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Donovan King
WAUSAUKEE, Wis. -- Donovan Leo King, 73, of Goodman, Wis., died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. 
Services were at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Goodman, Wis. 
Burial was in the Laona Cemetery in Laona, Wis.

Ruth Anderson
IRON MOUNTAIN -- Ruth I. Anderson, 78, of Kingsford died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, following a long struggle with cancer. 
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing. 

August Menghini 
IRON RIVER -- August J. Menghini, 88, of Iron River passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at the Iron River Care Center in Iron River. 

Mildred Pirlot 
IRON MOUNTAIN -- Mildred A. Pirlot, 87, of Greenfield, Wis., formerly of Kingsford, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee. 
Mildred was born Dec. 6, 1912, in Hermansville, daughter of the late Charles and Ella Erickson. She lived in Kingsford for many years and moved to Milwaukee in 1960. 
She was the loving wife of Louis Pirlot and he preceded her in death in 1975. She was the loving mother of three sons, Kenneth Pirlot of Greenfield, Wis., Louis (Jean) Pirlot of Homestead, Wis., and Wayne (Diane) Pirlot of Vista, Calif.; two daughters, Judy (Don) Larson of Iron Mountain and Denise Pirlot of Shorewood, Wis.; a sister, Ina (Vic) Pasi of Escanaba; a son-in-law, Richard Lillyroot of Minnesota; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Lorraine Nashold and Carol Lillyroot; a son-in-law, Gene Nashold; three brothers, and five sisters. 
Burial was in the Quinnesec Cemetery. 

Perry Finendale
IRON MOUNTAIN Ñ Perry J. Finendale, 40, of 325 Riehle Road, Kingsford, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Perry was born on June 2, 1960, in Iron Mountain, son of Kenneth and Mary (Will) Finendale. Perry was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain-Kingsford and a 1978 graduate of Iron Mountain High School. He married the former Julie Jones on July 3, 1993, at Sunset Lake in Iron River. After being married they resided in Breitung Township and later in Kingsford. Perry worked from 1985 until the present at City Sales in Iron Mountain as a salesman. He was an inspiration to everyone that knew him. Perry loved cooking, watching cooking shows, and trying new recipes. He was well-known for his ravioli. 
He leaves his wife, Julie; a son, Jon who lives at home; his parents, Kenneth and Mary Finendale of Iron Mountain; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vance and Betty Jones of Randville; his grandmother, Helen Will of Iron Mountain; two brothers, Brian (Nancy) Finendale of Felch, and Scott (Kathleen) Finendale of Swartz Creek, lower Michigan; a sister, Donna (Richard) Roberts of Iron Mountain; four sisters-in-law, Kim (John) Knapp of Powers, Vicki (Scott) Scholke of Quinnesec, Roberta (Paul) Bennett of Iron Mountain, and Traci (Marc) Hagadorn of Sobieski, Wis., and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 
The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. 
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. David Wilton will officiate. 
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain. 
The Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Elwood Hademan 
IRON MOUNTAIN -- Elwood C. Hademan, 87, of 508 East C St., Iron Mountain, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Hademan was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Republic, son of the late Charles and Edith (Larson) Hademan. He attended the Iron Mountain schools. He was employed with Inland Steel Corp. as a steel mill supervisor and inspector for 28 years, retiring in 1978. Following his retirement he returned to this area. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jennie (Dennocenzo), and his wife, Louise (Radspinner), in 1998. Mr. Hademan was an avid fisherman. 
He leaves three daughters, Kathleen (Richmond) Givon of Naperville, Ill., Patricia (David) Milosevich of Chesterton, Ind., and Joanne Demmond of Chesterton; two sisters, Dorothy Gummerson of Highland, Ind., and Margarite (Warner) Haase of Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and five nieces. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson 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. 

June Zeni 
NORWAY -- June J. Zeni, 74, of Norway died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at her home. 
She was born June 14, 1924, in Niagara, Wis., daughter of the late Theodore and Ann (Ball) Styzer. She married Del Zeni on Dec. 27, 1945, in Niagara, Wis. She enjoyed spending time with her family and painting. 
She leaves her husband, Del; a son, Dale (Karen) Zeni of Vulcan; a daughter, Daradel (Peter) Thaler of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; three grandsons, Ian and Casey Thaler, and Daniel Zeni; two sisters, Alice (John) Fornetti of Iron Mountain, and Georgina (Robert) Rossato of Norway, and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her brother, David Kososki, and her stepfather, Frankie Kososki, whom she loved very much. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at Miner Funeral Home in Norway. 
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Chaplin David Anderson of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, will officiate. 
Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery.

John Gagnea
CRYSTAL FALLS -- John "Jack" Gagnea, 69, of 201 Cleveland Ave., Kingsford, formerly of Gibbs City, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
John was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Menominee, son of the late Louis and Myrtle (Baker) Gagnea. At an early age John moved to Iron River, where he attended school and graduated from Iron River High School in 1949. John was in the U.S. Army for 20 years, serving in Europe and Vietnam.
While in the service he reached the rank of Chief Warrant Officer III, retiring in 1968. He married the former Clarice Schultz on Jan. 3, 1953, in Weiden, Germany.
The couple lived in both Germany and Fort Knox, Ky. before moving to Valparaiso, Ind. John worked for Owens-Corning Fiberglass as a plant manager in Valparaiso, Ind., Huntington, Penn., and Auburndale, Fla., before retiring after 18 years.
After retirement, both John and his wife moved to Virginia Beach, Va. and then returned to the Kingsford area in 1998. He was past post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1754 of Huntington, Penn.
He leaves his wife, Clarice; a son, John (Terri) Gagnea of Harvard, Ill.; three daughters, Jan (Joe) Oelling of Valparaiso, Ind., Carol Anne (Jonathan) Werner of San Mateo, Calif., and Jacqueline Whitesel of Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, O'dean (Emily) Gagnea of Gaastra, Robert (Cheryl) Gagnea of Iron River, Roy Gagnea of Iron River, and Bud (Ardis) Gagnea of Iron River; three sisters, Lillian Pitts of Iron River, Irene (Danny) Donati of Iron River, and Agnes (Donald) Erickson of Gladstone; six grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, and Joe Oelling, Heidi Whitesel, Melissa and Amber Gagnea, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Fr. Ray Zeugner will officiate.
A VFW memorial service will be conducted immediately following the funeral at Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River. Pallbearers are Steve Gagnea, Andy Cronkright, Jeff Cronkright, Brandon Oelling, Michael Oelling and Joe Oelling.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is in charge of arrangements.

James McGregor
IRON RIVER -- James L. McGregor, 31, of Fridley, Minn., formerly of Crystal Falls died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at his brother's home in Crystal Falls, following an illness of the past year. He was born April 24, 1969, in Crystal Falls, son of James and Patricia (Grimm) McGregor.
He graduated from Forest Park High School in 1987 and then attended Michigan Technological University. While growing up, James was active in the Boy Scouts, participated in the Youth Group of United Lutheran Church, played football, participated in band, and was president of the Key Club of Forest Park High School.
He first worked for his father at McGregor's Chevrolet garage in Crystal Falls and then moved to Minnesota in 1991. He had been employed as a bookkeeper-accountant for a hardware store and as a tax preparer for H & R Block. He also did private bookkeeping and accounting. He was an active participant in programs that assisted in re-establishing rights for native Americans.
He assisted in food pantry programs, the Salvation Army, and various other programs designed to help the needy and underprivileged. His friends remarked that, ÒJames brought small town values to a large city and helped to instill those values in others.Ó He was an avid fly fisherman and staunch Redwings fan. He had also served as a youth hockey coach in Edina, Minn.
He leaves his parents, James and Patricia McGregor of Crystal Falls; two brothers, Scott (Sandi) McGregor and Bryan (Linda) McGregor, both of Crystal Falls; a sister, Jennifer (Mike) Ziegenhorn of Crystal Falls; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Grimm of Crystal Falls; his paternal grandmother, Lillian McGregor of Crystal Falls; three nephews; a niece, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Dr. John Linna, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Peterson 
IRON MOUNTAIN Ñ Pearl S. Peterson, 75, of 1808 Markosen Ave., Kingsford, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence, Wis. 
Mrs. Peterson was born April 5, 1925, in Breitung Township, daughter of the late Emil and Alice (Sundberg) Johnson. Mrs. Peterson was a 1943 Kingsford High School graduate. She married her husband, Russell Peterson, on Dec. 2, 1944. He preceded her in death in November 1983. Mrs. Peterson worked for the Dickinson Hotel, Americana Nursing Home, Pine Grove Country Club, NuStar and Evergreen Apartments. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Kingsford. Mrs. Peterson enjoyed cooking and baking for everyone. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Jean Peterson in February 1963. She leaves her son, Marty Peterson of Kingsford; three daughters, Grace (Ken) Sparapani of Saukville, Wis., Gail (Dick) Dabb of Iron Mountain, and Lana (Jeff) Stevens of Jackson, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) and Sheila Sparapani, Kurt, Kory and Kari Dabb, Heidi and Shelly Stevens, and two great-granddaughters, Ariana and Gabrielle Sparapani. 
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. 
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
Rev. Ronald Wolfe will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain. 
Pallbearers will be Jeff Stevens, Dick Dabb, Ken Sparapani, Scott Sparapani, Kurt Dabb and Steve Atanasoff. 
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements. 

Margaret Steele
IRON MOUNTAIN — Margaret V. Steele, 82, of W-8031 Steele Drive, Breitung Township, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Mrs. Steele was born Dec. 23, 1917, in Metropolitan, daughter of the late Hjalmer and Ellen (Marander) Jacobson, and had been a resident of this area her entire life.
She married her husband, Richard, on Sept. 20, 1937, in Metropolitan and he preceded her in death in Feburary of 1992.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Elroy and Allen Jacobson.
Mrs. Steele was employed in the laundry departmemt of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain and retired in 1977.
Mrs. Steele was involved with 4-H. She loved the fair and won many ribbons for her baking and canning. She also enjoyed playing cards.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Jr. (Myrtle) Steele of Iron Mountain and Dave (Ginny) Steele of Iron Mountain; one daughter, Ann Tinsley of Iron Mountain; one brother, Dean (Yvonne) Jacobson of Iron Mountain; two sisters, Bernice (Dan) Dixon of Felch and Adeline (Jim) Salbeck of Milwaukee, Wis., and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation or funeral services.
Burial will be in Dickinson County Memorial Gardens.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

James Hawtin
IRON MOUNTAIN — James F. Hawtin, 87, of 800 East Grant St., Iron Mountain, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Jim was born Oct. 17, 1912, in Waukesha, Wis., son of John Sr. and Jennie Hawtin. He graduated from Waukesha High School in 1930 and went on to Milwaukee School of Business.
After graduating, he joined Grede Foundries, Inc. as a bookkeeper at their Spring City Division in Waukesha.
Jim married the former Norma Tiegs on Sept. 7, 1935, in Waukesha and she preceded him in death in April, 1990.
In 1947, Jim and his family moved to Iron Mountain when he became the office manager of the Grede plant in Kingsford. He later became plant manager and sales representative until his retirement in 1977 after 45 years with Grede Foundries.
Jim was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, where he served many years on the vestry, member and past president of the Chippewa Club, a life member and past president of Kiwanis, a 50-year member of United Commercial Travelers (UCT), member of the 678 Club, Pine Grove Country Club, was a director of the Commercial National Bank and later the First of America Bank, served several years as head of the United Way of Dickinson County and served on the Iron Mountain Sewer Board, TIFA Committee and many other community activities.
He leaves two daughters, Roberta (Lee) Lofstrom of Iron Mountain and Judith (Robert) Garrett of Harrisburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, Scott (Kathy) Lofstrom of Republic, Jami (Todd) Braun of Iron Mountain and Michele (Michael) Egenrieder of Harrisburg; two great-grandchildren, Mathew Egenrieder of Harrisburg and Hayley Braun of Iron Mountain, as well as many special caring friends.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Iron Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's name to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Northwoods Air Lifeline or the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital Lifeline program.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Dadam
IRON MOUNTAIN — Frank Dadam, 81, of 615 Fairbanks St., Iron Mountain, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Frank was born Nov. 19, 1918, in Chicago, son of the late Frank and Mary (Basso) Dadam. He was raised in Iron Mountain and attended school here.
Frank served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) from 1936 to 1940.
He married the former Josephine Omillion on May 4, 1940, in Iron Mountain.
Frank worked at the Ford Motor Company plant in Kingsford from 1940 to 1952. During that time Frank served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the Ford plant closed in Kingsford he worked construction for Union Local 1329 until his retirement.
Frank loved playing baseball in his younger days, and was always a loyal Cub fan.
He leaves his wife, Josephine; a son, Frank (Kelly) Dadam of Green Bay, Wis.; three daughters, Jean (John) Holley of Baudette, Minn., Sandy (James) Bornfleth of Quinnesec, and Jo Ann (Bob) Friberg of Florence, Wis.; many brothers and sisters; 11 grandchildren, Jon Alan and special friend, Tracy, Judy, Jill and Justin Holley, Chris (Dan) Beauchamp, Sheri Bornfleth, Scott (Lora) Dadam, Amy (Josh) Friberg Wyckoff, Rhonda, Heather and Kara Friberg; three great-grandchildren, Ashley and Becky Beauchamp and Miranda Holley, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 7 this evening at the funeral home. Pastor Doug Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Natzeriona Contardi
IRON RIVER — Natzeriona ‘‘Nano’’ Contardi, 85, of Chicago, formerly of Iron River, passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Skokie Meadows in Skokie, Ill.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River. Fr. Norman Clisch will officiate.
Internment will be in Resthaven Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Norman Barber
IRON RIVER — Norman Barber, 50, of Long Lake, Wis., passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Highway 139 in the Town of Tipler, Wis.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Anthony Bandaccari
CRYSTAL FALLS — Anthony "Tony" C. Bandaccari, 86, of 604 Urban Ave., Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Iron County General Hospital as a result of complications from an accident on June 18th when he was struck by a car. 
Tony was born April 6, 1914, in South Range, Houghton County, son of the late Charles and Maria (Sandretto) Bandaccari. He was raised in Crystal Falls and attended school here until the 11th grade at which time he had to go to work to support his family during the Depression.
Anthony married the former Aida Hill on Nov. 21, 1940. They resided in Crystal Falls for almost all of their lives.
Tony worked for the bakery in town as well as at the Tobin and Buck Mines. Then he worked as a jeweler in Iron Mountain. He moved back to Crystal Falls where he owned his own jewelry store and at the same time was a bus driver and township constable.
Later he worked 21 years for the city of Crystal Falls at the power plant until his retirement in May of 1977.
Tony was a life time member of the Duca Degli Abruzzi Lodge in Caspian. He was also a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls.
He was an avid bowler and continued to be until the age of 83. He also loved to hunt and fish. His hobby was making grandfather clocks and doing clock repair.
He leaves his wife, Aida; a son, Charles (Janie) Bandaccari of Crystal Falls; two daughters, Aida (Robert) Seppala of Gladstone and Donna (Jim) Lehto of Crystal Falls; a sister, Dora Bandaccari of Crystal Falls; eight grandchildren, Debbie, Brian, Brad, Sherry, Michael, Cindy, Jim and Keith and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, David.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Fr. Ray Zeugner will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Remy Florek Sr.
KINGSFORD — Remy J. Florek Sr., 78, of 945 E. Hoadley Ave., Kingsford, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born May 11, 1922, in Brainerd, Minn., son of the late Andrew and Agnes (Kurkowski) Florek.
Remy married Lucille G. Vincent in 1942, in Park Rapids, Minn. They moved back to Kingsford and have been residents of the Upper Peninsula for more than 50 years.
Remy was a seaman in the U.S. Navy and a Merchant Marine.
He worked as a logger and carpenter.
Remy enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing, and the fall was his favorite time of year.
He leaves his wife, Lucille; two sons, Ronald (Rose) Florek of Marquette, and Remy Jr. (Tina) Florek of Norway; three daughters, Trish (Joe) Archuleta of Colorado, Sharon (Bob) Maxon of Gladstone, and Geneive Maynard Florek of Kingsford; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Melvin (Katie) Florek of Coon Rapids, Minn., and a sister, Irene Filla of Wyoming, Minn.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Jerome Florek, and three brothers, William, Donald and Sylvester Florek.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Fr. Joseph Gouin will officiate.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dean Anderson
IRON MOUNTAIN — Dean E. Anderson, 59, of Kingsford died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis due to complications from heart surgery.
Mr. Anderson was born March 2, 1941, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Waldon and Mabel (Freeman) Anderson. He had been a resident of this area his entire life.
He married Helen Ott on Oct. 16, 1976, at the First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain.
Dean was employed at Hancock Wood Engineering for 27 years.
He enjoyed all sports, photography, light houses, and his annual trip to the E.A.A. in Oshkosh, Wis.
He leaves his wife, Helen; a brother, Ward Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews, including Wendy, Dean and Sarah; his mother-in-law, Cecile Ott of East Kingsford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, June (Bob) Pollock of Randville, Don (Mary) Ott of Sussex, Wis., Pat (Wayne) Swanson of East Kingsford, and Rod (Jill) Ott of Iron Mountain.
He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, John Ott.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Bruce Linscheid and Rev. Blaine Donaldson will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Freeman
NIAGARA, Wis. — Clarence H. (Dennix) Freeman, 64, 3045 South 82nd St., West Allis, Wis. 53219, formerly of Niagara, Wis., died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, in Milwaukee after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born April 6, 1936, in Iron Mountain, the son of the late Dewey and Irene Freeman. 
Mr. Freeman served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He went to school in Niagara.
He worked as a semi-truck driver most of his life for Clairmont, Harley Davidson, Continental Can and most recently for Dalor Trucking.
Mr. Freeman was an avid hunter and fishermen and loved to play cards.
He leaves his wife, Judy; two sons, Eugene of Ohio and Rob of Milwaukee; two daughters, Shelley of Milwaukee and Sheri of Georgia; a brother, Bruce (Rose Ann) of Niagara; four sisters, Janet Davis and Alice (Eddie) Hayes, both of Niagara, Anna Mae (Ray) Larsch of Kingsford and Gladys Van Derheuvel of Pembine; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Balkum; three brothers, Sonny, Putty and Rufus; and two sisters, Mabel Chartier and Carmen Harvath.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the veterans lot in Niagara Cemetery. Following the services, lunch will be served at the Country Bar in Niagara.

Craig Bachorek
IRON MOUNTAIN — Craig R. Bachorek, 51, of 821 East B St., Iron Mountain, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Marquette General Hospital.
He was born Oct. 15, 1949, in Detroit, son of the late Richard and Betty (McClusky) Bachorek.
Craig was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He had been a resident of the area for the past 20 years.
He married Linda Couillard on March 22, 1991, in Iron Mountain.
Craig had a great love for Harley Davidson motorcycles. He enjoyed the island, woodworking, remodeling, auto body work and restoration and gardening.
He was a member of the Long Riders Club.
He leaves his wife, Linda; a daughter, Jamie Bachorek of Niagara, Wis.; stepchildren, Stephen Petrick of Iron Mountain, Stephanie (Mark) Martinucci of Kingsford, and Scion Petrick of Iron Mountain; grandchildren, Bret, Marcus, Ashley, Dustin, Brianna, Toni, and Natalie; two sisters, Amy (Randy) Budd and Donna, both of Detroit; and nieces, Betty, Alexa and Christine.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Keith Wall will officiate.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Marlene Smith
KINGSFORD — Marlene J. Smith, 63, of Homestead, Wis., died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born to shine, she was born to radiate. After a long battle with cancer, our mother has joined her angel today.
She was born May 18, 1937, in Stephenson, Menominee County, daughter of the late James and Virginia (Baye) Leaveck.
Marlene married Charles Smith on May 29, 1954. Together they raised 10 children. Her life revolved around children, whether it be her own or others.
She was employed at the Hillcrest School in Aurora, Wis.
Her family had been extended many, many times. Each one has been blessed with her presence.
She leaves her husband, Charles; her children, Doug (Barbara) Smith of Wausau, Wis., Susan (LeeRoy) Lippmann of Shabbona, Ill., Richard Smith of Homestead, Mitchell (Faye) Smith of Florence, Wis., Ron Smith of Iron Mountain, Julie (Don) Petrovich of Big Rock, Ill., Amy (Sergio) Canton of Kansas, Jody (David) Bednarz of Iron Mountain and Jeff (Tracey) Smith of Texas; four brothers; six sisters; 17 grandchildren, Kimberlee, Stacey, Lori, Brandon, Michael, Dan, Audrey, Joshua, Jessica, Jennifer, Daniel, Abby, Ashley, Sean, Emily, Jeffery, and Kylee and a great-grandchild, Adrian.
Funeral services will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kingsford Funeral Home. Fr. Joseph Gouin will officiate.
Burial will be in Homestead-Aurora Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Olds Sr.
IRON RIVER — Robert John Olds Sr., 68, formerly of Iron River, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at his home in Crandon, Wis.
He was born Jan. 11, 1932, in Iron River, son of the late John and Sylvia (Kivimaki) Olds.
He graduated from the Iron River High School and then served in the U.S. Navy. Following his honorable discharge in 1952, he returned to Iron River and was employed at the former Zuchowski Iron & Metal Shop.
He married the former Lucille Pine and the couple lived in Iron River until moving to Crandon, Wis., in 1984.
He was a member of the Mole Lake Veterans, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and had been a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Iron River.
He leaves his wife, Lucille; three sons, Robert Jr., Frank and John (Robin) Olds, all of Crandon, Wis.; five daughters, Cora (Walter) Panich, Laurie (friend, Steve Tuckweb Sr.) Olds, Sylvia (Mike) Krusensterna, Sandra (friend, Dalton Queen) Olds, and Sara (friend, Alan McGeshick) Olds, all of Crandon; two stepdaughters, Bernice (John) Waisnen of Iron River, and Susan Bass of South Carolina; three sisters, Faye (James) Grindatti of Caspian, Sharon (George) Wickstrom of Iron River, and Barb (John) Sealander of Shawano, Wis.; 32 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rev. Douglas Cederberg, pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Iron River, will officiate.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery, where members of the West Side Veterans Council will accord graveside military rites.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Jensen
IRON MOUNTAIN — Irene Jensen, 84, of Iron Mountain died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain.
She was born June 24, 1916, in Manistique, daughter of the late Frank and Anna Rice. She was a Kingsford graduate and had been a resident of the area her entire life.
She married K. Wayne Jensen on June 17, 1933, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. He preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1987.
Irene was a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.
She belonged to a ceramic club and loved working with ceramics. She loved nature, gardening, sewing, music, making dolls and needlepointing.
She leaves two sons, Robert J. Jensen of Palo Alto, Calif., and F. Paul (Arlene) Jensen of Green Bay, Wis.; a son-in-law, Ron Hora of Pewaukee, Wis.; a brother, George (Arlene) Rice of Battle Creek, lower Michigan; two sisters, Mary (Andrew) Swantec of Neenah, Wis., and Lillian Rangle of Milwaukee, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Jensen, on March 5, 1982; a daughter, Marjorie Hora, on Aug. 2, 2000, and a brother, Frank Rice.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Fr. Jacek Wtyklo will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Hartline
IRON MOUNTAIN — Ruth R. Hartline, 80, of 915 W. Brown St., Iron Mountain, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara, Wis.
She was born July 4, 1920, in Escanaba, daughter of the late Adolph and Helena (Schmelter) Paul. She graduated from Escanaba High School in 1938.
She worked at Escanaba Paper Co. until moving from Escanaba to Iron Mountain to 1951.
Mrs. Hartline was the secretary and organist at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. She was currently a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain and the Ladies Guild.
Ruth was a former member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingsford, where she played the organ for 35 years.
She enjoyed music, sewing and reading.
She married S.R. "Bud" Hartline, on May 30, 1948, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Escanaba.
She leaves her husband, S.R. "Shutters" Hartline; two sons, Ralph of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Robert (Katie) of Edina, Minn.; two daughters, Shirley (Ken) Schepler of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Margaret (Michael) Petrick of Kingsford; two sisters, Gertrude (Anthony) Collura of Brown Deer, Wis., and Irma (Richard) Johnson of Freeport, Ill.; a brother, J.A. Paul of Swartz Creek, lower Michigan; six grandchildren, Daniel, Andrew, and Emily Schepler, George Cutchins, and Chelsie and Angela Hartline; three step-grandchildren, Stephanie (Mark) Martinucci, Stephen Petrick and Scion Petrick, and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Edward, and a sister, Dorothy Paul.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Rev. Stephen Cowen will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church kitchen fund.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Wallace Grossmann
FLORENCE, Wis. — Wallace “Wally” H. Grossmann, 85, of Florence, Wis., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at the Florence Villa Nursing Home.
He was born Oct. 10, 1914, in Chicago. He grew up in Chicago and attended school there.
He married the former Florence Lindenberg on Jan. 29, 1938 in Oak Park, Ill.
Wally served in the U.S. Army from July 12, 1942 until Jan. 30, 1946 as a technical sergeant. He served in the 78th Infantry Division, Head Quarters Division and the European Theatre. 
He received many awards including the Victory Medal, American Theatre, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with three Bronze Battle Stars and two overseas stars. Wally also received the Good Conduct Medal.
While in Chicago, he worked for Geibe Inc. as an assistant supervisor constructing musical cases for 28 years. He later worked for National Leather Handle Co. for 10 years. Wally then worked as head custodian for District 41 Elementary School in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Wally was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chicago for more than 20 years. He was also a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Florence, and he was a life member of the Walter F. Gloss Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2048 of Elmhurst, Ill. He was in the process of joining the VFW of Florence.
He leaves his wife, Florence; two sons, Martin Charles Grossmann of Bowlinbrook, Ill. and Tim (Donna) Grossmann of Florence; a brother, Orville (Bernice) Grossmann of Appleton, Wis.; a sister, Lucille Weinert of Fox Lake, Ill.; two grandsons, Mathew and Mark Grossmann, both of Florence; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rheinghold Grossman and a sister, Althea Shaffer.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence and Monday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Florence. The Florence VFW Post 3635 will conduct a Veterans Memorial Service on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the church. Pastor Paul White will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Florence.
The Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence is in charge of arrangements.


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