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Ruth Carlson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ruth A. Carlson, 89, of 1820 Mary’s Way, Kingsford, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Carlson was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Iron Mountain. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Olga (Olson) Alvar and had been a resident of the area most of her life.
She was a 1929 graduate of Iron Mountain High School and went onto receive her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She also attended North Park College in Chicago.
Mrs. Carlson taught English for the Breitung Township Schools at Kingsford High School for many years, retiring in 1973.
She was an active member of First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain. She served as the church organist, belonged to the Covenant Women and the ladies aide. She was also a member of the local music club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl in 1997.
She leaves a son, Kenneth (Mary Helen) Carlson of New Berlin, Wis.; a daughter, Martha (Walter) Johnson of McLean, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Bruce Linscheid will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Rita Hicks

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Rita R. (Conery) Hicks, 66, of Romeoville died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at her residence.
She was born in Michigan and lived in Romeoville since 1968.
Rita was employed by the Catholic Diocese of Joilet for 24 years, retiring in 2000.
She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Romeoville .
Rita enjoyed ceramics for several years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ruby (King) Conery, and two brothers, Albert and Morris Conery.
She leaves her husband, Donald; her children, Denise (David) Richards of Romeoville and Dennis (Laurie) of Lockport; three grandchildren, Megan, Erin and Jason; two brothers, James (Peg) Conery of Wisconsin and Mike (Kay) Conery of Michigan; a sister, Beverly (Bob) Chartier of Michigan, several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joliet Area Hospice or St. Andrew’s Building Fund.
Visitation was held Sunday at O’Neil Funeral Home in Lockport, Ill.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Romeoville.
Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville.
The O’Neil Funeral Home in Lockport was in charge of arrangements.

John Larson

GRAND RAPIDS — John C. “Jack” Larson, 76, of Kentwood was called to his heavenly home with his family at his side on Monday, Jan. 22, 2001.
He leaves his wife, Delores “Dolly;” his children, Sharon and Dan Weih, Gary and Martha Larson, Randy and Sandy Larson; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and his brothers, Marvin and Eleanor Larson, Robert and June Larson and Paul and Ruth Larson.
The family will meet with relatives and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Stroo Funeral Home in Grand Rapids.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. Rev. Donald Schoenback will officiate.
Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Church Music Fund or Visiting Nurse Hospice.
The Stroo Funeral Home in Grand Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Ziehm

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — Marvin G. Ziehm, 73, of South Holland, Ill., for 30 years and formerly of the Roseland area of Chicago for 23 years, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill., after a brief illness.
Mr. Ziehm was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Crystal Falls. He attended high school in Iron Mountain.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He resided in Iron Mountain until his discharge from the U.S. Army.
Mr. Ziehm was a millwright by trade. He worked for Lincoln Meat Packing Co. in Chicago for 38 years before his retirement in 1987.
Mr. Ziehm was a member of South Holland American Legion Post 883 and Chicago Heights Lodge 828 of the Loyal Order of Moose.
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Florence (Treccani) Ziehm; two daughters, Jeralyn Ziehm of Chicago and Jacalyn Ziehm (Charles Palm) of Kalamazoo; a sister, Lois (late Robert) Machus of Kingsford; a brother, Albino (Gaylynn) Ziehm of Iron Mountain, and a grandson, Zachary Palm.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene (Elaine) Ziehm and Lyle (Peggy) Ziehm.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Panozzo Brothers Funeral Home, 530 West 14th St., Chicago Heights, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Deacon Raymond Deabel will officiate.
Private burial will be held.

Domenic Ruffatto

IRON MOUNTAIN — Domenic Ruffatto, 90, of Iron Mountain died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain.
He was born May 11, 1910, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Domenic and Margaret (Benso) Ruffatto.
Mr. Ruffatto served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He lived in Iron Mountain and worked at Ford Motor Company. When the Ford plant closed, he moved to Dearborn, lower Michigan, and continued working for Ford until his retirement.
Mr. Ruffatto lived in Twin Lakes, Wis., from 1992 until 1997, when he returned to his hometown of Iron Mountain.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain and a past Grand Knight and Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Baraga Council.
Mr. Ruffatto enjoyed hunting, golfing and bowling.
He married the former Carrie Bartoletti in July of 1933 in Iron Mountain.
He leaves his wife, Carrie; two daughters, Dorothy (Santo) Sandona of Twin Lakes, Wis., and Debbie (James) Gubala of White Lakes, lower Michigan; a son, Donald (Arlene) of Maui, Hawaii; two sisters, Lucille (Henry “Spees”) Bartomeolli of Iron Mountain and Dolores (William “Mac”) McCarthy of Livonia, lower Michigan; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ann Spigarelli, Eva St. Arnauld, and Adeline Ruffatto, and two brothers, Joe and Nick.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Fr. Lawrence Gauthier will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Capital Campaign in his memory.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Contardi

IRON RIVER — Hazel Contardi, 94, of Chicago passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at her home.
She was born Feb. 12, 1906, in St. Anne, Ill., daughter of the late August and Nellie (Belicek) Clement. She attended Chicago schools.
She married Sam Bolner and he preceded her in death in 1959. She later married Nano Contardi and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2000.
Mrs. Contardi was employed as a manicurist for beauty salons in the Chicago area for many years.
She and her late husband, Nano, were lifelong ballroom dancers, winning many prizes throughout the Chicago area.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Clarence Clement, and a sister, Ruby Hester.
She leaves numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River.
A lunch will be served in honor of Nano and Hazel, following interment at Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Alfred Wodzinski

IRON RIVER — Alfred Wodzinski, 73, of Iron River passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.
Mr. Wodzinski was born June 6, 1927, in Stambaugh, son of the late Joseph and Hattie (Kukowski) Wodzinski. He graduated from Iron River High School in 1945.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Germany. He attended Milwaukee Tech School after returning from the service.
He married Shirley Hendrickson on Feb. 9, 1952, at Assumption Catholic Church in Iron River.
Mr. Wodzinski worked as a miner for the M.A. Hanna Co. at the Groveland Mine and retired in 1981.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed softball throughout his life and also was a Packer fan.
He loved his vegetable garden and his family.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Zigmund, Edmund and Matt, and four sisters, Loretta Fister, Dolly Czarapata, Lucille Russell and Jessica Johnson.
He leaves his wife, Shirley; three sons, Mike (Debbie) Wodzinski of Iron River, Pat (Laura) Wodzinski of Sault Ste. Marie and Tim Wodzinski of Lanexa, Va.; two brothers, Eugene (Tootsie) Wodzinski of Stambaugh and Ted (Barbara) Wodzinski of New York; two sisters, Irene Gurski of New Freedom, Ohio, and Sister Jeanette of Milwaukee; six grandchildren, Tammy Pinkerton, Kristina Wodzinski, Melissa Wodzinski, Summer Wodzinski, Patrick Wodzinski and Lorraine Wodzinski; three great-grandchildren, Alicia Aschenbach, Kayley Ponozzo and Ian Pinkerton, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. today at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. Rev. Fr. Otto Sartorelli officiated.
The West Side Veterans Council accorded military rites.
The Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River was in charge of arrangements.

Norbert F. Walter

NIAGARA, Wis. Ñ Norbert F. Walter, 92, formerly of rural Sheboygan Falls, Wis., died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. He leaves two daughters, Mary Ann (Garth) Brasure of Niagara, Wis., and Donna Poppenhagen of Saratoga, Calif. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Huehns-Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls in charge. The family is being served locally by the Jacobs Funeral Home-Niagara Chapel.

Niamie Soderberg

CRYSTAL FALLS — Niamie J. Soderberg, 97, formerly of 714 Forest Parkway, Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Evergreen Apartments in Kingsford.
Niamie was born on July 29, 1903 in Norway, the daughter of the late Swante and Hilda (Johnson) Johnson.
Niamie grew up and attended high school in Norway. After graduation Niamie went on to attend Western State Teachers College in Kalamazoo, lower Michigan. She earned a degree in elementary education. She taught school in Escanaba, Muskegon, Minneapolis, and Crystal Falls for 13 years retiring in 1965. 
Niamie married Iver W. Soderberg on Aug. 22, 1931 in Norway. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1965. Niamie was a member of the United Lutheran Church, Eastside Senior Citizens, and Retired Teachers Association.
She survived by a daughter-in-law, Sandra Soderberg of Gaylord, lower Michigan; a sister, Marcella Griffith of Marshall, lower Michigan; three grandsons, Chris Soderberg of Charlotte, N.C., Craig Soderberg of Colorado Springs, Colo., Clay Soderberg of Charlotte, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jay Carlton Soderberg on Feb. 3, 1996; a brother, Arthur Johnson; three sisters, Ethel Peterson, Edith Satava and Alice Bishop.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. 
Funeral services will be Tuesday 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Dr. John Linna will officiate. 
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Ione Davis

CRYSTAL FALLS — Ione P. Davis, 88, of 115 First St., Rogers Location, Iron River, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at the Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.
Ione was born on Jan. 31, 1912 in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Paul and Ione (Worden) Davis Sr.
Ione graduated from the Crystal Falls High School in 1931. She was employed in the offices of Drott Tractor Company of Iron River and also in the office of the Crystal Falls Community Hospital until her retirement in 1977.
She was an active member of the Christ United Methodist Church and the Ruth Circle. She was also an active member of the Crystal Falls Chapter 285 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of two bowling leagues in Iron River and a past member of the Crystal Falls Women’s Golf Club.
She is survived by a brother, Clinton (Margaret) Davis of Crystal Falls, and many cousins, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, John, Paul, Richard and Russell.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church of Crystal Falls. Crystal Falls Chapter 285 of the Order of Eastern Star will conduct services at 10:45 a.m.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Elbert Dulworth will officiate. 
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery of Crystal Falls.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is serving the family.

Mary Beth Roell

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mary Beth Roell, 56, of 929 East F St., Iron Mountain, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at her daughter’s home in Milwaukee.
Mary Beth was born Oct. 28, 1944, in Beaver Dam, Wis., daughter of Frances and the late Henry Henes. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School and Sacred Heart Nursing School in Milwaukee.
She married Larry Roell in May, 1965.
Mary Beth worked part-time at Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain for many years.
She was a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain, Chapter CX of the PEO Sisterhood, Chippewa Club in Iron Mountain and the S&B Tea Group.
She enjoyed quilting, traveling and watching old movies.
She leaves her husband, Larry; three daughters, Julie (Mark) Riutta of Iron Mountain, Kristine (Paul) Kroog of Milwaukee and Amy Roell of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a son, John (Amy) Roell of Manchester, N.H.; four grandchildren, Sarah and Neil Riutta, Kathrine Roell and Henry Roell; her mother, Frances Henes of Milwaukee; her mother-in-law, Agnes Roell of Channing; special friend, Mary Johnson and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her father-in-law, Clarence Roell.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Fr. Daniel Zaloga will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Kucera

CRYSTAL FALLS — Mary Kucera, 96, of Crystal Falls went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls Township.
Mary was born June 22, 1904, in Vulcan, daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Konik) Bjork.Mary attended school in Vulcan and Schaffer and along with her family moved to Buck Lake in Iron County when she was 13.
Mary married James Kucera on July 4, 1935, in Chicago, where they resided for 60 years. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1984.
She worked for 35 years for Western Electric.
In 1986 she moved to Alpha and resided there for 12 years with her brother Mike. Mary then resided for several years at Evergreen Heights Apartments in Kingsford.
Mary was a member of the Moose Lodge of Berwyn, Ill., St. Edward’s Guild in Alpha and Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Crystal Falls.She loved her family and enjoyed traveling, sewing, and reading.
She is survived by one brother, Mike (Agnes) Bjork of Alpha and numerous nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Peter, Joseph and Walter Bjork, and three sisters, Katherine Kosiba, Antoinette Bara and an infant sister, Caroline Bjork.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Crystal Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. Fr. Ray Zeugner will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

June Dorfler

IRON MOUNTAIN — June A. Dorfler, 88, of Kingsford died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis.
She was born June 24, 1912, in Wausaukee, Wis., daughter of the late Alfred and Anna (Beach) Cootware.Mrs. Dorfler lived in Kingsford, Shawano, Wis., and in Columbia City, Ind.
While in Columbia City she was a member of the Women of the Moose, the Eagles Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She moved back to Kingsford in 1976.
She married Anton Dorfler on April 13, 1932, in Crystal Falls. He preceded her in death in 1975.
Mrs. Dorfler was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Norway.
Mrs. Dorfler enjoyed crocheting and visiting with people.
She is survived by two sons, Joe (Dorothy) of Cedarburg, Wis., and Philip (June) of Kingsford; four daughters, Nancy Zecchin of Warren, lower Michigan, Mary (Joe) Wender of Iron Mountain, Karen Giguere of Iron Mountain and Sue Dorfler of Milwaukee; two sisters, Arlene Hawkins of Powers and Phyllis Cootware of Norway; one brother, Allan Cootware of Norway, and 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Don Giesen will officiate.
Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Tousignant

IRON MOUNTAIN — Edward “Bub” Tousignant, 75, of 1002 Apollo Drive, Iron Mountain, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Wood Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee.
He was born Nov. 25, 1925, son of the late Edward and Valeria (Weiser) Tousignant. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1944.
Mr. Tousignant was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
He married the former Helen Dishneau on July 5, 1947, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. After their marriage the couple moved to Illinois and back to Iron Mountain in 1986.
Mr. Tousignant was a member of the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 in Iron Mountain.
He leaves his wife, Helen; his son, Cary Norman of South Elgin, Ill.; two sisters, Joyce Manko of Iron Mountain and Donna (Vic) Badini of Kingsford; a sister-in-law, Louise Tousignant of Iron River; three grandchildren, Shelley Ann, Gary Edward (Aimee) and Mark Alan, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Bobbie Tousignant; three brothers, Donald, Lawrence and Bernard, and a sister, Kathleen Maygray.
At the family’s request there will be no visitation.
Private family services will be held.
Burial will be in Illinois.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Teresa Nowak

IRON MOUNTAIN — Teresa Nowak, 87, of 1820 Mary’s Way, Kingsford, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mrs. Nowak was born May 7, 1913, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Antonio and Angela (Pesavento) Carollo. She had been a resident of this area her entire life and graduated from Iron Mountain High School.
She married George Nowak on Sept. 10, 1942. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Nowak was a member of St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford.
She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed reading.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
She leaves her son, James (Bev) Nowak of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; her daughter, Valeria (James) Weinert of Embarass, Minn.; a brother, Aldo (Loretta) Carollo of Brookfield, Wis.; five grandchildren, Joelle Weinert, Kelly (Brendan) Brethold, Christopher Weinert, James Jr. (Angie) Nowak and Kristen (Jeff) Hindes and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford. Fr. Paul Nomellini will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
A memorial will be established in her memory.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Shamion

IRON RIVER — Margaret Ann Shamion, 83, of Iron River died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Wis.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements. 

John Long

IRON RIVER — John W. Long, 85, of Iron River died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in New Port Richey, Fla.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Caroline Harkins

IRON RIVER — Caroline Harkins, 86, of Iron River died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Duane Burkman

IRON MOUNTAIN — Duane C. Burkman, 47, of 204 Doraland St., Kingsford, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at his home.
He was born Aug. 14, 1953, in Milwaukee, son of Evelyn (Jacobson) Burkman and the late George Maynard Burkman. He graduated from Bay View High School in 1971.
Duane worked for Milwaukee Forge Co. for over 20 years before retiring due to a work related injury.
He had lived in this area for a number of years and always enjoyed the U.P.
Duane was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan and a member of the Norway Lutheran Church in Wind Lake, Wis.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Duane loved his five nieces.
He leaves his mother, Evelyn Burkman Bobier of Elkhorn, Wis.; two brothers, Daniel (Heidi) Burkman of Milwaukee and David Burkman of Wind Lake, Wis.; a sister, Candice Manke of Burlington, Wis.; five nieces, Tammy (Jason) Olson, Monica Manke, Sarah (Vito) Schwartz, Private First Class Katie Lynn Burkman and Danielle Shepard, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Jay Dahlvang will officiate.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Norbert Walter

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. — Norbert F. Walter, 92, formerly of rural Sheboygan Falls, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born May 8, 1908, in the Town of Lima, Wis., son of the late Peter and Therese (Friehamer) Walter.
He married Ann Roltgen on Aug. 22, 1936, in Armstrong, Wis. She preceded him in death on Jan. 1, 1995.
Norbert was a lifelong farmer in the Town of Lima.
He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in the Town of Lima.
He leaves two daughters, Mary Ann (Garth) Brasure of Niagara, Wis., and Donna Poppenhagen of Saratoga, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Todd (Patti) Brasure of Niagara, Wis., Tim Brasure of Niagara, Terese (Tony) Espe of Algonquin, Ill., Suzanne Brasure of Green Bay,Wis., Tom Girard (Anne) Brasure of Iron Mountain, Gregory Lee Brasure of Green Bay, Jeff (Wendy) Poppenhagen of Wellesley, Mass., Lynn (William) Macy of Capitola, Calif., Pam (Scott) Carlburg of Zionsville, N.C.; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons; a sister, Loretta Richert of Wauwatosa, Wis., several nieces and nephews and many friends.
In addition to his parents and his beloved wife, Ann, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bruce Poppenhagen; two sisters, Elenore De Voy and Theresa Gannon; a brother, Edwin Walter, and two infant grandsons, Gregory Girard Brasure and Thomas Robert Brasure.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Huehns-Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls.
A prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and the funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Rose Catholic Church in the Town of Lima. Rev. Fr. Eugene Winkler will officiate. 
Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery in the Town of Lima.
A memorial fund will be established in his name.
The Huehns-Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Trudell

FLORENCE, Wis. — Fred J. Trudell, age 100, a lifelong resident of Florence, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence.
Mr. Trudell was born July 3, 1900, in Florence, son of the late George and Alphonsine (Vandalle) Trudell.
He was employed by the Ford Motor Co. as a painter for over 30 years and continued as a painter throughout his retirement.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Florence.
He is survived by a son, Larry Trudell of Englewood, Colo., and seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Darrel Trudell, in 1968; seven brothers, Arcade, Thomas, William, Bismark, George, Patrick and Amede, and four sisters, Mary Waring, Rose Meham, Emma Spokes and Alice LaCount.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Mr. Trudell will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church of Florence. Rev. Fr. Michael Betley will officiate.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence.

William Burton

NIAGARA, Wis. — William Michael “Bill” Burton, 78, of Niagara, Wis., died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.
He was born April 25, 1922, in Ladysmith, Wis., son of William and Bertha (LeBlanc) Burton. Bill grew up in Appleton, Wis., graduating from Appleton High School in 1941.
During his junior year in high school, he was chosen to represent Appleton at the first Badger Boys State. He was elected governor of the mythical state government and traveled extensively giving inspirational talks about the experience.
Bill, who excelled in academics and sports, was offered a few athletic contracts but chose to pursue his education. He enrolled at Lawrence College in 1941 and distinguished himself on the football team there.
He enrolled in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves during his first semester. He remained in school until called to active duty during his sophomore year and reported to Quantico, Va. for training.
After graduating from Quantico Marine Corps School as a second lieutenant, he reported to the 1st Marine Division, where he served until his discharge in 1946. He returned to Lawrence College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1948.
Bill joined the Appleton American Legion Post and helped the post’s baseball team win a state championship. He was recalled to active military duty for almost three years in 1950 to serve in the Korean War, attaining the rank of captain.
On April 19, 1952, he married the former Margaret Kathryn Lally at St. Mary Catholic Church in Appleton, Wis. They lived briefly in Coronado, Calif. until Bill ended his military service.
Returning to Wisconsin, Bill began a career in education. He received a master’s degree in education from Northwestern University and a specialist’s degree from Ball State University. Bill served as a teacher, guidance counselor, high school principal and superintendent for nearly 30 years in Racine, Menasha, Glendale, Grafton and Wausau in Wisconsin and Portage, Ind. He also served as director of alumni relations for Lawrence University.
In 1975, Bill, Margaret and their family moved to Niagara, where he became district administrator for the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District. In semi-retirement, he continued to teach as a substitute in Niagara, Florence, Norway, Kingsford and Iron Mountain until 1999. He also served for a year as principal at Holy Spirit School in Norway.
He became a mentor and role model for many of his students. Bill also participated in numerous church activities as St. Anthony Parish in Niagara. He was a teacher, church lector, religious education committee president and parish council and fund-raising committee member.
Bill was named grand knight of the Niagara chapter of the Knights of Columbus. A longtime American Legion member, he was named the 1999 Man of the Year by the Marinette County American Legion.
His community activities in Niagara includes 10 years on the park and recreation committee, Lions Club member, Senior Citizens Center volunteer, and Friends of the Library member. He was a Memorial Day and Veterans Day speaker in the Niagara area and the secretary-treasurer of the Northern Lakes Conference.
Bill was a member of the Northwestern University Alumni Association, Phi Delta Kappa Professional Administrators Association and fourth degree member of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Bishop Baraga Council 1585 of the Knights of Columbus.
He has been a champion for the rights of special needs children since before the birth of his own special needs daughter in 1964. He was a pioneer for the fair and appropriate treatment and educational rights of handicapped and developmentally disabled children.
Bill served as chairman of the Dickinson-Iron Special Olympics Committee for five years and as coordinator of the Special Olympic Spring Games for 15 years. He also served as coordinator of the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive for Retarded Children for many years.
He leaves his loving wife of 48 years, Margaret; his six children, Tom of Cottage Grove, Wis., John (Kristin) of Lakeland, Fla., Betsy of Bozeman, Mont., Kathy (Brad) Huempfner of Bozeman, Bob (Rhonda) of Plover, Wis. and Mary of Niagara; 10 grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Burton of Kaukauna, Wis., Betty (Jim) Williamson of Oshkosh, Wis. and Ann (Jerry) Hopfensperger of Sun Prairie, Wis.; one brother-in-law, Jack (Jean) Lally of Appleton, Wis.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Francis, Cyril and Clifford (Esther) and a brother-in-law, Robert (Jo-Ann) Lally.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. American Legion services will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Friday and prayer services will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. Fr. Michael Betley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Appleton, Wis.
A memorial fund for scholarships at area schools and for the Wausaukee sheltered workshop is being planned by the family.
Bill was a man of conviction. Courtesy and respect have been his trademarks. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone. He had great love for his wife and children and his many friends and relatives. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Ted Dal Santo

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ted “Torger” Dal Santo, 76, of 1025 Woodward Ave., Kingsford, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Dal Santo was born July 26, 1924, in Channing, son of the late John and Annie (Roecker) Dal Santo. He had been a resident of this area his entire life, graduating from Channing High School.
Ted served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II.
Torger enjoyed all sports, especially skiing. He was recently made an honorary member of the Kiwanis Ski Club. He had ski jumped since his childhood and was active in skiing his entire life.
He was also a member of the American Legion Post and 40 et 8.
He leaves his twin brother, Tony (Velma) Dal Santo of Tomah, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Dal Santo of Sagola, and four nieces and nephews, Mary Ellen Keist of Longview, Texas, Peter (Annette) Dal Santo of Bloomingdale, Ill., Jim (Nancy) Dal Santo of Channing, and Toni Lee (Doug) Halvorson of Cloquet, Minn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Robert “Susie” Dal Santo.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The American Legion will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The funeral service will be at 7 this evening at the funeral home. Fr. George Kuppayil will offer the Mass of the Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Channing Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.


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