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Esther Dirksen
IRON MOUNTAIN — Esther Dirksen, 99, of Iron Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 at Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain.
She was born Jan. 18, 1901 in Newton, Kan., the daughter of the late Henry and Grace Hanke. After attending and graduating from high school in Newton, Esther went on to attend Bethel College for two years. She eventually taught seventh and eighth grade students in Heston, Kan.
She married Henry Dirksen in 1922. He preceded her in death in 1937 at the age of 40. In 1939, Esther went to work for social services, where she stayed until she retired at age 65. After that, Esther opened an adult foster care home in Iron Mountain which she maintained until the age of 84. 
Esther was a member of the First United Methodist Church and sang in the church choir for 59 years.
She is survived by a son, Raymond (Fern) Dirksen of Kentwood, lower Michigan; grandchildren, David Dirksen of Crystal Falls, Susan Yoder of Brown Deer, Wis., Diane (Richard) Snyder of Indianapolis, Sue Ellen (Victor) Dubusson of Sugarland, Texas, and Steven (Audrey) Dirksen of East Grand Rapids, lower Michigan; a brother, Harry (Ena) Hanke of Newton; a granddaughter-in-law, Linda Brown of Houston, Texas; great-grandchildren, Brandon (Jennifer) Yoder, Joshua Yoder, Olga Yoder, Yana Yoder, Michael Dirksen, Connor Dirksen, Erika Dirksen, Jeffrey Brown and Kimberly Brown; great-great-granddaughter, Emma Yoder; step-great-grandchildren, Edward (Gena) Snyder and Michelle (Pablo) Vasquez; step-great-great-grandchildren, Tony Vasquez and Malea Vasquez.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Beva Dirksen Brown; grandchildren, Sharon Brown and Alfred Brown III and 11 brothers and sisters; and granddaughter-in-law, Margo Dirksen.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Bill Seitz will officiate.
Burial will be at Cemetery Park.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond Sartori
NORWAY — Raymond J. Sartori, 93, of Norway, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 22, 1907 in Vulcan, the son of the late John and Katherine (Grazian) Sartori.
Raymond married Angeline Arnoldi on Nov. 15, 1930 at St. Mary’s Church in Norway.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Church.
Raymond retired from Lake Shore in 1972 and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Angeline; a son, Jerry (Therese) Sartori of Montross, Va.; grandchildren, Julie, Joseph, Jeffrey, and Patricia; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Scafasci of Adrian, lower Michigan, and Rose (Henry) Bray of Vulcan; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Ida Remondini and Katherine Bray and brother, Clarence Sartori.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St Mary’s Church in Norway.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Mark McQuesten at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Burial will follow in the Norway Township Cemetery.
The Miner Funeral Home of Norway is in charge of arrangements.

Stewart Johnson
KINGSFORD — Stewart S. Johnson, 74, a former resident of Kingsford, entered eternal life on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in Milwaukee.
Steward bravely fought a five year battle with cancer.
He leaves his wife of 52 years, the former Joyce Jacobson; five children, Stewart (Ellen), Jacqueline (James) Rudig, Laura, Patricia Johnson (Daryl Tom Dishaw) and Neil (Julie); six grandchildren, Randy and Kelly Johnson, Julie and Michael Rudig, and Erik and Hailey Johnson; one great-grandson, Silas Rudig; one brother, Forrest (Olive) Johnson; three sisters, Gloria Weber, Norma (Eugene) Duerst and Nancy (James) Bullock.
Funeral services were held in Milwaukee on Dec. 18. 

Jeanette Bouchey
VULCAN — Jeanette “Pucky” Bouchey, 75, of Vulcan, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born June 17, 1925, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Florence Polkinghorne. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School.
Jeanette married Wallace Bouchey on March 8, 1947, in Iron Mountain.
She was a member of the Quinnesec United Methodist Church and the Women of the Church, where she provided floral arrangements and seasonal decorations for the church. She was also a leader for the Girl Scouts of America and a 4-H leader.
Jeanette enjoyed her family and friends and had a zest for life. She was also an avid bird watcher.
She leaves her husband, Wallace; two daughters, Darlene (David) Heupel of Quinnesec and Susan Bouchey; four grandchildren, Lisa, Lynn, Elsa and Letty; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Branam of Gladstone; two brothers, Robert (Aggie) Massie of Iron Mountain and George (Carol) LaFave of Iron Mountain; a sister-in-law, Janet (Norman) Haase of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Edward (Edith) Bouchey of Vulcan; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Miner Funeral Home in Norway.
A visitation and quiet meditation will be Friday from noon until 1 p.m. at the Quinnesec United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the church. Rev. Pauline Rupe will officiate. Burial will be in the Norway Township Cemetery.

James Santi
KINGSFORD — James Santi, 77, of 517 Wilson Ave., Kingsford, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born May 4, 1923, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Enrico and Elizabeth “Betha” (Cavalieri) Santi.
He married the former Lucille Klatt on Dec. 21, 1946, in Iron Mountain. She preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 1983.
Mr. Santi was a lifelong resident of the Iron Mountain area and attended the Iron Mountain schools.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. 
He was a past member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. He was a member of the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain, Moose Lodge of Norway and a life member of the Sagola Sportsmen’s Club.
James worked for the local union as a pipefitter and retired in 1984. 
Mr. Santi was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
James was an avid hunter.
He leaves two daughters, Christine (Irving) James of Florence, Wis., and Louise Santi of Madison, Wis.; two brothers, Joseph (Janice) Santi of Spread Eagle, Wis., and Paul “Morico” Santi of Crystal Falls; a sister, Lorraine Keller of Arizona; a grandson, James and his friend, Lisa Sandona of Crystal Falls; a great-grandson, James Freeman; a special friend, Helen Mann of Panama City, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be announced in the spring.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Myrtle Edwards
IRON MOUNTAIN — Myrtle H. Edwards, 95, of Aurora, Wis., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at the Crandon Nursing Home in Crandon, Wis.
Mrs. Edwards was born May 20, 1905, in Marinette County, daughter of the late Andrew and Clara (Johnson) Bolander.
Myrtle graduated from Marinette Teachers College in 1923 and taught at Barker School in Amberg, Wis., until her marriage to Wesley D. Edwards in 1926. He preceded her in death in 1967.
Myrtle had spent many winters in Florida with her sisters.
She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Kingsford.
Myrtle enjoyed flower gardening and cooking.
She leaves a son, W. Thomas (Lenore) Edwards of Mesa, Ariz., and Aurora, Wis.; a daughter, Bertie L. (Robert) Steger of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Alida Flaws of Marinette, Wis.; nine grandchildren, Dale (Rose) Edwards of Iron Mountain, Jean (Joseph) Panek of Aurora, Wis., Donn (Kathy) Edwards of Kingsford, Jody (Rick) Ziv of Tempe, Ariz., Daniel (Sue) Edwards of Iron Mountain, Julie (Bruce) Ekstrand of Glenview, Ill., Jeff (Miriam) Edwards of Aurora, Roberta (Sid) Wilson of Downers Grove, Ill., Lynn (Denes) Agoston of Bethesda, Md.; 24 grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wesley, and four brothers and two sisters.
There will be a private family visitation at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
A memorial service will be announced in the spring.
Burial will be in Homestead-Aurora Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lake Ellen Bible Camp in her memory.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Jane Swanson 
FLORENCE, Wis. — Jane L. Swanson, 85, of Florence died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence.
Jane was born Nov. 29, 1915, in Commonwealth, Wis., daughter of the late Emile and and Corrine (Rabichaud) Durand.
Jane attended school in Commonwealth and Iron River, graduating in Iron River.
Jane married Francis D. Leffler on May 6, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1949.
While being married to Francis they lived in Milwaukee. Jane worked for more than 25 years for the city of Milwaukee in its offices. After retiring from the city of Milwaukee, she moved back to Florence.
In 1967 she married Clifford Swanson. He preceded her in death in 1988.
Jane was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary.
She leaves three sons, James F. (Judy) Leffler of Tipton, Ind., Patrick J. Leffler of Sussex, Wis., and Frederick E. (Karen) Leffler of Florence; a step-son, Clifford Swanson of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Joan (Leffler) Gaster of Mayville, Wis,. and Jeanette (Joseph) Fretschel of Milwaukee; a brother, Hector Durand of New Berlin, Wis.; two sisters, Cecile Steffen of Glendale, Wis., and Evelyn “Paddy” Cleary of Florence; 15 grandchildren, Christopher Leffler, Shelley Leffler, Scott (Sherry) Leffler, Mathew Leffler, Renee (Christopher) Lalko, Karen (Michael) Scasny, Karla Fretschel, Jodi Fretschel, Joel Rynders, Judy (William) Walker, Mary B. (Brian) Kuriga, Timothy (Heather) Leffler, Brian (Nicole) Leffler, Christine Leffler, Craig Leffler; 16 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Durand; two sisters, Lucille Anderson and Antoinette Roach and a grandson, Curtis Leffler.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Fr. Michael Betley will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Florence.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence.

Lorraine Ross
CRYSTAL FALLS — Lorraine R. Ross, 71, formerly of Alpha went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Ill.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Deacon Bernie Kut will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.

Patricia Barker
DUNBAR, Wis. — Patricia A. Barker, 64, of Dunbar died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at University Hospital in Madison, Wis.
Mrs. Barker was born May 19, 1936, in Iron Mountain, daughter of Sophie Hertig and the late James Kubick.
Patricia graduated from Pembine High School in 1954. She married Arnold Barker in September of 1955. They later divorced.
She was a lifelong resident of the Dunbar area and served as the Dunbar town treasurer for several years.
Patricia was a school lunch cook at the Dunbar School.
She enjoyed cooking, baking and entering The Daily News Holiday Cookoff, which she placed in numerous times.
She leaves her mother, Sophie Kubick Hertig of Pembine, Wis.; a son, Scott (Lisa) Barker of Dunbar; three daughters, Robin (Jeff) Overman of Waukesha, Wis., Roslynn (Eric) Anderson of Pembine, Wis., and Rhonda Barker of Green Bay, Wis.; a brother, Wayne (Fran) Kubick of Rosendale, Wis.; 13 grandchildren, Crystal and Zachary Cleveland, Christin, Laura and Steve Overman, Joshua, Kyle and Kevin Anderson, Charlie and Natalia Barker, James, Jonathon and Nakita Barker.
Mrs. Barker was preceded in death by her father, James Kubick, in 1978; a son, Stuart Barker, in 1995, and by a brother, Ken Kubick, in 1985.
There will be a visitation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Dunbar Covenant Community Church.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Rev. Carl Hammer will officiate. There will be a luncheon in the church hall following the service.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Pinkart
IRON MOUNTAIN — Joseph D. Pinkart, 90, of Kingsford, formerly of Pembine, Wis., died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Pinkart was born March 18, 1910, in Rhinelander, Wis., son of the late Peter and Anna May (Cheslock) Pinkart.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Italy.
He married the former Evelyn E. Williams and she preceded him in death in April of 1987, after 53 years of marriage.
Mr. Pinkart spent most of his life in Beecher. He was the owner of various businesses, such as a restaurant, tavern, service station and a flea market. He was also a master plumber and an excellent carpenter.
He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He leaves his daughter, Janet (Nolen) Box of Pembine, Wis.; three grandchildren, Jan Marie (Mike) Faccio, Rachael McKeefry and Joel Box and seven great-grandchildren, Melissa, Ariana and Ila Kay Faccio, Tyler Box, Audrey McKeefry and Dustin and Damien Box.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Kassin
IRON MOUNTAIN — Carolyn A. Kassin, 92, of 700 Marquette Blvd., Kingsford, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at her home.
Carolyn was born Nov. 9, 1908, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late August and Dominica (Sveitzer) Welcher. She was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain and attended school here.
She married Joseph P. Kassin in 1928, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.
Carolyn worked for Sachim’s Department Store in Iron Mountain for many years. In 1952, they moved to Waukegon, Ill., and resided there for 20 years, moving back to Iron Mountain in 1973.
She was an active member of St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford. She volunteered for many years as an assistant serving Mass at Americana Nursing Home in Kingsford.
She leaves a son, Ronald (Mary) Kassin of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; three daughters, Phyllis (Edward) Supa of Norway, Kathryn (William) Crowley of Dallas, Texas, and Nancy (William) Johnson of Countryside, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; a brother, Sam Welcher Sr.; four sisters, Mary Calcari, Ida Robinson, Kathryn Bottger and Flosie Welcher; one grandson and two great-grandsons.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jacobs Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford. Fr. Paul Nomellini will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Andrew Schmidt
IRON RIVER — Andrew Schmidt, 87, of 669 Amvets Highway, Iron River, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Iron County General Hospital.
He was born Dec. 6, 1913, in Hiram, Mo., son of the late John and Mary (Bicking) Schmidt. He moved to Chicago as a child with his parents, where he grew up and attended school.
On May 31, 1941, he married the former Lillian Vernon in Chicago, where he was employed by the Best Brewing Co. and the Bowman Dairy Co.
He entered the U.S. Navy and served during World War II on the destroyer Trathen.
Following his honorable discharge, Andy and his wife moved to Iron River and purchased the Forest Gateway Grocery and Gas Station on U.S. 2, west of Iron River. They were in business for eight years, from 1947-1955. He was then employed by Iron River Auto Supply for several years until his retirement in 1981.
Mr. Schmidt was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Iron River and was a past commander and chaplain of the Alfred Branchini Post 17 of the American Legion.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John and a sister, Annie.
He leaves his wife, Lillian; a daughter, Carol McQueary of Riverdale, Ill.; two sons, Richard of Long Beach, Calif. and Leonard of Mason, lower Michigan; two sisters, Katy Kopecky of Chicago and Helen Perry of El Cajon, Calif.; a brother, Leonard Schmidt of Oak Creek, Wis.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2001 and will be announced by the Langenberg Funeral Home - Iron River Chapel.

Ruth Sammond
IRON MOUNTAIN — Ruth G. Sammond, 83, of Aurora, Wis., died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mrs. Sammond was born Aug. 10, 1917, in Daggett, daughter of the late Emmet and Hilda (Kronsnoble) Thompson. She had been a resident of this area for most of her life and graduated from Kingsford High School.
She married Richard Sammond and he preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1978.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Irene Juchemich; a grandson, Roger Juchemich; three brothers, George, Tom and Arnold Thompson and two sisters, Bernice Pearson and Vera Clash.
She leaves two sons, James Elsen of Marquette and Emmett Elsen of Aurora; two sisters, Dorothy Smith and Eva Moss, both of Peshtigo, Wis.; three grandchildren, Duane and Terry Juchemich, and Debbie Garrison; three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
There will be no visitation or funeral services.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Tousignant
IRON MOUNTAIN — Leonard J. Tousignant, 87, of 901 W. Hughitt St., Iron Mountain, died today, Dec. 29, 2000, at Whispering Oaks Nursing Home in Peshtigo, Wis.
He was born May 7, 1913, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Arthur Sr. and Eugenie (Lambert) Tousignant. He was a graduate of Iron Mountain High School.
Leonard was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain and spent many summers at the family cottage in Spread Eagle, Wis.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received three bronze battle stars.
Mr. Tousignant worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain in the dietary department for many years.
He was a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.
Leonard enjoyed many outdoor activities with his family, including fishing and swimming.
He leaves a sister-in-law, Angeline Tousignant of Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara, Wis., and six nieces and nephews, Kathy (Gerald) Kallenbach of Niagara, Debra (Michael) Church of Iron Mountain, Renee Tousignant of Kingsford, Edward (Jean) Tousignant Jr. of Waterloo, Wis., Thomas and Robert Tousignant of California.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Edward, Arthur Sr., Melvin, Elmer and Albert Tousignant; an infant brother, George Tousignant; a sister, Eleanor Tousignant and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Tousignant.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 1 p.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Fr. Daniel Zaloga will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Regina Haines
IRON MOUNTAIN — Regina B. (D’Amour) Haines, former resident of Iron Mountain, beloved wife of the late Elmer Haines, died at the age of 93 in Milwaukee on Dec. 22, 2000.
Regina was born Nov. 28, 1907, daughter of the late Wilfred and Lillian D’Amour.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Dean.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley (John) Collins of Iron Mountain; two sons, John (Dorothy) Haines and Ronald (Ellie) Haines of Milwaukee; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; nieces and nephews and many friends.
Visitation was held Dec. 27 at Shramka Funeral Home in Milwaukee until time of services.
Private interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Lewis Perry
NIAGARA, Wis. — Lewis G. Perry, 74, of Niagara, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Amberg, Wis., son of Alvin and Barbara (Anglemeyer) Perry. 
Lewis attended school in Amberg. After school he entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was later honorably discharged from the U. S. Army and resided in Milwaukee.
He married the former Margaret Joyce Bryner on Sept. 9, 1948, in Milwaukee. While residing in Milwaukee, Lewis was an apprentice mechanic and later graduated to an expert mechanic. He worked as a mechanic for many companies in Milwaukee. In 1961, he moved to Niagara and worked as a mechanic. His last position was as mechanic for U.P. Special Delivery.
Lewis had many hobbies including fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, music and puzzles.
He is survived by his mother, Barbara Stutsman of Amberg; a son, Richard (Kendra) Perry of Kingsford; two daughters, Kathryn Zarpentine of Niagara and Susan Perry (and her friend Jerrad Brunette) of Quinnesec; seven brothers, Ken (Lois) Perry of Yuma, Ariz., Henry (Dorothy) Perry of Milwaukee, Alvin (Jeanette) Perry of Pembine, Wis., James (Bernice) Perry of Amberg, Edwin (Carol) Perry of Amberg, Lyman (Vera) Perry of Lac Du Flambeau, Wis., and Stanley (Janet) Perry of Amberg; a sister, Emma (Bill) Roberts of Peshtigo, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Ruth Perry of Kingsford; five grandchildren, Andy and Amanda Perry, Elizabeth Perry, Kimberly and Nicole Brunette; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Perry; a son, Robert Perry in 1998; and a brother, William Perry.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel. Burial will be in Niagara Cemetery.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel.

Jeffery Ray
KINGSFORD — Jeffery Ray, 47, of 921 South Van Buren St., Kingsford, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000. 
He was born July 7, 1953, in Iron Mountain, son of Joseph Ray and the late Ethel (Paquin) Ray. 
Jeffery was a lifelong resident of this area. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1972. He had worked at Town & Country Sales as an auto body technician. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and motorcycles. He also enjoyed drawing and painting.
He is survived by a son, Kyle Ray of Kingsford; two daughters, Angela Carlson of Iron Mountain and Tylee Ray of Kingsford; his father, Joseph Ray of Kingsford; and three brothers, Rodney (Michelle) Ray, Allan Ray, and Kevin (Carolyn) Ray, all of Kingsford.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Ray, on Dec. 15, 2000.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Fr. Joseph Gouin will officiate. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Margarete Kreill
FLORENCE, Wis. — Margarete “Margaret” Kreill, 65, of Florence, Wis., died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at her home.
Margaret was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Germany. She resided in Germany for 17 years. She moved to the United States at the age of 17 and resided in Maryland. Margaret moved to Florence in November of 1988. She was an active member of St. Mary Church. She enjoyed being with her family and friends, and loved playing bingo.
She is survived by a son, Jurgen (Corina) Will of Germany; two daughters, Lolitta (David) Saier of Beaver Dam, Wis., and Heidi (William) Gribble of Florence; one brother, Willy Will of Germany; eight grandchildren, Amanda and Jason Gribble, Christopher, Sara, Nicholas and Joey Saier and Thad and Zack Harrison; and many more grandchildren and great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by three brothers.
Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence. Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. at the funeral home and 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Betley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence.


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