SHAWANO, Wis. — John T. Sealander, 75, of Shawano died Sunday, April
8, 2001, at Shawano Medical Center of multiple injuries suffered in a three-car
He was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Iron Mountain.
John was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Infantry,
including overseas in Europe in the Battle of the Bulge. He also was in
the U.S. Army unit which liberated Prisoner of War camps. He entered the
service in June 1944 after graduating from Kingsford High School and was
discharged two years later in May of 1946, after Army overseas duty.
He retired as an engineer from Perlick Co. in Milwaukee, where he was
employed for 33 years. In the 1940s, he worked for Ford Motor Co. at the
Willow Run Bomber plant in Ypsilanti, lower Michigan, and at the Ford Motor
Co. plant in Kingsford, where gliders were produced during World War II,
and station wagons and Kingsford Charcoal Briquettes were manufactured.
He also worked for Burroughs Co. in Detroit before moving from Detroit
He leaves his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Robin Sealander of Shawano
and Pamela Sealander Hall of Calgary, Canada; granddaughter, Attorney Karen
Hall-Hoff of Calgary, Canada; grandson, John Hall of Calgary, Canada; stepdaughter,
Nicole Drews of Madison; stepgranddaughter, Tenisha Boyd of Madison; two
sisters, Margaret Sealander Bengtson of Hinsdale, Ill., and Betty Sealander
Prugger of Kewaskum, Wis.; two sisters-in-law, Faye (James) Grindatti of
Caspian and Sharon (George) Wickstrom of Iron River; two nephews, Dr. John
Bengtson of Seattle, Wash., and Robert Bengtson of Hinsdale, Ill.; a grandniece,
Britta Bengtson of Seattle; five nieces, Rev. Jane Bengtson of Seattle,
Janice Prugger Charland of Kewaskum, Wis., Diana Prugger Johnson of Wisconsin
Dells, Wis., Judy Larson of Seymour, Wis., and Lori Gyldenvand of Weyauwega,
Wis.; five grandnephews, David and Dan Ruhland of Kewaskum, Chad and Aaron
Johnson of Wisconsin Dells, Seth Gyldenvand of Weyauwega, and grandnieces,
Heather Johnson of Wisconsin Dells and Sarah Gyldenvand of Weyauwega.
Memorial services were held Thursday at the Swedberg Funeral Home in
Burial was in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
IRON RIVER — Brian Hautala, 32, of 130 Pakula Road, Crystal Falls, died
Monday, April 9, 2001, at his home.
He was born July 30, 1968, in Crystal Falls, son of Bernadette (Wickman)
and the late William Hautala. He grew up in Amasa and graduated from Forest
Park High School in 1986.
Brian was employed as a cement finisher for various contractors, most
recently the Watts Construction Co.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa.
Brian enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and his dog, Misty.
He leaves his mother, Bernadette (Richard) Smith of Green Bay, Wis.;
a brother, William Hautala of Crystal Falls; a sister, Anastasia Smith
of Amasa; his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Jeanette Wickman of Crystal
Falls, Paul and Helen Niemi of Marquette; his paternal grandmother, Lillian
Hautala of Crystal Falls; special aunts and uncles, Gerald and Delsie Aho
of Crystal Falls, and John and Donna Martinson of Amasa; special cousins,
Shellie (Steve) Furmanski of Crystal Falls, Sally (William) Ross of Crystal
Falls, Heather Martinson of Ann Arbor, and Todd Martinson of Marquette;
two nephews, Rusty Johnson and Zach Hautala; a niece, Ashley Hautala, many
other aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Lutheran
Church in Amasa.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Rev. Fred
Kinsey and Rev. Kim Beckmann, pastors, will officiate.
Burial will be in Hematite Township Cemetery in Amasa.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
CRYSTAL FALLS — John A. Hautala, 83, of 300 S. 4th St., Crystal Falls,
died Monday, April 16, 2001, in Green Bay, Wis.
He was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Crystal Falls Township, son of the late
Matt and Hilma (Johnson) Hautala.
He went into the army on Jan. 15, 1942. He served in the European Theatre
of Operations from Oran, North Africa into Sicily and parts of Italy from
October 1942 to June 20, 1945 when he was discharged.
He married the former Viola Sandri on Oct. 11, 1945. He worked as a
truck driver and retired in 1980.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Hilma; three brothers,
Bill, Onnie and Wayne Hautala; and a sister, Inez Hendrickson.
He leaves his wife, Viola Hautala; two sons, Jerry (Jeanne) Hautala
of Hudson, Wis. and Dan (Jean) Hautala of Green Bay, Wis.; a sister, Elsie
Maki of Iron River; four grandchildren, Kim, Julie, Teresa and Jeremy;
and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sion Lutheran
Church in Amasa. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the
church. The Rev. Thomas Mackey, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be
in the Hematite Township Cemetery in Amasa.
The Langenberg Funeral Home — Stambaugh Chapel is in charge of funeral
IRON RIVER — Irene L. Urban, 87, of 618 Wisconsin Ave., Crystal Falls,
passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Iron River Care Center, where she
had resided for the past 11 months.
She was born Jan. 14, 1914, in Amasa, daughter of Gust and Ida Olien
Dahl, both of whom preceded her in death.
As a young girl, she moved with her family to Alpha, where she attended
the Alpha schools.
She married to Otto E. Urban on Sept. 28, 1940. The couple celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary in 1990. He preceded her in death on Jan.
She is a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls,
Debra Circle of the church, Crystal Falls Eastern Star, Veteran of Foreign
Wars (VFW) Ladies Auxiliary of Crystal Falls and the Ladies Shrine of Iron
She is survived by her four sons, Leonard E. (Pearlie) Urban, Robert
A. (Marsha) Urban, both of Connersville, Ind., James R. (Bonnie) Urban
of Caspian and Marty O. Urban of Hurley, Wis.; three brothers, Leonard
(Kay) Dahl of Green Bay, Wis., Clarence Dahl of Oak Lawn, Ill., and Roy
(Joyce) Dahl of Crystal Falls; a sister, Agnes Schindler of Green Bay,
Wis.; a sister-in-law, Rhoda Dahl of Crystal Falls; 10 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Randy
W. Urban, on Jan. 10, 1962; a granddaughter, Tracy Lee Urban, and two brothers,
Ballard Dahl and Walter Dahl.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Christ United Methodist
Church in Crystal Falls. An Eastern Star memorial service will be conducted
at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Rev.
Elbert Dulworth, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.
Fred J. Collick
IRON MOUNTAIN — Fred J. Collick, 81, of 706 E. Margaret St., Iron Mountain,
died Friday, April 6, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident.
He was born March 10, 1920, in Iron Mountain, son of the late William
and Mabel (Jenkins) Collick. Fred graduated from Iron Mountain High School
in 1939, where he was on the state championship cross country team.
Shortly thereafter, he moved to the Detroit area where he met and married
his wife, the former Elaine Fife on Sept. 13, 1941.
After retiring from Excello Corp. where he worked for more than 30
years, Fred joined Geering Broach Co. Ten years later he moved back to
Iron Mountain permanently.
Fred enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his family and many
friends, but he also had a special place in his heart for trap shooting,
which he took up in 1970. He was soon actively competing at the national
level. In 1976, he started attending the Grand Nationals and won several
awards during the next decade.
He was a former member of the Multi-Lakes and Birmingham gun clubs
and a member of the United Sportsman’s Club in Merriman. Fred enjoyed hunting,
fishing and photography. He did family portraits in his own dark room when
he lived in Detroit.
He leaves his wife, Elaine; a son, David (Toni) Collick of Lancaster,
Pa.; two daughters, Judy (David) Pohlod of Omena, lower Michigan and Martha
Collick of White Lake, lower Michigan; and three grandchildren, Jeffrey,
Bradley and Thomas Collick.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Morrison.
Memorial services have been delayed due to Elaine’s recovery.
The service times will be announced at a later date by the Erickson-Rochon
& Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
Memorials may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or the Caring
House of Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in
charge of the arrangements.
REPUBLIC — Melvin “Memo” Hendrickson, 73, of 319 Hemlock St., Republic,
died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at his home.
Memo was born March 20, 1928, in Republic, son of Esther (Koski) and
the late Otto Hendrickson. He graduated from Republic High School in 1945.
He married Patricia Levi on Aug. 15, 1953, in Republic.
Memo worked for Johnson Motors in Waukegan, Ill. and then as a fire
tower observation officer in Republic. Later he managed Memo’s Shell Station
in North and South Republic for 19 years. He worked for the United States
Postal Service as a rural mail carrier for 28 years, retiring in 1983.
Memo was a member of the Republic Lions Club, Republic Volunteer Fire
Department and was named Fireman of the Year by Marquette County. He enjoyed
bowling, fishing and hunting. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hendrickson of Republic; his mother,
Esther Hendrickson of Republic; two daughters, Pamela (Robert) VanBuskirk
of Lapel, Ind. and Lee Duquette and friend Nicolay Ungureanu of Huntington
Beach, Calif.; a son, John (Beth) Hendrickson of Brandon, Fla.; three brothers,
Wesley (Elaine) Hendrickson of Iron Mountain, Dr. Lester (fiance Carolyn
Peppin) Hendrickson of Mesa, Ariz. and Dr. Curtis (Sue) Hendrickson of
Green Bay, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Alice Hendrickson of Scotia, N.Y.; eight
grandchildren, Scott and Sam Hazen, Shannon (Brad) Templeton, Cody VanBuskirk,
Ashton, Ian and Brett Hendrickson and Nolan Duquette; two step-grandchildren,
Robert and Eva VanBuskirk; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Tyler;
and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Otto and a brother, Kenneth.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. (Eastern time) Saturday at
Bethany Lutheran Church in Republic. Rev. Lance Roberts will officiate.
Burial will be in the Republic Township Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Bethany Lutheran Church on Saturday from 9
a.m. until the time of service.
Pallbearers will be Derwin and Dr. Michael Hendrickson, Gene Koski,
Randy Kurin, and Paul and Joe DuMoulin.
For local information and directions to the church in Republic, contact
Robert “Butch” Schinderle at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home
in Iron Mountain at 774-7676.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral
KINGSFORD — Matthew Jon DePotsie, 26, of 128 Hermitage Road, Crystal
Falls, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at his home following a lifelong
battle with neurofibroma.
Matthew was born July 2, 1974, in Iron Mountain, son of James and Deborah
He was a 1994 graduate of Forest Park High School in Crystal Falls.
He was a lifelong resident of the Dickinson and Iron County area.
He was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford.
Matt enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid Green Bay Packer
He was preceded in death by his sister, Michelle DePotsie.
He leaves his parents, James and Deborah DePotsie of Crystal Falls.
He was loving father to his daughter, Megan. He is also survived by his
grandparents, Chester (Sharon) Beauchamp of Zupher Hills, Fla., and Oliver
(Tressa) DePotsie of Iron Mountain; his aunts and uncles, Stan (Darlene)
Carlson of Kingsford, Dan (Diane) Beauchamp of Pine Creek, Don Beauchamp
and fiancee, Teresa VanPembrook of Aurora, Wis., Doug (Melanie) Beauchamp
of Escanaba, Diane Roberts and fiance, Mark Jarvis of Kingsford, Denise
(Chris) Bartlett of Gladstone and Donna and (Rob) Harrison of Green Bay,
Wis., and numerous cousins and friends.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kingsford Funeral
Home. Parish prayers will be recited at 5 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and
at 10 a.m. at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford.
Burial will be in Quinnesec Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Todd Schmidt, Tim Cichanofsky, Mike Waligurski,
Chris Beauchamp, Ryan Beauchamp, Mark Beauchamp, Mike Beauchamp and Rob
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home is in charge
CRYSTAL FALLS — Marian (Hilia) Knowles, 94, of Woodstock, Ill., formerly
of Amasa, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Pines Nursing Home in Crystal
Visitation was held at the Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral
Home in Woodstock.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at Hematite Township
Cemetery in Amasa.The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral
Home in Crystal Falls.
CATHLAMET, Wash. — Loran H. Danielson, 78, of Cathlamet died March 26,
2001, at his home.
He was born in Kingsford, son of the late Henry and Celia Danielson.
He graduated from Kingsford High School with the class of 1942.
He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Italy during World War II.
Upon discharge, he attended Northern Michigan College until he was
recalled into the Air Corps during the Berlin Airlift.
He and his wife, Donna, owned and operated apple orchards in the Yakima
Valley of Washington until their retirement.
He leaves his wife, Donna; a son, Mark and daughter, Christian; two
grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
He also leaves two sisters, Helen (Fred) Miller of San Marcos, Calif.,
and Ardys (Dan) Laydon of Ventura, Calif.; a brother, Don (Gail) Danielson
of Iron Mountain and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Tod.
Funeral services and burial were in Cathlamet, Wash.
IRON MOUNTAIN — Katherine C. “Katie” Person, 100, of 622 East Grand
Blvd., Iron Mountain, passed away Friday, April 13, 2001, at Florence Villa
Nursing Home in Florence, Wis.
Katie was born on Feb. 13, 1901, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the
late Felix and Louisa (Tramontine) Valenti. Katie celebrated her 100th
birthday on Feb. 13 of this year with her family and friends.
She was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain and attended the Iron
She married Toby Person on April 12, 1920. He preceded her in death
on April 3, 1967.
She especially enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family
Katie loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed.
She leaves a son, Ray (Alice) Person of Iron Mountain; a daughter,
Marcella Croci who resides at Florence Villa Nursing Home; two grandchildren,
Debbie Menza (James Krokstrom) of Iron Mountain and Sandy (Michael) Hurtubise
of Springfield, Ill.; six great-grandchildren, Kathy (Scott) Repp of Lower
Michigan, Jack (Paul) Croci of Ironwood, Michelle Menza of Santa Rosa,
Calif., Alicia, Adam and Toby Hurtubise of Springfield, and three great-great-grandchildren,
Emily and Robert Repp and Milo (Menza) Wickman.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Toby, she was also preceded
in death by a grandson, Terry Croci and a son-in-law, Jack Croci.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Jacobs Funeral
Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at noon Monday at the funeral home. Celebrant
Robert Fuse will official.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
CRYSTAL FALLS — Alvin H. Farley, 94, of 125 U.S. 141, Crystal Falls,
went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the Iron County
Medical Care Facility.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe
Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.
CRYSTAL FALLS — Lillian McGregor, 86, of 114 S. Timberline Trail, Crystal
Falls, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Iron County Medical Care Facility
in Crystal Falls.
She was born June 22, 1914, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late
John and Marie (Knutila) Macki. She grew up in Crystal Falls and attended
the Crystal Falls schools.
She married Joseph McGregor on Sept. 27, 1930, in Crystal Falls and
he preceded her in death in March 1985.
She was a lifelong resident of Crystal Falls and has owned and operated
the McGregor Resort on Fortune Lake in Crystal Falls Township until retiring
Mrs. McGregor enjoyed cooking, gardening, playing cards, puzzles and
her family. She was a member of United Lutheran Church of Crystal Falls.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph McGregor; a sister,
Mary Bjornson; and a grandson, James Lee McGregor.
She leaves two sons, Eugene McGregor and Jim McGregor, both of Crystal
Falls; a sister, Verna (Tye) Gianunzio of Waukegan, Ill.; five grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at United
Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be held Saturday
at 11 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Dr. John Linna, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
Pallbearers will be Scott and Brian McGregor, Roy, Brad and David Rintala
and Joshua Anderson. Soloist will be Vicky West.
The Langenberg Funeral Home - Iron River Chapel is in charge of funeral
IRON MOUNTAIN — Joseph Paul Kusmitch, 74, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died
Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Hospital in Phoenix,
Mr. Kusmitch was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Crystal Falls, son of Stephan
and Veronica Kusmitch. He attended the Crystal Falls School.
He married Laraine Merhalski on June 18, 1949, in Florence, Wis.
Mr. Kusmitch worked for various bakeries in Lansing, Milwaukee, Iron
River and Iron Mountain. He also worked for the A&P Grocery Stores
in Battle Creek, lower Michigan and later for the Cayia Mine operated by
the Inland Steel Mining Co. in Crystal Falls.
He owned and operated Kusmitch’s Bakery and Deli in Florence, Wis.
from 1954 to 1975, where he was well-known for his wedding cakes, baked
goods, pasties and homemade sausages.
Mr. Kusmitch moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1975 and was a pastry chef
at the Phoenix Hilton. He later became head pastry chef at the Phoenix
Country Club until his retirement. While working at the country club, he
met many celebrities.
He was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Phoenix,
Ariz. and was a life member of Post 2891 in Crystal Falls. He enjoyed hunting,
trapping, baking, cake decorating, gardening, walking, playing the lottery
and spending time with his friends. He was especially devoted to praying
his rosary every day.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Laraine Kusmitch; his
father, Stephan Kusmitch; his mother, Veronica Kusmitch; a brother, Peter;
and three sisters, Helen Kusmitch, Annie Worden and Julie Hicks.
He leaves a son, Robert (Randi) Kusmitch of Aurora, Wis.; two daughters,
JoAnn (Dennis) Schneider of Algoma, Wis. and Joanie (John) Richtig of Iron
Mountain; three brothers, Tony (Bernice) Kusmitch, Chester (Kathy) Kusmitch
of Crystal Falls and John Kusmitch of Iron Mountain; two sisters, Mary
Spence of Battle Creek, lower Michigan and Agnes Fabbri of Crystal Falls;
seven grandchildren, Lonney Goman, Nicole Zimmerman, Miranda and Brett
Schneider, Kyle Kirby and Bob and Tanya Kusmitch; two great-grandchildren,
Gabrielle and Jake Zimmerman; and many nieces and nephews.
Services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls. Mr. Kusmitch’s
sister, Annie named the cemetery on July 7, 1951.
Memorials can be made to Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal
Avian Hausauer Kaad
IRON MOUNTAIN — Avian Markus James Hausauer Kaad, the infant son of
DeeAnn Hausauer and Mark Kaad, died Friday, April 13, 2001 at Dickinson
County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He is survived by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Michelle
and Gene Gendron of Norway and Douglas Hausauer of Beulah, N.D.; his paternal
grandfather, Stephen Kaad, DDS, of Kingsford; and several aunts and uncles.
Avian was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Nancy Kaad.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church
in Norway. Reverend John Voelker will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge
IRON MOUNTAIN— Silvio Giancola, 88, of 500 Quinnesec St., Iron Mountain
died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Manorcare Health Services in Kingsford.
Silvio was born Jan. 16, 1913, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Santo
and Theresa Giancola.
Silvio was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain, and attended school
He married the former Frances Marine on Jan. 30, 1936, in Iron Mountain,
and she preceded him in death in December 1984.
He was the owner of the G&H Texaco in Iron Mountain and he operated
the station from 1948 until he retired in 1982.
Silvio enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to the casino.
He leaves one son, Richard (Carolyn) Giancola of Iron Mountain; two
granddaughters; Vicki Giancola of Tuscon, Ariz., and Debra (Richard) Trombley
of Gladstone; one great-granddaughter, Gina Trombley; many nieces and nephews;
and special friends, Rudy Ganga, and Trapper Schinderle.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacobs
Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home,
Fr. Leonard Cornelius will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
FELCH — Folke Olson, 95, of Norway Lake Road, Felch, died Monday, April
16, 2001, at his daughter’s home in South Lyon, lower Michigan.
He was born June 7, 1905, in Sweden.
He married Janet Lantz and she preceded him in death.
He leaves three children, Robert (Ruth), Richard (Cindy) and Sharron
(George) Klump, and five grandchildren, Rich, Michelle, Todd, Shawn and
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in
IRON MOUNTAIN — David E. Lammie, 76, of 1300 Michigan Ave., Lot 2, Iron
Mountain, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical
Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born May 23, 1924, in Winona, Houghton County, son of the late
John Nestor Lammie and Ida Marie (Kalliomaki) Lammie.
Mr. Lammie served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945 aboard the USS
Dorothea Dix and also in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1967.
He married Joyce Mattson Kleimola on Aug. 25, 1973, in Ironwood.
Mr. Lammie worked as a drug and alcohol counselor and as the first
manager of the ReEntry House in Kingsford from 1972 to 1973, worked at
Marquette General Hospital from 1974 to 1976, and at Allan Park Veterans
Administration Medical Center from 1978 to 1981. His last position was
at Oral Robert’s City of Faith in Tulsa, Olka. from 1985 to 1987.
He was a member of Beecher Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and seven sisters.
He leaves his wife, Joyce; a daughter, Teresa Lee of Colville, Wash.;
a brother, Henry William of Negaunee; two grandchildren, Jud David Williams
of Colville and Tina Marie Perez of Wildomar, Calif.; two great-grandchildren,
Kyle and Megan Davis of Pittsburg, Kan.
He was born again Dec. 24, 1974, and now to eternal life.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beecher Assembly
of God in Beecher, Wis.
“We welcome all our friends to join this celebration.”
A luncheon and fellowship will follow the service.
PLYMOUTH, Wis. — George F. Schwartz, 72, of Lake Hilbert, Wis., formerly
of 604 Chaplin Court, Plymouth, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April
11, 2001, at his home on Lake Hilbert.
He was born July 21, 1928, in Fond du Lac, Wis., son of Fred W. and
Antoinette Keating Schwartz. He attended schools in Oakfield, Glenbeulah
and Plymouth. He also attended many extension, correspondence and vocational
George served in the U.S. Maritime Service from 1944 to 1945, making
trips to Liverpool, England, LaHarve, France, and Bremerhaven, Germany.
He also served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946 in the Philippine Islands.
In 1950, he married Joan D. Smith of Adell, Wis. The couple lived in
Sheboygan and Adell before moving to Plymouth in 1958. She preceded him
in death in 1977.
He married Sandra M. Lembke in 1978. The couple resided in Plymouth
until his retirement in 1990, moving to their present home on Lake Hilbert
in Marinette County.
George worked for Kraft Foods, Kohler Co., Foster Curtiss Surveying
and Donahue & Associates, Inc. In 1970, he was appointed Director of
Public Works by the city of Plymouth Common Council.
After retirement, he worked with Norman Harrison Surveying in Fence,
Wis., and D.H. Nerenhausen & Associates of Oconto, Wis. He served as
project manager/engineer on 13 bridges and eight miles of roads in Marinette
George is a member of the Armstrong Creek-Goodman American Legion Post
325 and the National Woodcarver Association.
His greatest enjoyment in life were his family, grandchildren, his
many friends, golf, woodcarving and his love of the fast disappearing “Northwoods.”
He leaves his wife, Sandra of Lake Hilbert, Wis.; four children, Steven
C. Schwartz (Vicki Strobel) of Kalama, Wash., Cynthia A. Schwartz of Milwaukee,
Sarah J. (David) Reitz of Glenbeulah, Wis., and Amy L. Schwartz of Kalama,
Wash.; two stepchildren, Laurie (David) Bolland of Sacramento, Calif.,
and Tim (Paula) Barton of Cambria, Calif.; his grandchildren, Madalyn,
Hayley and Aubrey Reitz of Glenbeulah, Kaitlyn Bolland of Sacramento, Calif.,
Paul and Amber Barton of Cambria, Calif.; two brothers, Charles (Doris)
Schwartz of Crystal Lake, Wis., and Frederick (Marilyn) Schwartz of Plymouth;
a sister, Ellen (Gene) Meyer of Sheboygan; a sister-in-law, Jinni Driskell
Schwartz of Caldwell, Idaho, and many nieces and nephews, other relatives
He was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Schwartz of Caldwell,
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Fence Union Church
in Fence, Wis.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. Tim
Smith, pastor, will officiate.
Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in Plymouth Woodlawn
Cemetery in Plymouth.
Friends may also call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Suchon
Funeral Home in Plymouth and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral
Memorial services will also be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Fr.
Wayne Bittner will officiate.
A memorial fund is being established in his name for the Marquette
General Hospital Hospice Program, 580 W. College Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.
The Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth is serving the family.
MANISTEE — Robert T. Scott, 65, of Irons, lower Michigan, formerly of
Iron Mountain, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at his home following a battle
Bob was born May 20, 1935, in Iron Mountain, son of the late George
W. and Rose (Gray) Scott.
He married Constance A. Williams on June 10, 1978, at River Oaks Park
in Galesburg, lower Michigan. They moved to Irons from Galesburg in 1986.
Bob was retired as a millwright from General Motors Corp.
He leaves his wife, Connie; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and
Kristi Carlton of Plainwell, lower Michigan; his daughters and sons-in-law,
Julie and Gregg Pease of Bradenton, Fla., JoEllen Weber of Hickory Corners,
lower Michigan, Terry and Steve Ostrander of Battle Creek, lower Michigan,
Cheri and Jeff Kurtz of Gobles, lower Michigan, Traci Williams of Kalamazoo,
lower Michigan, and Jenni Miller of Comstock, lower Michigan; his grandchildren,
Kris and Jessi Pease, Ron Scott, Hayden Miller, Krysten and Jeffery Kurtz,
Anthony and Jurian Garthe, Jaci and Carli Miller and Robert J. Carlton;
his brothers, George W. Scott of Peshtigo, Wis., James F. Scott and John
E. Scott, both of Iron Mountain; a sister, Barbara Frosch of Hillsdale,
lower Michigan, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,
William C. Scott, and a sister, Marion F. Kelley.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
The family suggests that those wishing to remember Bob consider a gift
to Mercy Amicare Hospice, 7985 Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, MI 49601.
The Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.
CRYSTAL FALLS — Robert Phillips, 65, of 10750 Madson Road, Woodruff,
Wis., died Monday, April 16, 2001, at his home.
Robert was born July 29, 1935, in Negaunee, son of the late Jess and
Rose (Robichaud) Phillips.
Like his brothers, Robert served his country in the military. He served
in the Marine Corps for eight years.
On Oct. 8, 1955, while stationed in North Carolina, Robert married
his sweetheart, the former Lulu Johnson. After his service in the Marine
Corps, he attended Madison Vocational College in Madison, Wis. and studied
to be a chef.
Robert worked as a chef in Madison, Wisconsin Dells and St. Germain
at the Mogards Indian Lodge. He and his wife, Lu moved to Kingsford manage
a donut shop and later opened Bob & Lu’s Pasty Shop.
They moved to the northwoods of Wisconsin in 1984, where Robert retired
due to health reasons. Robert was a life member of the Disabled American
Veterans (DAV) and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He enjoyed
his time with his family; his grandchildren were a source of great pride
He leaves his wife, Lulu (Johnson) Phillips of Woodruff, Wis.; a son,
Leonard Phillips of Woodruff, Wis.; a daughter, Doreen (Spencer) Shaker
of Woodruff, Wis.; two granddaughters, Heather and Stephanie; three brothers,
Ken (Bea) Phillips of Aitkin, Minn., Jack (Barbara) of Coon Rapids, Minn.
and Tom Phillips of Crystal Falls; three sisters, Ruth Winuk of Gladstone,
Patsy Phillips of Gladstone and Peggy (Kenneth) Braman of Stanton, lower
Michigan; and a sister-in-law, Agnes Phillips of Clintonville, Wis.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Donald, Raymond
and Alfred (Jim) Phillips; a sister-in-law, Eleanor; and a brother-in-law,
Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at United Lutheran
Church in Crystal Falls. The East Side Veterans Council will pass in review
at 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev.
Dr. John Linna will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
with veterans color guard present.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal
IRON RIVER — Carole Jean Tomassucci, 61, of Iron River passed away Monday,
April 16, 2001, at her home unexpectedly.
She was born Dec. 31, 1939, in Stambaugh, daughter of George Tarsi
and the late Mabel (Fiorani) Tarsi. She was a lifelong resident. She attended
Iron River schools and graduated from Iron River High School in 1958.
Carole was a graduate of Milwaukee Business College medical secretary
program in Milwaukee.
She married Eugene Tomassucci on Oct. 22, 1960, at St. Agnes Catholic
Church in Iron River. The couple made their home in Iron River.
Carole worked for the West Iron County School District as a high school
secretary in the 1970s and remained devoted to the young people of the
district her entire life.
In 1978, the couple bought Golas Grocery Store in Iron River and operated
the business as Gene’s One Stop and Shop. Carole’s remarkable work ethic
was evident to all who knew her. In recent years, the couple also operated
Tomassucci’s Italian Deli, and became well-known as one of the area’s finest
Carole’s selfless and loving devotion to her parents, children, and
grandchildren will be remembered by all those who were close to her.
She cared for her ailing mother prior to her death and most recently
looked after her father.
Her greatest joy was loving and helping to nurture her grandchildren.
She was her daughter’s best friend and her son’s inspiration.
Carole was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River and
St. Agnes Altar Society.
She was an avid supporter of West Iron County High School athletics.
She reveled in her grandson, Christopher’s accomplishments as a member
of the Iron Mountain High School football team, which won the Class C 2000
State Football Championship.
She leaves her husband, Eugene “Gene;” her father, George Tarsi of
Iron River; a son, Brad (Tammy) Tomassucci of Iron Mountain; a daughter,
Lisa (Bruce) Heisel of Houghton; two brothers, Jerome (Delores) Tarsi of
Battleground, Wash., and Robert (Barbara) Tarsi of Fort Gratiot, lower
Michigan; four grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas and Emilia Tomassucci
and Dana Heisel, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the Jacobs
Funeral Home in Iron River.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church
in Iron River. Rev. Norman Clisch, pastor, will offer the Mass of Christian
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Tomassucci, Kevin Amelio, Derek
and Jason Wicklund and Todd Simmons.
Active pallbearers will be Christopher Tomassucci, Terry Tarsi, Eric
Easton, Bob Possanza, Elio Argentati and Donald Fiorani.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.
IRON RIVER — Louis J. Misoni, 75, of Iron River passed away Monday evening,
April 16, 2001, at Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.
Louis was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Caspian, son of the late Victor and
Louise (Nori) Misoni. He was a lifelong resident and graduated from Stambaugh
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific
Theater of Operations.
He married the former Anna Mae VanWagner on Feb. 11, 1950, in Iron
River. The couple made their home in Iron River. They celebrated their
Golden Wedding Anniversary last year.
Louis was a salesman for many years in automotive, insurance and real
He and his wife, Anna Mae, wintered in Florida for many years.
Louis was an avid golfer and enjoyed small game hunting.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Elvio Misoni.
Louis was a member of the Iron River Country Club, life member of the
Iron River Elks Lodge 1671, Caspian Progressive Mens Association and a
member of the Duc Abruzzi Bocce League. He was a former member of the Iron
River Service Club.
He leaves his wife, Anna Mae; a son, Mark (Patti) Misoni of Iron River;
two daughters, Pamela (Roger) Fultz of Mount Pleasant, lower Michigan,
and Vicki (David “Rocko”) Medovich of Caspian; two brothers, William (Carol)
Misoni of Phoenix, Ariz., and David (Judy) Misoni of Big Rapids, lower
Michigan; a sister, Vivian Dedo of Caspian; five grandchildren, Nicci (Mark)
Recla, Tara (Nick) Atanasoff, Lauren Misoni, Staci Fultz, and Christopher
(Jill) Fultz, and several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River.
Rev. Otto Sartorelli, pastor of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian,
The Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River is in charge of arrangements.