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Peter Malone

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Peter Joseph Malone, 87, of Toms River died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, following a brief illness.
He was born June 28, 1913, in Tenafly, N.J., son of Giuseppe and Valentina (Sodiro) Malon. The family settled in Hermansville in 1919.
Pete grew up helping out on his family’s truck farm, selling vegetables. He attended school in Hermansville, but left after the eighth grade to take a job at a hardwood flooring factory. He worked there for seven years to help support his parents and seven younger siblings. He also spent a brief stint in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
In 1936, Pete moved to Cliffside Park, N.J., and worked in masonry and textiles. This same year he met his future bride, Marion Wikert, at an Italian street celebration. Their marriage spanned 61 years.
He loved to tell the story of how he once forgot his wallet and the $100 he had saved for their wedding ring on a New Jersey bus when he stopped at Ivan’s Confectionery for a soda. Upon realizing this, he waited for the bus to return, walked to the back and found his wallet, with the money still inside.
Peter served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a mechanic from 1943 to 1946. He served in England, France, Belgium and Germany and held the rank of corporal.
Upon his return to the states, he began a career in carpentry and home improvements that last lasted 50 years.
Pete was a member of the American Legion in Brick Town, N.J.
He leaves his beloved “Ma,” Marion; sons, Paul (Eleanor) and Daniel of Norway; daughters, Arlene (Doug) Key of New Jersey and Diane (Robert) Delaney of New York; grandchildren, Nick (Celeste) Malone, Michael (Angela) Malone, Danielle, Michael and James Delaney, Desiree and Dustin Malone, Jamie, Lisa and David Key; five great-grandchildren, Max, Hannah, Molly, Matthew and Kiersten; sisters, Olga Robertson and Ida St. Juliana of Hermansville; brothers, John and Levio of Hermansville, and Virgil of California, and a special brother-in-law, Gene Minatelli and his sister, Marion of New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph “Tony” and Edward and three infant siblings.
“Pop-Pop” loved his yearly visits to the U.P. to see his family. In his day, Pete was an avid bowler, dancer and musician, playing both the organ and accordion. It’s been said that he impressed many when he and his wife would take to the dance floor.
“Pop-Pop, you were one in a million! We will forever miss your booming laugh and ready smile. We will remember your love of life, your ability to make a friend just about anywhere, and your beautiful hands, gnarled from years of hard work. Your mother-in-law used to tell you she didn’t think you were ‘gonna make old bones.’ You sure proved her wrong.”
A private interment was conducted March 23 in Brick Town, N.J.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Lorina Zambon

IRON MOUNTAIN — Lorina A. Zambon, 77, of 803 E. Sixth St., Iron Mountain, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.
She was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Courtenay, N.D., daughter of the late Lyle and Grace (Reid) Willan. She graduated from Kingsford High School.
She married Fred O. Zambon on March 15, 1941, in Vulcan. They were proud to have recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together.
Lorina was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain and a life member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Auxiliary.
She worked as a cook for 30 years for the Dickinson Area Catholic Schools, until her retirement in 1985.
She leaves her husband, Fred; a daughter, Sharon (Frank) Bennett of Gaylord, lower Michigan; a son, Terry (Candy) Zambon of Iron Mountain; six grandchildren, Renee (Doug) Becker of Gaylord, Debbie (Jack) Janisch of Johannesburg, lower Michigan, Karla (Larry) Frabotta of Macomb, lower Michigan, Tammy Bianga of Escanaba, Tony (Michelle) Zambon of Canton, lower Michigan and Derek Zambon of Iron Mountain; six great-granddaughters and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant granddaughter, Wendy Bennett, in 1961; four brothers, Charles, Russell, Lloyd, and Orville Willan and two sisters, Floy Carollo and Lucille Phillips.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will officiate.
Burial will follow in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
Casketbearers will be Lorina’s grandchildren.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

Jack Greenquist

FLORENCE, Wis. — Jack C. Greenquist, 77, of Commonwealth entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 24, 2001, in Florence.
Mr. Greenquist was born March 27, 1923, in Kenosha, Wis., son of the late Clarence and Carrie Greenquist.
Mr. Greenquist enjoyed the outdoors and was a lifelong resident of Florence-Commonwealth.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen Greenquist. Other survivors include sisters Elaine Daniels of Florence and Sharon Ganzel of Seymour, Wis.; one brother, Allen of Streamwood, Ill; two sons, Guy Greenquist and Robert Greenquist, daughter-in-law, Teresa, and granddaughters, Angela and Savannah, all of Milton, Fla. He is also survived by many other special relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence. Rev. Doug Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in the Commonwealth Cemetery.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence.

Dr. Diane Kinowski

CRYSTAL FALLS — Dr. Diane L. Kinowski, 49, of 133 Briar Hill, Crystal Falls, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Mansfield Township.
She was born Jan. 22, 1952, in Winona, Minn., daughter of the late David and Joni (Swensen) Kinowski.
She graduated from Cotter High School in Winona and received her bachelor of science degree at St. Mary’s University in Winona. She earned her physician’s assistant certification from Western Michigan University and her doctorate in medicine from Michigan State University Medical College. She also received a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Kinowski had practiced as a physician in Milwaukee prior to moving to Crystal Falls in 1984. She was a physician at Crystal Falls Community Hospital and also served with the Dickinson-Iron County Substance Abuse Service in Kingsford. She had practiced at Iron County General Hospital and was currently in the family practice residency program at Marquette General Hospital.
On May 7, 1988, she married Larry Hegstrom at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.
Diane enjoyed flower gardening, playing smear, painting, boating, and crocheting. She also enjoyed helping her family and friends and caring for her dog, Whoopie.
She was a member of United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Kinowski.
She leaves her husband, Larry; three stepsons, Mark (Karen) Hegstrom and Randy (Ramona) Hegstrom, both of Crystal Falls and Paul (Marie) Hegstrom of Tucson, Ariz.; two stepdaughters, Char (Ray) Sarkis of Pioneer, Calif., and Lisa (Tom) Lesandrini of Crystal Falls; a brother, Mike (Lisa) Kinowski of Mankato, Minn.; two sisters, Judi (Chad) Wedul and Mindy (Doug) Czaplewski, both of Winona, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Alyson, Mary, David, Alicia, Kaylee, Jeffrey, Alexis, Brandon, and Stephanie; a great-grandchild, Connor and her nieces and nephews, Sarah, David, Laura, Katie, Kerstin, Jeffrey, Zach, Nate, Matthew, and Aaron.
Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Rev. Dr. John Linna, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
Pallbearers will be Mark, Randy and Paul Hegstrom, Tom Lesandrini, Doug Czaplewski, Mike Kinowski and Chad Wedul.
Organist Betty Soderberg will accompany soloist Robert Surface.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Edgar Loper

IRON MOUNTAIN — Edgar E. Loper, 72, of 373 Cass Ave., Kingsford, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of the late Ward and Ruth (Loughnan) Loper.
Eddie married Patricia Lesandrini on Nov. 8, 1952, at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church of Iron Mountain.
Mr. Loper lived in Milwaukee until 1953, when he moved to Kingsford.
He was employed at Eagle Tool Co. and was a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Karen Loper of Milwaukee, Lynn Loper of Kingsford and Terri (Jim) Rose of Kingsford; one sister, Audrey Leslie of Milwaukee; four grandchildren, Mike Bricker, Jessica, Ashley and Amanda Rose, and many nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by four brothers, Alan, Charles, Carl and Robert, and one sister, Lucille Meunier.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church of Iron Mountain.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Rev. Fr. Dan Zaloga will celebrate the Mass.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

James Sexton

KINGSFORD — James A. Sexton, 63, of Kingsford, died early Friday morning, March 24, 2001, in Superior, Wis.
He was born Jan. 23, 1938, son of the late Cloyde and Anne (Presley) Sexton.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He leaves his fiancee, Julie Wilcox of Superior, Wis.; three sons, Timothy (Tami) Sexton of Niagara, Wis., Scott (Denise) Sexton of Nebraska and Darren (Michelle) Sexton of Fairbanks, Alaska; three daughters, Gayle (Steve) Chartier of Niagara, Wis., Deanna LeGest and Pete Snoweart of Gladstone and Robin (Steven) Dennis of Rapid City, S.D.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jack Sexton of Iron Mountain, Harold (Judy) Sexton of Randville, Roy (Connie) Sexton of Phoenix, Ariz. and Earl (Bonnie) Sexton of Kingsford; two sisters, Sylvia (Thomas) Piche of Dunbar, Wis. and Dorothy Miller of Iron Mountain; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special thanks to Curtis Sexton’s family.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cynthia Sexton; his parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. David Wilton of Maranatha Assembly of God Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Channing Cemetery.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Robert Sjogren

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Robert Henry Sjogren, 60, of Jackson, Wy., died March 18, 2001, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born January 19, 1941, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Elmer Sjogren and Bertha Elizabeth Vanhautala Sjogren. He grew up and attended schools in the Crystal Falls and Waukegan areas.
He received a Chick Evans golfing scholarship and attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where he received a bachelor of business degree.
Mr. Sjogren worked as a salesman for various businesses.
He was a lay minister of the Christian Scientist religion.
He enjoyed traveling, acting in community theaters and continuing education.
He is survived a sister, Marlene Morris of Waukegan, Ill.; a brother, Arthur (Beth) Hillson of Gurnee, Ill.; two nieces, Dawn Napier and Michelle Montry; four great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
The family requests that any donations made go to the American cancer Society or the Church of choice.
The Wood Funeral Home of Idaho Falls, Idaho was in charge of arrangements.

Domenic Carollo

IRON MOUNTAIN — Domenic L. Carollo, 79, of N-3076 Quinnesec, Lake Antoine Road, Iron Mountain, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Domenic and Amalia (Ronzoni) Carollo. He graduated from Iron Mountain High School with the class of 1941.
After graduation he attended Cassidy Tech in lower Michigan for one year.
Mr. Carollo then worked for Packard Motors for a year before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He served three years in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
He married the former Betty Menucci in September of 1946 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Betty; two sons, Randall (Marge) of Iron Mountain and Fred of Yalaha, Fla.; four grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Andrea and Maria Carollo, Brian and Jenni Carollo; a sister, Victoria Martin of Helena, Mont., and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Nicky; two brothers, Joseph and Frank, and five sisters, Louise Carollo, Rose Stinski, Amelia Mazzie, Angelina Koubsky, and Catherine Greenwald.
Mr. Carollo especially enjoyed building his two log cabins and spending many hours in the woods. He loved hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling.
Domenic worked for Wisconsin Electric Power Co. for 35 years as a lineman and power plant operator. He retired in January of 1984.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain, Tin Can Sailors and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
Private services for the family were held at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Burial was in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain was in charge of arrangements.

Douglas Tippett

IRON MOUNTAIN — Douglas “Tipp” Tippett, 78, of 1314 N. Milwaukee Ave., Iron Mountain, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Tipp was born March 31, 1922, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Harold and Hedwig (Nelson) Tippett. He was a lifelong resident of the area.
He was a veteran in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the 15th Infantry Battalion, Third Division, Seventh Army at the rank of sergeant. He received the ETO with four battle stars, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Purple Heart with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, Citation Campaign Ribbon with four stars, Bronze Arrowhead, Croixdeguerre with a Palm and five overseas bars.
Tipp was employed by the city of Iron Mountain as a mechanic, retiring in 1984.
He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Order of the Purple Heart.
Tipp was an avid baseball player, playing for the Iron Mountain Rangers hardball team. He also enjoyed hunting and camp.
He leaves a son, Tim Tippett; a sister, Marjorie (Carl) Krokstrom of Iron Mountain, and two nephews, Douglas (Julia) Krokstrom and Jim Krokstrom (Debbie Menza), both of Iron Mountain.
He was preceded in death by a nephew, Bobby Krokstrom and a niece, Kathy (Krokstrom) Derouin.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The Order of the Purple Heart and American Legion will conduct a memorial service at 6:15 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A memorial service will at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Robert Mueller will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

James Whiting

IRON MOUNTAIN — James R. Whiting, 80, formerly of 225 Roseland St., Kingsford, currently living in the home of his daughter, Marge (Albert) Muntz of Kingsford, passed peacefully at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain on Tuesday, March 27, 2001.
Jim was born Sept. 19, 1920, in Beaver, Penn., son of the late Russell and Ruby (Jolly) Whiting.
He married Rita Burby on May 9, 1946, in Florida. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2000. They enjoyed many years together traveling around the country while he served in the military. In 1971 they moved to Kingsford.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years of service. After moving to Kingsford, he was employed as the manager of the Ford Airport in Kingsford.
James enjoyed many things such as woodworking and working around the yard, but he especially enjoyed flying.
He leaves a daughter, Mage (Al) Muntz of Kingsford; a son, Robert Whiting of Iron Mountain; six grandchildren, Theresa (Tom) Westman of Iron Mountain, Lisa (Brian) Pearson of Iron Mountain, Laura Muntz of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jessica Whiting of Gulfport, Miss., Lindsey Whiting of Iron Mountain and Stephanie Muntz of Kingsford; six great-grandchildren, Holly and Dillon Uren, Randi Pearson, Sara and Tommy Westman and Cody Ellis; two brothers, Donald (Jessica) Whiting of North Carolina and Russel (Esther) Whiting of Florida; a sister, Ann (Glenn) Marler of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Veteran services will be at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pastor Lonnie Wilson of Community Bible Chapel, will officiate.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Katherine Callari

VULCAN — Katherine F. Callari, 94, of 159 Mission St., Vulcan, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at St. Barbara’s rectory where she lived with her son, Fr. Bill Callari.
She was born Jan. 7, 1907, in Harris, daughter of the late John and Helen (Derusha) LaChapelle. She married Joseph R. Callari on May 18, 1925, and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Callari worked as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba and the hospital in Newberry.
She lived in Escanaba for many years and had lived with her son in Vulcan for the past 3 1/2 years.
Mrs. Callari was a member of St. Barbara Church, the Third Order of St. Francis, the Women’s League of St. Barbara’s and the Daughters of Isabella.
She leaves her son, Fr. William Callari of Vulcan; a daughter, Joyce Callari (Kenneth) Limberg of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Irene Nelson of San Francisco and Edwidge LaCrosse of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; two grandchildren, Douglas Callari and Angela Callari Lynch; two great- grandchildren, Eli and Samuel Alaimo; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and a very special friend, Sister Kaari LeBeau of the Sisters of Charity.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Fr. Joseph Callari and David L. Callari; five sisters; and three brothers.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until noon at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan. The Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at noon at the church.
On Monday, there will also be visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Central time) at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba.
Pallbearers will be Mike Bronzyk, Emil Orn, Tim Klenow and Jack DePew.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Barbara Church restoration fund.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenn Larson

AURORA, Wis. — Glenn C. Larson, 74, of Aurora, Wis., died today, March 29, 2001, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

Charles Laylin
WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Charles Eugene Laylin, 85, of Pembine, Wis., died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his home.
He was born May 31, 1915, in Charles City, Iowa, son of the Leslie and Martha (Larrabee) Laylin. He married the former Irene Dallapiazza on Feb. 2, 1938, in Pembine, Wis.
In 1949, they moved to Milwaukee where he worked for Briggs and Stratton Co. as a die cast setup man for many years. In 1980, they moved back to Pembine.
Mr. Laylin was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine.
He leaves his wife, Irene; a son, Darrell Laylin of Amberg, Wis.; a granddaughter, Cheryl (Cliff) Perry of Dunbar, Wis.; a grandson, Sean (Ann) Laylin of Rubicon, Wis.; seven great-grandchildren, Erika Lemay of Iron Mountain, Candace and Stacy Perry of Dunbar, Wis., Bryce Wandsnider, Tiara Wandsnider and Jesse Laylin of Rubicon, and Alissa Owen of Hales Corners, Wis.; and a great-great grandson, Austin Reed of Iron Mountain.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and one brother.
Visitation will be held Monday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine, Wis. The funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Jeff Stoopes will officiate. Burial will be in Pembine Cemetery.
The Morasky-Messar Funeral Home of Wausaukee, Wis. is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Constantineau
KINGSFORD — Elaine Rose Constantineau, 68, of 225 Garfield St., Kingsford, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Raymond Brault

IRON MOUNTAIN — Raymond G. Brault, 49, of 693 Cliff St., Quinnesec, died suddenly on Saturday, March 31, 2001, of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Jan. 16, 1952, in Escanaba, son of the late Howard and Cecelia (Dufour) Brault. He graduated from Escanaba High School in 1970.
He married Linda Trombley on July 23, 1971, in Escanaba.
Raymond was a U.S. Army veteran and had served 10 1/2 years during and after the Vietnam War.
He and his wife have lived in the Iron Mountain area for the past seven and a half years.
He was employed at Northwoods Manufacturing in Kingsford.
Ray was an avid outdoorsman, and especially enjoyed bear hunting and running his dogs. He also enjoyed fishing and bowling.
He leaves his wife, Linda; four children, Jodi Brault and Howard Brault, both of Escanaba, Roberta Brault and Jonathon Brault, both at home; a brother, Robert (Ruthie) Brault of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Marilyn (Randy) Peterson of Escanaba; two grandchildren, William Gibson and Joseph Brault, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. Michael March will officiate.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Olson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mildred Olson, 89, of 1809 Pyle Drive, Kingsford, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at the Freeman Convalescent Home in Kingsford.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. Stephen Cowen will officiate.
Burial will be in the Felch Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Irma Possanza

IRON RIVER — Irma R. Possanza, 93, of Iron River passed away Saturday, March 31, 2001, at her home.
She was born Feb. 13, 1908, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late David and Concetta (Mattioli) Tarsi. She was a lifelong resident and attended the Iron River schools.
She married Frank Possanza on March 15, 1925, in Iron River. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1973.
Irma worked for Krom’s Department Store in Iron River, The Chicago Store in Iron River, Harris’ Department Store in Stambaugh and Dray’s Department Store in Iron River. In 1951, Irma and Margaret Peterson purchased Scott’s Smartwear in Iron River from Mrs. Scott and they operated the business in partnership for many years. She retired in 1971.
She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River, St. Agnes Altar Society and Italian Ladies Society.
Irma was an avid card player.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Parker, Aldo, Nello, Evo and Frank Tarsi, and a sister, Jane Sabotta.
She leaves two brothers, George Tarsi of Iron River and Richard (Shizui) Bush of Redman, Wash.; two sisters, Alice Tarsi of Iron River and Barbara Leutheuser of AuTrain, Alger County; four sisters-in-law, Marge Tarsi of Iron River, Irene Tarsi of Iron River, Rica Watts of Iron River and Elizabeth Kenney of Crystal Falls; a brother-in-law, Paul (Fernette) Possanza of Caspian; numerous nieces and nephew, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River.
Funeral service will be at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River. Rev. Norman Clisch, pastor, and Rev. Otto Sartorelli, will concelebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. The ladies of the Italian Ladies Society will form an honor guard at the funeral service.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery Iron River.
The Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Olive Kososki

IRON MOUNTAIN — Olive M. Kososki, 79, formerly of 200 Cleveland St., Kingsford, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara, Wis.
She was born May 30, 1921, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Angelo and Enrica (Feira) Zambon. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1939.
She married Henry Kososki on Aug. 11, 1940, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.
Olive was a life member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
She leaves her husband, Henry, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Ernest and Donald Zambon.
There will be no visitation or services.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Esther Wagner

ESCANABA — Esther C. Wagner, 100, formerly of Foster City and Hardwood, passed away Friday, March 30, 2001, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba.
She was born March 12, 1901, in Porsgrun, Norway, daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine Gulseth. At the age of 18 months, Esther immigrated to the United States with her parents and the family settled in Manitowoc, Wis., where she grew up.
She married John F. Wagner on May 10, 1920, in Manitowoc.
In 1935 the couple moved to Foster City, where they owned and operated the Foster City Cheese Factory until 1940, when they moved to Hardwood where they operated a dairy farm. Her husband, John, preceded her in death in 1972.
She moved to West Highland Apartments in Escanaba in 1978.
Esther was a member of Mission Covenant Church in Foster City, where she was a former choir member and Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Covenant Women and attended the Evangelical Covenant Church of Escanaba and Gladstone.
She enjoyed gardening, painting and spending time with family and friends.
She leaves four daughters, Violet Pearson of Norway, Alice Badgett of Escanaba, Opal (John) Richards of Downers Grove, Ill., and Barbara (Karl) Bosk of Escanaba; a son, Robert (Ruth) Wagner of Hardwood; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence (Lyle) White of Oceanside, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Wagner; a granddaughter, Janis Ann Wagner; five brothers and a sister.
Private family visitation was held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. Scott Orth will officiate.
Burial will be in the Foster City Cemetery.
The Anderson Funeral Home of Escanaba is assisting the family.


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