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Dorothy Paulsen
CRYSTAL FALLS — Dorothy Paulsen, 71, of 210 N. Third St., Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Dorothy was born March 21, 1929, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Alfred and Marion (Osten) Verville. She grew up and attended school in Mansfield Township.
She married her husband, Russell Paulsen, on Nov. 2, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1992.
Dorothy was a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls and a past member of the Crystal Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Women’s Auxiliary.
She leaves two sons, Myron (JoAnn) Paulsen of Crystal Falls and David Paulsen of Union Grove, Wis.; a brother, Alfred (Eleanor) Verville of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Joyce (Jim) Compton of Washburn, Wis., Betty Hoffman of Fort Atkinson, Wis., and Sandra (Robert) Valentine of Ishpeming; a grandson, Andrew Paulsen of Crystal Falls; numerous nieces and nephews and by many new friends and neighbors at the Pleasant Valley Apartments.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Russell and William “Billy;” a sister, Margaret, and a nephew, Mark Valentine.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Fr. Ray Zeugner will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Sophie Fiorani
IRON RIVER — Sophie A. Fiorani of Iron River died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls Township.
Mrs. Fiorani was born in Iron River, daughter of the late Matthew and Adela (Raczkowski) Pucylowski. She attended Central School and graduated from Iron River High School.
She worked at Angeli’s Grocery , Montgomery-Ward Department Store and Selin’s in Iron River prior to her marriage to Ciro J. Fiorani on April 29, 1941 at Assumption Catholic Church in Iron River.
In 1945 the couple moved to Chicago and she was employed by J.P. Malloy & Sons Auto Parts as secretary for over 10 years.
After retirement the couple returned to Caspian in 1977 to make their home. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1991. Her husband preceded her in death on March 28, 1992, and in July 1992 she moved to Iron River to make her home.
Mrs. Fiorani was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River and St. Agnes Altar Society.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter Pucylowski, and two sisters, Edna Bednar and Mary Zabielski.
She leaves a daughter, Kathleen (Donald) Janes of Palos Hills, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. A liturgical prayer service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River. Fr. 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.

Viola Peterson
IRON MOUNTAIN — Viola Peterson, 77, formerly of Iron Mountain, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, in Banning, Calif.
She was born July 12, 1923, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Constantino and Filomena (Pellegrini) Occhietti.
Mrs. Peterson had lived in California for the past 55 years.
She leaves three sisters, Edith Weiss of Iron Mountain, Louise Tousignant of Iron River and Millie Helding of Iron Mountain and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joseph Occhietti and John Occhietti, and three sisters, Margaret Edwards, Della Fiebrink and Constance Miller.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Fr. Paul Blankenstein will officiate.
Burial will follow in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn Bray
NORWAY — Marilyn Bray, 51, of Vulcan, died this morning, Dec. 6, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Miner Funeral Home of Norway.

Betty Servia
IRON MOUNTAIN — Betty Marion Servia, 78, of 1006 Division St., Quinnesec, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at ManorCare Health Services.
She was born Dec. 17, 1921 in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Frederick and Grace (Taylor) Volk.
Mrs. Servia worked for Social Security and was a clerk for Montgomery Wards. She moved to Quinnesec in 1977 from Baltimore, Md. and had belonged to St. Mary Catholic Church in Quinnesec. She enjoyed plastic canvas needlework and crocheting.
She married James Servia on Feb. 18, 1944 in Baltimore, Md.
Mrs. Servia is survived by her husband, James Servia Sr.; two sons, John (Susan) of Oriental, N.C. and his children, Chris, Jeff, and Jordan; and James Jr. (Pam) of Baltimore, Md., and his three children.
At the family’s request there will be no services. Burial will be in Quinnesec Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Westerlund
IRON RIVER — Donald C. Westerlund, 64, of 208 Jefferson Ave., Iron River, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his home.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Iron River. Randy Stromberg will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Zychowski Jr.
VULCAN — Michael A. Zychowski Jr., 68, of Vulcan died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford.
Michael was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Vulcan, son of VIolet (Oleksy) and the late Michael Zychowski. He graduated from Vulcan High School in 1950.
He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from December 1952 to December 1954, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal with one bronze service star, United Nations Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Republic of Korea (ROK) Presidential Unit Citation, and the National Defense Service Medal.
Returning home, he worked at Grede Foundry in Kingsford, then for the city of Norway as a hydroelectric plant operator for 25 years, retiring in 1994.
Michael was a member of Norvulet Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4581 in Norway, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union and St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He leaves his mother, Violet Zychowski of Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara; two sons, Edward (Laurene) of Norway and Joseph (special friend, Tina) of Vuclan; a daughter, Cynthia (Don) Michaud of Kingsford; two brothers, Joe (Jean) of Niagara and Chester of Vulcan; nine grandchildren, Sarah, Christopher, and Katherine Zychowski, Tom and Andy Maynard, Heather and Samantha Zychowski and Shawn and Nikki Michaud.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Miner Funeral Home in Norway. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Prayers will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan. Fr. William Callari will officiate.
Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery.

Lillain Wartick
WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Lillian M. Wartick, 72, of Pembine, Wis. died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at her residence.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Pembine.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the church.
Morasky-Messar Funeral Home of Wausaukee is in charge of arrangements.

Milton Ahlard
NORWAY — Milton S. Ahlard, 71, of Norway died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Norway. Rev. John Voelker will officiate.
Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery.
The Miner Funeral Home of Norway is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Anderson
KINGSFORD — Robert E. “Acorn” Anderson, 66, of 240 E. Hoadley St., Kingsford, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
He was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Kenton, Houghton County, son of the late Walter Anderson and Garnet Cunningham Anderson Gibson. He was a resident of this area for most of his life.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He married Jean Alexander on Aug. 26, 1961, in Crystal Falls.
Robert was a member of Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain Elks Lodge 700, member and past governor of the Moose Lodge of Marquette.
He also called bingo at the Iron Mountain Elks Lodge for a number of years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, bingo, and music. He played guitar and was the front man in several local bands over the years.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Caroline, Eleanor and Shirley, and a brother, Richard.
She leaves his wife, Jean C.; three sons, Robert E. Anderson of Foster City Road, Waucedah Township, Richard E. Anderson at home, and Rodney E. Anderson of Kinross, Chippewa County; two daughters, Dawn G. Anderson of Aurora, Wis., and Paula Jean Anderson of Walled Lake, lower Michigan; a brother, Glen “Bill” (Betty) Anderson of Bowler, Wis.; six grandchildren, Mari-Elizabeth, Lindsey-Rae, Amber-Rose, J.T., Dillon-Lee, and Carina, many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kingsford Funeral Home. Rev. Bruce Linscheid will officiate. The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 will conduct a memorial service.
Burial will be in Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Jolette
IRON MOUNTAIN — Margaret D. Jolette, 82, of 1502 S. Grant St., Iron Mountain, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford.
She was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Serafine and Santina (Feira) Pancheri. She had been a resident of Iron Mountain her entire life.
Mrs. Jolette worked for many years at the ACE Drug Store and at Suino’s Drug Store.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain, Church Guild, Daughters of Isabella and Christian Mothers.
Mrs. Jolette enjoyed gardening and was an avid Braves baseball fan.
She was a wonderful grandmother.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis and Paulo, and three sisters, Katherine, Esther and Theresa.
She leaves a son, Ted (Linda) Chapman of Pinconning, lower Michigan; a daughter, Carol (Alan) Moore of New London, Wis.; two brothers, Serafine and John (Shirley) Pancheri of Iron Mountain; a sister, Charlotte (Tom) Gordon of Iron Mountain and four grandchildren, Melissa and Lisa Chapman, Adam and Angela Moore.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
A memorial will be established in her memory.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Shoquist
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Wayne Leonard Shoquist, 59, of Schaumburg died Dec. 5, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 7, 1940, son of Marie (Beleck) Alsteen and the late Leonard Shoquist. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1958.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Shoquist was employed at Wells Lamont Co. in Chicago as a computer programmer and office manager.
He leaves his mother, Marie Alsteen of Quinnesec; a sister, Doreen (Fred) Process of Channing; a brother, Larry of Chicago; a very devoted friend and care taker, Gary Lanier; a niece, Donna (Francisco) Gamboa of Sagola and a great-niece, Carmelita Gamboa of Sagola.
Services were held Dec. 9 in Schaumburg.

Erma Lato
CRYSTAL FALLS — Erma Lato, 74, of 133 Warren Dr., Crystal Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at her home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel.

Dorothy Engols
KINGSFORD — Dorothy Engols, 59, of Kingsford died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Norway, daughter of the late Herbert and Flora (Adrieansen) Hultquist.
She married Ralph Engols on Feb. 14, 1997, in Iron Mountain.
Dorothy was a very active member of the Salvation Army in Iron Mountain, especially during the holiday season bell ringing. She was an avid Packer and Cub fan.
Survivors are her husband, Ralph; four daughters, Pamela (Ken) Bednarz of Iron Mountain, Sue Bottesi of Marinette, Wis., Julie (Wayne Wood) Bottesi of Iron Mountain and Lisa (Gary) Weinhart of Marinette, Wis.; a son, Donald Bottesi of Vulcan; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Joyce (Kenny) Neveau of Neenah, Wis., Marion Gruel of Sheboygan, Wis., Donna (Jim) Lockhart of Dafter, Chippewa County, Linda Hultquist of Chicago, and Diane (Bill) Mundt of Fremont, Wis.; five brothers, Roger (Sharon) Hultquist of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Stanley Hultquist of Grand Rapids, lower Michigan, Marvin (Peggy) Hultquist of Algonquin, Ill., David (Carol) Hultquist of Chicago and Larry (Molly) Hultquist of Atlanta, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by brothers, Edward and Richard Hultquist.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Miner Funeral Home of Norway.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Miner Funeral Home. Lt. David Houser of the Salvation Army will officiate.
Burial will be in the Norway Township Cemetery.

David Ritchie
IRON RIVER — David K. Ritchie, 91, of 1100 Highway 139, Long Lake, Wis., died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at his home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in God, Long Lake, Wis.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. Tracey Schwenn, granddaughter-in-law, will officiate.
Burial will be in Long Lake Cemetery.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Taimi Mattson
FLORENCE, Wis. — Taimi Mattson of Florence died today, Dec. 12, 2000, at Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence.

Robert Ross
CASPIAN — Robert J. Ross, 75, of 501 W. 4th St., Caspian, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at his home.
He was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Racine, Wis., son of the late Joseph and Blanche (Kopenski) Ross. He moved to Iron River as a child with his parents and attended the Iron River schools.
He entered the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II on a carrier aircraft service unit in the South Pacific. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Iron River and first worked for his father at the Standard Gas Station.
On Sept. 1, 1947, he married the former Ramona Wodzinski at Assumption Catholic Church in Iron River and the couple made their home in Stambaugh.
Mr. Ross then became employed by the Hanna Mining Co. in their local mines for 27 years until suffering injuries in a mining accident. While employed by Hanna, he also earned his high school diploma and was in the first graduating class of the Iron County Community Schools adult education class in 1969.
Following his mining injuries, Mr. Ross attended Gogebic Community College earning an associate degree in speech pathology and audiology and then continued his studies at Northern Michigan University. He then attended the U.S. Mining Safety Academy in Beckley, W.V.
In 1976 he became employed by the U.S. government as a mine safety and health inspector and moved to Madison, Wis., at that time. He also lived in several other communities as the result of job requirements until retiring in 1989. He and his wife moved to Caspian in 1991 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1997.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and trout fishing and spending time at Camp Pennelton, the family camp which was originally built by his father, on Brule Lake.
He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River, the Iron River Elks Lodge 1671 and a 55-year member of the Reino American Legion Post 21. He had also been a former member of the Knights of Columbus in Waunakee, Wis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carter Ross.
He leaves his wife, Ramona; a daughter, Jean Ross of McFarland, Wis.; three sons, Robert M. Ross of Iron River, Daniel (Theresa) Ross of Iron Mountain and David (Paula) Ross of Oregon, Wis.; two sisters, Irene Youngren of Iron River and Beverly (Ronald) Markkola of Sussex, Wis., and four grandchildren, Daniel Jr., Marie, Mark and Brian Ross.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel where a liturgical prayer service will be held at 5:30 p.m. The Iron River Elks Lodge will also conduct the Lodge of Sorrow at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River. Rev. Fr. Norm Clisch, pastor, will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.
Members of the West Side Veterans Council will accord military rites at the funeral service.
Burial will be in Stambaugh Cemetery.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Lester Gould
NORWAY — Lester P. Gould, 60, of Norway, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Gould was born March 9, 1940 in Little Lake (Marquette County), son of the late Lester and Elaine (Larson) Gould.
He graduated from Vulcan High School in 1958. Mr. Gould served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a logger all his life and enjoyed being outdoors.
He leaves two sons, Rick (Becky) Gould of Valparaiso, Ind. and Perry Lee (Kathy) Gould of Felch; four daughters, Nanette (Harlan) Kinder of Grenada, Miss., Vicky Gould of Kingsford, Jody (Mark) Rodham of Vulcan and Lisa (Mike) Quick of Vulcan; 14 grandchildren; a brother, Dick Gould of Waucedah; a sister, Leila Carlson of Norway; his stepfather, Hoke Womak of Loretto; a special friend, Gretchen Muenster of Norway; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nancy Dillon and Donna Peterson and a brother, Rusty Gould.
Graveside services will be held later in the spring.
The Miner Funeral Home of Norway is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Ray
IRON MOUNTAIN — Ethel M. Ray, 71, of 324 Garfield St., Kingsford, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
A lifelong resident of the area, Mrs. Ray was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Hermansville, daughter of the late Del and Demma Paquin. She married her husband, Joseph on June 17, 1950, in Chicago.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Leonard, Vertin, Roy and Lester Paquin and a sister, Edna Hennanhan.
Mrs. Ray was a member and server at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. She was active with St. Jude’s and put on the bike-a-thon fund-raiser for that organization.
She enjoyed painting, playing cards with her sisters and was very involved with with her children and grandchildren.
She leaves her husband, Jospeh; four sons, Rodney (Michelle) Ray, Jeffrey Ray, Allan Ray and Kevin (Carolyn) Ray, all of Kingsford; one brother, Eldin (Phyllis) Paquin of Kingsford; two sisters, Dorothy Cousineau and Martha Powell of Kingsford; 12 grandchildren, Adam (DeAnna) Ray, Darren Ray, Angela Menza, Tylee and Kyle Ray, Bradley Trulock, Joseph Ray, Kathleen Ray, and Stephanie, John, Teresa and Christine Ray; three great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law and good friend, Lorraine Paquin of Kingsford.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Parish prayers will be offered at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. at American Martyrs Catholic Church. Fr. Jospeh Gouin will offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Marion Today
IRON RIVER — Mrs. Marion H. Today, 88, of Iron River passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.
Mrs. Today was born May 12, 1912, in Iron River, daughter of the late Walter and Agnes Zyskowski, and was a lifelong resident.
She attended the Iron River schools and graduated from Iron River High School in 1930.
She married Emil A. Today and her preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1961. She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Linda Today, and five sisters, Victoria, Anne, Lotie, Martha and Valerie.
Mrs. Today was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River, St. Agnes Altar Society, Rosary Sodality and was a former member of the Daughters of Isabella.
She is survived by a son, James (Alyce) Today of Green Bay, Wis.; a daughter, Valerie Colberg of Iron River; and four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.
Funeral services will be at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River and at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River. Rev. Fr. Norman Clisch, pastor, will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
The ladies of the Rosary Sodality will form an honor guard at the funeral service.Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Easter Frigo
CRYSTAL FALLS — Easter ‘‘Inez’’ Frigo, 92, of San Jose, Calif., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Valley Medical Center in San Jose.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced in the spring by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Isabelle Donovan
L’ANSE — Isabelle J. “Sis” Donovan of L’Anse passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Marquette General Hospital, following a short illness.
She was born in L’Anse to the late Royden and Isabelle (O’Toole) Ellico. Sis was a graduate of L’Anse High School and was a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Hancock.
She worked at Wm. Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak until her retirement, returning to L’Anse in 1973.
She married William Donovan on April 11, 1953, in L’Anse. He preceded her in death in 1998.
Sis was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sacred Heart Prayer Group and several bridge clubs. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Michigan Nursing Association.
She leaves a son, Timothy Donovan of Carbondale, Colo., and daughter, Kathleen Donovan of Iron Mountain; a sister, Roberta (Jim) Slawick of Forest Lake, Minn., several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Pat and Roy Jr.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern time) today at Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse. A rosary service will be at 7 this evening followed by a parish prayer service at 7:15 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L’Anse. Fr. Greg Heikkala will be celebrant.
Spring burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic School in L’Anse.
Envelopes will be available at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel L’Anse, who assisted the family with service arrangements.

Oliver Jafolla
IRON MOUNTAIN — Oliver Jafolla of Iron Mountain went to a higher quality of life Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, following an 84-year-long full and happy life.
Child and son of the late Benjamin and Angelina (Fontecchio) Jafolla.
He was also brother to 14 siblings who have preceded him in to eternity, husband to Jeanette Loretta Sladewski, 1938 to 1977, and a father to four children.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Jeanette, his first born daughter, Judith M. Jafolla (Eriksson), along with special friend of 17 years, Genevieve O’Barski, 1978 to 1995, and grandparents and numerous Italian ancestors.
Oliver is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons and a daughter, Ben (Lois) Jafolla of Fort Worth, Texas, Bernadette Jafolla (Joe) Bartolameolli of Neenah, Wis., and Rudy (Lori) Jafolla of Eagan, Minn.; two brothers, Joey “Jaff” Jafolla of Madison, Wis., formerly of Iron Mountain and Guido (Ceil) Jafolla of Iron Mountain; six grandchildren, Tony J. Eriksson, Sheila J. Bartolameolli Todd, Erik Oliver Eriksson, Jeffrey Joseph Bartolameolli, Jeanna Jafolla, and Nicholas Oliver Jafolla and a great-grandson, William J.B. Todd.
Oliver married Mary Jafolla of Aurora three years ago. He was very much a family man, renowned storyteller of his colorful childhood, and outdoor enthusiast. Hobbies included fishing, gardening, carpentry, and his camp he built and enjoyed over many years, known as Jaff’s Acres. He recently declared a deer blind sitting amongst birches his favorite place on earth.
His job history included a variety of things, various carpentry, Tony Izzo & Sons, Ford Motor Co., Hanna Mine at Groveland, where he retired from in 1977. He was an active member in the Steel Workers Union, special events and picnics.
Other special friends include lifetime friend, Gibby Sackerson; neighbors, Bill and Cathy Bennett, who helped him in many ways, including maintaining his property and residence at 408 East C Street. Also the nursing staff at Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain.
Oliver will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. His philosophy of life would be to tell people to work hard, play hard, and to stop and smell the pansies and tomatoes.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Bill Denk and Jerome Frandle will officiate.
Burial will be at Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
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.

Patricia Trecartin
IRON MOUNTAIN — Patricia C. Trecartin, 71, of 831 Colleen Circle Drive, Quinnesec, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis
Mrs. Trecartin was born March 30, 1929, in Manistique, daughter of Wilhelmina ‘‘Goldie’’ (MacGregor) and the late Alvin Hodge.
Mrs. Trecartin married her husband, Lloyd, on April 9, 1954. She had been a resident of this area for many years.
Mrs. Trecartin enjoyed writing poetry and shopping.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin ‘‘Tony’’ Hodge.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd; her mother, Wilhelmina ‘‘Goldie’’ Hodge of Manistique; three daughters, Patricia ‘‘Denise’’ Morgan of Oshkosh, Wis., Candace (Mark) Corbett of Oshkosh and Cara Trecartin of Oshkosh; a brother, Patrick ‘‘Mick’’ (Anita) Hodge of Arizona; three grandchildren, Brent (Andrea) Ray, Abigail and Molly Corbett; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Zachary, and her best friend, Ann Babladelis of Iron Mountain.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. Ralph Trecartin will officiate.
Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
A memorial will be established in her memory.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Bourbeau
IRON MOUNTAIN — Evelyn J. Bourbeau, 88, of Florence, Wis., died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence.
Mrs. Bourbeau was born March 19, 1912, in Chicago, daughter of the late Leonard and Mae (Krause) Lamphear.
Mrs. Bourbeau moved to Florence in 1993 from Burlington, Wis., where she was a switchboard operator at Burlington Memorial Hospital.
She married Sheldon Bourbeau in Kansas in 1943. He preceded her in death in 1955.
Mrs. Bourbeau is survived by one son, Jim (Shirley) of Florence; eight grandchildren, Angie (Arthur) Wheeler of Jacksonville, Fla., Bruce Sark of Grapevine, Texas, Shannon (Michelle) Sark of Grapevine, Renee (Jim) Hall of Jacksonville, Fla., Robert (Rosalie) Bourbeau of Kingsford, Becky Bourbeau of Florence, Michelle (Eric) Erickson of Silver Lake, Wis., and Angel (Jeffrey) Lynn of Tampa, Fla., and 21 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Leonard; one brother, Ray Lamphear; one sister, Pearl Zappendorf, and one granddaughter, Wendy Sark.
Funeral services will be this Wednesday at Hudson Cemetery in Burlington, Wis.
Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Eslinger
IRON MOUNTAIN — Nancy A. Eslinger, 61, of 132 Elizabeth St., Kingsford, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at her home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1939, in Iron Mountain. She grew up in Niagara where she graduated from Niagara High School in 1957.
She married Charles “Chuck” Eslinger on June 17, 1961, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. After their marriage they lived in California for a short time and then settled in Kingsford.
Nancy was an education assistant for Breitung Township Schools.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, walking, golfing, camping, and feeding the birds. She also enjoyed making all kinds of crafts and was an avid Flivver fan.
She was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford and St. Barbara’s Circle. Mrs. Eslinger attended church faithfully.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Chuck; her four loving children, Tammy (Bob) Guiliani of Channing, Craig (Jennie) of Green Bay, Wis., Steve (Polly) of Essex Junction, Vt., and Lori (Chuck) Plemel of Kingsford; her beloved mother, Marie DeCremer of Niagara, Wis.; eight very special grandchildren, Shannon, Zak, Tony, Jeremy, Alden, Riley, Alex and Seth; her dear brother, Ronald (Bonnie) DeCremer of Niagara; dear sister, Sandy (Nick) Cramer of Quinnesec, and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her father, Norbert DeCremer, and a granddaughter, Leah Eslinger.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford.
The memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Fr. Joseph Gouin will celebrate the Mass.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Kathy Lauscher
GLADSTONE — Kathy L. Lauscher, 45, of 319 Minnesota Ave., Gladstone, lost a long valiant battle with breast cancer on Monday, Dec. 18, 2000.
The former Kathy Lou Locke was born on Dec. 30, 1954, in Mt. Pleasant, lower Michigan, daughter of Clayton W. and Ann Laurie (Branam) Locke. After graduating from South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores, lower Michigan in 1973, Kathy moved to the U.P. with her parents.
She married David A. Lauscher on Feb. 22, 1975.
Kathy worked at Northern Michigan Bank from 1985-1991; Baybank in Gladstone from 1991-1998; Delcomp Inc. during 1998; Northern Michigan Bank in 1999 and managed Merle Norman Studio in Escanaba from September 1999 until July 2000.
During the time her children were in school, Kathy coached Peanut League baseball, was a den mother and was on the James T. Jones PTC. She also taught CCD for a number of years and was a part of the RCIA at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone, where she also served as an eucharistic minister.
Kathy’s hobbies included water color painting, knitting, crocheting and reading.
In addition to her husband, David, she leaves two sons, Lance Cpl. Todd (Laurie) Lauscher of San Diego, Calif., and Thomas Lauscher at home; a grandson, Preston Lauscher of San Diego, Calif.; her father, Clayton W. Locke of Port Orchard, Wash.; her mother, Ann B. Case of Hendersonville, N.C.; a brother, Sheldon (Michelle) Locke of Clearwater, Fla.; three sisters, Patricia (Daniel) Dettloff of Humble, Texas, Gail (Bruce) Van Ess of Deerbrook, Wis., and Kimberly (Marshall) Pennell of Warrenton, Mo.; nine nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kathy’s family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Central time) at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at All Saints Church in Gladstone. Rev. Arnold Grambow will officiate.
Luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Burial will be in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells Township.
Memorials may be directed to the Susan J. Komen Breast Cancer Fund or to Marquette General Home Hospice. Envelopes will be available at Skradski Funeral Homes in Gladstone and Escanaba.
The Skradski Funeral Home of Gladstone is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Poquette
SPALDING — Fred J. Poquette, 92, of Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 1, 1908, in Nadeau, Menominee County, son of the late Felix and Ida (Perry) Poquette and was raised in Spalding.
On May 2, 1932, he married the former Violet Ayotte in Hermansville.
Mr. Poquette worked on the construction of the Mackinac Bridge, but was a woodsman and lumberjack most of his life.
He enjoyed playing cards, hunting and fishing, and singing. He always enjoyed having the little children come to visit, and his beautiful voice will be missed.
He leaves his wife, Violet; three sons, Alfred “Melvin” (Rita Smaglick) Poquette of Pembine, Wis., Loren (Yvonne Fabry) Poquette of Hermansville and Bernard (Harriet Smith) Poquette of Hermansville; three daughters, Evelyn (Jerry) Cappaert of Bark River, Yvonne (Jack) Peterson of Quinnesec and Gail (Jim) Cater of Niagara, Wis.; two sisters, Mae Marra of Ishpeming and Lil McGinnis of Escanaba; a brother, Del Poquette of Hermansville; a sister-in-law, Beverly Spaniol of Kalamazoo; 32 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Lester J.; two brothers, Art and Leonard “Buck,” and two sisters, Ida Arnold and Vina Brunelle.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at Allo Funeral Home in Spalding.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Neumann Church in Hermansville. Rev. Fr. Michael Vichich will officiate.
Burial will be in Meyer Township Cemetery.
The Allo Funeral Home in Spalding is in charge of arrangements.

Lorraine Maki
IRON RIVER — Mrs. Lorraine A. Maki, 81, of Stambaugh died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield, Wis.
Private funeral services will be held at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Rev. Fr. Otto Sartorelli will officiate.
Graveside services will be held in the spring.
Internment will be in the Stambaugh Cemetery.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.


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