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Daniel Miller
MARQUETTE — Daniel W. “Danny” Miller, 65, of Marquette, formerly of Iron Mountain, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Visitation will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time at the Fassbender Funeral Home in Marquette.
Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.

Stephen Lavorini
IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephen J. Lavorini, 90, of 601 Quinnesec St., Iron Mountain, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born May 19, 1910, in Lucca, Italy, son of the late Egisto and Teresa Lavorini.
Mr. Lavorini came to the United States at age 19 to be with his father, who was working in a Calumet copper mine.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
Mr. Lavorini was a real estate broker in Chicago and Albuquerque, N.M. He moved to Iron Mountain in 1987.
He married Dora Salsini on Oct. 24, 1964, in Marquette.
Mr. Lavorini was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Iron Mountain.
He leaves his wife, Dora; one daughter, Donna Doberstein of Wilmette, Ill.; two sisters, Ida Stefani of Segromigno Piano, Italy, and Lelia (Dante) Tofani of Benabbio, Italy; three grandchildren, Craig Doberstein of Seattle, Monica Trimble of Evanston, Ill., and Hannah Lavorini of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; a special niece, Theresa Schaffner of Aurora, Ill., and several other nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Stephanie Lavorini; one brother, Armando, and one sister, Filomena.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Iron Mountain. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will celebrate the Mass.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Masses be offered in Stephen’s memory.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Schroeder
MARQUETTE — Gordon L. Schroeder, 82, of E-9572 Cedar St., Wetmore, Alger County, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Schroeder was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Menominee, son of the late Herman and Dagmar (Winther) Schroeder.
On April 5, 1941, he married the former Alma Becks in Iron Mountain.
Gordon was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer. He resided in Hermansville and Cheboygan, lower Michigan, before moving to the Munising area, where he was employed as a safety inspector in the timber products industry.
Mr. Schroeder was a talented musician and member of the Ivan Kobasic Band in Escanaba for several years during the 1930's. He was former member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV), was a fan of the Oakland Athletics, enjoyed fishing and loved dogs.
He leaves his brothers, Wells (Marian) Schroeder of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Harlan (Isabel) Schroeder of Menominee; a sister-in-law; two brothers -in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Alma.
A private burial service will be held in Cheboygan at a later date.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home in Marquette is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Paul Patz
DUNBAR, Wis. — Dr. Paul Patz, president and founder of Patz Sales, Inc. of Pound, Wis., and Northland Mission, Inc. of Pound, Wis., passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at St. Vincent's Hospital of Green Bay, Wis., after a two-month battle with brain cancer. Dr. Patz would have celebrated his 90th birthday April 27, 2001.
From 1948 forward, Dr. Patz patented many inventions that revolutionized farming and led to his financial success. In 1948, he and his wife, Mamie, co-founded Patz Sales, Inc., which is the largest agricultural manufacturer of its kind, with equipment sold in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand.
In 1958, the couple also co-founded Northland Mission, Inc., leading to the establishment in 1961 of Northland Camp and Conference Center in Dunbar, Wis., which hosts more than 4,000 campers annually; and in 1976 of Northland Baptist Bible College in Dunbar, Wis., which enrolls more than 800 students annually.
Mamie Patz preceded Dr. Patz in death on on March 22, 1994. Dr. Patz was remarried to Sadie Murroch on Aug. 12, 1995.
Dr. Patz is survived by his wife, Sadie (Murroch) Patz; seven children, Arlene Sailer of Pound, Wis., Mrs. Harold (Laverne) Grosse of Grand Junction, Colo., Clifford (Nancy) Patz of Pound, Wis., Howard (Valerie) Patz of Pound, Wis., Mrs. Roger (Eleanore) Gusick of Pound, Wis., Dr. Harold (Joan) Patz of Dunbar, Wis., and Darrell (Jeannie) Patz of Coleman, Wis.; 27 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Barkowski of Milwaukee and Hannah Heisel of Texas; step-son, Gerald (Garnet) Murroch of Milwaukee; a step-daughter, Sharon Paul of Milwaukee; three step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Today, visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Coleman High School gymnasium. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today in the gymnasium. Pastor James Frisby will officiate.
On Tuesday, visitation will also be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Pioneer Fitness Center on Northland's campus, Dunbar, Wis. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the center. Dr. Les Ollila, NBBC's president, will officiate.
On Wednesday, visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Pound. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor James Frisby will officiate.
Burial will occur after the funeral at First Baptist Cemetery in Pound.
Flowers may be sent in Dr. Patz's memory to the Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 235 E. Main St., Coleman, Wis. 54112. You may reach the funeral home by calling 1-920-897-3035. A memorial fund has been established in Dr. Patz's memory at First Baptist Church, Box 3, Pound, Wis.

Agnes Schneider
IRON MOUNTAIN — Agnes M. Schneider, 90, of Aurora, Wis., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara, Wis.
She was born Dec. 28, 1909, in Aurora, daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Ahnen) Neuens.
Mrs. Schneider was a lifelong resident of Aurora, where she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its Altar Society.
She married Henry Schneider on Nov. 26, 1936, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1993.
Mrs. Schneider enjoyed baking, canning, and embroidering.
She leaves three sons, Jerome (Dara) of Black River Falls, Wis., David (Bonnie) of Niagara and Bill (Phyllis) of Rochester, Minn.; one daughter, Audrey (George) Rowell of Kingsford; one sister, Margaret Prosser of Clayton, Calif., and 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis; six brothers, John, Edward, Joseph, Jake, Matthew and Henry, and five sisters, Agnes Schneider, Virginia I., Virginia M. and twin sisters.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Aurora. Fr. Michael Betley will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Andy Schneider, David Rowell, George Rowell Jr., Don and Ron Schneider and Ed Olson.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Sara Stoneman
IRON MOUNTAIN — Sara C. Stoneman, 96, of 211 W. Brown St., Iron Mountain, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the Freeman Convalescent Home in Kingsford.
She was born Aug. 1, 1904, in Wakefield, the daughter of the late Victor and Minnie (Anderson) Johnson.
Mrs. Stoneman was a longtime resident of Iron Mountain.
She married Alfred Stoneman on July 19, 1926, in Florence, Wis. He preceded her in death in 1950.
She enjoyed baking.
Mrs. Stoneman was also preceded in death by one son, Donald.
She is survived by one niece, Vi Imoto of Pengrove, Calif., and a special friend, Allyn Kleiber of Iron Mountain.
There will be no services.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Kovochic
IRON MOUNTAIN — Margaret Kovochic, 86, of East Kingsford died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence, Wis.
She was born July 3, 1914, in Iron Mountain.
She married Frank Kovochic in 1934 in Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death in 1968.
Mrs. Kovochic was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church of Kingsford.
She was also preceded in death by her mother, Ellen Lilya.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean (Richard) Finn of Iron Mountain; four granddaughters, Debbie Arnold of Davison, lower Michigan, Patty (Mark) Sandberg of Granger, Ind., Chris (Kevin) Hockin of Gladstone and Cindy (Jim) LeQuia of Green Bay, Wis., and six greatgrandchildren.
Visitation was from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
Services were at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Fr. Joseph Gouin officiated.
Burial was in Cemetery Park.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain was in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Verrette
IRON MOUNTAIN — Joseph Verrette, a resident of Los Alamitos, Calif., for the past 43 years, passed away of natural causes at his home on Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at the age of 76.
Joe, as he was known by the many people who knew and loved him, was born and raised in Iron Mountain, the second youngest of six siblings.
At the age of 18, Joe joined the U.S. Army to serve his country as a staff sergeant during World War II and took part in the historic Battle of the Bulge. While in Europe, Joe established several lasting friendships with local citizens that he maintained and treasured his entire life.
After the war, Joe completed his education pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and Purdue University, respectively.
While he did spend time working for the family businesses, Bacco Construction and later Champion Inc./Champion Construction, he ultimately chose to go to work for the Douglas Aircraft Company which brought him to southern California for the first time.
While at Douglas Aircraft, Joe met his wife-to-be, Eleanor, and they soon decided to return to Iron Mountain where their first child, Scott, was born in February, 1957. Eleanor, again pregnant and battling serious health issues, desired to be close to her family back in Long Beach, Calif., which heavily influenced Joe's decision to return to Douglas Aircraft. Shortly thereafter their second child, Steve, was born in July, 1958. For the subsequent 34 years, Joe continued his career with Douglas Aircraft.
Throughout his life, and particularly in retirement, Joe enjoyed playing tennis and golf. He also greatly enjoyed the outdoors and was ever eager to go on a picnic, make a trip to the mountains or desert, or simply spend time gardening and enjoying his yard. He also kept busy lending a hand to son, Steve, with his business, J.W. Auto Parts in Seal Beach, Calif.
Joe was a man of great integrity, humor and generosity and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by son, Scott Verrette of Seattle, Wash., son, Steve and wife, Patty Verrette of Los Alamitos, Calif., their daughters, Erin and Shawna; his dearly loved companion for the past six years, June Hopkins of Seal Beach, Calif.; a sister, Dolores (William) Cowell of Spread Eagle, Wis.; a brother, James C. (Barbara) Verrette of Iron Mountain; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Verrette of Iron Mountain and Mary Verrette of Iron Mountain; an aunt, Victoria Boucher of Iron Mountain, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Perina (Bacco) Verrette; his father, Edward J. Verrette, and three brothers, Louis C. Verrette, John D. Verrette and Edward A. Verrette.
Memorial services and final interment will take place in Iron Mountain in the spring.

Susan King
LOMBARD, Ill. — Susan H. King, 51, of Lombard, formerly of Crystal Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago.
Mrs. King was a resident of Lombard for the past 23 years.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 87, Masonic Order of Eastern Star and Job's Daughters. She was a member of the National Association of Social Workers and had served as secretary for the Lombard Swim Team.
Mrs. King was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church. She also served on the Lombard Waste Management Committee. She had been very involved in the Lombard community.
She leaves her husband, Phillip W.; four children, Neena (Denis) Smith of South Carolina, Robert William, Corey Douglas and Dawn Nichole; her mother, Patricia J. Jewell of Crystal Falls; her sister, Robin H. (Peter L.) Johnson of Iron Mountain; many nieces and nephews, and her father-in-law, William James King of Mount Prospect, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her step-father, Floyd A. Jewell, and her mother-in-law, Viola King.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Brust Funeral Home in Lombard.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 105 W. Maple St., Lombard, Ill. 60148.
Interment will be private.
The Brust Funeral Home in Lombard is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel Karnack III
CRYSTAL FALLS — Samuel John Karnack III, 63, of 217 North 6th St., Crystal Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at his home, following an illness of the past two years.
He was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Crystal Falls, son of Orlaine (Lada) and the late Samuel Karnack II. He graduated from Crystal Falls High School in 1955. While in high school he was active in sports and during his senior year served as captain of the football, basketball, tennis, and baseball teams.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served four years until his honorable discharge in 1959.
Following a short term of employment with Burroughs Electronic Corp. in Plymouth, lower Michigan, he returned to Crystal Falls in 1960 and worked as an electrician for the city of Crystal Falls.
He transferred to the fire department in March of 1964, where he remained until 1974. During that time he served as assistant chief for three years, as fire chief from 1970 to 1974 and five years as a training officer for the department.
In 1974, he became employed by the state of Michigan in the Fire Marshal Division, where he was a fire fighting training coordinator until retiring in April of 1997.
In 1995 he was named Michigan Fire Service Instructor of the year.
He had served three years as secretary and one year as president of the Crystal Falls City Employees Organization. He had also been a member of the Iron County Firemen’s Association, where he served as president for a year, and the Upper Peninsula Firemen’s Association, where he served on the credentials committee and as a delegate five times to the U.P. Firemen’s convention.
He was a life member of both the Michigan Fire Service Instructors Association and the Upper Peninsula Firemen’s Association. He had also been a member of the Michigan Fire Chiefs’ Association, the Michigan State Firemen’s Association, the Michigan Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, the Upper Peninsula Fire Chiefs’ Association, the Mid-U.P. Firefighters Association, and a charter member of the Northwoods Fire Chiefs’ Association.
From 1967 to 1973 he served as a marching and maneuvering instructor and board member of the Crystal Falls Junior Drum and Bugle Corps. He had also been a registered football official in both Michigan and Wisconsin receiving a 20-year recognition plaque in 1992.
Sam enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers.
He was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.
He married the former Elaine Tollefson of L’Anse.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Karnack.
He leaves his wife, Elaine; a son, Samuel John “Chip” Karnack at home; two daughters, Sharon (Gary) Lato and Sandi (Scott) McGregor, both of Crystal Falls; his mother, Orlaine Karnack of Crystal Falls; a brother, Bud Karnack of Crystal Falls; two sisters, Jean Sabol of Sheboygan, Wis., and Cindy Mashak of LaCrosse, Wis.; four grandchildren, Kimberly, Kristin and Eric Lato and Cody McGregor, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Rev. Dr. John Linna and Rev. Tammy Dahlvang, pastors, will officiate.
Members of the Iron Range Firemen’s Association will form an honor guard and pass in review at the funeral service.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in L’Anse.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Victor Farley
WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Victor William “Bill” Farley, 73, of Wauwatosa died Nov. 14, 2000, in Wauwatosa, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 in the China-India-Burma Theater of Operations and was a disabled veteran.
He was employed as an over-the-road truck driver.
He will be remembered by all for his kindness and generosity.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Phoebe Farley; a brother, Robert, and a sister, Patsy LeClaire.
He leaves his wife, Alice; two sons, Billy (Rebecca) of Utah and Jamie (Patti) of Wauwatosa; two daughters, Dese (Luke) Deasy of California and Sherry (Kevin) Povalo of Sussex, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Kay (Mark) LeClaire of Kingsford; four brothers, Norman Jr. of Kingsford, Norbert (Nancy) of Norway, Patrick (Kris) of Hubertus, Wis., and Jerry (Christine) of Duluth, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Gary LeClaire; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Sharver, along with aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by special friends, Bill and Kathy Decker, and Bea Goldberg.
A funeral Mass was celebrate at St. John’s Cathedral on Monday, Nov. 20.

Gerneth Farmer
NIAGARA, Wis. — Gerneth E. Farmer, 90, of Wausaukee, Wis., formerly of 1433 Ridge St., Niagara, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Gerneth was born May 27, 1910, in Chariton, Iowa, daughter of the late Fred and Millie Imbody Mason.
Gerneth grew up and attended school in Middle Inlet, Wis.She married Elmer Farmer on June 10, 1929, in Marinette, Wis. After their marriage they resided in Niagara. Elmer preceded his wife in death on Aug. 3, 1980.
Gerneth moved to Wausaukee in 1996.
When Gerneth was younger she enjoyed sewing and was a Girl Scout leader. She also liked visiting with people.She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church of Niagara.
She is survived by two sons, Cecil Farmer of Folson, Calif., and Robert (Iris) Farmer of Oshkosh, Wis.; one daughter, Luella (Louis) Brosio of Vernon Hills, Ill.; one brother, Marion (Loretta) Mason of Middle Inlet, Wis.; two sisters, Alleen Gibson of Menominee, Wis., and Evadana (John) White of Bloomington, Ind., and 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jacobs Funeral Home-Niagara Chapel.
A Time of Remembrance will be shared at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.Burial will be in the Niagara Cemetery.
A memorial will be established to the Riverside United Methodist Church of Niagara in her memory.
The Jacobs Funeral Home-Niagara Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

James Winton
IRON RIVER — James “Hank” Winton, 76, of Iron River died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wis.
He was born May 19, 1924, in Iron River, son of the late Wilbur and Bertha (Reichel) Winton.
He attended school in Iron River and then served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 during World War II, stationed in Fresno, Calif.
Mr. Winton moved to Oshkosh, where he was employed by the Rockwell Co. until his retirement in 1976. He then moved to Iron River where he had since resided.
He married Lillian Baker in 1942 and then married Carol Byng in 1974.
Mr. Winton was a member of First Lutheran Church in Iron River.
He enjoyed gardening and working in his yard.
He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Earl Winton.
He leaves a son, Robert (Gloria) Winton of Oshkosh, Wis.; three daughters, Shirley Longsine and Sandy (Edward) Zink, both of Oshkosh, and Carrie Winton of Escanaba; two brothers, Lloyd (Hazel) Winton of Iron River and Patrick Winton of Centerville, Ohio; a sister, Patricia Winton of Marquette; five grandchildren, James Longsine, Candi (Walter) Stenson, Robbie and Garret Winton, all of Oshkosh, and Michael Brabank of Escanaba; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Myrtle and Norma Winton, both of Iron River, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church in Iron River.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Thomas Wickstrom, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

You cannot say, you must not say that he is dead
He is just away! With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land and left us dreaming
how very fair its needs must be,
since he lingers there; so think of his faring on as dear.
In the love of there as in the love of here, 
think of him still as the same, and say he is not dead,
he is just away.

Lloyd Sundberg
IRON MOUNTAIN — Lloyd K. Sundberg, 82, of Iron Mountain, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at the Florence Villa Nursing Home.
He was born July 18, 1918 in Commonwealth, Wis., son of the late Charles and Ida (Engstrom) Sundberg.
Lloyd graduated from Florence High School in 1936. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.
He worked for many years at Lake Shore Industries as a parts manager.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian “Vivi” LeFebvre on May 1, 1989. He then married Mary Weinert Erickson on Nov. 27, 1993.
He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church. He was a Ham radio operator and enjoyed electronics, fishing and ice skating.
He leaves his wife, Mary; three daughters, Donna (Max) Kruse of Lake Mills, Wis., Jerilyn Merhalski of Florence, Wis. and Mary Beth Stream of Panama City Beach, Fla.; a stepdaughter-in-law, Caren Erickson of Aurora, Wis.; 10 grandchildren, MarK (Linda) Kruse, Kris (Lynn) Hagberg, Tony Merhalski, Michael (Chevonne) Merhalski, Jodi Herman, Dawn Merhalski, Clark (Angel) Stream, Elton (fiancee Mary) Stream, Gayellen Stream and Justin Stream; 12 great-grandchildren, Jackie, Austin, Tanner, Paige, Hannah, Heidi, Jennica, Carissa, Alex, Madison, Mackenzie and Tessa; many nieces and nephews and a step-family.
He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Tony Merhalski, a stepson, Carlyle “Thomas” Erickson, a grandson, Scott Kruse; four infant siblings, seven brothers, and three sisters.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, Upper Peninsula area, 1400 S. Carpenter Ave., Iron Mountain, Mich. 49801.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Sadie Thode
WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Sadie Marion Thode, 93, formerly of the Dunbar-Pembine area, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000 in Norway.
Mrs. Thode lived at Oak Crest Assisted Living in Norway.
She was born Nov. 14, 1907 in Marinette, Wis., daughter of John and Clara (Johnson) MacRae. On Aug. 14, 1945, she married Emil Thode in Goodman, Wis.
Mrs. Thode was employed as a nurse for 44 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Iron Mountain, White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Dickinson County Hospital Auxiliary.
She leaves four nephews; a niece; and her namesake and grand-niece, Sadie Sage.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Clara Ferris and Ina MacRae and a brother, Norman MacRae.
Memorials on behalf of Mrs. Thode can be sent to the Dunbar-Pembine Rescue Squad or any animal shelter.
The family and friends of Sadie wish to send a special thank you to the staff of Oak Crest Assisted Living for their love and special care.
The Morasky-Messar Funeral Home of Wausaukee, Wis. was in charge of arrangements.

Edith Johnson
IRON MOUNTAIN — Edith Elizabeth Johnson, 88, of Kingsford, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, after 20 months of convalescence at Oak Crest Assisted Living in Norway and Manor Care Health Services in Kingsford.
Edith was born Jan. 9, 1912, in Allouez (Keweenaw County), daughter of Andrew and Hannah Raisanen. She graduated from Kingsford High School.
She married Henry G. Johnson of Iron Mountain on June 11, 1933.
Edith worked as an office manager for the Eisele Lumber and Coal Supply Co. of Iron Mountain. She was a 1961 graduate and member of the International Graphoanalysis Society of Chicago. She was an avid organic gardener at her hobby farm in Aurora, Wis.
She was a member of the Community Bible Chapel in Norway.
She leaves her loving husband, Henry; a sister, Verna Molzahn of Green Bay, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Inez Raisanen of Iron Mountain; an uncle, Rueben (Gilly) Jukuri of Westland, lower Michigan; a devoted nephew, Fred Molzahn of Carleton, lower Michigan; six nieces and five nephews; and numerous grandnieces and grand nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; three brothers, Norman, Roy and Eldon Raisanen; one niece; and one nephew.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kingsford Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Community Bible Chapel in Norway.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the bible chapel.
Edith was a loyal supporter of numerous charities and organizations. In her memory and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or the Community Bible Chapel of Norway.
The family of Edith Johnson wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the people of Oak Crest Assisted Living and Manor Care Health Services for their loving care during her convalescence.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Tony Zini
SPALDING — Tony Zini, 85, of Hermansville died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, following a brief illness.
Mr. Zini was born June 24, 1915, in Hermansville, son of Fortunato and Maria (Faedo) Zini, and was a lifelong resident of Hermansville.
Mr. Zini married the former Hazel Peterson in Hermansville and she preceded him in death in 1979.
Prior to his retirement from the Johnson Lumber Co., he worked for the IXL Co. and at the Hiawatha Fox Farm.
Gardening was among his interests.
He is survived by three daughters, Jane Zini and Mary Zini, both of Hermansville and Judy Zini of Stephenson; one son, Don (Cindy) Zini of Spalding; two sisters, Emma Koish of Manitowoc, Wis., and Anna (Gino) Cazzola of Norway; a brother-in-law, Aldio Povolo of Hermansville, and a grandson, Daniel Zini.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Hazel, three sisters, Lena, Agnes and Clorinda, and two brothers, Geno and Gilando.
Services Celebrating the Life of Tony Zini were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Allo Funeral Home Family Chapel in Spalding. Rev. Jean Larson of the Hermansville United Methodist Church officiated.
Visitation was from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Allo Funeral Home of Spalding.
Internment will be in the Meyer Township Cemetery.

James Lindstrom
ESCANABA — James R. ‘‘Jim’’ Lindstrom, 54, of 6519 Park Lane, Escanaba, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at his home, following a lengthy illness with cancer.
Jim was born in Iron Mountain on July 10, 1946, son of Roy and Dorothy (Safstrom) Lindstrom. He was raised in Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School with the class of 1965.
Following high school he attended Northern Michigan University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in 1969.
He was employed by the Escanaba School System for 32 years as a physical education teacher and driver education teacher. He coached football for 30 years, mostly as head football coach for the freshmen.
Mr. Lindstrom was inducted into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame earlier this month during a ceremony in Marquette.
He married the former Janet Horning on Aug. 1, 1969, in Escanaba.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Escanaba, the Escanaba Lions Club, the Escanaba Country Club and he was also a basketball referee.
He leaves his wife, Janet; one daughter, Erica (Dan) Tyler of Lansing; one son, Brent Lindstrom of Escanaba; his mother, Dorothy Lindstrom of Iron Mountain; a brother, Bill Lindstrom of Spread Eagle, Wis., and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Barbara.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Central time) Thursday at St. Anne’s Church in Escanaba.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Anne’s Church. Fr. Michael Steber will officiate.
Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Escanaba.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jim Lindstrom Memorial Fund which will be used for the athletic golf cart fund and other projects the family will decide on later.
The Crawford Funeral Home of Escanaba assisted the family with arrangements.

Dorothy Lueck
FLORENCE, Wis. — Dorothy L. Lueck, 91, formerly of Fence, Wis., died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence, Wis.
Dorothy was born March 22, 1909, in Dundee, Ill., daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Ihrke) Holtz.
Dorothy grew up and attended school in Dundee.
She married Richard Lueck on March 3, 1946, in Dundee, where they resided.
While in Dundee, Dorothy worked many years as chief operator for the Bell Telephone Co. before retiring.
Dorothy, along with her husband Richard, moved to Fence in 1977.
Her husband preceded her in death in March of 1987.
Dorothy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Florence. She was active in her church, helping with many church functions. She also was an avid sewer in her day.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she also was preceded in death by five brothers, Marcus, Robert, Leonard, Sheldon and Harold Holtz.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church of Florence.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Pastor Paul White will officiated.
Burial will be in the Fence Cemetery.
The Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence is in charge of arrangements.


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