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Orland Darne

IRON MOUNTAIN — Orland “Lem” Darne, 79, of 1840 River St., Niagara, Wis., died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born Feb. 23, 1922, in Niagara, Wis., son of the late Dominic and Mabel (Ebidon) Darne and had been a resident of Niagara his entire life.
He was a graduate of Niagara High School in 1940. Mr. Darne served in Africa and Italy during World War II with the United State Army.
He married the former Helen Kososki at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Aug. 5, 1961. Mr. Darne worked for Kimberly Clark and Niagara of Wisconsin Paper Corp. for 45 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of St. Anthony Church, a life member of the Cretton-Tutas American Legion Post of Niagara, the 40 et 8, and the Knights of Columbus of Niagara, Wis.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling, walking and spending time at camp.
He leaves his wife, Helen; two sons, Michael and Bruce Darne of Niagara; three sisters, Lucille Peterson of Niagara, Clarice (Ray) McEwan of Minnesota and Eloise (Jim) Murtha of Iowa; a special friend that he thought of as a son, Michael Demski of Eau Claire, lower Michigan; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude and Lester Darne and a sister, Eva Buchman.
Visitation will be held Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara.
Fr. Michael Betley will offer the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory.
The family is being served by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Harold Schindler

IRON MOUNTAIN — Harold W. Schindler, 98, of Niagara, Wis., died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara.
He was born Oct. 14, 1902, in Winona, Minn., son of the late Amel and Effie (Waldron) Schindler. He moved to the area in 1922.
He married Fleta Belle Peterson on March 28, 1925, in Iron Mountain. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 1995. She preceded him in death on Aug. 6, 1996.
Mr. Schindler was employed by Kimberly Clark Paper Co. of Niagara and retired in 1965.
He was a town supervisor of Niagara Township for 12 years.
Mr. Schindler was a member of the Sportsman Club and Riverside United Methodist Church in Niagara. He enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing and dart ball.
He leaves a son, Richard (Sondy) of Medford, Ore.; two daughters, Margaret (Clarence) Bjorkman of Niagara and Sharon (Lawrence) Chick of Aurora, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Johnson of Kasson, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Joan Schindler of Marinette, Wis.; many nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Joe Schelinsky.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Harold DuWayne; three brothers and two sisters.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Riverside United Methodist Church in Niagara. Rev. Joy Mick will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Riverside United Methodist Church.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Moore

IRON MOUNTAIN — Carl E. Moore, 75, of 1581 Riverview Drive, Kingsford, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Ironwood, son of the late Milford and Sadie (York) Moore. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, earning the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, the European and African Campaign Medal, the Middle Eastern Medal with two bronze stars and was awarded the Purple Heart.
Carl was a resident of the area since 1963. He worked at the VA Medical Center for 28 years, retiring in 1981. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingsford, NARF, Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3674 of Iron Mountain and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 23.
Carl enjoyed working in his shop welding and building wood splitters. He was very talented at building and fabricating things for others.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret and his second wife, Evelyn.
He leaves his wife of 19 years, Marilyn; 10 children, Jim (Bev) Winkler of Kingsford, Sandy Mrotek (friend Ken) of Mukwonago, Wis., Carl W. (Cindy) Moore of Tucson, Ariz., Pat (Mark) Preissner of Menasha, Wis., Richard (Peggy) Moore of Iron Mountain, Dave Erdman (friend Laura) of Homestead, Wis., Donna (Dominic) Rappa of West Allis, Wis., Carol (Louis) Burdulis of Sugarland, Texas, Linda (Francis) LeQuia of Felch and Al (Jackie) Moore of Aurora, Wis.; three sisters, Emmy, Helen and Milfred; 27 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Don and Mirium LaLonde of Pembine, Wis.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Ralph and Bill Moore and three sisters, Vi, Lila and Gladys.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingsford. Rev. Martin Koeller will officiate.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Homestead-Aurora Cemetery. The VFW post of Iron Mountain, the VFW post of Florence and the DAV will conduct military services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in his memory.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Brault

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

Gladys Heim
IRON MOUNTAIN — Alma Gladys Heim, 91, of 517 Edison St., Kingsford, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born Aug. 26, 1909, in Cripple Creek, Va., daughter of the late Mattison (Matt) and Sarah Sexton.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dee W. Hale in 1966; her husband, Gregg Heim and four brothers and seven sisters.
She leaves two sisters, Lena M. (Ernest) Perdue and Cecile Ott, both of Kingsford, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rev. Blaine Donaldson will officiate.
Burial will be in Dickinson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Breitung Township.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

August VanPembrook

IRON MOUNTAIN — August A. VanPembrook, 91, of Aurora, Wis., died Monday, April 23, 2001, at Freeman Convalescent Home in Kingsford.
He was born Aug. 9, 1909, in Norway, son of the late Camille and Stephanie (VanGasse) VanPembrook. August had been a lifelong resident of the area.
He married the former Grace Radcliff on Sept. 27, 1930, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 1990.
Augie was a master plumber at the Kimberly-Clark paper mill and retired as fire chief at the mill after 35 years of service in 1972.
August was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Aurora. He loved plumbing and helping other people.
He leaves a son, William (Toni) VanPembrook of Dunbar, Wis.; three daughters, Janice (Hank) Vandecasteele of Lawrence, Mass., Patricia (Roger) Baravetto of Kingsford and Bonnie (Bill) Cavaiani of New Berlin, Wis.; three sisters, Emily Anderson of Aurora, Norma (Ed) Provencher of Niagara and Ella Alfredson of Norway; 12 grandchildren, William (Amy) VanPembrook Jr., Terry (Mary) VanPembrook, Craig (Julie) VanPembrook, Kevin VanPembrook, Randy Vandecasteele, Steven Vandecasteele, Mark (Deb) Baravetto, Tina Baravetto, Lisa (Mark) Blomquist, Cheri (Rick) Miller, Cheli Kardaris and Jeff (Oumalay) Cavaiani; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and an aunt, Ann Halgren of Norway.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Adolph, Isadore, Edmond, Joe and Donald VanPembrook; two sisters, Mary Ann Edelbeck and Annie Neveau; and a great-grandson, David Vandecasteele.
Visitation will be held today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Parish prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Aurora. Fr. Leo Lessard will officiate. Burial will be in the Homestead-Aurora Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Corona

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mildred V. Corona, 89, of 1109 River Ave., Iron Mountain, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain.
She was born Oct. 3, 1911, in Calumet, daughter of the late George and Anne (Pollard) Trevillian. Mildred lived in Iron Mountain for most of her life. She married James D. Corona on Jan. 31, 1931, at First Methodist Church in Iron Mountain.
She studied nursing at the Chicago School of Nursing and had worked at her mother’s nursing home, Trevillian’s Nursing Home for many years.
Mrs. Corona loved to play cards and she was known for being a hard worker. She was a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Practical Nurses Association.
She leaves her husband, James; a sister, Margaret (Jack) Pesavento of Felch; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Mikolajczyk and Marian Palomaki; four brothers, Richard Trevillian and Clyde Trevillian; and two infant brothers.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Fr. Daniel Zaloga will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

LeRoy Moxey

CRYSTAL FALLS — LeRoy J. Moxey, 66, of Waukegan, Ill., passed away Saturday, April 21, 2001, at his home.
LeRoy was born Oct. 19, 1934, in Chicago.
He served in the U.S. Army.
LeRoy was employed as a site engineer at Abbott Labs for 38 years.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waukegan and the American Legion Homer Dahringer Post 281.
He leaves his wife, Joan; five children, Bettina Dozier of Waukegan, Cheryl Ann (Rob) Palenik of Port Charlotte, Fla., Steve (Debbie) Cierocke of Cottondale, Ala., Matthew Moxey of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jennifer (Brian) Prodoehl of Barrington, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Chrystle (Gary) Disher of Port Charlotte, Jeremy Palenik of Port Charlotte, Courtney and Carrie Palenik (twins) of Port Charlotte, Adrian Dozier of Fulton, Miss., Steven Cierocke of Cottondale, Jamie, Destiny, Raeanne, Michaela Cierocke, all of Cottondale, and Madelyn Prodoehl of Barrington; two sisters, Joan (Herman) Mullejans of Waukegan and Judy Richards of Crystal Falls; two nieces, Susan (Geoff) Welch of Libertyville, Ill., and Lisa (Jim) Shaw of Libertyville and a great-nephew, Joseph William Welch.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Moxey; his parents, Harry and Martha Moxey, and a granddaughter, Samantha Cierocke.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. Elbert Dulworth will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.

Inell Rautanen

CRYSTAL FALLS — Inell W. (Sarkkila) Rautanen, 89, of Waukegan, Ill., died Monday, April 23, 2001, at the Winchester House in Liberty, Ill.
Inell was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Amasa. She attended Amasa schools and graduated from Amasa High School in 1930. She moved to Waukegan, Ill. in the early 1960s.
She was employed as a caretaker for the elderly prior to being employed as a cook in Lake Forest, where she retired from.
Mrs. Rautanen enjoyed handwork, crossword puzzles, cooking, baking, playing cards, game shows and was an avid reader. She also volunteered at St. Therese Hospital in Waukegan, Ill.
She leaves two sons, Bernard Rautanen of Northbrook, Ill. and David (Charlotte) Rautanen of Waukegan, Ill.; one daughter, Beverly (Henry) Snyr of Manitou Beach, lower Michigan; five grandchildren, Joseph, Kathy, Tonya, Ruth and Donald; six great-grandchildren, Megan, Heidi, Sadie, Carly, Michelle and Katrina; one sister, Eva Seger of DeBary, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Aileen (Claus) Enmark and Helmi Rautanen of Crystal Falls; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon; one sister, Inez Richardson and a brother, Walter Holmes.
Visitation will be held Friday from noon until 1 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the church. Rev. Fred Kinsey and Rev. Dr. Kim Beckmann will officiate. Burial will be in the Hematite Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Darryl Sherman

HAMILTON LAKES — Darryl R. Sherman, 48, of N-11260 Hamilton Lake Road, Hamilton Lakes, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his home.
He was born Oct. 25,1952, in Dearborn, lower Michigan, son of Virginia (White) and the late Donald Sherman. He had been a resident of this area for the past 11 years.
Mr. Sherman served in the U. S. Air Force from 1971 to 1977.
He had been with his wife, the former Kathy Stevens, for the past 13 years.
Mr. Sherman worked as a truck driver.
He enjoyed hunting and motorcycling.
He leaves his wife, Kathy; his mother, Virginia Sherman of Hamilton Lakes; a daughter, Amber Sherman at home; a stepson, Shawn McCoy of Wayne, lower Michigan; and two grandchildren, Samantha and Kristina McCoy of Wayne.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate.
Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Phillipa Andrist

STAMBAUGH — Phillipa A. Andrist, 86, of Crystal Falls died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.
She was born April 11, 1913, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late William and Bessy (Austin) Wills. She graduated from the Crystal Falls High School in 1931.
She married Harland Andrist on Dec. 30, 1941, in Crystal Falls. The couple traveled together before returning to Crystal Falls in 1975.
Mrs. Andrist was a member of United Methodist Woman, United Methodist Choir, and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, knitting and crocheting.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harland; a brother, Owen Wills and two sisters, Rita Keat and Olive Pfieffer.
She leaves two nephews, Al Pfieffer of Racine, Wis., and Bill Pfieffer of Little Rock, Ark.; a cousin, Tom Brooks of Collierville, Tenn., and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today at the church. Rev. Elbert Dulworth, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Stambaugh Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Conery

IRON MOUNTAIN — Joseph A. Conery, 73, of 1507 West D St., Iron Mountain, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his home.
He was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Phillip and Lucy (Leardi) Conery. He was a lifelong resident of the area.
Mr. Conery served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was stationed aboard the USS Bennington and had served in Japan. He had also sailed the Great Lakes with the Merchant Marines.
He married the former Barbara Annear on May 6, 1950, at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Conery worked as an electrician and lineman for the Wisconsin-Michigan Power Co. and for Wisconsin Electric Power Co. until his retirement in 1975.
He was a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. He enjoyed hunting and spending time at camp.
He leaves his wife, Barbara; two sons, Joseph (Kristine) Conery of Iron Mountain and Phillip (Sandra) Conery of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Ann (Joseph) Crispigna of Escanaba; a brother, Phillip (Pauline) Conery of Golf Port, Fla.; three sisters, Rosemary Menza, Margaret Menza and Joan (Leslie) Walters, all of Iron Mountain; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Conery.
Private family services will be held on Wednesday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Fr. Daniel Zaloga will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marquette General Home Health and Hospice.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Helfreda Theisen

IRON MOUNTAIN — Helfreda “Sue” Theisen, 91, of 129 Lehman Ave., Iron Mountain, died Friday, April 20, 2001, peacefully at her home.
She was born Dec. 17, 1909, in Metropolitan, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Skog. At the age of 2, she went to Finland with her mother and her brother, Richard, and they were to return to the States on the Titanic. Due to finances, they had to return a month later on the Lusitania.
Sue was a long time resident of the area.
She married Denis Theisen on Jan. 30, 1926, and he preceded her in death in June of 1979.
She was a graduate of Gogebic Community College, where she received a certificate in specialty cooking.
Sue owned and operated the Hob-Nob Restaurant in Iron Mountain from 1947 to 1959. After selling the restaurant, she worked for Pine Grove Country Club, cooking for 16 years. She retired in 1975 due to an accident.
She was an active and faithful member of First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Sue was known for her hard work, and her love for the church and the Lord. It was reflected in her love of her family and service to the community and her church. She worked hundreds of funeral luncheons and other functions at the church.
Sue was a member of Holy Comforters (Quilters) and for the past 26 years she could be found at the church, cutting and putting together quilts for the needy of the world.
In 1980, Sue was selected as First Lady of Dickinson County.
She was also a member of Ford Retirees, Memorial Hospital League, WELCA, Rebecca’s Circle of the church and a past member of the church council. She was the U.P. Women’s Benefit Association representative for 25 years and a member for more than 50 years.
She leaves a son, Wayne (Nancy) Theisen of M-95 of Iron Mountain; three daughters, Betty Brocker, Marge Nelson, and Orice (Harlan) Walters, all of Iron Mountain; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Theisen Grunlund of Iron Mountain; 16 grandchildren, Dennis (Sue) Theisen of Iron Mountain, Rodney Theisen of Iron Mountain, Pam Nelson McGary and Bruce Nelson, both of Colorado, Susan (Steve) Higgins and Joy (Montee) Skorich, both of California, Rick and Roy Nelson of Iron Mountain, Carrie (Bill) Mellinger of Texas, Torvin Theisen of Ontonagon, Steve Theisen of Iron Mountain, Kathy (Kevin) McCrary of Howard, Wis., Dan (Darlene) Theisen of Appleton, Wis., Christy (Jerry) Pierce of Albuquerque, N.M., Lennie Walters (Lorrie) of Iron Mountain, Sally (Bill) Borga of Norway, and Tim (Kathy) Walters of Iron Mountain; 32 great-grandchildren, Brent, Shannon, Ed, Grant, Shawna, Shayla, Jeff, Adam, Ashley, Rory, Cory, Hunter, Hillary, Blake, Nicky, Luke, Katie, Ryan, Rachel, Jesse, Zachary, Jacob, Lennie II, Mack, Heidi, Ryan, Kimberly, Katie, Neil, Janay, Tori and Travis; nine great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Earl Theisen; a grandson, Nick Nelson; a great-granddaughter, Chelsea Pierce; two brothers, Richard and Robert Skog, and a sister, Hildegarde Bouche.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Rev. Peter Jonas will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain, the Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp or the Dickinson County Life Line Program.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Eino Kolemainen

STAMBAUGH — Eino Kolemainen, 84, of 1640 W. Franklin St., Iron River, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at his home.
He was born April 12, 1917, in Hancock, son of the late John and Ida (Maatta) Kolehmainen. He graduated from Hancock High School in 1935 and then attended Suomi College and Seminary in Hancock.
He moved to Detroit in 1940, where he married the former Eva Lappala on June 21, 1941.
Mr. Kolemainen worked for the U.S. Naval Ordinance Lab in Detroit during World War II and in 1945 moved to Iron River where he worked for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad.
He moved to Kingsford in 1953 and was employed at General Controls in Iron Mountain. He also served as the manager and secretary of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Chamber of Commerce until 1962.
Eino and his wife moved to Orange, Calif., in 1963, where he was employed as the manager and secretary for the Chamber of Commerce and also worked for Western Gear Corp. Following his retirement in 1993, the couple returned to Iron River.
Mr. Kolemainen was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Iron River.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael, in 1966, in Vietnam.
He leaves his wife, Eva, and a son, Dennis Kolemainen of Aurora, Colo.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Langenberg Funeral Home-Stambaugh Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Iron River. Rev. Fred Kinsey and Rev. Dr. Kim Beckmann, pastors, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Stambaugh Cemetery.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Stambaugh Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Riemann

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gordon Riemann, 72, of W8081 Oakridge Road, Breitung Township, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at his home.
No services will be held.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Carmen (Bouche) Zimmer

KINGSFORD — Carmen “Connie” (Bouche) Zimmer of Dearborn, lower Michigan, went to be with her Lord on April 16, 2001.
Connie was born and raised in Kingsford, the loving daughter of Pacific and Gladys Bouche.
She married William Zimmer in the old Presbyterian Church on Brown Street and Carpenter Avenue in Iron Mountain and settled in Dearborn, where her husband was a police officer. They raised seven children and had 18 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; her parents; three sisters, Gladys Markell Vaughn, Arlene Deau Carter, Helen Basso; and a brother, Roland Bouche.
She leaves four sisters, Carol Bouche of Iron Mountain, Doris Gauthier of Wakefield, Priscilla Bouche of Janesville, Wis., and Rolinda Hayman of Riverdale, Ga.; a brother, Robert Bouche of Kingsford; and a very dear friend, Joanne Churnland Bradford, formerly of Kingsford.
Connie always had a heart full of love for everyone and still had more to give. She will be sadly missed on earth, but Heaven will be glorified by her presence.
Services were held April 19 at Faith Baptist Church in Dearborn. Rev. Dr. Donald Gregory officiated.
Burial was in Mt. Hope Memorial Cemetery in Dearborn.

Susan Mitchem

IRON MOUNTAIN — Susan Mitchem, 40, of Aurora, Wis., died Friday, April 20, 2001, due to injuries sustained in a car accident.
She was born on June 17, 1960, in Rochester, N.Y., daughter of Robert and the late Fern (Coveny) Harris. She lived in Chicago.
Sue was the manager of Who’s Next Bar in Aurora and a clerk at Tom & Jo’s Liquor Store in Aurora. She also worked C&R Bar for 18 years.
She enjoyed quilting and sewing.
She married Mike Mitchem on Jan. 17, 1992, in Florence.
She leaves her husband, Mike; a daughter, Sarah Macha of Aurora, Wis.; a stepson, Cullen Mitchem of Kingsford; a sister, Debbie Skibitzie of Phoenix, Ariz., and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sandie and Charles Mitchem of Georgetown, Ky.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Sandri

CRYSTAL FALLS — Eleanor Sandri, 81, of 1000 Chapin St., Florence, Wis., formerly of Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Eleanor was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Oconto, Wis., daughter of the late John and Anna (Dahgren) Hanthorn. As a young child, her family moved to Crystal Falls and she remained there for most of her adult life. She graduated from Crystal Falls High School in 1937.
She married Edward Sandri in 1945 and together they operated the Hanthorn Fuel Co. After its closure, Eleanor went to work for the Crystal Falls High School as a secretary for the principal and retired from that position in 1982.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ed; a sister, Mabel Hastings, and two brothers, Gordon and Clarence.
She leaves a son, Darryl (Kay) Sandri of Piqua, Ohio; a daughter, Sue Hambel of Florence, Wis.; four grandchildren, Heather (Nathan) Nuss of Virginia Beach, Va., Carrie (Jeff) Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio, Joy (Scott) Mumper of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Michael (Ellen) Hambel of Winona, Minn.; and a great-grandchild, Hudson Nuss of Virginia Beach, Va.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Doug Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wisconsin Council of the Blind.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Rueben Wetterstrom

NORWAY — Rueben Wetterstrom, 95, of Arizona, formerly of Cunard, died in February in Arizona.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Norway Township Cemetery.


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