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James Walker

FENTON — James M. Walker, 59, of Fenton, lower Michigan, and formerly of Kingsford, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at University Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Mr. Walker was born March 15, 1941, in Flint, lower Michigan. He graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1959, serving as president of his class. In 1965, he earned a degree in business administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and completed an accounting major in 1980 from the University of Michigan-Flint.
His family, friends and home were the center of his life.
His hobbies included family travel and making and repairing things. He delighted in cooking family meals.
He served his community through appointment to the Fenton Township Planning Board, membership in the Fenton Lions Club, and Rotary International in Iron Mountain-Kingsford. He was also very active in the Menominee River affiliate of Habitat for Humanity from 1995-1999, serving as treasurer.
He was a reading buddy for children in the Iron Mountain School District and volunteered in the library at Woodland Elementary School in Kingsford.
He was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain.
He leaves his wife of 37 years, Annette (Ann); daughter and husband, Christy Walker-Hackett and John Hackett Jr. of Flint; son and wife, Timothy and Lisa Walker of Richland, lower Michigan; two granddaughters, Grace Walker-Hackett and Amelia Walker; his mother, Marion Walker of Mt. Morris and Lady Lake, Fla.; his sister, Alice Hagenow of Grant Park, Ill.; his niece, Joyce and husband, Mark Siwicki of Momence, Ill., several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles D. Walker.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Lake Fenton United Methodist Church, 2581 North Long Lake Road, Fenton.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the church. Rev. Gloria Haynes will officiate.
Cremation will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity.
As a tribute to Jim, we ask that you consider becoming an organ donor by signing the back of your driver’s license, showing your intentions.
The Swartz Funeral Home of Flint is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Paul

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. — Emma Ann Paul, 92, of 166 E. Madison St., Clintonville, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Greentree Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clintonville.
Emma was born May 31, 1908, in Norway, daughter of the late Emil and Elizabeth (Simson) Bernard. She attended school in Iron Mountain, Iron River and graduated from Norway High School.
She continued her education and attended business school in Milwaukee.
In 1928 she met a young man named Joseph Paul from Norway and the couple was later married on June 14, 1930, in Norway.
In 1940, Joe became employed at the F.W.D. Corporation and the couple moved to Clintonville, where they lived on East Madison Street.
Emma was employed at the Hanson Glove Factory in Clintonville for a number of years. She was also involved in many organizations in town as she was the founder and former president of American Association of Retired Personnel (AARP), president of Clintonville Flower and Garden Club, first den mother of Cub Scouts and the senior regent of the Moose Lodge in Clintonville.
Emma was also a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville, where she was a member of St. Rose Choir and a member of Christian Mothers’ Altar Society.
She leaves her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Maxine Paul of Clintonville; a son, Rodney (Phyllis) Paul of Appleton, Wis.; four grandchildren, Mark Paul and Deb Berkholtz of Stevens Point, Wis., Lee (Susan Dimick) Paul of Spokane, Wash., Susan (Tim) Kenfield of Clintonville and Karen Ziereis of Green Bay, Wis. and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six step-brothers and five step-sisters.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home in Clintonville and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville. There will be a parish prayer service beginning at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Msgr. Mark Schommer will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery in Clintonville.
The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home in Clintonville is in charge of arrangements.

Chester Wright

LAWTON — Chester E. “Chet” Wright, 83, of Houghton Lake, formerly of Channing, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001. He was formerly from Southeast Porter Township, VanBuren County.
He was born Nov. 7, 1917, in Paw Paw, lower Michigan, son of William W. and Lena R. (Riggs) Wright. He was a graduate of Lawton High School in 1936. He moved to Battle Creek, lower Michigan, in the spring of 1937, where he worked for the American Marsh Pump Company and became a hydraulic engineer.
He married the former Shirley Fox in 1940. She preceded him in death.
In 1943, he moved to Southeast Porter Township in VanBuren County, where he took up farming to help provide food for our soldiers during World War II. He continued farming until 1960, when he accepted an appointment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, working in Washington, D.C., and Lansing. He retired from the USDA on Sept. 1, 1980.
Upon his retirement, he and his second wife, Lorraine, moved to Channing. He spent his retirement years doing what he loved best, living with nature in the great outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt and travel to Lake Havasu, Ariz., during the winter.
Mr. Wright was very active in civic and fraternal affairs during his years near Lawton, serving as master of the Vineyard Grange, charter member and president of the Lawton Lions CLub, member of the Lawton School Board of Education, PTA and president and general manager of the VanBuren County Youth Fair. He received his life membership in the Fraternal and Accepted Masons of Michigan, Paw Paw Lawton Lodge 25, in 1995. He was also a life member of the Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club.
He leaves his wife of 25 years, Lorraine; three daughters, Linda K. Mauk, Jacqueline J. (Doug) Noble and Martha Sue (Miller) (Dennis) Owen, all of Lawton; three step-daughters, Debra (Don) Vorce of Dewitt, Patsy Jo Williams of Grand Ledge and Karen Sue Haga of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; a step-son, Randy R. Haga of Lansing; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step-grandsons; a step-great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Taylor Compton of Battle Creek and Eloise Dent of Vicksburg and a brother, Nelson Wright of Phoenix, Ariz.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Community Center in Lawton.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club, Channing, Mich. 49815, in Chet’s honor.

Thomas Ross

ONTONAGON — Thomas E. “Bud” Ross, 84, of Ontonagon died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Ontonagon Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Ontonagon, son of the late Thomas G. and Selina (Newtown) Ross. He graduated from Ontonagon High School in 1936.
After graduation he worked as an apprentice at the Allen Cane Funeral Home in Ontonagon.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. 
Tom was a graduate of Wayne State University Mortuary College.
He married Dorotha Davison on Jan. 29, 1944, in Bakersfield, Calif.
He was employed by Jackson Funeral Home in Manistique for 13 years. He then moved to Iron Mountain, where he became a partner in the Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home and Niagara, Wis. Funeral Chapel. He retired in 1983 due to ill health.
Tom was a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association for 52 years and Wisconsin Funeral Directors for 26 years. He was also an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus in Ontonagon and Manistique Fire Department, American Legion, Elks Lodge in Manistique, Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain, Ontonagon Golf Club, Lions Club, Manistique City Band and the Dickinson County Area Band of Iron Mountain.
Tom loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, golfing and baseball.
He leaves his wife, Dorotha; sisters-in-law, Jessie Davison of DePere, Wis., Donna Davison of Ontonagon, Janet Davison Henderson of Nevada and Sandra (Clifford) Mattson of Racine, Wis., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern time) Friday at the Cane Funeral Home in Ontonagon. A rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ontonagon. Fr. John Longbucco will celebrate the Mass. Friends of the family may call at the church one hour prior to the Mass.
Spring burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Ontonagon.
Pallbearers will be members of the Ontonagon Volunteer Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the following: Ontonagon Cancer Society, Ontonagon Volunteer Fire Department, Booster Club, Bay Cliff Health Camp, Dickinson County Lake Antoine band shell project in Iron Mountain or their own favorite charity.

Eugene Tomaszewski

IRON RIVER — Eugene Tomaszewski, 82, of Caspian died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Dorothy Beauchamp

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Dorothy M. Beauchamp, 78, of 3315 Highway 51 S., died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Mercy Manor.
She was born May 6, 1922, in Sagola Township (Dickinson County), daughter of Elmer and Delia (St. Onge) O’Grady.
She graduated from Niagara High School and has been a resident of Janesville, Wis. since 1955.
She married Leo J. Beauchamp on Aug. 18, 1942, in Salt Lake City, Utah and he preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1987.
Dorothy first worked for Mercy Hospital, then at Parker Pen, and most recently at SSI Technologies, retiring in April of 1999.
She was a member of the Moose Club.
She leaves four daughters, Bonnie (Ronald) Wobig of Janesville; Deborah (Frank) St. Michael of Milton, Wis., Cynthia (Bruce) DeYoung of Jacksonville, Fla. and Tina Titus of Janesville; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a step-brother, Elmer “Sonny” O’Grady of Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Robert O’Grady.
Visitation will be held Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Schneider Funeral Home, 1800 E. Racine St. in Janesville, Wis.
A memorial service will be held at noon Monday at the Schneider Funeral Home. Fr. Michael Doro will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Schneider Funeral Home of Janesville, Wis. is in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Swanson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Clifford A. Swanson, 93, formerly of W8338 Swanson Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Swanson was born Nov. 23, 1907, in Granite Bluff, son of the late Alix and Ida (Floodwood) Swanson. He was a lifelong resident of the area.
He married the former Doris Dauzy in Iron Mountain in 1934. He was a farmer most of his life and operated a dairy farm and later a potato farm until his retirement.
Clifford took pride especially in his garden, which he tended well into his 80s. He also enjoyed hunting and his log camp in the Peavy Falls area. Clifford served as president of the farmers union for 50 years.
He leaves his wife, Doris who resides at Hyland Nursing Home; two sons, Clifford “Sonny” (Sharon) of Granite Bluff and Raymond (Joyce) Swanson of Minnesota; two daughters, Betty (Marvin) Secrest of Twin Falls and Bonnie (Marvin) Herzog of Traders Mine Road; a sister, Gladys Peterson of California; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Wilfred and three sisters, Silverd, Irene and Agnes.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Bruce Linscheid will officiate.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

John Price

ASHLAND, Wis. — John “Jack” Edward Price,70, of Ashland, formerly of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at home, surrounded by those who loved him so.
He was the loving husband of 48 years to Norma Jean (Kanska) and father of three daughters, Jeanne (Beau Rosin) Spruell of Odanah, Wis., Sandra (Richard “Snap”) Joyal, and Brenda Mattson, both of Ashland. In addition to his wife and daughters, he is survived by 11 grandchildren, Mary Joy, Michael and Mark Zinnecker, Matthew, John and Marissa Spruell, David, Jenna and Brian Joyal, and Kristina (Mike Smart) and Jennifer Fuhrman; and two great-grandchildren, Kaylee Fuhrman and Kaitlyn Zinnecker. Sisters, Josie Fox and Rose (Russell) Cerney, and brother, Peter (Cindy) Bearil. Sisters-in-law, Edna Nash and Joyce (Andrew) Butsic, brother-in-law, Gerald Kanska, several nieces and nephews, and many others who considered him family, especially special friends, John and Harriet Yachinich, and Carl Seeger.
Preceding him in death were his mother, Lillian; step-father, Joseph Bearil and father, Harold Price. Mother-in-law, Letha Kanska and father-in-law, John Kanska. Brothers-in-law, Clifford Husby, John Fox, Chuck Nash and Zip Hallman. Sisters-in-law, Betty Hallman and Alice Kanska, and nephew, Matthew Bearil. Also a very special son-in-law, Arnie Mattson.
He was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Iron Mountain. 
At the age of 16, Jack left school and joined the U.S. Army. He served his country for four years, two months and 20 days, two years of which were served in the Korean War.
He married Norma Kanska in 1952, in Kingsford.
He returned to Kingsford High School as a freshman. While attending high school he worked full-time at the Kingsford Chemical Plant and then graduated at the age of 27, an accomplishment he was very proud of.
After high school, he began working at the Gambles Store in Iron Mountain and was elected as a justice of the peace for Dickinson County.
He was a member of the East Kingsford Volunteer Fire Department and served twice as the commander of the Kingsford Carpenter-Clash American Legion Post 363.
Jack moved to Ashland in 1963, where he managed and later owned the Gambles Store
He was currently serving as the 11th district commander of the American Legion, was past commander of the Kelly-Johnson American Legion Post 90 several times, first vice commander of the Chequamegon Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and a member of the Chequamegon Area Vets. He was also a member of the Ashland Rotary and Ashland Rod and Gun Club, past exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge, board member of the Ashland Foundation and a co-founder of the Ducks Unlimited of Ashland.
After selling the Gambles store and prior to retiring, he worked as a regional service manager and later as an auditor for Electrolux.
Jack had also lived in Grand Rapids, Minn., Chicago, Minneapolis, Minn. and Columbus, Ohio, before returning to his beloved Ashland.
Jack was a special man among men. His family, his friends and above all his country, were loved dearly by this man. Years ago he was give the name, “True Heart of the North,” by the late Sonny Fromholz. This nickname couldn’t have been truer. Whether he was loading shot to hunt in the woods of Iron River, fishing in the Hot Pond or the Sloughs, or working in his beloved garden, very few loved this “North” more than he did.
Golfing, woodworking, volunteering, anything that kept his hands busy, Jack was at his happiest when he was working. He was the winner of the Gung-Ho Annual Americanism Award.
Jack transported vets to the Veterans Center in Superior and visited vets in nursing homes, even when he himself was ill. Proudly wearing his American Legion cap, Jack rang the bell many hours for the Salvation Army and sold thousands of poppies to help veterans. Jack had always demanded more of himself than from anyone else. He was a good provider for those he cared for and that was very important to him.
There will be a gathering for family and friends at the Presbyterian Congregational Church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday with funeral and military services at 7 p.m. 
The family invites friends to join them for refreshments following services at the Vet Center, 220 E. Main St. in Ashland.
The Schafer-Mountain Funeral Home in Ashland is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marion Frickelton

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marion E. Frickelton, 76, of 1505 S. Grant St., Iron Mountain, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born Dec. 19, 1924, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Edward and Lydia (Mickelson) LaCost. She was born and raised in this area and was a 1942 graduate of Iron Mountain High School.
Early in her bookkeeping career, she worked for Commercial National Bank of Iron Mountain. She was employed for many years and retired from Fish and Schulkamp Insurance in Madison, Wis.
She married Gerald Frickelton on Feb. 15, 1946, in Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1999.
Mrs. Frickelton was a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain and was a former member of the Lady Elks.
She leaves two sons, Edward Frickelton of Livonia, lower Michigan and Timothy (Margit) Frickelton of Poynette, Wis.; a daughter, Karen (Jay) Thekan of Iron Mountain; two brothers, Edward (Dorothy) LaCost of Holly, lower Michigan and Ronald (Beverly) LaCost of Kingsford; and four grandchildren, Joseph and Lucas Frickelton and KJ and Molly Thekan.
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Rev. David Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
A memorial Mass will be held at a later date in West Allis, Wis. with Fr. Robert Massey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her memory.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Brown

NIAGARA, Wis. — Eleanor M. Brown, 92, formerly of 1848 Ridge St., Niagara, Wis., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mrs. Brown was born April 10, 1908, daughter of the late Oscar and Emma (Peterson) Meyers.
Eleanor lived in the Iron Mountain area for 33 years and then moved to Niagara. She married Clarence Brown in 1938 and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1976.
Mrs. Brown enjoyed visiting with family and friends and loved baking and cooking.
She leaves two sons, Ronald (Rose) Brown of Sussex, Wis. and Robert (Judy) Brown of Niagara; a daughter, Marjorie (Roger) Cretton of Niagara; a sister, Dorothy (David) Mickilini of Chicago; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two stepsons, Eugene and Vernon Brown; a stepdaughter, Gertrude Roubik; a brother, Earl Meyers; and a sister-in-law, Grace Meyers.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Celebrant Robert Fuse will officiate. Burial will be in Dickinson County Memorial Gardens.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel. 

Henry LaVigne

IRON MOUNTAIN — Henry Joseph LaVigne, 82, of Roscommon, Mich., formerly of Iron Mountain, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the Applewood Nursing Home in Woodhaven, Mich. 
He was born Feb. 25, 1918 in Perronville, Mich., son of the late Hector and Georgina (Benoit) LaVigne. 
He married Yvonne Perron on June 10, 1939 in Iron Mountain. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. They moved to Southgate, Mich. in 1948 where they raised three children: Richard, Diane and Henry.
He retired from Uniroyal Tire Co. in Detroit in 1976 and later moved to his retirement homes in Roscommon and Iron Mountain in 1977. They spent many winters in Fort Meyers, Fla.
Henry enjoyed hunting with his son Richard and grandson Richard. He spent many July 4th camping trips with his son Henry and family at the property in Roscommon, and enjoyed barbecues with his daughter Diane and family at their cottage. Henry truly enjoyed the time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; three children, Richard (Margaret) LaVigne of Trenton, Mich., Diane (Jack) Cronce of Dearborn and Henry Leonard (Susan) LaVigne of Rockwood, Mich.; a brother, Telesfore LaVigne of Rockwood; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephew.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and also from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be held Sunday at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Church. Fr. Dan Zaloga will offer the Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
The family is being served by the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. 

Joyce Gauthier

IRON MOUNTAIN — Joyce ‘‘Dodo’’ Gauthier, 70, of 613 Wilson Ave., Kingsford, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mrs. Gauthier was born May 13, 1930, in Niagara, Wis., daughter of the late John and Helen (Grailer) Harvath.
She married Orville Gauthier on Aug. 31, 1947, in Niagara.
Mrs. Gauthier was a lifelong resident of this area and had lived in Kingsford for the past 48 years.
She was a devoted member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall for 40 years and had spent many years sharing her faith, witnessing, and helping others.
Joyce enjoyed cooking, sewing, canning, knitting, and painting.
She is survived by her husband, Orville; one daughter, Barbara (Michael) Johnson of Menominee; one son, James (Kay) Gauthier of Kingsford; one sister, Geraldine Morrow of Niagara; six grandchildren, Eric and Nicole Gauthier, David, Tony and James Makowski, and Michael Johnson; two step-grandchildren, Matt and Amy Johnson, and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
The funeral service will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Don Anderson will officiate.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Laura Ostwall

NORWAY — Laura M. Ostwall, 86, of Norway died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford.
She was born Oct. 5, 1914, daughter of the late George and Adele (DeGrand) Miron.
She married James Ostwald. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1970.
She leaves a son, Richard Ostwall of Norway; grandchildren, Sara Ostwall of Glendale, Ariz., Michael Ostwall of Glendale, Ariz., and Raynae Ostwall of Saginaw, lower Michigan; two brothers, Harry (Mary) Miron of Holland, lower Michigan, and Lawrence ‘‘Sonny’’ (Mary) Miron of Crystal Falls; four sisters, Elsie (Gene) Gara of Villa Park, Ill., Clara (Warren) Johnson of Tomah, Wis., Ethel Miron of Iron Mountain and Olive DallaTorre of Norway, and many nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by her brothers Joseph and Rocky Miron.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
The Miner Funeral Home of Norway is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Ginger

IRON RIVER — Vivian M. Ginger, 88, formerly of Stambaugh, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at the Iron River Care Center.
She was born Dec. 6, 1912, in Stambaugh, daughter of the late Lester and Alma (Peterson) Paine. She graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1931 and then moved to Chicago.
She was employed at Weebolts Department Store, first as a floor manager and then as manager of the customer service department. She later worked in the auditing department of the Leslie Lock Co. in Franklin Park, Ill.
She married Albert Ginger in 1938 in Chicago and the couple had lived in Fox Lake, Ill. prior to moving to Stambaugh in 1976.
Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1978. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Vera and Dorothy Paine and Verle Taaffe.
Vivian was a member of the Grace Covenant Church, the Covenant Women and the Bible study group.
She leaves a brother, Edward Paine of Iron River; four sisters, Estelle Larson and Bernice Oberg, both of Iron River, Ruth Hoffenberger of Unionville, lower Michigan and Jean Christenson of Nekoosa, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. at Grace Covenant Church in Iron River. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Douglas Cederberg, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Stambaugh Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Grace Covenant Church.
The Langenberg Funeral Home - Stambaugh Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Reuben Milbow

NIAGARA, Wis. — Reuben H. Milbow, 80, of 1316 Grant St., Niagara, Wis., died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born Feb. 3, 1920, in Niagara, son of the late Henry and Mary (Speak) Milbow.
Reuben married the former Leona L. Conard on June 1, 1946, in Kingsford. He was employed by the Niagara paper mill from 1939 until his retirement in 1982, with the exception of his service during World War II.
Mr. Milbow was a veteran of World War II and served as a sergeant in the United States Army. His tour of duty included Africa, Italy, and Germany. He also received a Purple Heart for his wounds suffered during the war.
Reuben was a member of the Cretton-Tutas American Legion Post 136 of Niagara and the First Presbyterian Church of Kingsford.
He leaves his wife, Leona; a son, Larry (Nancy) Milbow of Kingsford; a daughter, Debra (Duane) Ryan of Iron Mountain; and three grandchildren, Julie Kay Smith of Charlotte, N.C., Michelle Lee Milbow of Kingsford and Wade Allen Milbow of Iron Mountain.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Albert Milbow.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. The American Legion military services will be conducted Thursday at 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Michael March will officiate.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home - Niagara Chapel.

Kenneth Young

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kenneth J. Young, 70, of Kingsford died today, Jan. 18, 2001, at Iron County Community Hospital.
He was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Frank and Pearl (LaRock) Young. He was a lifelong resident of the area.
He leaves a sister-in-law, Eunice Young of Kingsford, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Toyra

MANISTIQUE — Edward John Toyra, 92, of 400 Intake Park Road, Manistique, was called unexpectedly to eternal rest on Jan. 17, 2001.
He was born Oct. 18, 1908, in Calumet, son of the late Jack and Hilma (Huttula) Toyra. His father moved the family to Detroit when Ed was 8-years-old. He attended Southeastern High School where he was a member of the national postal match championship school rifle team.
On Sept. 1, 1928, he married Mary Barnes in Bowling Green, Ohio. They were married for 69 years. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 1997.
Ed was employed as a meat manager for the A&P Store and Schuster’s Market for several years. For the war effort he was employed as a machinist for the Manistique Tool and Die Co. during World War II. Following the war, he was a sales representative for Haviland Products and then subsequently employed at Manistique Papers, where he retired in 1973.
He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique and was a third degree life member of the Knights of Columbus.
Ed lived a full and good life. He had a keen sense of humor, was a wonderful storyteller and was an eternal optimist.
Ed was a boxing coach for Manistique youth for over 50 years with many regional and state champions and some even boxing in college and on the USA Olympic team.
Ed was later appointed as the regional boxing and wrestling inspector for the state of Michigan.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a long time Lions and Tigers fan.
He touched many lives.
He leaves two daughters, Phyllis Toyra and Dolores Theut, both of Manistique; a sister, Genevieve Juntti of Marysville, Wash.; four grandchildren, Patrick (Michele) Theut of Tomahawk, Wis., Dore (Michael) Shepard of Utica, lower Michigan, Joseph (Denise) Theut of Mt. Clemens, lower Michigan, Edward (Kathie) Theut of Washington, lower Michigan; eight great-grandchildren, Katrina, Erin, Edward and Eric Theut of Tomahawk, Michael Shepard of Utica, Joseph and Kimberly Theut of Mt. Clemens and Jacob Theut of Washington, several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Henry, and a sister, N. Victoria Burcar.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today (Eastern time) at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. Parish liturgical prayers will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Church in Manistique. Fr. Peter Minelli will officiate.
Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique.
The Lord created Ed and now called him home.
The Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Uren

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rose M. Uren, 87, of 1820 Mary’s Way, Kingsford, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Uren was born June 11, 1913, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Matt and Rose Gregorich. She had been a resident of this area her entire life and was a 1931 graduate of Iron Mountain High School.
She married her husband, Howard Sr., in January of 1935 in Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death in 1963.
She worked for the American Red Cross from 1945 to 1955.
Mrs. Uren was a member of Great Books Club, Pine Grove Country Club, Chippewa Club and the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Women’s Club.
She enjoyed reading, walking, cooking and golf. She loved bird watching and the outdoors.
She leaves a son, Howard Jr. (Linda) Uren of Iron Mountain; two brothers, Frank Gregor of Iron Mountain and Steve Gregor of Marquette, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Dennis Uren.
Private family visitation and funeral services were held today at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Rev. David Anderson officiated.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her memory to the Dickinson County Library.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.


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