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Nancy Payette

IRON MOUNTAIN — Nancy M. Payette, 67, of Aurora, Wis., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Frank and Edith (Olson) Koller.
Mrs. Payette graduated from Kingsford High School in 1952. She worked at the Iron Mountain Credit Bureau for many years and was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain.
She married Donald Payette on Dec. 10, 1960, in Aurora, Wis. He preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1998. The couple were part owners of the C&R Bar in Aurora, Wis. for several years.
She leaves her daughter, DeAnna (Dave) Butterfield of Niagara, Wis.; a sister, Jean (Roland) Mariucci of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers-in-law, Butch (Marion) Payette of Aurora, Wis. and Doug (Pat) Payette of Niagara, Wis.; a granddaughter, Andria Antonini of Kingsford and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Doreen Mohr.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the church. Rev. Stephen Cowen will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
Memorials can be made to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Jane Stanczak

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Jane Stanczak, 71, of Beecher, Wis., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at her home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Pembine.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
The Morasky-Messar Funeral Home in Wausaukee is in charge of arrangements.

Fr. John Maloney

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fr. John M. Maloney, 76, of 917 Woodward Ave., Kingsford, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Freeman Nursing Home in Kingsford.
He was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Ishpeming, son of the late Thomas and Agnes (Hughes) Maloney. He graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1942.
After graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and spent four years in the American Theater of Operations, being honorably discharged in 1946.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University and began his teaching career at Houghton High School in 1951, teaching English and Social Studies.
In 1961, he became principal and held that position for 21 years. 
In 1953, John assumed guardianship of his brothers three children and raised them, along with caring for his parents.
After retiring, he pursued a vocation to the priesthood and was assigned to Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Marquette on May 1, 1987, at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette by Bishop Mark F. Schmitt.
Father Maloney’s priestly assignments included associate pastor of St. Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Kingsford and St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish in Iron Mountain; temporary parochial administrator at St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba, and as pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in Goetzville and the Mission of Our Lady of the Snows in Hessel, as well as moderator of Sacred Heart Parish in DeTour and the Mission of St. Florence on Drummond Island.
Father Maloney served as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Wakefield and the Mission of St. Catherine in Marenisco from 1990 until his retirement in 1995.
He leaves many nieces and nephews, including Mary (Max) Curtis of Hancock, Paulette Maloney and Katherine Maloney, both of Milwaukee, and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Thomas, and a sister, Joan Chenier.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. The Most Reverend Bishop James Garland and many priests from the Diocese will offer the Mass.
Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery.
“Father Maloney delayed his priestly vocation to care for his family. Before ordination he taught young people the gospel by example, and afterwards by his words and life. Please include this good and faithful servant in the General Intercessions,” noted Bishop James Garland.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffery Ray

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jeffery Ray, 47, of 921 S. VanBuren St., East Kingsford, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born July 7, 1953, in Iron Mountain, son of Joseph Ray and the late Ethel (Paquin) Ray. He was a lifelong resident of this area. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1972.
He had worked at Town & Country Sales in Kingsford as an auto body technician.
Jeff enjoyed hunting and fishing and motorcycles. He also enjoyed drawing and painting.
He leaves a son, Kyle Ray of Kingsford; two daughters, Angela Menza 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.
Visitation was held Sunday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Fr. Joseph Gouin officiated.
Burial was in Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain was in charge of arrangements.

Florence French

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Florence Emma French, 90, a former elementary school teacher, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mrs. French had lived in Wausaukee since 1994 and was previously from Pembine, Wis.
She was born June 22, 1910, in Amberg, Wis., daughter of Peter and Amy (Fraker) McTrusty.
On May 5, 1934, she married Glen French in Amberg.
She was a member of the Stitch and Chatter Club and the Assembly of God Women’s Missionaries.
She leaves two sisters, Joy “Snooky” (Harold) Schlais of Kingsford and Laverne “Curly” Nettleton of Rhinelander, Wis.; two grandsons, Douglas (Sara) French and Ryan French; two granddaughters, Jana French (Peter Gotsch) and Melissa (David) Stephson; a great-grandson, William French; two great-granddaughters, Abigail French and Olivia French-Gotsch, and a daughter-in-law, Marla French.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, Keith French; a brother, Everett McTrusty, and two sisters, Elsie Dooley and Serle White.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Beecher Assembly of God Church.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Rev. Jim Kelly will officiate.
Burial will be in Pembine Cemetery .
The Morasky-Messar Funeral Home in Wausaukee is assisting the family.

Carol Schulze

CRYSTAL FALLS — Carol Schulze, 87, of 112 Maple St., Crystal Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at her home, following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Copper Cliffs, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Albert and Carrie (Keast) Trestrail. She moved to Caspian at the age of two with her parents and later moved to Gaastra. She attended the Gaastra school and graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1928.
She then attended Eastern Michigan University, where she received a degree in home economics education. She taught school in Chassell, where she met and married Kenneth W. Schulze. The couple moved to Alpha and then to Crystal Falls where Mr. Schulze had served as superintendent of schools.
Mrs. Schulze taught home economics at Crystal Falls High School from 1957 until her retirement in 1973. Her husband preceded her in death in July of 1973.
She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star (OES) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Trestrail.
She leaves a daughter, Carol “Suzie” Schulze of Crystal Falls; two sons, Dr. Kenneth (Jerilyn) Schulze of Rawlins, Wy., and Brian (Paula) Schulze of Ypsilanti, lower Michigan; a brother, Albert Trestrail of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Janet Rutter of Burnsville, Minn.; three grandchildren, Kathy Mahoney and Kristie and Katie Schulze, and a great-granddaughter, Caitlin Mahoney.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls and will be announced at a later date.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Eleanore Duff

IRON MOUNTAIN — Eleanore V. Duff, 76, of 301 Madison Ave., Iron Mountain, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mrs. Duff was born Nov. 12, 1924, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Elmer and Florence (Slaght) Peterson. She had lived in this area her entire life and was a 1943 graduate of Iron Mountain High School.
She married her husband, Eugene “Duffy” Duff in 1946. He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1991.
Mrs. Duff worked as the cook for the Dickinson County Correctional Center for many years. She also worked at the Roma Restaurant and the Big Boy Restaurant in Iron Mountain.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain, Royal Neighbors of America and was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Duff enjoyed playing bingo and reading.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Laurie Ann Duff and Nancy Kienitz, and a brother, Elmer “Gerald” Peterson.
She leaves six daughters, Pamela Martin of Green Bay, Wis., Susan (Rudy) Piatti of Iron Mountain, Cindy (David) Gustafson of Iron Mountain, Gerry (Dennis) Mattson of Iron Mountain, Violet (Brian) Bongi of Iron Mountain and Gayle (James) Strutz of Quinnesec; a brother, Wayne (Donna) Peterson of Kingsford; two sisters, Elayne Sartino of Wausau, Wis., and Cheryl Marsh of Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. Peter Jonas 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.

Louis Froze

IRON MOUNTAIN — Louis F. Froze, 82, of 453 Riverhills Road in Kingsford, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Crystal Manor Nursing Home in Crystal Falls.
He was born Feb. 4, 1918, in Niagara, Wis., son of the late Herman and Adeline (Lake) Froze. He had been a resident of this area for most of his life.
Mr. Froze served during World War II with the U.S. Navy Sea Bees and spent three years in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He married the former Doris Campagnola on Aug. 3, 1940.
Mr. Froze worked in research and development at Kimberly-Clark for 33 years. He then owned and operated Elmers Hardware from 1970 until his retirement in 1980.
He was a member of S. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a charter member of St. Gabriel Church in Neenah, Wis. Mr. Froze was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society and the Third Order of St. Francis. 
He loved his retirement and spending time at his home on Cowboy Lake. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, skating and the outdoors. He was also a very creative and gifted carpenter. 
He leaves his wife, Doris; four sons, Robert (Sandy) Froze of Neenah, Wis., Richard (Deborah) Froze of Merton, Wis., Michael (Janet) Froze of Cedarberg, Wis. and Patrick (Marilyn) Froze of Bayside, Wis.; two daughters, Elnore (Tom) Acton of Neenah, Wis., and Mary (Bruce) Ellis of Appleton, Wis.; three brothers, Dr. Raymond (Carol) Froze of San Diego, Calif., Donald Froze of Niagara, Wis. and Harold (Diane) Froze of Eau Claire, Wis.; a sister, Stella Deleuw of Kimberly, Wis.; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The family will conduct a prayer service and rosary at 7 p.m. Friday evening.
The funeral Mass will be held on Sat., Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. at St Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Fr. Paul Nomellini will offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in St. Margaret’s Cemetery in Neenah, Wis.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 
A memorial will be established in his memory. 
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Jafolla

BRUCE, Wis. — Dorothy Evangeline Jafolla, 83, of 735 W. Railroad Ave., Bruce, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Bruce.
She was born Jan. 6, 1917, in Hubbard Township, Rusk County, Wis., daughter of the late Jesse and Geraldine (Vinup) Ewer.
She was a homemaker, cook, foster parent and a caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis King; her second husband, James Jafolla; six sisters; nine brothers and four grandsons.
She leaves a son, Terry and Aileen Jafolla of Bruce; three daughters, Sherry Jafolla of Bruce, Janet Turner of Bartlesville, Okla., and Ilamae (Robert) Tauscheck of Kingsford; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and a sister, Eleanore Kapas of Bruce.
Her family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home in Bruce.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Nash-Jackan Funeral Home. Rev. Linda Shearer will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain in the spring.
A memorial service will be held in Iron Mountain at a later date with the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain assisting with the arrangements.

Patricia Geoffroy

SPALDING — Patricia Anne “Pat” Geoffroy, 59, of 1406 Curry Road, Norway, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay, Wis., following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 29, 1941, in Peoria, Ill., daughter of John A. and Elizabeth (Collins) Schlavach. She was raised in Marysville, lower Michigan, where she graduated from Marysville High School in 1959.
In 1970 she moved to Spalding, living there until 1996 when she and her husband moved to Norway.
The former Patricia Schlavach married Thomas Geoffroy.
She was employed at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers as a nurse aide for several years.
She leaves her husband, Thomas; three daughters, Theresa “Tery” (John) St. John of Powers, Patricia Joanne “Patti Jo” (Mike) Gudwer of Spalding, and Elizabeth “Beth” (Jeff) Niemi of Iron Mountain; two sisters, Shirley “Elaine” Keister of Newark, Calif., and Shawn Sullivan of Coleman, Wis.; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Pat will be fondly remembered by her loving family and friends.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Allo Funeral Home in Spalding.
Services celebrating her life will be at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Rev. Fr. Michael Vichich will officiate.
Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Concerned Heart Club, Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay. Assistance with memorials will be available at the funeral home.
The Allo Funeral Home of Spalding is in charge of arrangements.

Philip Gonsalves

RICHMOND, Va. — Philip Gonsalves, 46, of Glen Allen, Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001.
Mr. Gonsalves was employed by Philip Morris Management Corp. as an audit manager.
He leaves his beloved wife, Jackie; a daughter, Christina of Glen Allen; a son, Jonathan of Glen Allen; his mother, Iris Gonsalves of Bangalore, India; a sister, Delna (Shamsher) Lall of Bangalore, Ind.; two brothers, Dev Gonsalves of Sydney, Australia and Vinod (Rita) Gonsalves of Irvine, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Nancy Gonsalves; his mother-in-law, Mary Jo Kelly of Norway; his father-in-law, Jerry Kelly of Iron Mountain; three sisters-in-law, Jane (Jeff) Iglhaut of Apex, N.C., Mary Pat (Bob) Madigan and Maureen (Tom) Menard, both of Norway; a brother-in-law, Terry (Gina) Kelly of South Bend, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hilton Gonsalves, and a brother, Roy Gonsalves.
A Mass of Resurrection was offered today at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Richmond, Va.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Strikers Soccer Program or St. Michael’s Church Building Fund.

Timothy Miller
IRON MOUNTAIN — Timothy Miller, 50, of Rutherford, N.J., died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Hackensack University Medical Center.
He was born May 4, 1950, in Omaha, Neb., son of Warren and Myrtle (Walker) Miller.
Mr. Miller received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1975 and his master’s degree in geography in 1979. He received a master’s in divinity from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in 1983.
He was an ordained minister and was formerly a home missionary with Baptist Missions of North America. He also taught computer classes and was a consultant for various corporations. He was an U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.
He leaves his wife, the former Kristin Sjoquist; a daughter, Linnea and two sons, Timothy and Andrew, all of Rutherford, N.J.; a sister, Joy Wruck of Middleburg, Fla.; and two brothers, Stephen and Philip Miller, both of Jacksonville, Fla.
Visitation was held Friday at the VanderPlaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff, N.J. with funeral services today at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Locally, there will be visitation on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. Brian Sjoquist will officiate.
Burial will be in the Homestead-Aurora Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bibles International, 609 36th St., S.E., Wyoming, Mich. 49548.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Campbell
ZEPHYR HILLS, Fla. — Shirley Campbell, 77, of Zephyr Hills, Fla., formerly of Ypsilanti, lower Michigan, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Heartland Health Care Center.
She was born April 2, 1923, in Iron Mountain, daughter of Theodore and Evelyn (Oliver) Hallman. In August of 1950, she married Robert Campbell in Indiana and he preceded her in death on March 20, 1997.
Shirley was a self-employed seamstress for many years and worked at Trojan Cleaners in Ypsilanti. She attended Stony Creek United Methodist Church and was a member of the ladie’s auxiliary of the American Legion.
She leaves two daughters, Sheryl (Michael) Rankin of Brooklyn, lower Michigan and Jennifer (Alex) Saenz de Viteri of Whitmore Lake; two sons, Donald (Diane) of Saline and Theodore of Ypsilanti; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Violet (Miller) Henderson of North Carolina; two brothers, Gerald (Marilyn) Hallman of Iron Mountain and Robert Hallman of Maine; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Central time) and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel, 101 S. Washington St. in Ypsilanti.
The funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Doug McMunn of Arise United Methodist Church in Hamburg will officiate. Burial will follow in Stony Creek Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Michigan Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
The Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel of Ypsilanti is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel McCormick
WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Daniel John McCormick, 66, of Pembine, Wis., died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mr. McCormick lived in the Pembine area for most of his life. He was born April 24, 1934, in Norway, son of Vernon and Hillmay (Mattison) McCormick.
He was a member of the armed services and served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956.
Mr. McCormick was a retired section crew foreman for the Soo Line and Wisconsin Central Railroad, where he worked for 33 years. He was an avid outdoorsman.
He leaves two brothers, Richard “Chuck” McCormick and Ernest Dale McCormick, both of Pembine, Wis.; a sister, Nancy (Joseph) Marzano of Darian, Ill.; four nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Morasky-Messar Funeral Home in Wausaukee, Wis. Funeral services will follow Monday at 7 p.m. Rev. Fred Wadsworth will officiate. Burial will be in the Pembine Cemetery.
The Morasky-Messar Funeral Home of Wausaukee, Wis. is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Hannula

KINGSFORD — Marie Alena Hannula, 82, formerly of 603 Roycroft St. in Kingsford, most recently of Manor Care Health Services, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Manor Care Health Services in Kingsford.
She was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Alpha, daughter of the late Emil and Eva (Chalkline) Kantola. She married Jack Hannula on Feb. 26, 1939, in Covington. He preceded her in death in 1992.
Marie had been a resident of Kingsford since the 1940s. She was a former sewing club member, loved hand work crafts, crossword puzzles and she was very fond of her family - they meant the world to her.
She leaves three daughters, Patricia (Gordon) Dlukos of North Fort Meyers, Fla., Marlene (Bruce) Secrist of Kingsford and Sandra (Gary) Tatrow of Bark River; two brothers, Roy Kantola and Francis William Kantola, both of Covington; three sisters, Ruth Selden of L’Anse, Dorothy Syrala of Watton and Helen Kettula of Calvert City, Ky.; a brother-in-law, Andrew Gauthier of L’Anse; a sister-in-law, Lila Kantola of Covington; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by Lawrence Katola, Henry Katola, Shirley Gauthier, Irene Hietala and Robert “Butch” Kantola.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kingsford Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Harvey Baker

KINGSFORD — Harvey R. Baker, 90, of 729 E. Breitung Ave., Kingsford, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Baker was born May 8, 1910, in Stambaugh, son of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Willette) Baker. He married the former Gertrude Montambo on Aug. 17, 1935, in Iron River and she preceded him in death on July 14, 1990.
Mr. Baker worked as a master electrician for the Hanna Mining Co. He had been a resident of Kingsford for more than 30 years, moving here after his retirement in 1969.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain and the Knights of Columbus in Stambaugh, where he was past Grand Knight. He was also a member of the IBEW Electrical Union Local 219 for 50 years, retiring in 1976.
Mr. Baker was active in scouting. He was the first Junior Scout Master Leader in the United States and past Scout Master in Stambaugh with the Boy Scouts of America.
Harvey enjoyed bowling, archery, hunting and fishing. He loved the outdoors, especially gardening and bird watching.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Chester Baker; a sister, Ione Baker; and a grandson, Rory Goodman.
He leaves two sons, Ralph G. Baker of Ontonagon and Gary (Luanne) Baker of Norway; a daughter, Carole (Clifford) Goodman of Gwinn; a brother, John Baker of lower Michigan; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. at the Kingsford Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Kingsford is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Potier

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Kenneth Aloysius Potier, 89, of Pembine, Wis., died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Greenfield, Ind.
He was born Nov. 23, 1911, in Amberg, Wis., son of the late Constant and Julia (Antonneau) Potier.
He married Mary Agnes Bernardy on Oct. 27, 1934. She preceded him in death in August of 1986.
He lived in the Amberg and Pembine areas most of his life, where he was employed as a dairy and beef farmer and also did logging and custom threshing work.
He leaves three sons, Roger (Sheryl) Potier of Pembine, Wis., Stephen (Kathy) Potier of Greenfield, Ind., and Alan Potier of Rapid River; a daughter, Mary Kay Marasco of Green Bay, Wis.; a sister, Eunice Sommers of Marinette, Wis.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Pembine.
The funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Rev. Fr. Mike Betley will officiate.
Burial will be in the Pembine Cemetery.
The Morasky-Messar Funeral Home of Wausaukee is in charge of arrangements. 

Emroy Weber

NIAGARA, Wis. — Emroy F. Weber, 74, of 927 Evergreen Plaza, Wausaukee, Wis., died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Private family services were held at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel.
Burial will be in Milwaukee.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel.

Mildred Helding

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mildred ‘‘Millie’’ Helding, 86, of 805 Millie St., Iron Mountain, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Joseph Krisman

IRON RIVER — Joseph B. Krisman, 81, of Caspian passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at his home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Muriel Rogers

IRON RIVER — Muriel Rogers, 88, of Iron River died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the Iron River Care Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel.

Santina Gorman

STAMBAUGH — Santina Gorman, 97, of Caspian died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Crystal Manor Nursing Home in Crystal Falls.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Langenberg Funeral Home-Stambaugh Chapel.


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