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John McNeil

IRON MOUNTAIN — John N. McNeil, 83, of 201 Lane St., Kingsford, died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born July 15, 1917, in Ishpeming, son of the late John F. and Ella (Nelson) McNeil. He moved to Kingsford with his family when he was 5-years-old.
John graduated from Kingsford High School in 1935 and then graduated from Dundon’s Business College.
He was then employed at Isle Royal National Park in Houghton for several years and was a student at Ferris Institute for one year before he was inducted into the U.S. Army in May 1941.
John graduated from Anti-Aircraft Artillery Officer Candidate School at Camp Davis, N.C., in December of 1942, as a second lieutenant. He served overseas in England, France and Germany for two years. He was released from the Army with the rank of captain in February, 1946. He had also been active in Army Reserve, holding a commission as a major of artillery.
Upon his release from the U.S. Army, John enrolled at Northern College in Marquette for two years of pre-law studies. He graduated from the University of Detroit Law School in June, 1950.
John stayed in Detroit and worked for the IRS for two and a half years, before returning to the Upper Peninsula. He then spent two years in Hancock with a law firm and moved back to the Iron Mountain area in 1955. He remained in practice until his retirement in 1986.
During his career, he was the Kingsford city attorney for 28 years, represented the Breitung Township School District for 16 1/2 years and represented the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital for 25 years.
John was a member of St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford, Rotary Club, Golden K, Knights of Columbus, Carpenter-Clash American Legion Post, Pine Grove Country Club, Chippewa Club, Michigan Bar Association and the Dickinson County Bar Association.
He leaves a sister, Jean Jossens of Iron Mountain; a sister-in-law, Bonnie McNeil of Sun City West, Ariz., several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Stella McNeil, in 1980; his wife, Betty Begres McNeil, in March of 2000, and a brother, Wallace McNeil.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Parish prayers will be recited at 7 this evening at the funeral home.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford. Fr. Paul Nomellini will officiate.
Pallbearers will be John Torreano, Mike Kusz, John Mouw, Dr. Edward Kadletz, Ed Kukuk, Mike Quilliam, Jack Payant, and Attilio “T” Picucci.
Burial will be in Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Anderson

NORWAY — Alice D. Anderson, 92, of Norway died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul, Minn.
She was born May 24, 1908, in Loretto, daughter of the late Timothy and Matilda (Haglund) Donovan. She graduated from Norway High School in 1925.
Alice was a member of First Baptist Church in Norway, where she married Arvid John Anderson on March 28, 1938. He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1970.
Alice worked as a librarian for the Dickinson County Library system for many years.
She leaves a daughter, Joan (William) Madsen of Sun City West, Ariz.; a son, Kenneth Anderson of Minnetonka, Minn.; two grandchildren, Dan Madsen and Kristian Anderson; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Donovan of Norway and Eugenie Donovan of Kingsford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Susan Blomgren and Irene Callahan; and six brothers, William, Raymond, Chester, Clarence, Milton and Irving Donovan.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Miner Funeral Home in Norway.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home in Norway. Pastor Nick Matchefts of the First Baptist Church and Rev. James Danielson of the Evangelical Covenant Church will officiate. Burial will follow in the Norway Township Cemetery.

Albert Johnson

HOLMES BEACH, Fla. — Albert “Al” Johnson, 78, of Holmes Beach, died March 29, 2001, at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Fla.
He moved to Manatee County, Fla. from Iron Mountain 16 years ago, residing there seasonally.
There will be no services held in Florida.
The Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in Bradenton is in charge of arrangements.

Douglas Esteb

IRON MOUNTAIN — Douglas A. Esteb, 47, of Vulcan died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at his home.
A memorial services is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at the Domian-Anderson Funeral Home in Berta, Minn.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman in Iron Mountain is in charge of local arrangements.

Mildred Olson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mildred Olson, 89, of 1809 Pyle Drive, Kingsford, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Freeman’s Convalescent Home.
She was born June 15, 1911, in Metropolitan, daughter of the late Matt and Anna (Wickman) Willman.
Mildred married Roland H. Olson of Iron Mountain on July 20, 1934. He preceded her in death in 1973.
She was a school teacher in the Flint and Grand Blanc, lower Michigan areas for several years and later taught in special education. She also taught school in Port Charlotte, Fla., where she and her husband, Roland moved after retirement.
She leaves her son, John (Kathleen) Olson of New Berlin, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Nancy Olson-Peters, Diane Davies, Mark Olson, David Olson, Tina Bourgeois, Linda Ferrier and James Ferrier; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, William Willman of Kingsford; three sisters, Edna Baravetto of Davenport, Iowa, Lucille Gustafson of Poplar Grove, Ill. and Amy Wallace of Miami, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Willman; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard H. Olson; a daughter, Carolyn Ferrier; and eight brothers and sisters, Richard Willman, Julia Willman, John Willman, Ruth Lindstrom, Esther Mattson, Irene Solberg, Bertha Bidwell, and Phillip “Arne” Willman.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
A memorial service will be held 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.

Arne Maki

KINGSFORD — Arne O. Maki, 83, of 337 Hooper St., Kingsford, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence, Wis.
He was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Beechwood, Iron County, son of the late John and Susanna (Maky) Maki. He had been a resident of the Kingsford area since 1966.
He married the former Mary Calero on June 25, 1938, and she preceded him in death on April 24, 2000.
Mr. Maki was employed at the Buck Mine in Iron County and then for LoDal of Kingsford as a welder until his retirement in 1978.
He was a member of the Kingsford Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.
Mr. Maki enjoyed bird watching, gardening, playing cribbage and cutting firewood.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by three sons, Robert, Donald and Allan Maki, and by all of his brothers and sisters.
He leaves his son, Daniel (Marcia) Maki of Breitung Township, and two granddaughters, Michelle Maki of Breitung Township and Melissa Maki of Kingsford.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Kingsford Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Don Arrowood will conduct the services.
Burial will be in Quinnesec Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Constantineau

IRON MOUNTAIN — Elaine Rose Constantineau, 68, of 225 Garfield St., Kingsford, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Kingsford, daughter of Irene (Varvil) and the late Joseph Baldinelli. She graduated from Kingsford High School in 1951.
She was a machine operator for more than 28 years with the Briggs and Stratton Co. in Milwaukee. She retired in August of 1993, and moved back to the Kingsford area after residing in Milwaukee for almost 40 years.
Elaine’s love in life was taking care of her children and grandchildren, and always being there to help everyone and anyone in need.
Her real passions were estate and rummage sales.
She leaves her mother, Irene Baldinelli; four daughters, Terry Kowalski of Hales Corners, Wis., Linda Allen of Kingsford, Robin (Eugene) Theis of Grafton, Wis., and Judy Bohmann of New Berlin, Wis.; a brother, Robert Baldinelli of Iron Mountain; six grandchildren, Ryan Gajevic, Philip Constantineau, Daniel Oswald, Ashley Bohmann, Brittney Bohmann, and Dominic Allen; two great-grandchildren, Angelina Constantineau and Allianna Oswald-Bohn; a niece, Debbie (Ehi) Izirein, and a nephew, Dennis Baldinelli.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Julia Angeli

IRON RIVER — Julia M. Angeli, 84, of Stambaugh passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls Township.
Julia was born Oct. 4, 1916, in Caspian, daughter of the late Frank and Elvera (Poncari) Sarafiny. She attended Stambaugh schools and graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1934.
She married John Angeli on June 22, 1940, in Caspian, where the couple resided until 1965. They then moved to Hoyt Lakes, Minn., until her husband retired in 1972. They returned to Iron River until moving to Stambaugh in 1987. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1990.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, John, on June 29, 1997, and three brothers, Albert, Frank and Leo.
Julia was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River, St. Agnes Altar Society and the Legion of Mary.
She leaves a sister, Adeline Wickman of Iron River, and her nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River.
Funeral services will be at 10:45 a.m. Monday at the funeral home and at 11 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 Stambaugh Cemetery.
The Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Julia Zdunek

IRON RIVER — Julia H. Zdunek, 84, of Iron River passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Iron River Care Center in Iron River.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River. Rev. Fr. Norman Clisch, pastor, will officiate. The Ladies of the Rosary Sodality will attend the memorial Mass.
Burial will be in Stambaugh Cemetery.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge funeral arrangements.

B.G. Leonard Ward

McLEAN, Va. — Brigadier General Leonard C. Ward, 83, of McLean, died of Lymphoma on March 20, 2001.
He was born Nov. 17, 1917, son of the late Rev. and Mrs. James G. Ward. His father was the former pastor of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Iron Mountain.
He graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1935.
He attended Michigan Technological University, graduating in 1939 with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and earned his master’s degree in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University.
General Ward joined the Michigan National Guard in 1939 shortly after he was commissioned from the ROTC.
He entered active duty with the 32nd Infantry Division in 1940. Overseas during World War II, he served as platoon leader company commander and group staff officer in engineer units supporting divisions of V Corps, First Army in Europe.
In the 1950’s he engineered the construction of the Armory building in Kingsford.
General Ward commanded the 107th Engineer Battalion from 1952 until 1959. He was appointed as the Assistant Division Commander of the 46th Infantry Division Michigan National Guard on Feb. 13, 1967, and received federal recognition as a brigadier general on May 25, 1967
. He commanded the 46th Infantry Division during the last month of its existence in the force structure.
General Ward was appointed the Acting Assistant Chief, National Guard Bureau, for Army on Jan. 15, 1968. Upon Senate confirmation of his grade, he began a four-year term as Assistant Chief, National Guard Bureau, for Army on May 1, 1968. On Feb. 1, 1970, his office was redesignated Director, Army National Guard and subsequently authorized a Major General grade.
On April 20, 1970, General Ward was appointed Deputy Director, Army National Guard.
Among General Ward’s decorations and awards are the Legion on Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Oakleaf Cluster, American Defense Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operation Ribbon with Arrowhead and five Battle Stars, Victory Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Citation, Headquarters Department of Army; Citation, Headquarters USCONARC; Michigan Distinguished Service Medal, and Michigan Service Medal with three Oakleaf Clusters.
He leaves his wife, Joyce; a son, Leonard C. Ward III and wife, Shari Jeshow; son, Robert Grant Ward; son, Douglas Stuart Ward, with three children, Cierra, James and Austin; and daughter, Mary Bea Ward Constantino and husband, Daniel Constantino; sister, Madelyn Thompson and husband, Kenneth Thompson of Florence, Wis.; sister-in-law, Gertrude Ward of Green Bay, Wis. (Mrs. James Ward II), and many nieces and nephews, including Vivien Koffman of Spread Eagle, Wis.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in McLean, Va. 
Burial will follow with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (1-800-955-4572) or the 107th Engineer Memorialization Endowment Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Michigan, N.A., 101 North Main St., Ishpeming, MI 49849.

Darrel Smith

IRON RIVER — Darrel Smith, 60, of 126 Section 22 Road, Bates Township, died April 6, 2001, at the Iron County General Hospital. 
Darrel was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Bates Township, the son of the late Clyde and Anna (Walters) Smith. He grew up in Bates Township, attended the Bates school, and graduated from the Iron River High School in 1958. 
He entered the U.S. Air Force and served at various military bases throughout the world. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was a military intelligence officer. He retired in 1979 at the rank of master sergeant at which time he moved to Iron River.
Darrel was employed as a police officer for the city of Iron River from 1980 until retiring as a sergeant in 1993. Following his retirement, he assisted as a monitor at the West Iron County Middle School and also did some maintenance work at the state police post in Iron River.
He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing cards. He was a member of the Alfred Branchini Post of the American Legion in Iron River.
On Oct. 30, 1965, he married the former Maureen Loak in Bedfordshire, England.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Neil Gene Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen; a son, Allan (Peggy) Smith of Caspian; a daughter, Lisa Smith of Iron River; a sister, Margaret (Robert) Johnson of Gladstone; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Andrea, Jaimie, Amanda, Kody, and Andrew. 
Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Langenberg Funeral Home — Iron River Chapel. 
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Douglas Cederberg, pastor of the Grace Covenant Church in Iron River, will officiate. Burial will be in the Bates Cemetery.
Members of the West Side Veterans Council will accord military rites at the funeral service. Officers from various law enforcement agencies will attend the services as a group. Keith Davis will play the bagpipes.
Pallbearers will be Wayne, Russell, and Robert Johnson, Mike Goriesky, Larry Cromer, Michael Yackel, and Don Feit.
The Langenberg Funeral Home — Iron River Chapel is in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

Ken Malm

NORWAY — Ken Malm born Dec. 5, 1926, in Norway, to Arthur and Mary Malm, passed away March 30, 2001, in Donna, Texas, at the age 74.
Ken graduated from Norway High School in 1945 and joined the military.
He married the former Rita Jolicoeur on March 2, 1946, in Iron Mountain.
Ken retired from General Motors in Lansing in 1982 and returned to Norway during his retirement years.
He was a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan. He was also an active member of the American Legion, Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge.
Ken was an avid golfer and a member of the Oak Crest Country Club.
He leaves his loving wife of 55 years, Rita; brother, Gordon (Donna) Malm; sons, Dean (Cindy) Malm, and Dan Malm; daughters, Julie Galvin and Jodi (Gary) LeClaire; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons, nieces, nephews and many close and personal friends.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
The family requests no flowers.

John Stapleton

IRON RIVER — John “Papa John” Stapleton, 86, of Alvin, Wis., passed away Friday, April 6, 2001, at the Lillian Kerr Nursing Home in Phelps, Wis.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River.

Elizabeth LeGault

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — Elizabeth “Liz” A. LeGault, 73, of Bertram passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001.
For many years she worked as a tax consultant helping her many friends, and worked in the local nursing home.
She cherished close relationships with each member of her family and friends.
She will be remembered as a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother and “GiGi” as well as a great cook around the kitchen. She loved going to Las Vegas and watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers and Texas A&M.
Mrs. LeGault was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mattie Marble; two brothers, Clayton and Bruce, and a sister, Alice VanRoy.
She leaves her husband, Gordon; four children, Joseph, Marilyn and Samuel LeGault and Margene Hilgart; grandchildren, Amber, Breyanna and Samuel LeGault, Jennifer Wiederhold, Jimmy and Robin Hilgart and Briana Varnes; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy Jensen.
Visitation was held Sunday at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home.
Chapel services were held today at the Memorial Chapel at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery. Pastor Pat Brown will officiate.
Burial will follow at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.

Rose Griffith

QUINNESEC — Rose Mary Griffith, 71, of 1226 Lake St., Quinnesec, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born June 1, 1929, in Fond du Lac, Wis., the daughter of the late William and Florence (Stada) Bender.
Rose married James Griffith on May 19, 1951 in Fond du Lac. 
She worked as a registered nurse for many years in the Racine, Wis. area, at St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and High Ridge. She later worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain for 12 years. 
She loved to sew and do crafts.
She is survived by her husband, James Griffith of Quinnesec; a son, William Griffith of Quinnesec; a daughter, Marie Cairns of Racine; a grandson, James Cairns of Racine; and two sisters, Betty (Robert) Heidersdorf of Kenosha, Wis. and Gertrude Clausen of California.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bender.
Visitation will be Monday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Richard’s Church, 1503 Grand Ave., Racine (262-637-8374).
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the church. Fr. Jack Kern will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.
Entombment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Racine.
The Hanson Funeral Home of Racine is handling arrangements in Racine.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of local arrangements.

William Nelson

NORWAY — William “Bill” Nelson, 78, of Norway died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at his home.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Evangelical Covenant Church in Norway. Rev. Jim Danielson will officiate.
The Miner Funeral Home in Norway is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Woodworth

IRON RIVER — Josephine A. Woodworth, 60, 541 Sunset Lake Road, Iron River, died Sunday night, April 8, 2001, at her home.
She was born Sept. 5, 1940, in Crystal Falls, daughter of John and Augusta (Tessarao) Giordana. She was a lifelong resident of Iron County and attended the Crystal Falls schools. She graduated from Forest Park High School in 1958.
She married Ronald D. Woodworth on Sept. 6, 1958, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church. The couple made their home in Bates Township and celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary.
Josephine worked in retail sales for J.C. Penney Co. in Iron River for 19 years. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, St. Agnes Altar Society, Young Homemakers and a former 4-H leader. She enjoyed ceramics and going to their camp on Cable Lake.
She leaves her husband, Ronald; her parents, John and Augusta Giordana of Crystal Falls; two sons, Ronald (Julie) Woodworth of Green Bay, Wis., and David (Susan) Woodworth of Kingston, Mass.; a daughter, Diana J. Woodworth of Oconto Falls, Wis.; two brothers, John (Sandy) Giordana of Waterloo, Iowa, and Jerry (Sheri) Giordana of Amasa; a sister, Joanna (Robert) Martin of Crystal Falls; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and many special friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River. Rev. Norman Clisch, pastor, will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her name.
Burial will be in Bates Township Cemetery in Iron River.
Pallbearers will be Norman Grahn, Bob Poznack, Stanley Rose, Mark Selmo, Jamie Goriesky and Zackary Powell.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Belling

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rose Eick Belling, 81, formerly of Florence and Lake Elwood, Spread Eagle, Wis., died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at her home at Evergreen Apartments in Kingsford.
She was born May 13, 1919, in West Allis, Wis., daughter of the late Fred and Ann Monta. She had lived in Muskego, Wis. for more than 30 years and had lived in the Florence area for more than 25 years.
She married Henry Eick on Nov. 30, 1937, and he preceded her in death in September 1981. On May 24, 1986, she married Carl Belling and he preceded her in death in August 2000.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Florence and served on the Ladies Auxiliary as president for many years. She enjoyed reading.
She leaves a son, Ron (Jacquelyn) Eick of Port Washington, Wis.; two sisters, Violet (Darryl) Nelson of Franksville, Wis., and June LeMay of Franklin, Wis.; and a son-in-law, Donald Bischoff of Greenfield, Wis.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Bischoff in 1955.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Florence.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Commonwealth Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements. 

Fred Collick

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fred J. Collick, 81, of 706 E. Margaret St., Iron Mountain, died Friday, April 6, 2001.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

James Lindgren

KINGSFORD — James R. Lindgren, 84, of Aurora, Wis., died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Lindgren was born Nov. 13, 1916, in Iron Mountain and has lived in the area his entire life. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He served from 1942-1945 in the Asiatic and Pacific Theater of Operation, including Bismark Archipelago, Guadacanal and Northern Solomons.
He married the former Joyce West on Feb. 14, 1946. He worked as an assemblyman at Lodal until his retirement.
Mr. Lindgren was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He loved taking care of his grandchildren, woodworking, metal detecting, camping, picking berries and being outdoors.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, George, and Elmer Lindgren and a halfbrother, Edward Vondale.
He leaves his wife, Joyce; a son, Michael (Becky) Lindgren of East Kingsford; a daughter, Barbara (Robert) Fayas of Breitung Township; two halfsisters, Dolores Pouliot of Aurora and Ann Claire Broullire of Aurora, and five grandchildren, Nicole and Daniel Lindgren, and Ryan, Heather and Justin Fayas.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kingsford Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate.
Burial will be in the Homestead-Aurora Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Paquette

KINGSFORD — Josephine Paquette, 96, of 612 Lyman St., Kingsford, died April 9, 2001, at Manor Care Health Services in Kingsford.
She was born Feb. 18, 1905, in Nadeau, daughter of the late Servia and Victoria (Glime) Fabry. She was a resident of Kingsford for most of her life.
She married Medolph Paquette in November 1920. He preceded her in death in 1967.
Mrs. Paquette was a member of American Martyrs Church and St. Anne’s Circle.
She loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with her husband. She loved her family very much.
She leaves a son, Robert (Patricia) Paquette of Negaunee; two daughters, Donna (Thomas) Brynick of Kingsford and Sandra Pengrazi (fiance, Don Laitila) of Spread Eagle, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter, Eunice Paquette; five brothers; and four sisters.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kingsford Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at American Martyrs Church. Fr. Joseph Gouin will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Darrel Smith

IRON RIVER — Darrel Smith, 60, of 126 Section 22 Road, Bates Township, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at the Iron County General Hospital.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. Douglas Cederberg, pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Iron River, will officiate.
Burial will be in Bates Township Cemetery.
Members of the West Side Veterans Council will accord military rites at the funeral service. Officers from various law enforcement agencies will attend the services as a group. Keith Davis will play the bagpipes.
Pallbearers will be Wayne, Russell, and Robert Johnson, Mike Goriesky, Michael Yackel and Larry Fugate.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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