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John Long

IRON RIVER — John W. Long, 85, of Iron River died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Hospice House of Pasco in New Port Richey, Fla.
He was born July 3, 1915, in Iron River, son of the late Albert and Olga (Giampoli) Long. He attended Iron River schools and graduated from Iron River School in 1934. He was a lifelong resident of Iron River.
He married the former Mary Fochesato on Aug. 9, 1941, in Caspian. The couple made their home in Iron River. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1991.
Mr. Long was employed by the M.A. Hanna Mining Co. as an office clerk in the bookkeeping department and retired after 41 years. After retirement the couple wintered at their home in Holiday, Fla.
He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River, Iron River Elks Lodge 1671 and the Duc A’bruzzi Men’s Italian Club of Caspian.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Danny and Alan, and three sisters, Laura Grimes, Rena Tarsi and Eva Giovanelli.
He leaves his wife, Mary; two daughters-in-law, Lois Long of Virginia Beach, Va., and Joann Long of Green Bay, Wis.; a brother, Albert Long of Iron River; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. A liturgical prayer service will be conducted at 5:30 this evening at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and 9:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River. Rev. Fr. Norman Clisch, pastor, will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Alan John Long Jr., Ryan and Nicholas Long, Albert Silfven, Mark Martini and Kevin Nocerini.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Frazier

MARQUETTE — Eleanor Mary Frazier, 73, of 105 Mine St., Norway, passed on peacefully and comfortably Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, to meet her Saviour at the home of her daughter in Norway.
She was born nov. 13, 1927, in Marquette, daughter of the late William and Mae (Lambert) Brassard.
She spent most of her life in Marquette and in later years resided in Lafayette, Ind., with her daughter, Christine, and son-in-law, Jack. Most recently she resided in Norway, where she was cared for by her daughter, Jan, son-in-law, Louie, and grandchildren, Luke and Abrielle, who especially gave generously of their time and concern for their grandmother.
She was a devoted mother, adored all her grandchildren and was a loving sister.
She leaves her son, William “Pete” Dollar of Sanford, lower Michigan; three daughters, Christine (Jack) Schneider of Lafayette, Ind., Jan (Louie) Londo of Norway and Georgia (Jeff) Libby of Gwinn; her grandchildren, Shawn Dollar, Kimber Dollar, Stephanie (Mark) Gaby, Brian Bocklund, and twins, Luke and Abrielle Londo; two brothers, Jerry Brassard of Ishpeming and George Brassard of Marquette; a sister, Lorraine Rantanen of Waukesha, Wis., and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Robert George Dollar; four brothers, Louis, Lambert, Lon and Irwin Brassard, and two sisters, Blanche Bowen and Evelyn Poland.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern time) Sunday at the Fassbender Funeral Home in Marquette.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. Rev. Fr. Lawrence Gauthier will be the celebrant.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Eleanor’s grandchildren will serve as honorary escorts.
Eleanor leaves behind cherished moments and memories with all who loved her dearly.
“Give her a reward of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates,” Proverbs 31:31.

Dr. Philip Hatfield

CRYSTAL FALLS — Dr. Philip M. Hatfield, 61, of 606 Logan St., Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at his home.
Private family services will be held.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, make a donation to a charity of your choice.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Anthony Hoholek

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Anthony “Tony” Hoholek, 64, of Green Bay died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at home after a long illness.
Mr. Hoholek was born Aug. 1, 1936, in Alpha, son of the late Nicholas and Agnes Hoholek.
Tony attended Alpha Community High School, where he was on the basketball team.
He married the former Suzanne Petroff on May 22, 1965, in Illinois.
Tony served in the military after the Korean War. After the service he lived in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas before moving to Green Bay in 1973.
He worked in the construction business in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, as well as Green Bay. He was retired after working 18 years for the former F. Hurlbut Co. (now Great Lakes Calcium).
Tony was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He dabbled in the stock market and liked to travel.
In later years, Tony loved the company of his grandchildren.
He leaves four daughters and two sons-in-law, Patti and Frank Pacienza of Alto Monte, Italy, Wendy Hoholek and Heidi Hoholek, both of Green Bay, Cheryl and Greg Van De Hei of Denmark; five grandchildren, Frankie and Danny Pacienza, Alexander Anthony and Jennifer Sue Van De Hei and Jason Hoholek; his brothers and sisters and their spouses, John Hoholek of Alpha, Julie and Adam Zorzin of Caspian, Joe and Lois Hoholek of Green Bay, Mary Hill of San Francisco, Calif., Michael Hoholek of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Frank and Delores Hoholek of Eagle River, Wis., Andrew Hoholek of Wall Lake, Mich., Stanley Hoholek of Iron Mountain, Louis Hoholek of Alpha, and Helen and Norman Parker of L’Anse, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and June Hoholek; a sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Charles Long, and a brother-in-law, George Hill.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at West Mason Malcore Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason St., Green Bay.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice for all of their care and concern.

Rena Olson

LAKE LINDEN — Rena Alice Olson, 80, of Lake Linden, formerly of L’Anse, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Keweenaw Memorial Medical Center in Laurium, where she had been a patient for the past week.
She was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Norway, daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Martinelli) Brentare. She grew up in Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1938.
On Sept. 20, 1947, she married Maurice O. Olson in Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1974. She moved to L’Anse with her family in 1957 and had resided in Lake Linden since 1992.
She worked at J.J. Newbery, J.C. Penney and the A&P Grocery in Iron Mountain and was employed for 26 years at Franki’s Market (Quality Foods) in L’Anse.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden.
She leaves a daughter, Kristine (Gary) Gorsalitz of Marquette; a son, Rev. Eric Olson of Lake Linden; five grandchildren, Joy (Michael) Verlinden of Wixom, lower Michigan, Joshua Gorsalitz of Jackson Hole, Wy., Hannah Gorsalitz of Nashville, Tenn., Erica and Emily Gorsalitz at home; three great-grandchildren, Alice Rena, Emma Ann and Michael James III Verlinden of Wixom; a sister, Joyce Sikora of Iron Mountain; a brother, Donald Brentare of Milwaukee; a cousin, Lydia Holmes of Milwaukee; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern time) Monday at Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden. A vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden. Rev. Eric Olson will officiate and will be assisted by the priests of the Diocese of Marquette.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
At the request of the family, donations may be made to the St. Joseph Restoration Fund of St. Joseph Church in Lake Linden.

Douglas Carlson

ELGIN, S.C. — Douglas “Doug” Wesley Carlson, 63, of Elgin, S.C., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in South Carolina.
He was born in Iron Mountain, son of the late Frederick G. and Catherine (Cameron) Carlson.
Mr. Carlson was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, having served 20 years, and retired from the Pepsi Co. after 20 plus years.
He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, Lugoff Lodge 411, and was a worthy patron of Order of the Eastern Star, Lugoff-Elgin 298.
He leaves his wife, Evelyn Marie (Emery) Carlson; a daughter, Lisa M. Carter of Elgin; a son, Scott Douglas Carlson of Elgin; three granddaughters, Sabrina, Stephanie and Sierra; two sisters, Elaine Yuhasey and Joyce Yuhasey, both of Iron Mountain; and three brothers, Frederick “Fritz” Carlson, Jon Carlson and Gary Carlson, all of Iron Mountain.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern time) today at Kornegay Funeral Home Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Harmony Baptist Church. Rev. Chris Smith will officiate.
Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, S.C.
Memorials may be made the the Order of The Eastern Star Home, 1267 N. Main St., Sumter, S.C. 29153.

Rose Mary Anderson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rose Mary Anderson, 93, of 824 East C St., Iron Mountain, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mrs. Anderson was born April 17, 1907, in Spalding, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Dupont) Gagne.
She married Albin Anderson and they resided in Iron Mountain most of their lives. He preceded her in death in May of 1980.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain and the Legion of Mary.
She enjoyed cooking, crafts, ceramics and gardening.
She leaves two sons, Leonard (Dorothy) Anderson of Norway and Earl (Roberta) Anderson of Littleston, Pa.; two sisters, Lillian Betters and Rena Poupore, both of Spalding; a brother, Raymond Gagne of Spalding, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Arthur Anderson; four sisters and eight brothers.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Parish prayers will be recited at 6 this evening at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday 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.
Pallbearers will be Arthur, Glenn, Charles, Allen and Brian Anderson and Kyle Vivio.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Hronkin

CRYSTAL FALLS — Anna Mary Hronkin, 79, of 317 Washington Ave., Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Crystal Falls Community Hospital.
Anna was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Hazlin, Czechoslovakia, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gerka) Marcinov.
Anna immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 and settled in Indiana Harbor, Ind. Once there, she attended high school. Later she was employed as a housekeeper and as a worker in the steel mills.
Anna met George Samuel Hronkin at the steel mill they both worked at and they later were married in 1941.
They lived in Indiana Harbor until 1952, when they moved to Crystal Falls. In Crystal Falls, she began working as a cook for the Crystal Falls Hospital as well as for Crystal Manor Nursing Home.
Anna worked at the Frigo Cheese Co. plant in Crystal Falls for a time and also sold Avon products for 24 years.
Anna received a second chance at life when she received a liver transplant in 1988.
She was a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Crystal Falls.
Anna loved baby-sitting her grandchildren, painting stained glass, cooking, baking and caring for those around her. She loved her family well.
She is survived by her husband, George Samuel Hronkin of Crystal Falls; one son, George Joseph (Sally) Hronkin of Grand Marais, Alger County; two daughters, Nancy (John) Hronkin-Force of Crystal Falls and Patt Hronkin-Attar of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, Joseph Marcinov of Crown Point, Ind.; one sister, Irene Holinga of Highland, Ind., and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Crystal Falls.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 4 p.m. Friday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ray Zeugner will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is serving the family.

Joyce Bussone

CASPIAN — Joyce Bussone, 74, of 349 Brule Ave., Caspian, died Saturday evening, Feb. 3, 2001, at her son’s home in Stevensville, lower Michigan.
She was born July 13, 1926, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, daughter of the late William and LouAnn (Armitage) Canniff.
On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Frank Bussone in Montreal. Prior to moving to Caspian, the couple lived in various Michigan communities while Mr. Bussone was employed as an officer with the Michigan State Police.
Joyce was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian and the St. Ann’s Society.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William Canniff in 1999.
She leaves her husband, Frank; two sons, Gerald (Janice) Bussone of Stevensville, lower Michigan and Brian (Debbie) Bussone of New Castle, Wash.; three daughters, Judith (Jerome) Occhietti of Norway, Pamela (James) Lindbeck of DePere, Wis. and Mary (Jeffrey) Curley of Commerce Township, lower Michigan; two sisters, Lorna Lucas of Weymouth, Mass. and Eunice (Christ) Reppuhn of Harrison, lower Michigan; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian. The Rev. Fr. Otto Sartorelli, pastor, will officiate.
The Langenberg Funeral Home - Stambaugh Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lee Wallenfang

NIAGARA, Wis. — Lee Louis Wallenfang, 83, a longtime resident of Niagara and most recently of Breitung Township, died early Monday morning, Feb. 5, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Wallenfang was born Dec. 4, 1917, in Niagara, Wis., son of the late Frank X. and Elizabeth (Tappa) Wallenfang.
Lee grew up in Niagara and graduated from Niagara High School in 1935. He then attended the University of Wisconsin — Oshkosh, but his work there was interrupted by military service before and during World War II. During the war, he served as a company commander in the New Guinea and Southern Philippine campaigns, winning three battle stars and other awards.
After the war, he returned to school in Oshkosh and graduated in 1947. He later received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation from Oshkosh, he taught for one year at Sevastopol, Wis. (Door County) and then at Niagara High School from 1948 until his retirement in 1980. He taught American problems, physics and mathematics. He was also the assistant high school football coach and a junior high school basketball coach, besides being the adviser to various student groups. Niagara had a number of remarkably successful teams during his years as a coach.
His hobbies included golfing, reading, swimming and he was also an avid Green Bay Packer fan. After retirement, he was active in the Golden K Kiwanis Club in Iron Mountain and a member of the Golden K Band, where he played clarinet and saxophone.
Lee was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Niagara, where he served as treasurer among other activities. He was also one of the principal organizers of the building project for the Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara.
Following the second Vatican Council, he was a member of the Green Bay Diocesan task force that instituted procedures for the establishment of parish councils. His service to the church was recognized by admission to the Knights of St. Gregory.
He married the former Ellen West in 1941.
He leaves his wife, Ellen; three children, Ron (Mary Ann) of Germantown, Wis.; John (Linda) of Benton Harbor, lower Michigan and Lisa (Bob) Steeno of Madison, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Clyde (Marion) of Greenfield, Wis.; a sister, Jean (Wallace) Bradtke of Estil Springs, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation will be held Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel. The Golden K will honor Mr. Wallenfang at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home and prayers will follow at 10:30 a.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Niagara. Fr. Michael Betley and Fr. Patrick Bernardy will officiate. Burial will be in the Niagara Cemetery.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel.

Michael Ziemnick

KINGSFORD — Michael Ziemnick, 58, a resident of Hooper Street in Kingsford and a former resident of Hubbell, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Fred Kekko in Hancock following a four month illness.
He was born in Lake Linden on Jan. 8, 1943, son of the late Frederick and Julia (Tornoff) Ziemnick. He attended the former St. Cecilia School in Hubbell and was a 1961 graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School. He lived in Hubbell until 1978 when he moved to Kingsford.
Mike was employed as an installer by Western Electric, then AT&T and retired from Lucent Technology in 1996.
He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 until 1965. He was a member of the William Giroux Post 90 of the American Legion in Lake Linden.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, John on April 29, 1984.
He leaves a son, Thomas (Nancy) and grandson, Kyle of Castro Valley, Calif.; a sister, Margaret (Fred) Kekko of Hancock; a brother, James of Calumet Lake Shore; and several cousins.
As requested by Mike, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.
The family suggests memorials to the John Ziemnick Memorial Fund at the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.
The Pearce Funeral Home of Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

Glenard Stoychoff

ROCKWOOD — Glenard C. Stoychoff, 83, of Rockwood, lower Michigan, died Jan. 31, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Stoychoff was born July 1, 1917, in Stambaugh, son of the late Dragon and Lola (Konell) Stoychoff.
He was a veteran of World War II serving from November of 1941 to December of 1945 in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He married Joan Margaret Macklin on July 26, 1947.
Mr. Stoychoff graduated from Michigan State University in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering.
Mr. Stoychoff was employed for 25 years at Massey-Ferguson in Detroit. He retired in 1985. He also served as the city of Rockwood tax assessor.
He was a member and past president of Rockwood Lions Club.
He leaves his wife, Joan; two sons, Lee C. Stoychoff of Worcester, Mass., and Brent A. Stoychoff of Rockwood; a daughter, Mrs. Glenda Thomas of West Hartford, Conn.; four brothers, Harley of Green Bay, Wis., Marvin and George “Buzz” of Iron River and Eugene Stoychoff of Stambaugh and four grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marcia DeBrito in December of 2000, and a brother, Arnold Stoychoff.
Visitation and services were held at the Ford Chapel Allore Martenson Funeral Home in Rockwood.
Burial of ashes will take place in the spring at Bates Township Cemetery in Iron County with a memorial service pending.
Memorials may be made for the Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester Hills, lower Michigan.
The Ford Chapel Allore Martenson Funeral Home in Rockwood was in charge of arrangements.

Catherine Paupore

IRON MOUNTAIN — Catherine C. Paupore’s battle with cancer ended on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Cathy was 49 and resided at 136 Grant St. in Kingsford.
She was born May 16, 1951, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Norman and Sima (Maki) Cowling. She graduated from Kingsford High School.
Cathy was a nurse’s aide for Nustar Home Health Services in Iron Mountain.
Her hobbies included spending time with her grandchildren, knitting, cooking, and gardening and was known for her marigolds.
She was the loving mother of Jeff (Rhonda) Paupore of Iron Mountain, Corey (Nikki Smith) Paupore of Iron Mountain, Annette (Alan Geiger) Paupore of Kingsford and Krystal Schuirmann at home; the beloved grandmother of Anthony Paupore and Brittany Adams; a special sister to Norma (Roger) Deau of Norway, Norman (Joan) Cowling of Kingsford, Dale (Gayle) Cowling of Foster City, Duane “Gramps” Cowling of Kingsford and Sonja Steinbeck of Kingsford. Cathy also leaves many special nieces, nephews, friends, and cousins, including two special cousins, Karen Hughes of Crystal Falls and Lil Perron of Iron Mountain.
In heaven she will be joining her infant son, Robert Paul Paupore; a brother, Glenn Cowling and a sister, Thelma Martin.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate.
Burial will be in Quinnesec Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Alyce Bowman

CRYSTAL FALLS — Alyce M. Bowman, 89, of 210 N. Third St., Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.
Alyce was born May 27, 1911, in Stambaugh, daughter of the late Bert and Mary Ellen (Wallace) Hughes. She grew up and attended school in Stambaugh.
She married Gilbert Bowman of Crystal Falls on July 18, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1981.
Alyce attended a beautician school in Detroit and began working at different beauty salons in Crystal Falls.
She later worked for her sister as a waitress at the Snack Bar in Crystal Falls and later at Club Felix in Crystal Falls.
Alyce was a devoted mother and housewife.
She was a member of the Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Crystal Falls, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary Post 2891 and past member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Unit 87.
Alyce was an avid bowler and golfer.
She leaves a daughter-in-law, Mona Bowman of Livonia, lower Michigan; a sister, Viola Andrizzi of Crystal Falls; a nephew, Jim (Irene) Juneau of Amasa; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and many nieces.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Tom Wallace Bowman, who went to be with the Lord on Feb. 3, 2001; a sister, Marian, and two brothers, Lawrence and Bernard.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Rev. Fr. Ray Zeugner will officiate.
Burial will be Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Doris Case

GARDEN CITY — Doris M. (Sorensen) Case, 79, of Garden City, lower Michigan, died of congestive heart failure on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Keith Case.
She leaves three daughters, Cassandra (Colin) Taylor, Patricia (Richard) Rogers and Renee (Raymond) Miller; one brother, David Sorensen, of Kingsford; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Doris was also preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sorensen and three brothers. 
Doris was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Menominee. She moved with her parents and four brothers to Kingsford in April 1926. Doris graduated from Kingsford High School in 1939.
After the war in 1946, Doris and Keith moved to Garden City. For the last eight years she lived with her daughter, Cassie and family.
Doris was active in the First United Methodist Church.
Funeral and burial were held Wednesday, Jan. 31 in Westland, lower Michigan.

Phyllis Rushford

TROY — Phyllis Rushford, former resident of Iron Mountain, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001,in Troy, lower Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, ‘‘Kelly’’ Rushford.
She leaves a daughter, Sally Hoppenrath of Warren, lower Michigan; a son, Calvin (Gerri) of Ludington, lower Michigan; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Orville Rule of Tucson, Ariz.; and a sister, Dorothy Melin of Iron Mountain.
A private memorial service for the immediate family is planned in Warren.

Donald Beauchamp

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP — Donald S. Beauchamp, 69, of 1790 Glenwood Lane, Ishpeming Township, died peacefully at his home with his family and the care of Jamie Lancour of Lake Superior Hospice at his side following a lengthy illness.
Donald was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Kingsford, son of the late Roy and Stella (Piche) Beauchamp. He lived in Hardwood before residing in Ishpeming for the past 50 years.
He worked as a self-employed salesman of televisions and appliances and also worked for the Cleveland-Cliffs Mining Co., where he retired from.
Don was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Musician Local and had his own country band, Don’s Country Serenaders.
He leaves four children, Steve (Debra) Beauchamp, Mike (Margaret) Beauchamp, Debra (Norman) Marcus and Gregg (Alice) Beauchamp, all of Ishpeming; two sisters, Karen (Kenneth) Orzel of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. and Annabelle Paquette of Iron River; two brothers, Honore (Shirley) Beauchamp of Hardwood and Fran (Martha) Beauchamp of Iron River; nine grandchildren, Allen, Lisa, Eric, Peter, Brady, Tammy, Robert, Chad and Michael; one great-grandson, Gregory; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his wife, Betty; five brothers, Robert, Ernest, Edwin, Leslie and Emanuel; and two sisters, Eunice and Lorraine.
Visitation will be held Sunday from noon (Central time) until 3 p.m. at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Rev. Bruce C. Hatch will officiate. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home of Ishpeming is in charge of arrangements.

Nola Lepisto

STAMBAUGH — Nola Lepisto, 88, of 166 Fairview Road, Iron River, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis.
She was born March 8, 1912, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Charles and Palmira (Mottard) Barna. She grew up in Crystal Falls and attended schools there.
She married William Lepisto on Aug. 26, 1931, and the couple lived in Crystal Falls prior to moving to Stambaugh in 1939. Mr. Lepisto preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1987. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ione Signore, and by three brothers, Charles, Glen and Laval Barna.
She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church of Caspian.
She is survived by one daughter, Lois Basolo of Independence, Wis.; two sons, Lowell Lepisto of Escondido, Calif., and Eugene (Sandra) Lepisto of Racine, Wis.; one sister, Lina Barna of Iron Mountain, and 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Langenberg Funeral Home-Stambaugh Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Cecelia Catholic Church of Caspian. Rev. Fr. Otto Sartorelli, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Stambaugh Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James Standifer

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. — James Gary Standifer, 55, of Lenoir City, Tenn., formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away suddenly Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Loudon Hospital.
Gary was an employee of Lexington Cartage.
He was a former member of the Maranatha Assembly of God in Kingsford and was active as a leader in the Royal Rangers.
He leaves his wife of 35 years, Rene Carpenter Standifer; daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Dean Petrick of Holland, lower Michigan, Christine Standifer-Bancroft and Shawn Bancroft of Rolla, Mo., Melanie and Julio Morales of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Joshua, Britany, Alyssa, Megan, Andrew and Miranda; his parents, Frank and Minnie Standifer of Monroe, lower Michigan; his sisters, Yvonne Nocella of Monroe, Reba Mahoney of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Joyce Hellenberg of Glasgow, Ky., and Almira Kay Sorter of Monroe; his brothers, Bill Standifer of Monroe, Colin Standifer of Dayton, Ohio, and John Standifer of Flat Rock, lower Michigan, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. James Boyd will officiate.
Burial will follow in Lake View Cemetery.
His nephews and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, 2018 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916.
The Click Funeral Home of Lenoir City is serving the family.

Rene Querio

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rene A. Querio, 87, of 701 W. Sagola Ave., Kingsford, formerly of Crystal Falls and Channing, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born May 18, 1913, in L’Anse, daughter of the late Henry and Dora (Goodreau) Rochon.
She married her husband, John, on Feb. 9, 1932. They were residents of Iron Mountain from 1932 t0 1956 and Channing from 1956 until 1993 when they moved to Crystal Falls. They returned to this area in 1998.
Mrs. Querio was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing for friends and family.
She was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
She leaves her husband, John; a special niece, Gloria Baker of Marquette,and several other nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate.
Burial will be in Channing Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanine Petschke

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jeanine A. Petschke, 66, of 829 Quinnesec St., Quinnesec, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at her home.
She was born Dec. 19, 1934, in Quinnesec, daughter of the late Leonard and Mildred (Barglind) Nordman. She had been a resident of the area for most of her life. She was a 1952 graduate of Kingsford High School.
Jeanine attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1958. She later received her master’s degree from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
Jeanine taught social studies for seventh- and eighth-grade students at Breitung Township Schools for over 30 years, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Quinnesec and Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP).
Jeanine enjoyed traveling, gardening, her cats and bird watching. She especially loved her grandchildren.
She leaves a son, James (Suzanne) Petschke; two daughters, Denise Brouillette of Spread Eagle, Wis., and Julianne (Robert Baker) of Shelby Township, lower Michigan; a sister, Phyllis DeLaire of Chula Vista, Calif.; six grandchildren, Breanna and Alexandra Petschke, William, Courtney, Brittany and Brant Brouillette; several very special friends and relatives and a niece, Judy Ciora of Medina, Minn.
Friends may call from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. James Holmberg will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund will be established in her memory at Kingsford High School.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Cheryl Nanninga

IRON MOUNTAIN — Cheryl S. Nanninga, 55, of 401 West D St., Iron Mountain, formerly of Aurora, Wis., died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at her home.
She was born Aug. 18, 1945, in Chicago, daughter of Sybil and the late Fredrick Esch.
Cheryl enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing bingo.
She leaves two sons, Robert (Janet) and James (June), both of Florence, Wis.; a daughter, Cindy (Bob Hendrickson) of Iron Mountain; her mother, Sybil Esch of Palos Hills, Ill.; three sisters, Sharon (Ray) Ithal of Palos Hills, Ill., Dale (Russ) Olszewski of Sarasota, Fla., her twin sister, Carol (Lloyd) Fritz of Katy, Texas; two brothers-in-law, George (Joanne) Nanninga of Apache Junction, Ariz., and John Nanninga of Iron Mountain; a sister-in-law, Elaine Schumacher of Douglas, lower Michigan; her grandchildren, whom she loved and adored, Emma, Jeremiah, and Jolene Nanninga, all of Florence, Wis., and Sakita Florek and Sahayra Hendrickson, both of Iron Mountain, many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Charlene Leinen of Aurora, Wis.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Meredith Rupe will officiate.
Burial will be in the Homestead-Aurora Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Alex Chounard

NORWAY — Alex “Bibs” Chounard, 82, of Norway died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Norway, son of the late Alex and Elizabeth (Poquette) Chouinard.
He married Lucille Cucciatti on Sept. 2, 1939, at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan.
Alex served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a military policeman (MP) at the Presidio in California.
He was a member of Pipefitters Local 506 of the Upper Peninsula Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.
Alex enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed working outdoors, gardening and hunting.
He leaves his wife, Lucille; a daughter, Janet (Richard) Zanon of Vulcan; his grandsons, Brian, John (Brooke), Peter and Joseph Zanon; his granddaughter, Rhonda (Roger) Peterson; five great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Inez Chounard of Milwaukee, Margaret Chounard of Des Plaines, Ill., Ida Cucciatti of Norway, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ernest, Edward, Raymond and Herman Chounard and three sisters, Victoria Sackerson, Eva Beauchamp and Josephine Chouinard.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Miner Funeral Home in Norway. Parish prayers will be conducted at 5 p.m. and the rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Prayers will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway. Fr. Mark McQuesten will celebrate the Mass.
Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery.


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