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Lisa Lundy
IRON MOUNTAIN — Lisa G. Lundy, 48, of 411 West H St., Iron Mountain, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services in Kingsford after a courageous battle with cancer.
Lisa was born Feb. 28, 1952, in El Cerrito, Calif., daughter of the late Raymond and Marilyn (Conte) Pelot. She was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain, moving here at a very young age.
She was a 1972 graduate of Iron Mountain High School. Lisa delivered papers for The Daily News and worked in food service at the local Wendy’s Restaurant.
Lisa was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and its choir. She was a member of the Paisano Club and the Dickinson Area Bocce Association. She enjoyed gardening, needle work and was an avid bocce ball player. She also enjoyed bus trips to the county fair and Festa Italiana in Milwaukee. She was known for her baking and canning skills, which won her ribbons in the fair.
She was preceded in death by her aunt, Carmen Conte and uncle, Michael Conte and most recently by her aunt, Cecelia Bertrand.
Lisa is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
The funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Iron Mountain. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
Pallbearers will be Ray Mariucci, Ralph Izzo, Louie Stark, Joe Massie, John Gaudette and Butch Schinderle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Charles Steinke
IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Charles G. Steinke, 90, of 1628 S. Park, Iron Mountain, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services in Kingsford.
He was born Feb. 24, 1910, in Oshkosh, Wis., son of the late Charles and Anna (Ber) Steinke. He moved to Kingsford with his family at an early age and graduated from one of the first graduating classes at Kingsford in 1928.
He received his bachelor of science degree in pre-med from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated from the University of Chicago Rush Medical in 1939.
One week after graduating, he married Lorraine LeRoy on June 17, 1939 in Chicago. After returning to the area, Dr. Steinke was the physician at the Goodman Lumber Co. for five years.
He was in private practice in Iron Mountain from 1946 until his retirement in 1988. While in practice, he also served as physician for Grede Foundry and examined the first employee to be hired at the new plant when it opened in 1946.
Dr. Steinke was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Kiwanis Club, the Golden K Club, the Interstate Shrine Club-Masonic Lodge, the American Medical Association, the Michigan Medical Society and the Academy of Family Practice. He was a past president of the Kiwanis, past director of the Chippewa Club and past member of the Breitung Township School Board, having served for 12 years.
He leaves his wife, Lorraine; two sons, Charles Gilbert (Patricia) Steinke of Green Bay, Wis. and Roy James (Jane) Steinke of Kingsford; a daughter, Anne Louise Glaeser of Green Bay, Wis.; and six grandchildren, Jerome “J.C.” Glaeser, Steven Steinke, Roy Steinke Jr., Charles Steinke III, Jeffrey Steinke and Jared Steinke.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Harold Steinke.
Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be held today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Pauline Rupe will officiate. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Joselyn Schmelebeck
CRYSTAL FALLS — Joselyn L. Schmelebeck, 70, of Mt. Prospect, Ill., formerly of Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines, Ill.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at United Lutheran Church of Crystal Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Dr. John Linna will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is in charge of local arrangements.

Emanuel Wender
IRON MOUNTAIN — Emanuel A. “Moni” Wender, 92, of W7389 Upper Pine Creek Road, Breitung Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis.
He was born May 24, 1908, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Alphonse and Mary (Switzer) Wender.
Moni was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.
He worked as a farmer and a logger his entire life. He loved horses and entered county and state horse pulling competition and horse showing competitions for 63 years. He held the record for horse pulling in the heavy weight division at the U.P. State Fair for 43 years.
He leaves two brothers, Henry (Sheila) Wender and Joe (Mary) Wender, both of Upper Pine Creek; and many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Bilski and five brothers, John, Fran, Simon, Ernest and Edward Wender.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
The funeral services will beheld at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will officiate. His nephews will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dickinson County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

James Feira
IRON MOUNTAIN — James M. Feira, 90, of 720 Hamilton Ave., Kingsford, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford.
Mr. Feira was born Sept. 23, 1910, in South Range, Houghton County, son of the late Martin and Maria (Gaspardo) Feira. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday at home with his family and friends.
James married Helen Fournier on June 24, 1939, in Hancock. They moved to this area in 1944.
He worked for Vollwerth & Co. as an office manager for 32 years, retiring in 1972.
Jim had been a member of St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church of Iron Mountain for over 50 years and St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church of Kingsford for the past three years.
He was also a member of the United Sportsmen’s Club of Merriman and United Commercial Travelers (UCT).
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, of 61 years; three sons, Robert (Dolly) Feira of Wausau, Wis., John Feira of Green Bay, Wis., and Gary (Kelly) Feira of Frankenmuth, lower Michigan; one daughter, Nancy (Rodger) Kuczynski of Holmen, Wis.; one brother, Domenic Feira of Houghton; three sisters, Victoria (John) Perlich of Vero Beach, Fla., Mary Edwards and Rose (Fred) Weber, both of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Kristin and Melissa Kuczynski, Dawn Kranski, James and Amanda Feira and Carolyn, Nicholas and Tony Feira.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church of Kingsford. Fr. Paul Nomellini will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Jalo Kosky
IRON RIVER — Jalo W. Kosky, 77, of 230 Blossom St., Iron River, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at his daughter’s home in Wausau, Wis. following a hard and courageous fight with an aggressive acting cancer.
He was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Iron River, son of the late Jacob and Amanda (Malander) Kosky. He attended the Iron River Schools and then worked in the local CCC camps.
Mr. Kosky served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater and following his honorable discharge, returned to Iron River.
He first worked for the Pickands Mather Mining Co. at the Buck Mine and later was employed by the Hanna Mining Co. in their local mines until they closed.
Mr. Kosky then worked in construction for both the Proksch and Caspian Construction companies. He became employed by the Iron County Road Commission as a heavy equipment operator for 10 years until retiring in 1986.
On Sept. 11, 1948, he married the former Lila Syynimaa.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Iron River, where he served on the church council for several years. He was also a member of the Alfred Branchini Post of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He was an avid deer hunter and also enjoyed mechanic work.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mamie Lahna and five brothers, Jalmer, Walfred, John, Matt and Art Kosky.
He leaves his wife, Lila; a son, Randy (Elizabeth) Kosky of Bethel Park, Pa.; a daughter, Candace (George) Schoessow of Wausau, Wis.; a brother, Jess (Dorothy) Kosky of Iron River; two sisters, Ina Maki of Iron River and Elsie Brooks of Niagara, Wis.; four grandchildren, Krista and Kyle Schoessow and Jason and Jenna Kosky; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Iron River. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the church. 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 funeral arrangements.

Hildur Reath
ROCKFORD — Hildur Reath, 101, formerly of Comstock Park, lower Michigan and Kingsford, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Oct. 16, 2000.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1899, in Norway, daughter of Emil and Eugenia (Anderson) Erickson.
Mrs. Reath was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander and her daughter, Bernice Pier.
She leaves her children, Geraldine Flynn of Sparta, lower Michigan; Norman (Jane) Reath of Fremont, lower Michigan, Richard (Susan) Reath of Comstock Park, lower Michigan; James (Eloise) Reath of Muskegon, lower Michigan and June Ecklund of Iron Mountain; 27 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Melvin of Jackson, lower Michigan; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home in Rockford. Pastor Timothy Hall officiated. Burial was in Plainfield Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greater Grand Rapids, 1260 Ekhart, NE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49503.
The Pederson Funeral Home of Rockford is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Dixon
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Ronald G. Dixon, 58, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, in Las Vegas.
He was born Jan. 26, 1942, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Walter and Grace (Jones) Dixon of Norway Lake. He was a 1959 graduate of Felch High School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1964.
Mr. Dixon was a resident of Las Vegas for the last 38 years. He was employed by Timet Corporation in Henderson, Nev., for 34 years.
He leaves his wife, Anita; two daughters, Laurie Mason of Las Vegas and Sheryl (Shawn) Klein of Hill City, S.D.; a son, Bruce of Las Vegas; three brothers, Roger (Amy) of Hamilton Lakes, Ross (Holly) of Iron Mountain, and Randy (Sherry) of Felch; six grandchildren; his maternal uncle, Sam (Irene) Jones of Kingsford; many nieces and nephews, and his life long friends, Ray and Freida Beaton of Las Vegas.
The Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home of Las Vegas was in charge of arrangements.

Emma Gustafson
IRON RIVER — Emma P. Gustafson, 91, of Iron River died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.
Mrs. Gustafson was born May 18, 1909, in Iron River, daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Jolly) Poirrier. She attended the Iron River schools and graduated from Iron River High School in 1927.
She married Arthur E. Gustafson on Feb. 26, 1930. The couple made their home in Phelps, Wis., for many years. He preceded her in death in 1981.
In 1986, she returned to Iron River to make her home.
Mrs. Gustafson was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River and St. Agnes Altar Society.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Rose Johnson, Eva Mahon and Viola Moyle.
She leaves her sister, Mary Jeanne (Andrew) McIntosh of Iron River; a sister-in-law, Marion (Wells) Schroeder of Mountain Home, Ark.; two nieces, Ann McIntosh and Jean (Larry) Isaacs; three nephews, Andrew (Gerry) McIntosh, Richard (Janice) Johnson and Robert (Dottie) Johnson, and her great-niece and great-nephews, Alicia, Chris and Nick.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River. Rev. Norman Clisch, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
The Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River is in charge of arrangements.

Inez Paulsen
CRYSTAL FALLS — Inez C. Paulsen, 81, of 11 Wagner St., Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls Township.
Inez was born July 5, 1919, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Emilio and Madalena (Carlotto) Chervo. She attended school in Crystal Falls.
Following her schooling she went to work for the Iron County Medical Care Facility.
She married her husband, Paul Paulsen on Dec. 4, 1943. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1993.
Inez was a lifelong member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and was always surrounded by family and friends. Some of her happiest times were spent fishing, a hobby she took up in her 60's.
She leaves a daughter, Mary Ann (George) Onderak of Shorewood, Ill.; a brother, Joseph Chervo of Crystal Falls; a sister, Gloria Chervo of Crystal Falls; two grandchildren, Michael Onderak, who resided with her for 15 years in Crystal Falls, and Amy (Byrant) Jessin of New Lenox, Ill.; two great-grandchildren, Betsy and Kristen Jessin of New Lenox, she was blessed with a special "Guardian Angel," niece, Dee Barrowman, as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Peter, John, Anthony and Ernest Chervo and two sisters, Catherine Fatturi and Marie Schmidt.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls. Fr. Ray Zeugner will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Baciak
NORWAY — Michael A. Baciak, 83, of Norway died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born Nov. 10, 1916, in Norway, son of the late Albert and Agatha (Rudy) Baciak.
Michael married Madeline Varda on June 26, 1943, in Bessemer. She preceded him in death on July 8, 1988.
Michael worked as a welder at Niagara Paper Mill for 42 years, retiring in 1976. He also operated a small farm.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway.
He leaves two sons, Michael (Jodie) Baciak of Marinette, Wis., and Al (Bonnie) Baciak of Kingsford; a daughter, Patricia Puhl of Hartford, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Kelly, Brian, Emily, Katherine and Madeline Baciak, David Thomas, Michelle Kriehn and Matthew Puhl; three great-grandchildren, Jacob and Zachary Kriehn and Greg Laferney; a sister, Minnie Baciak of Kingsford, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Sikora and Katherine Ziemba and a brother, Joseph Baciak.
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Miner Funeral Home in Norway. Parish prayers will be recited a 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway. Fr. Mark McQuesten will officiate.
Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery.

Joseph LeQuia
IRON MOUNTAIN — Joseph P. LeQuia, 79, of 506 W. Fleshiem St., Iron Mountain, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born Nov. 26, 1920, in Negaunee, son of the late Joseph and Pearl (Bennett) LeQuia. He had been a resident of this area since the age of five and had graduated from Iron Mountain High School.
Joseph spent nearly 28 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring in 1965 with the rank of master sergeant.
He served in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam. He received the Presidential Unit Citation with one Bronze Star, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with a Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Medal with two Bronze Stars, Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal with one Silver Star and one Bronze Star, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He married Alice Marie Ball on Nov. 29, 1964, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Joseph was a member of the Carpenter-Clash American Legion Post 363 of Kingsford.
He also enjoyed fishing.
He leaves his wife, Alice; two daughters, Carol Jo LeQuia of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Dianne Fowler of Chino, Calif.; a brother, Francis “Fuzzy” (Irene) LeQuia of Kingsford; a sister, June Selmo of Iron Mountain; two brothers-in-law, Donald Cole of Boone, Iowa, and James Cole of Martinez, Calif.; four sisters-in-law, Shirley (John) Culberhouse of Roseburg, Ore., Betty (Rawleigh) Mowrer of Boone, Iowa, Pearl Cole of Boone, and Sharon Cole of Boone; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Todd, and a sister, Rose Sharkey.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rev. Jim Danielson will officiate.
Burial will be at Cemetery park in Iron Mountain. The Carpenter-Clash American Legion Post 363 will conduct a military graveside ceremony.
Pallbearers will be Robert Maher, Peter Selmo, Douglas Skytta, Charles Edwards, Francis LeQuia, and James Cole.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Johnson
IRON MOUNTAIN — Ethel E. Johnson, 87, of 1025 Woodward Ave., Kingsford, formerly of Felch, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Metropolitan, daughter of the late Jacob and Ida (Seelund) Blomquist. She graduated from Felch High School in 1931.
She married Odin Johnson on Oct. 8, 1938, in Felch. He preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1997.
Ethel was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan and the Ladies Aid.
She enjoyed reading, gardening and baking.
She leaves three sons, Wayne (Mabel) Johnson of Iron Mountain, Robert (Susan) Johnson of Evansville, Ind., and Gerald (Nancy) Johnson of Merriman; two sisters, Alice (Harold) Halverson of Big Lake, Minn., and Dorothy Johnson of Norway; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Conrad Blomquist and three sisters, Ailie Blomquist, Thyra Magnuson and Ann Wilson.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Jay Dahlvang will officiate.
Burial will be in Felch Cemetery.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Dedo
IRON RIVER — Frank J. Dedo, 83, of Caspian passed away peacefully at his home, with his family by his side on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000.
He was born on March 29, 1917, in Caspian, son of the late John and Lillian (Bolick) Dedo.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Frank worked as a miner for the Verona and M.A. Hanna Mining companies, retiring after many years of service at the age of 62.
Frank was an avid hunter and fisherman, with a great appreciation of the outdoors. Frank took great pride in his favorite past time of gardening and enjoyed sharing it with others. He was a talented carpenter and mason, with a flair for furniture making.
He leaves his wife, Vivian; three sons, Mike (Sharon) Dedo of Iron River, Paul (Jean) Dedo of Weston, Wis., and Peter (Cherie) Dedo of Winneconne, Wis.; two daughters, Anita (David) Waino of Denmark, Wis., and Deanna (Mike) Davis of Bates Township; eight grandchildren; a brother, Rudy Dedo of Caspian, and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Tom and two sisters, Mary Lundin and Elizabeth Hardy.
A private family service was held.
Frank will be sadly missed by all. You are always in our hearts, Dad.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Stambaugh Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Julie Hill
ESCANABA — Julie M. (Johnson) Hill, 38, of 10 W. Cayuga St., Iron River, formerly of Escanaba, lost her eight year battle with breast cancer, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.
She was born Sept. 18, 1962, in Escanaba, daughter of Stanley and Mary (Miller) Johnson. She was raised in Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1980.
Julie attended Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba. For the past eight years she resided in Iron River.
In 1980, she married Thomas Hill and the marriage ended in divorce.
Julie was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Iron County Medicare Facility in Crystal Falls Township, and was a care provider with a jovial disposition. She was also a union negotiator.
As a patient, she maintained a positive and optimistic attitude. She had many dear friends who cared for her, especially Marcia Purdy, Kathy Economy, Edd Sullivan and Tim Wellman.
For the past year, Julie’s sister, Kathy, along with her husband, Andre, very lovingly cared for Julie’s son, Christopher. Christopher was also cared for by his grandparents, Mary and Stanley Johnson.
Julie enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, caring for horses and horseback riding.
She leaves her son, Christopher of Iron River; her parents, Stan A. and Mary M. Johnson of Escanaba; three sisters, Katherine (Andre) Depew of Somerset, Ohio, Barbara Johnson and Dr. Ibrahim Hassen of Saudi Arabia and children, Signe, Suzanne, Iman and Sharif, and Lynn Johnson and Kevin Gendron of Milwaukee, and son, Garrison.
She had an especially close brother-like relationship with her cousin, Pat Miller. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends at 4 p.m. (Eastern time) Saturday at Eagles Hall in Escanaba.
Services celebrating the life of Julie M. Hill will be at 5 p.m. at the hall conducted by members of the family. A luncheon will follow.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Friends who wish may made memorial contributions to the Iron County Cancer Society.
The Allo Funeral Home in Escanaba is in charge of arrangements.

Joselyn Schmelebeck
CRYSTAL FALLS — Joselyn L. (Riverside) Schmelebeck, 70, of Mount Prospect, Ill., formerly of Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Holy Family Medical Center in Desplaines, Ill.
She leaves a son, Gerald (Christine) Schmelebeck of Texas; one daughter, Debra (James) Toff of Mount Prospect, Ill., three sisters, Frances (Art) Larys of Traverse City, lower Michigan, Patricia Guidone of Madison, Wis., and Mary Jane Soderberg of Crystal Falls; two brothers, Peter (Dorothy) Robarge of Iron Mountain and Walter (Rachel) Riverside of Iron River; her step-mother, Emma Riverside of Crystal Falls; four grandchildren, Christian and Hillary Schmelebeck of Texas, Jennifer and Jeffrey Toff of Mount Prospect, Ill. and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Schmelebeck; her parents, Hugo and Fannie (Tamminen) Riverside; three brothers, Alfred Robarge, Willard Robarge and Ramon Riverside; and a sister, Marie Miller.
Visitation in Mount Prospect, Ill. was held today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at the church. Pastor Peter Hellstedt officiated.
Visitation in Crystal Falls will be on Monday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Dr. John Linna will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is in charge of local arrangements.

James Jackson
CRYSTAL FALLS — James L. Jackson, 78, of 406 Third St., Alpha, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Kenneth Lewis
ESCANABA — Kenneth Francis Lewis, 80, of 1515 South 15th St., Escanaba, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday morning, Oct. 27, 2000, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Escanaba, son of Matt and Virginia (Lusardi) Lewis, and was a lifelong resident of the Escanaba area.
Mr. Lewis worked in the family business until 1959, when he left to become meat manager at Sav Mor, Wally’s and Bay de Noc Packing until his retirement in 1979.
On May 23, 1980, he married the former Ann Marie Novak of Escanaba.
He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church of Escanaba and the Blue Army.
‘‘Kenny’’ as he was known to his many friends, enjoyed spending time at his camp on Westbranch Lake, hunting, fishing, feeding and watching the animals and visiting with his friends. He also enjoyed building and gardening.
Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Ann Marie; two daughters, Carol (David) Vardian of Randville and Lee Ann (Dan) Wetli of Green Bay, Wis.; one son, Mike Lewis (fiancee Mary Crossley) of Iron Mountain; two stepsons, Wayne (Melissa) Heitz and Bob Heitz, both of Escanaba; one sister, Eileen Andrews of Daggett, Menominee County; three brothers, Francis (Pat) Lewis and Bill (Doris) Lewis of Escanaba and Robert (Peg) Lewis of West Bend, Wis.; and nine grandchildren, Dave and Ken Vardian, and John Lewis, all of Kingsford, Kevin and Danielle Wetli of Green Bay, Wis., and Kevin, Wayne, Mindy and Casandra Heitz of Escanaba.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard, and three brothers, Glen, Matt and Donald.
The family will receive friends at 5 this evening (Central time) at St. Anne Catholic Church of Escanaba. The Blue Army rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. today, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 6:30 p.m.
Internment will be Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba.
The Allo Funeral Home of Escanaba is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Wicklund
CRYSTAL FALLS — Leonard Wicklund, 87, of 431 Warner Miner Road, Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain.
Leonard was born June 6, 1913, in Crystal Falls Township, son of the late Gust and Maria (Nygaard) Wicklund.
After attending school, he went to work on his family’s farm until he married the former Mamie Hill on Nov. 12, 1938. He then went to work for his wife’s family potato and dairy farm in Crystal Falls Township.
When he wasn’t farming, he was restoring antique Ford Model A’s and Model T’s. His extensive knowledge as well as the quality restoration of these vehicles attracted the attention of the Ford Motor Co. enough, that in 1957, a member of the Ford family came to meet Leonard and look at his restorations.
He was a member of the Iron County Antiques Association and a proud member of the National Rifle Association. Leonard was a qualified marksmen and won trophies in competition.
In fact, in 1955 when he was awarded first place against competitors across the Upper Peninsula.
He was a member of the Amasa Baseball League, Crystal Falls Softball League and a member of the Amasa Horse Shoe League in which he always took first place. Leonard was also a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa.
He leaves his wife, Mamie; two daughter, Betty (Martin) Torreano of Marquette and Lenora (Butch) Thoreson of Escanaba and Green Bay, Wis.; a son-in-law, Harry Peterson of Ironwood; a brother, Walter (Emma) Carlson of Crystal Falls; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert; a daughter, Mary Jane Peterson; a brother, Reuben Wicklund; and a sister, Regina Casagranda.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church of Amasa.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the church. Rev. Fred Kinsey and Rev. Kim Beckman will officiate. Burial will be in Hematite Township Cemetery in Amasa.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is in charge of arrangements. 

Faye Armstrong
IRON MOUNTAIN — Faye A. Armstrong, 50, of 604 East A St., Iron Mountain, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, following a lengthy illness.
Faye was born Aug. 8, 1950, in Ishpeming, daughter of William D. and Joyce (LaForest) Armstrong. She grew up in Negaunee and attended St. Paul High School.
She lived in Fence, Wis., for several years and had been a resident of Iron Mountain for the past five years.
Faye worked as a nurse's aide at the Victorian Pines Estates in Iron Mountain and also assisted in private homes.
She leaves her mother, Joyce Armstrong, 311 Cherry St., Negaunee; three sons, Paul W. (Jessica) Racine of Aurora, Minn., Jerred D. Racine of Elko, Nev. and Robert F. Emanuelson Jr. of Ishpeming; a daughter, Tiffeny (Jay) Henry of Clarksville, Tenn.; a sister, Bonnie (Al) Prideaux of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; five grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a special friend, Richard Gazza of Iron Mountain.
She was preceded in death by her father, William D. Armstrong, and a brother, Billy Armstrong.
There will be no visitation.
A private memorial service will be at 10 a.m. (Central time) Tuesday at Koskey Funeral Home in Negaunee. Fr. John J. Shiverski, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church in Negaunee, will officiate.
Burial will be in Negaunee Cemetery.
The Koskey Funeral Home of Negaunee is in charge of arrangements.

Edward King
IRON MOUNTAIN — Edward "Ed" J. King, 85, of W-3150 County Road H, Fond du Lac, Wis., died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at All About Life Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac.
He was born Jan. 17, 1915, in Iron Mountain, son of the late James P. and Tressa K. French King. He graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1933.
On Feb. 4, 1950, he married Dorothy R. Fregetto in Milwaukee. 
Ed worked for American Can Company in Chicago from 1934 to 1940 as a plant layout man and designer, mechanical engineer, and structural engineer as well as draftsmen. He also attended the Dobe Engineering Institute for Structural Engineering and the Utilities Engineering Institute for Structural Design.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and served with the 529th Air Service Group in Foggia, Italy, and took part in the Rome-Arno Campaign. After World War II he worked at Kiekhafer Mercury until he started his own company in 1959 called King Brothers Inc.
Ed was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Patrick's Church in Fond du Lac.
He leaves his wife, Dorothy R. King of Fond du Lac; two sons, Scott King of Fond du Lac and Brian (Robyn) King of Fond du Lac; three grandchildren, Devin, Ethan, and Mariena; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy V. King of Fond du Lac and Virginia B. King of Kingsford; a brother-in-law, Douglas (Violet) Fregetto of Milwaukee and very special friends, Wendy Izzo, Dakota Schroeder, Jordan Schroeder, Colleen and Truman Burke, Sister Valeria Brungardt, and many special nieces and nephews.
Ed was a "father" and "grandfather" to so many.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Isabel Pasten and Ruby Conery; four brothers, Sylvester "Ted" King, William J. King, Thomas J. King and Robert G. King.
Private visitation will be held for family and relatives from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Private family services will follow at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Deacon Don Christy will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain, following the services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to All About Life Rehabilitation Center of Fond du Lac, Wis., or the Salvation Army.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Elmo Thaler
WAUCEDAH — Elmo Thaler, 78, of Waucedah died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Miner Funeral Home in Norway.

Elmer Tousignant
IRON MOUNTAIN — Elmer Tousignant, 87, formerly of Iron Mountain, most recently of Whispering Oaks in Peshtigo, Wis., died today, Oct. 30, 2000, at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wis.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

Delgisa Cavaiani
IRON MOUNTAIN — Delgisa F. Cavaiani, 92, of 709 Norway St., Iron Mountain, died today, Oct. 30, 2000, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.


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