisconsin. He had been employed as a mechanic for Sharon Chevrolet and Cadillac in Milwaukee for several years. He also worked for a logger. He moved to Eagle River and in 1987 moved to the Iron River area.
He married the former Catherine Becraft in 1972.
Mr. Holt was a member of the Reino Post 21 of the American Legion and the Ottawa Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He had also been a former member of the Eagle River VFW.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Sharper.
He leaves his wife, Catherine; a son, David Holt of Iron River; a daughter, Dawn Holt of Iron River; three stepsons, Ernest and Joseph Frayer of Sewanee, Tenn. and Matt Frayer of Eagle River, Wis.; a brother, Jerry (Meta) Holt of Dalzelle, S.C.; a sister, Joyce (Floyd) Albright of Gleason, Wis.; a granddaughter, Mackenzie of Iron River; four step-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Langenberg Funeral Home — Stambaugh Chapel. The Rev. Fr. Otto Sartorelli, pastor of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian, will officiate. Members of the West Side Veterans Council will accord military rites at the funeral service.
The Langenberg Funeral Home — Stambaugh Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Hildur Wickman
ANN ARBOR — Hildur E. Wickman, 90, of Ann Arbor, lower Michigan, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000.
She was born May 21, 1910, daughter of Axel and Helena Wickman.
Miss Wickman graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1929 and started her secretarial career with P.J. Nickel Contractors. She was also deputy city clerk in Ironwood.
In 1956, she moved to Ann Arbor to be near family. She worked for the city of Ann Arbor as a secretary in the police department.
Miss Wickman moved to Iron Mountain in 1977. She was a member of Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. She enjoyed genealogy and the Elderhostel programs.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
She leaves a sister, Dorothy Basso of Ann Arbor and nieces and nephews.
A memorial services will be held on Friday, Dec. 8 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain.
The Muehlig Funeral Chapel of Ann Arbor is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Kiviranta
IRON RIVER — Rose M. Kiviranta, 87, of Iron River, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. Liturgical prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River. Rev. Francis Dobrzenski, her nephew and Rev. Norman Clisch, pastor, will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Helen White
EDGEWATER, Md. — Helen M. White, 93 1/2, of Davidsonville, Md., died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, of congestive heart failure after a short illness at the Genesis Spa Creek Center in Annapolis, Md.
The former Helen Marie Reder was born April 26, 1907, in Chicago, daughter of Richard J. Reder and Marie Claussen Reder.
Mrs. White worked at the Harris Trust Bank in Chicago after graduating from Walter High School in 1925.
In 1933, she married George E. White in Chicago and they had two sons, Robert J. White, who died in 1978 and Richard A. White of Hochspeyer, Germany and a daughter, Barbara J. Osborne of Davidsonville, Md.
Mrs. White and her family lived in Chicago until 1949 when they moved to suburban DesPlaines, Ill. where Mr. White worked as a salesman, executive and eventually vice president of Charles C. Davis & Co., manufacturers’ representatives to the textile industry.
In 1973 after their three children finished university and began their careers, Mr. White retired and the couple spent their summers on Lake Ellen in Iron County and their winters in Tucson, Ariz.
In 1983, they moved to Ocean Pines in Berlin, Md. and remained there until Mr. White’s death in 1992.
After the passing of her husband, Mrs. White lived with her daughter, Barbara in Davidsonville. In later years, she also lived at Kris-Leigh Assisted Living Center, at Crofton Convalescent Center and at Genesis Spa Creek Center in Annapolis.
Throughout her life, Mrs. White was a loving and caring homemaker and an accomplished pianist, often entertaining friends and family playing solo or duets with her daughter or a son. She also enjoyed reading, social card games, swimming and played golf or tennis with her husband in their early years together.
Mrs. White is survived by her two remaining children; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband George and her son Robert, Mrs. White is preceded in death by her brother, Carl E. Reder of Chicago.
A memorial service and interment will be at Acacia Cemetery in Chicago at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
The Kalas Funeral Home of Edgewater, Md. is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Anderson
CRYSTAL FALLS — Ethel M. Anderson, 77, of 126 E. Superior Ave., Crystal Falls, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility.
Mrs. Anderson was born Dec. 10, 1922, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Paro) Schober. She graduated from Crystal Falls High School in 1940 and then moved to Chicago, where she worked for a short time.
She returned to Crystal Falls and on Feb. 2, 1946, married Joel Anderson Jr. Her husband preceded her in death in November of 1986.
Ethel worked as a secretary for Luther Homes during the transition of the former Crystal Inn to the Crystal Manor Nursing Home. She also worked as a bartender at the VFW in Crystal Falls for 20 years.
She was a member of United Lutheran Church and Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA). She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid bingo player.
In addition to her husband and parents, she also was preceded in death by a grandson, Rick Anderson, and by a sister, Evelyn Anderson.
She leaves one daughter, Beverly (Richard) Wheeler of Crystal Falls; two sons, Joel (Patricia) Anderson III and James (Barb) Anderson, both of Crystal Falls; two brothers, John Schober of Bowling Brook, Ill., and Adlore Schober of Iron River, and nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Lutheran Church of Crystal Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. Dr. John Linna, pastor, will officiate. Members of the VFW Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 10:55 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials can be made to the Kidney Dialysis Unit at Iron County General Hospital.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James Willis
IRON MOUNTAIN — James W. Willis, 68, of N-5991 M-95, Breitung Township, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Willis was born March 24, 1932, in Richardsville, Ky., son of the late Wiley and Hettye (Amos) Willis. He was a graduate of Richardsville High School in 1950. He attended Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., and later graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
He married Marjorie Hill on Aug. 10, 1957, in Iron Mountain.
They lived in Indiana until 1970, then moved to Iron Mountain where Jim began his career with the Intermediate School District (ISD). He held various positions at the ISD including, director of the Head Start and Early Childhood programs and deputy superintendent for many years. He also taught parenting classes while at the ISD, retiring in 1994.
Mr. Willis was an active member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Kingsford. He was very active with the youth group and taught Sunday School at Immanuel Baptist Church. He was also the Christian Education Elder at church for many years.
He volunteered at the Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Jim enjoyed yard work, gardening, pontooning on the Michigamme River and loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren.
He leaves his wife, Marjorie; four sons, Michael (Tammy) Willis of Plainwell, lower Michigan, Jeffery (Faith) Willis of Hamilton, Ohio, Jonathan (Kathy) Willis of Eureka, Mo., and Mark (April) Willis of Rainbow City, Ala.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Willis of Hodgenville, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Glenn, Ashley and Preston Willis, Andrew, Amy and Amanda Willis, Aaron and Emma Willis; his mother-in-law, Mary Hill of Kingsford; three brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Heber and Donna Mack of Kingsford, Peter and Nancy D'Alberto of Iron Mountain and Richard and Judy Metzing of Pendleton, Ind., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Amos G. Willis.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Kingsford.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Kingsford. Rev. Ronald Wolfe and Rev. James Danielson will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc., P.O. Box 348, Warrenton, MO 63383.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Yaggie Sr.
IRON MOUNTAIN — Raymond E. Yaggie Sr., 83, formerly of White Birch Village, Breitung Township, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bessemer, Ala.
He was born Sept. 14, 1917, in New Butler, Wis., son of the late Edward and Mabel (Berry) Yaggie. He was a resident of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area for most of his life.
He married Mary Bertot in 1941.
Ray served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He worked for Fugere Brothers Clothing Store in Iron Mountain for many years and later as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring.
Ray was an avid sports fan and had played baseball and softball for many years. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford and Cahaba Valley Elks Lodge 1738.
He leaves his wife, Mary; a son, Raymond (Evelyn) Yaggie Jr. of Quinnesec; two daughters, Karen (Roger) Hannah of Bessemer, Ala., and Kay (Mike) Bloch of Oshkosh, Wis.; a son-in-law, Les Gering of Kingsford; six brothers, Warner Yaggie Sr. of Iron Mountain, Harold (Dell) Yaggie of Grand Saline, Texas, Irving (Sandi) Yaggie of Iron Mountain, Norman (MaryJo) Yaggie of Chula Vista, Calif., Lloyd (Lana) Yaggie of Crestwood, Ky., and Robert (Ann) Yaggie of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Joyce (Will) Reil of Waupun, Wis., and Jean Miller of Merrill, Wis.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Darlene Yaggie of Illinois, and a brother-in-law, Glen Ellis of Augusta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and Donald Yaggie, and a sister, LaVerne Ellis.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at American Marytrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Fr. Joseph Gouin will officiate.
Burial will be in Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Poisson
SAULT STE. MARIE — Joseph A. Poisson, 83, of Sault Ste. Marie, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 30, 2000, at Tendercare Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie.
Joseph was born April 8, 1917, in Iron Mountain, son of Edmund and Aldea (Trepanier) Poisson.
He taught and coached in Flint, lower Michigan, Munising, Iron Mountain and L’Anse high schools. Joseph was awarded the U.P. Basketball Coach of the Year in 1955 while at L’Anse High School. He was inducted into the Lake Superior State University Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2000.
He retired with professor/emeritus status in 1976 after 13 years at Lake Superior State University.
Joseph was a member of St. Mary ProCathedral Church in Sault Ste. Marie.
He leaves his wife, Adah (Bubro) Poisson; two sons, Joseph E. of Kincheloe and Thomas H. of Ontonagon; a daughter, Margaret Lewis of Westerville, Ohio; two brothers, Earl of Marquette and Ray of Beverley Hills, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude in 1966; a brother, Daniel Poisson; and his parents.
Visitation will be held today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Central time) and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home. Prayers will be recited at 7 p.m.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary ProCathedral Church in Sault Ste. Marie with Fr. Ted Brodeur officiating.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Msgr. James Kaczmarek officiating.
At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary ProCathedral Church or the Lake Superior State University Foundation.
The Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home, 113 Maple St., Sault Ste. Marie is in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen Tessier
ROCHESTER, Mich. — Kathleen (Freidhoff) Tessier died Oct. 15, 2000 of complications following surgery.
Kathleen was born and raised on a dairy farm near Romeo, a small town in the northern Detroit area.
She married Vern Tessier (Kingsford High — 1951) shortly before they both graduated from Michigan State in 1955.
After nurturing her children through their early years, she pursued a fourteen-year teaching career (special education) in the Pontiac public schools. Following her retirement in 1986, she gave generously of her time to Hospice patients plus elderly family members.
Kathleen was a master of all domestic skills (gardening, canning, quilting, etc.) but found time for her love of art and music (French horn in the community band plus attendance at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra).
Her competitive juices were stimulated by participation in local and regional bridge (duplicate) tournaments.
Kathleen will be missed by friends, her husband of 45 years, four children, three grandchildren, plus seven brothers and sisters.

Ronald Larson
IRON MOUNTAIN — Ronald P. Larson, 81, of 217 W. B St., Iron Mountain, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Larson was born Oct. 17, 1919 in Chilton, Wis., the son of the late Henry and Katherine (Gerhards) Larson.
Mr. Larson was a 1938 graduate of Iron Mountain High School. He served during World War II with the 481st Squadron 336th Group of the United States Air Force.
On April 19, 1952, he married the former Elaine Tavernini at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway.
Mr. Larson owned and operated Larson’s Mobile service station on the corner of Stephenson and Fleshiem Streets for more than 25 years. Following his retirement from the service station, he served for eight years as the administrator of the Crystal Lake Community Center.
Mr. Larson was a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Church in Iron Mountain, the Knights of Columbus and was very active in the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 having served as commander, treasurer and chaplain.
He was also a member of the 40 et 8 and the Dickinson County Pilots Association. Mr. Larson was involved with the Air Scouts, was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and organized the search and rescue. He stored and maintained the search and rescue vehicle. This service evolved into the county ambulance and search and rescue unit.
Mr. Larson is survived by his wife, Elaine; a son, Greg (Colleen) of Iron Mountain; a daughter, Mary Kay Guldswog of Kingsford; a sister, Betty (Julius) Patzer of Channing; a sister-in-law, LaVerne (Nick) Shadid of Milwaukee; a brother-in-law, Joseph (Jean) Tavernini of Norway; two grandchildren, Christopher Larson and Katie Guldswog; many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church. Father Daniel Zaloga will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park.
Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Nowak
IRON MOUNTAIN — Raymond Michael Nowak, 90, of Fox Lake Road, Channing, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Louis Slivensky
CRYSTAL FALLS — Louis Slivensky, 83, of 913 Harrison Ave., Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at the Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Ronald Larson
IRON MOUNTAIN — Ronald P. Larson, 81, of 217 West B St., Iron Mountain, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Fr. Daniel Zaloga will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Flynn
IRON MOUNTAIN — Henry J. “Jim” Flynn, 69, of Merriman died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Flynn was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Tennessee, son of the late Tony and Mildred (Nunnley) Flynn.
He served four years with the United States Navy during the Korean War.
He married the former Eleanore Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Detroit.
Mr. Flynn was a supervisor with the Daimler-Chrysler Corp. in Detroit until his retirement and had been a resident of this area since 1986.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.
He leaves his wife, Eleanore; a son, Brian Flynn of Kingsford; a daughter, Debi Jones of Clinton Township, lower Michigan; a sister, WillaMae (Leon) Tate of Tennessee; six grandchildren, Candice Mitchell, Amanda, Matthew, William and Erica Flynn and Stephanie Jones; a great-grandchild, Kristin Marie, and several nieces and nephews,
He was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Franklin Flynn.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. Michael March will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Herman Wetzel
IRON MOUNTAIN — Herman Albert Wetzel Jr., 75, of Niagara, Wis., died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Milwaukee, son of the late Herman and Jeannette (Ziegler) Wetzel Sr.
Mr. Wetzel served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He lived in Milwaukee, where he was a truck driver for Jung Transportation. He moved to Niagara following his retirement.
Mr. Wetzel was a past commander of the Uptown American Legion Post 400 and was also a member of the Germantown, Wis., American Legion Post 1 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had played Santa Claus at the American Legion Christmas parties.
He was a loving father to four daughters, Kathy (Tom Mathea) Nelson of Frostproof, Fla., Nancy (Michael) Schroeder of Menomonee Falls, Wis., Gloria (LeRoy) Rushing of Pewaukee, Wis., and Julie Wetzel of Bloomington, Ind.; a special grandfather to nine grandchildren, Michelle Kontos, Kristine Regner, Kelly, Kristin and Jason Schroeder, KaLynn, Ashley and LeRoy Rushing and Nicholas Wetzel; three great-grandchildren, Alissa Regner and Dino and Kira Regner; one sister, June Doud of Randolph, Wis., and one brother, Jack Wetzel of Milwaukee.
There will be private family services.
Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Milwaukee.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Nowak
CHANNING — Raymond Michael Nowak, 90, of Fox Lake Road, Channing, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his home.
He was born July 11, 1910, in Milwaukee, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Wronski) Nowak. He was raised in Milwaukee.
He married Wilhelmina Probst in 1934 and they lived in Milwaukee until 1941, when they moved to Channing.
Ray was a dairy farmer and had logged for many years. In 1959, he started working for the General Laborers Union 1329 and retired in 1972.
He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Channing, Local Bricklayers Union 6, General Laborers Union 1329, a 54-year member of the Knights of Columbus, Third Degree, and the Sagola Sportsman’s Club. He was the oldest living member of the Sagola Sportsman’s Club and helped build the original clubhouse.
Ray enjoyed gardening and had a real love for fishing.
He always wore a smile and truly enjoyed his last years with his best buddy, his son, Mike.
He leaves his son, Michael Raymond Nowak of Channing; a stepson, Jerry (Pat) Probst of Montana; a grandchild, Cody McDowell of Nevada; a step-grandson, Jay Probst, and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilhelmina, in 1986, and a sister, Florence Masters.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Parish prayers will be recited at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Channing. Fr. George Kuppayil and Fr. Chris Gardiner will officiate.
Burial will be in Channing Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Nowak, Kevin Kramer, David Roell, Brian Roell, Brian Trekas, Buck LeVasseur, Chris Julvezan, Tom Clement and David Raikes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert “Muzzy” Piasini, Mark LeMieux and Jeff Julvezan.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Stokero
STAMBAUGH — Emma V. Stokero, 83, of Caspian, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Langenberg Funeral Home - Stambaugh.

Russel Sauld
NIAGARA, Wis. — Russel Edwin Sauld, 69, of Niagara was born into eternal life on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, after battling a long illness.
Russel was born Dec. 17, 1930, in Pembine, Wis., son of Norman “Socks” and Iola (Wilson) Sauld. He graduated from Pembine High School in 1949.
He served in the U.S. Army in Japan as a radio operator during the Korean War.
On Jan. 19, 1954, he married Carol Leonard of Niagara.
Russel was self-employed as a manager and operator of Sauld’s Speedway in Niagara. He was later employed as a laborer at the Niagara Paper Mill, where he retired in 1973 with a disability.
He and his wife, Carol, were very involved in community service. In 1981, Russell and Carol were honored by the Niagara Lions Club as Citizens of the Year for the many contributions to the Niagara area.
Russel was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, where he served as a MYF leader. He was a member of the American Legion and had held many offices in the organization.
Russ took great pride in being involved in the Boys Scouts of America. He was a scoutmaster, Webelos leader and a pack leader. He was also the scoutmaster for the area’s first handicapped scout troop which involved boys with various disabilities and served on the Hiawathaland Council.
He received the District Award of Merit in 1978. In 1991, he received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor the council can bestow on a volunteer scouter. He was also a member of the Order of the Arrow.
Russel was a member of the Niagara Lions Club and held many offices. He and his partner in life, Carol, directed the award-winning Niagara Redettes Drill Team for girls. They participated in numerous competitions around the country.
He served on the Niagara School Board, was a Babe Ruth and Little League volunteer and was a member of Niagara Area Rescue Squad.
He leaves three sons, Edward (Tammy) Sauld of Niagara, Robert Sauld of Niagara, and William Sauld of Montello, Wis.; a daughter, Lorna Kay (Walter) Lindberg of Niagara; his mother, lola Sauld of Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara; four brothers, Loren Sauld and Ernest (Kate) Sauld, both of Pembine, Wis., Vernon (Ethel) Sauld of Quinnesec and Eugene (Helen) Sauld of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Norma (Boyd) Fannin of Godley, Texas, and Beverly (Robert) Erickson of Dorchester, Wis.; two sisters-in-law, Susan Sauld of Abbotsford, Wis., and Marilyn (Don) Hertig of Niagara and nine grandchildren, Megan, Eric, Katie, Ryne, Alix, Bailey and Carly Sauld, Kayla and Kersten Lindberg.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carol, on Feb. 8, 2000; a son, Richard, in 1955; his father, Norman Sauld, and two brothers, Andrew and Edward Sauld.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Methodist Church in Niagara. 
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Rev. Joy Mick will officiate. 
Burial will be in Niagara Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Loren, Ernest, Vernon, Eugene, Craig Sauld, Bob Erickson and Phil Westrich. 
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.


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