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Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

The Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Homes are committed to serving the needs of the community with services designed to aid you and your loved ones in making thoughtful decisions about final arrangements. We understand the security of dealing with people you know and trust and have provided death care to families in this area for longer than any other firm. We are very proud of our tradition, our staff, and the services that we provide which include traditional, contemporary and cremation services tailored to your individual needs. Our staff of five licensed funeral directors continually looks for new and better ways to serve our families and we consider it a privilege to assist you during your families time of need.


Our Obituaries

Fred "Palm Beach" Cerasoli

April 8, 1909 - October 14, 2013

Fred "Palm Beach" Cerasoli, 104, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Hyland Nursing Home. He was born April 8, 1909 in Verona, MI, son of the late Joseph and Marianina (Gentile) Cerasoli. At the age of three, Fred's mother died giving birth to his sister, Mary who also died 8 days later. In the following months, his twin sisters, Flora and Dora, died within months of...
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Adeline J. Vicich

December 16, 1920 - October 13, 2013

Adeline J. Vicich, 92, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Victorian Pines Estates. Adeline was born December 16, 1920 in Chicago, Ill. , daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Rochowiak) Marshall. She graduated from Morton East High School in Cicero, IL in 1938. Adeline married Victor Vicich on August 24, 1941 in Lyons, IL and he preceded her in death on August 24,...
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Joyce Marie Beurjey

October 10, 2013

Joyce Marie Beurjey, 71 of Felch, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Iron River Care Center in Iron River. She was born on July 21, 1942 in Sagola, daughter of the late Leo and Mabel (Ovist) Wickman. She attended school in Felch, graduating from Felch High School in 1961. Joyce was a lifelong resident of the area. She married Garold Beurjey on June 8, 1963 at Mission Covenant...
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Darlene "Dolly" Goad

February 10, 1962 - October 5, 2013

Dolly Goad Darlene L. "Dolly" Goad, 51, of Kingsford, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2012 at Dickinson County Hospital System. Dolly was born on February 10, 1962 in Milwaukee, WI, Daughter of the late William and Eleanor (Paquette) Goad. She moved to Iron Mountain from Milwaukee in 1993. Dolly was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. She loved her cats, putting together puzzles and...
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Janice L. Gauthier

October 3, 2013

Janice L. Gauthier 75 of Iron Mountain, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Michigan. She was born on March 25, 1938 in Amboy, Indiana, daughter of the late Mary Ruth Johnson. She married Paul A. Gauthier on October 22, 1954 in Roswell, New Mexico, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1974. In her early years, Janice spent her time...
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Laurie Jean Richard

May 31, 1960 - September 30, 2013

Laurie Jean Richard, 53, of Kingsford, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her home. Laurie died of a broken heart after being an amazing caregiver for her mother, who preceded her in death the previous day. She had gained a new zest for life while caring for her mom. Laurie was born May 31, 1960, to Ronald and Beverly (Brault) Richard. She graduated from Kingsford High School in 1978 and...
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Beverly Jean Richard

March 28, 1939 - September 29, 2013

Beverly Jean Richard, 74, of Kingsford, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Beverly is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ronald Richard; son, Ken (Jean) Richard; daughter, Laurie (Marc Hagerty) Richard; son, David (Shannon) Richard; and dear friend, Joanne Dennis. Beverly was also loved and adored by her six grandchildren, Robbie, Andy,...
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James R. Calvi

September 25, 1961 - September 26, 2013

James Robert Calvi, 52, of Kingsford, died Thurs. Sept. 26, 2013 at his home. He was born on Sept. 25, 1961, in Iron Mountain, the son of Robert and Ila (Madson) Calvi. Jim graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1980. He enjoyed boat rides, being on the river, woodworking, fishing, and hunting. Jim was an avid Packer fan. He is survived by his mother Ila Calvi of Kingsford, his...
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Patricia A. Jauquet

April 22, 1944 - September 25, 2013

Patricia A. (Gyselinck) Jauquet, 69, of Kingsford passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at her home. Pat was born April 22, 1944 in Norway, Michigan to the late Henry and Lillian (Valenski) Gyselinck. She graduated from Norway Schools in 1962 and attended Northern Michigan University, receiving a teaching degree in 1966. Pat taught home economics until becoming a homemaker when she...
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Jeanne Marie of the Holy Spirit

August 8, 1928 - September 25, 2013

Sister Jeanne Marie of the Holy Spirit, OCD, (Mary Ann Dziennik), 85, a member of the Carmelite Community, died Wednesday,September 25, 2013, at the Carmelite Monastery in Iron Mountain, located at U.S. 2-M-95. Sister Jeanne Marie was born on August 8, 1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Roman and Thecla Dziennik. Sister entered the recently founded Carmelite Monastery of...
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Armond H. Czerwan

April 11, 1943 - September 24, 2013

Armond H. Czerwan, 70, of Kingsford, died Tues. Sept. 24, 2013 at the Northwoods Vent Unit in Wausau following a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was born on April 11, 1943, in Milwaukee, WI, the son of the late Howard and Johanna (Brietz) Czerwan. Armond graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Wauwatosa, WI. He served in the U.S. Navy for over four years. On...
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Harry D. Lucas

September 23, 2013

Harry D. Lucas, 83 of Wallace, Michigan, formerly of Iron Mountain, was called home to God on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wisconsin. He was born on April 2, 1930 in Escanaba, Michigan, son of the late Sidney and Johanna (Broeders) Lucas. He graduated from Felch High School. Harry married Janet L. Weber at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aurora,...
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Elaine G. Luxmore

August 28, 1920 - September 22, 2013

Elaine G. Luxmore, 93, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Rose Garden Assisted Living in Grandville, MI. Elaine was born on August 28, 1920 in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Archie and Laura Trescowthick. She was a 1939 graduate of Kingsford High School. Elaine worked for Sackims and at Paul Electric until her marriage to Harold "Lux" Luxmore on April 7,...
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Thomas Charles Marquardt

September 15, 1949 - September 22, 2013

Thomas Charles Marquardt, 64, of South Republic, died on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Hospital in Iron Mountain MI after a courageous battle with cancer. Thomas was born on Sept. 15, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Robert and Mary (Joyce) Marquardt. He grew up in Superior WI before enlisting in the US Air Force in 1967. He retired from the Air Force in...
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Jack E. Barthels

November 16, 1922 - September 21, 2013

Jack E. Barthels, 90, of Kingsford, went to his eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Florence, Wis. He was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Bergland, son of the late John and Clara (Heinz) Barthels. Jack graduated from Kingsford High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater from 1941-1945. He married Gladys Paupore on May 17, 1947, at...
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Carol L. Schettler

October 26, 1933 - September 20, 2013

Carol L. Schettler, 79, was called to her heavenly home on September 20th, 2013 after a 3 month battle with cancer. She was born on October 26, 1933 in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Skoglund) Uren and has been a lifelong resident of the area. Carol graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1951. She married Donald Schettler in 1955 and shared 57 precious...
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Elizabeth Righter

April 6, 1925 - September 19, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Wis. - Elizabeth A. Righter, 88, of Plymouth, formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Plymouth Care Center. Elizabeth was born on April 6, 1925, daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (James) Ponchaud, in Crystal Falls. She attended Crystal Falls schools and graduated with the class of 1943 from Crystal Falls High School. In 1946 she married the late...
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Diane (Chitko) Rochon

April 1, 1956 - September 18, 2013

Diane (Chitko) Rochon, 57, of Goodman, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Unity Hospice in De Pere following a courageous 13 year battle with M.S. She was born April 1, 1956 in Laona, WI, daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Pisczor) Chitko. Diane graduated from Goodman Armstrong Creek High School in 1974 and went on to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the...
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MaryAnn Tregillis

March 28, 1942 - September 16, 2013

MaryAnn Tregillis, 71, of Quinnesec, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at ManorCare HCR in Kingsford. MaryAnn was born March 28, 1942 in Milwaukee, WI, daughter of the late George and Eva (Chermak) Westcott. She worked many years as an Admitting Clerk at St. Michaels Hospital and Woods VA Medical Center in Milwaukee. She married Henry Tregillis on Sept. 1, 1978. Together they spent many...
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Joseph Raymond Lori

December 25, 1923 - September 11, 2013

Lifelong Norway resident and longtime business owner, Joseph Raymond Lori died Wednesday, September 11, at his home. He was 89. Lori was born in Norway to Joseph and Mary (Zadra) Lori on Christmas Day 1923. He grew up helping run his father's grocery store that catered to Italian residents in what was then called Norway's 3rd Ward. Later he and his wife built a home a few blocks away at the...
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June H. Andreoli

June 20, 1914 - September 8, 2013

June H. Andreoli, , 99, of Kingsford, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at ManorCare Health Serivces. She was born June 20, 1914 in Brazeau Village, WI, daughter of the late George and Sophia (Porier) Brazeau. She married John Canavera on December 2, 1939. He was killed in action during WWII in 1944. June married Nello Andreoli on October 20, 1962 and he preceded her in death in 2001....
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Brian K. Gardiepy

February 11, 1966 - August 29, 2013

Brian K. Gardiepy, 47, of Kingsford, died Thurs. August 29, 2013 at Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming. He was born on Feb. 11, 1966 in Iron Mountain, the son of Eugene and Nancy (Ferguson) Gardiepy, Sr. Brian graduated from Kingsford High School. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed going with his friend Bill to the Wisconsin International Raceway. He loved cats and listening to...
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Ronald D. Henry

September 28, 1934 - August 27, 2013

Ronald Dean Henry, 78 of Niagara, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 28, 1934 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Wesley and Gertrude (Truinstra) Henry. He married Jacqueline Abraham on September 26, 1959 in Marinette, WI. Ron served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War. After being...
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Brent R. Rice

February 23, 1994 - August 27, 2013

Brent R. Rice, 19, of Iron Mountain, died Tues. Aug. 27, 2013. He was born on Feb. 23, 1994 in Iron Mountain. Brent attended Florence Schools and worked at Grede Foundry. Brent was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and four wheeling. He also enjoyed spending time with Lucas and Bradley. Brent will always be remembered for his beautiful smile. He is survived by his...
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Elmer Joseph Bianchi

July 4, 1924 - August 25, 2013

Elmer Joseph Bianchi, 89, of Norway, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Elmer was born July 4, 1924, in Norway, son of the late Carlo and Marie (Selna) Bianchi. He graduated from Norway High School in 1943, and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving three years in the South...
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Carole M. Smart

December 21, 1935 - August 22, 2013

Carole M. Smart, 77, of Quinnesec, in the presence of her family and loved ones, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. Carole was born on December 21,1935, in Kingsford, and was the eighth of nine children born to Ragnhild and Arvid Hansen. She graduated from Kingsford High School in 1954 and worked a short time at the Red Owl Store in...
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Charlotte Lee Warmuth

April 30, 1928 - August 20, 2013

Charlotte Lee Warmuth, 85, of Kingsford passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at ManorCare Health Services. Charlotte was born April 30, 1928 in Kingsford, daughter of the late Leland and Florence (Fisher) Hulbert. She attended the Kingsford Schools and was a lifelong resident of the area. Charlotte married Carl Warmuth on November 8, 1947 in Norway. She enjoyed reading, playing cards,...
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Richard "Rick" Olson

August 14, 1954 - August 20, 2013

Richard H. "Rick" Olson, 59, of Iron Mountain passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. Rick was born August 14, 1954 in Iron Mountain, the son of Rose (Mercier) Olson and the late Carl Olson. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1972 and was a lifelong resident of the area. Rick worked as a self employed painter for over 30 years. He was an avid Green...
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Vonna M. Kirby

October 5, 1928 - August 19, 2013

Vonna M. Kirby, 84, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at ManorCare HCR in Kingsford. Vonna was born on October 5, 1928 in Hammond, Indiana daughter of the late Afarague and Huldur (Anderson) White. She was a 1947 graduate of Rapid River High School and went on to serve three years with the United States Air Force. Following her honorable discharge from the Air Force,...
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Mary March

June 28, 1931 - August 17, 2013

Mary Trebilcock March, 82, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2013 at the home of her son, Michael in Iron Mountain, MI. She was born Mary Eleanore Trebilcock on June 28, 1931 in Madison, WI to Arthur F. and Madelyn (Stanchfield) Trebilcock. Mary grew up in Madison, WI. She graduated from Madison West High School in 1949. After high school she attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison,...
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Donna Mae Shampo

November 27, 1938 - August 16, 2013

Donna Mae Shampo, 74, of Niagara, passed away Fri. August 16, 2013 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. She was born in Niagara on November 27, 1938, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Jardeen) Shampo. Donna enjoyed needlework, jigsaw puzzles, and television game shows. She lovingly participated in the lives of her nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her brothers Gerald...
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Robert H. Miller

February 27, 1946 - August 15, 2013

Robert H. Miller 67, of Sawyer Lake, passed away on Thursday, August 15th at his home. Bob was born February 27, 1946 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Harold and Elaine (Hallman) Miller. Bob has been a resident of this area his entire life and was a 1964 graduate of Kingsford High School. He volunteered into the United States Army during the Vietnam War and served from 1966-68, during...
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David J. Tittl

August 12, 2013

David J. Tittl, 56 of Aurora, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013 at his home. He was born on June 12, 1957 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, son of the late Frederick and Rita (Daley) Tittl. He attended school in the Manitowoc area, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1975. He moved his family from Manitowoc to the area, and has been a resident of the area for nearly 30 years. He was most...
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Nancy L. Cowling

March 3, 1934 - August 7, 2013

Nancy Louise (Smaney) Cowling, 79, most recently a resident of Rennes West Nursing home, Peshtigo, WI, ended her suffering and went to heaven with the angels on August 7, 2013 at the nursing home. She was born March 3,1934 in Niagara, WI to the late John and Anna Mae (LaPlante) Smaney. She graduated from Niagara High School in 1952. Nancy married the late David W. Cowling in 1952 in Niagara,...
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Thomas "Stan" Hicks

September 17, 1921 - August 6, 2013

Thomas "Stan" Hicks, 91, of Kingsford, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Iron County Medical Facility in Crystal Falls. He was born on September 17, 1921 in Iron Mountain, the son of the late Stanley and Lillian (Pollard) Hicks and has been a lifelong resident of this area. Stan was an honorably discharged Army veteran and served at the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. After...
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Virginia A. Torretti

February 26, 1926 - August 5, 2013

Virginia Torretti, 87, of Iron Mountain, was called home to live with the Lord surrounded by her loved ones on Monday August 5, 2013 at Manor Care. Virginia was born Feb. 26, 1926 in Stambaugh, MI, daughter of the late Milton and Lucille (Mitchell) Brooks. After graduating from high school, she went to work for the Liberty Loan company. Virginia married Henry "Moose" Torretti and moved to...
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Christine Scott Kallal

November 21, 1949 - August 1, 2013

Christine Scott Kallal, 63, of Iron Mountain, passed away on August 1, 2013 at her home. Chris was born on November 21, 1949 in Springfield, Illinois to Robert Scott and Margaret Scott Anderson. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1967 and attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Thomas Kallal in 1970 and recently celebrated their 43rd anniversary. They moved to...
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Ruth LaHaie Cavalieri

January 10, 1918 - July 31, 2013

Ruth LaHaie Cavalieri, 95, formerly of 411 East Smith St., Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Victorian Pines Estates, where she had been a resident since February 2009. She was born on Jan. 10, 1918 in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Arthur and Esther (Formolo) LaHaie. Ruth was a lifelong resident and was educated in the Iron Mountain Schools. Ruth married Louis ...
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Wyatt James Carlson

July 21, 2013 - July 31, 2013

Wyatt James Carlson, infant son of Bryan Carlson and Kayla Perron of Iron Mountain, went to be with the angels in Heaven on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Wyatt brought us more joy than words can express. However the time we had with him was too short. He will live on in our hearts forever. Wyatt is survived by his loving parents, Bryan and Kayla;...
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Dorothy V. Stenfors

February 24, 1927 - July 30, 2013

Dorothy V. Stenfors, , 86, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. She was born February 24 , 1927 in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Fred and Signe (Lindquist) Hord. Dorothy attended the Iron Mountain Schools and was a lifelong resident of the area. She married Albert Stenfors on May 14, 1949 in Iron Mountain....
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Mary C. "Cleo" Johnson

March 7, 1916 - July 29, 2013

Mary C. "Cleo" Johnson, 97, of Kingsford, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. She was born on March 7, 1916, in Ladysmith, Wisconsin the daughter of Edward and Vierenna Kernan and spent most of her childhood in Aurora. She graduated from Kingsford High School in 1934. Cleo married Erland Johnson in Kingsford in 1938. The couple resided in...
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Alice J. Martin

June 14, 1931 - July 27, 2013

Alice J. Martin Alice June Martin, 82, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Saturday July 27th at Freeman Health and Rehab Community. Alice was born on June 14, 1931 in Wausaukee, WI, daughter of the late George and Clemance (Baye) Jossart. She has been a resident of this area for most of her life and worked as a cook at Irwin's Restaurant in Iron Mountain, the Northwoods Restaurant, Kaye's...
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Elorine V. Strom

October 20, 1926 - July 27, 2013

Elorine V. Strom, 87, of Kingsford, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. She was born October 2, 1926 in Harris, MI, daughter of the late Archy and Myrtle (Allen) McLeod. Elorine was a certified nurses aide and worked at ManorCare for several years before taking a position at the Iron Co. Medical Care Facility where she worked until retirement...
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Ruth Jensen

July 26, 2013

Ruth Jensen 94 of East Kingsford, passed on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Golden Living Center. She was born on March 15, 1919 in Winchester, Wisconsin to Stanley and Vivian Nokes. She was the oldest child and had 3 brothers, Norman (Sonny), Bud and Jerry. In 1938 she graduated from Kingsford High School and was one of the first clerks for the Village of Kingsford. This was a highly sought...
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Bridget Lynn Brock

July 24, 2013

Bridget Lynn Brock 12 of Kingsford, passed away on Wednesday July 24, 2013 at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee Wisconsin surrounded by her loving family after a lifelong courageous battle with a complex chronic medical illness. She was born on August 8, 2000 in Marquette, Michigan daughter of Scott and Laura (Heyrman) Brock. She and her family are members of Our Saviours Lutheran Church. ...
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Gerald A. Taff

November 28, 1922 - July 24, 2013

Gerald A. Taff, 90, of Randville, passed away on , July 24, 2013 at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. He was born on November 28, 1922 in Florence, WI, son of the late Dewey and Charlotte (Sternhagan) Taff. Gerald graduated from Kingsford High School in 1941. Following his graduation, he joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII as a...
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Bette Cousineau

April 25, 1928 - July 22, 2013

Bette I. Cousineau, 85, of Centerton, AR, formerly of Kingsford, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2013 at Northwest Health System in Bentonville, AR. Bette was born April 25, 1928 in Norway, MI, daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle (Hiller) Nelson. She married Kenneth Cousineau on May 5, 1945 in Escanaba. Bette felt privileged to have raised her younger brother and sister, Ron & Joan as well as...
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Ernestine "Erna" Rocheleau

November 21, 1918 - July 20, 2013

Ernestine "Erna" Elizabeth (McKenna) Rocheleau, 94, most recently a resident of Hyland Nursing Home, passed away on July 20, 2013, at the nursing home. She was born on Nov. 21, 1918, in Camden, N.J. where her parents ran a boarding house. Erna was orphaned at four years of age and moved to Iron Mountain to live with relatives when she was eight. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School as...
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Adrian Duane Bergeron

February 27, 1935 - July 20, 2013

Adrian Duane Bergeron, 78, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Sat. July 20, 2013 at his home with his wife at his side. He was born in Iron Mountain on February 27, 1935, the son of the late Tellis and Martha (Gardner) Bergeon. Adrian graduated from Kingsford High School in 1953. He worked at the Hannah Mining Company for two years before beginning a twenty year career working for Gambles, Inc...
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LaVaughn F. Alquist

September 1, 1925 - July 18, 2013

LaVaughn F. Alquist, 87, of Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully Thurs. July 18, 2013 with her devoted husband, Ward, and her family by her side, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. She was born on Sept. 1, 1925 in Sioux Falls, SD, the daughter of the late Gail and Fern (Wyland) Markell. She is a graduate of Iron Mountain High School and furthered her education at The Patricia Stevens Finishing...
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Bertha E. Holmquist

January 12, 1918 - July 18, 2013

Bertha E. Holmquist, 95, of Kingsford, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Freeman Nursing & Rehabilitation Community where she has been a resident for the past two years. She was born January 12, 1918 in Marquette, MI, daughter of the late John and Eva (Olive) Peterson. Bertha graduated from Graveraet High School in Marquette in 1936 and married Harold Holmquist on September 28 that...
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Debra J. Olsen

January 13, 1955 - July 16, 2013

Debra J. Olsen, 58, of Greenleaf, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1955 in Monterey Park, Calif., the daughter of Leonard and Virginia (Sironen) Bietila. The family moved to Iron Mountain in 1969 and Debby graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1973. She married Kim Olsen on Dec. 8, 1973 at the First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain. They lived in...
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Roger H. Hicks

January 3, 1936 - July 15, 2013

Roger H. Hicks, 77, of Kingsford, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Dickinson County Hospital System. He was born on January 3, 1936 in Aurora, son of the late Howard and LaVerne (Walstrom) Hicks and has been a lifelong resident of this area. Roger joined the United States Coast Guard and served during the Korean Conflict and Cuban Crisis from 1953-57 and from 1959 -62. On April...
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Verona Carrie Olson

July 3, 1923 - July 13, 2013

Verona Carrie Olson, 90, of Kingsford, formerly of Randville, was called to her eternal Home on Saturday, July 13, 2013. She passed away at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Mrs. Olson was born July 3, 1923 in Randville, the daughter of the late Dolph and Carrie (Babcock) Blazier. She worked in various jobs in the local area in her early adult years. For a short time...
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Kathleen J. Moreau

November 3, 1935 - July 11, 2013

Kathleen J. Moreau, 77, of Niagara, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013 surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. Kathleen was born on November 3, 1935 in Kingsford, MI, daughter of the late Joseph and Loretta (Charron) Kelly. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1954. Kathleen worked as a secretary in Chicago and then...
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Ernest "Ernie Bart" Bartolameolli

July 10, 2013

Ernest Bartolameolli "Ernie Bart" has found his way home to the great camp in the sky where he'll be greeted by many family members and friends who are awaiting his famous rabbit and polenta dinners. Ernie was 92 and passed away very peacefully on July 10 surrounded by his loving wife and children and special friend Dennis. He was born on August 15, 1920 to Amadeo and Kathryn (Fedrizzi)...
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Kenneth H. Dean

May 8, 1934 - July 9, 2013

Kenneth H. Dean, 79, of Felch, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was born May 8, 1934 in Chicago, son of the late B. Howard and Myrtle "Bonnie" (Lantz) Dean. Ken lived with his late grandparents, Edward & Anna (Dixon) Lantz from his freshman year thru graduation from Felch High School in 1952. During his high school years he worked on his uncles farm & also in...
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Rodney A. Carlson

August 9, 1949 - July 7, 2013

Rodney Alan Carlson, 63, of Foster City, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the William S. Middleton V.A. Medical Center in Madison, WI. He was born on August 8, 1949 in Daggett, Michigan, son of Howard Carlson and the late Alice (Stenfors) Carlson. He graduated from Felch High School in 1967 and was a lifelong resident of the area. Rod was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country proudly...
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Edward Albert Roberge

December 20, 1922 - July 3, 2013

Edward Albert Roberge, 90, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette surrounded by his family. He was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Michael and Helen (Popko) Roberge.Edward graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1941 and was a lifelong resident of the area. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (Army...
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Aaron T. Wyble

August 11, 1947 - July 3, 2013

Aaron T. Wyble, 65, of Kingsford, died Wed. July 3, 2013 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 11, 1947 in Lansing, MI, the son of the late Xelle and Evelyn (Schimmelpfening) Wyble. Aaron was an excellent painter, painting many homes and businesses in the area. He also refinished furniture. He enjoyed being at camp and in the outdoors. He loved watching, ...
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John "Jack" Ebertsch

July 1, 2013

John "Jack" Robert Ebertsch, 78, of Granite Bluff, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at his home after a brave 7 month battle with cancer. He was born on January 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, son of the late John J. and Catherine (Kiemele) Ebertsch. His family moved to Oak Lawn, Illinois when he was 3 years old. He graduated from Reavis High School, and went on to 2 years of college at I. I. T....
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Robert C. Wagner

August 6, 1934 - July 1, 2013

Robert C. Wagner, 78, of Hardwood, died Monday, July 1, 2013 at the home of his son in Hardwood. He was born on August 6, 1934 in Wheeler, WI, the son of the late John and Esther (Gulseth) Wagner. Bob graduated from Felch High School in 1952 and attended Coyne Electrical School . On August 11, 1956, he married Ruth Schollin at Mission Covenant Church in Foster City. Bob ran a dairy farm...
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John Guido Caruso

July 1, 2013

John Guido Caruso, 85, of Iron Mountain passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at HCR Manorcare in Kingsford. He was born on April 20, 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut, son of the late John and Rose (Jaffola) Caruso. John and his family moved to Iron Mountain in 1930 at the age of 2, and resided here until 1950. John enlisted in the United States Army during WWII, and was honorably discharged. He...
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Karen Lynn Losiniecki

July 23, 1946 - June 30, 2013

Karen Lee Losiniecki, 66, of Crystal Falls, formerly of Norway, died, with her family by her side, on Sun. June 30, 2013 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 23, 1946 in Norway, the daughter of the late Roy and Pauline (Herzog) Anderson. Karen married Roger Losiniecki in Iron Mountain on January 21, 1967. He preceded her in death in 2007. Karen enjoyed working jigsaw...
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Vernon E. Weinfurter

July 4, 1934 - June 30, 2013

Vernon E. Weinfurter, 78, of East Kingsford, died Sun. June 30, 2013 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 4, 1934 in Kingsford, the son of the late Edward and Viola (Beaulier) Weinfurter. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1952 and served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Intrepid, serving in the Mediterranean Sea and in Philadelphia. Vernon was a supervisor at...
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Ruth E. Grunlund

April 23, 1924 - June 26, 2013

Ruth Elaine Grunlund, 89, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Freeman's Nursing Center surrounded by her family. She was born on April 23, 1924, in Felch, daughter of the late Edward and Minnie (Dixon) Wickman. Ruth was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Felch High School in 1942. She attended Bay de Noc Community College and received her LPN degree...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Neldberg

April 5, 1923 - June 22, 2013

Elizabeth "Betty" Neldberg, 90, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on April 5, 1923 in Phillips, Wis., daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Seitz) Larson. Betty graduated from Quinnesec High School in 1941 and was a lifelong resident of the area. She married Ronald Neldberg in 1947 and...
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Sally J. Benedict

January 12, 1960 - June 20, 2013

Sally Benedict Sally Jean Benedict, 53, of Aurora, was reunited in heaven with her mother on Thursday June 20th at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. She bravely fought an eleven month battle with breast cancer. Sally was born on January 12, 1960 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, daughter of Frank and the late Shirley (Phillips) Moroni. She was a 1978 ...
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Mike Bubloni

June 18, 2013

Mike G. Bubloni, 69 of Iron Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 5, 1943 in Norway, son of the late Mike G. and Myrtle (Leonard) Bubloni, Sr. He attended school in Vulcan, graduating from Vulcan High School in 1961. He was a lifelong resident of the area. He married Marion St....
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Lillian M. Krans Osterberg

March 17, 1918 - June 17, 2013

Lillian (VanDamme) Krans-Osterberg, age 95, passed away peacefully on June 17, surrounded by her family. Lillian was a resident of Aurora, WI, for 65 years and made her home with her daughter, Kathy, in Union Grove, WI for the past year and one half. She was born on March 17, 1918 in Norway, MI to the late Ed and Mary (Buytaert) VanDamme. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1937...
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Lawrence D. Formenti

October 5, 1923 - June 15, 2013

Lawrence David Formenti, 89, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. He was born October 5, 1923 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Angelo and Adeline (Franz) Formenti. Larry graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1941. He was a United States Army veteran of WWII. Larry Served as an Escanaba Police Officer and was later...
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Edith J. Blomquist

May 14, 1922 - June 13, 2013

Edith J. Blomquist, 91, of Felch, died Thursday, June 13, 2013 at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. She was born on May 14, 1922 in Felch, the daughter of the late Andrew and Ida Forstrom. Edith was a lifelong resident of Felch and Zion Lutheran Church, where she was an active member. She ran Blomquist Brothers' Restaurant and also worked at Steinbrecher Potato Farm for many years. ...
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Phyllis Ring

September 2, 1942 - June 12, 2013

Phyllis Ring of Iron Mountain and Bradenton, Florida, died on June 12, 2013 in Manatee, Florida. She was born on September 2, 1942 in Sampson County, North Carolina, to the late Vander and Brilla Williams Smith. She is survived by her loving husband James Ring, daughters Sonya (Robert) Pugh of Iron Mountain, and Meloney (E.J.) Kubick of Nashotah, Wisconsin, Grandchildren Megan Phillips (Len...
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Steven W. Stafford

July 5, 1953 - June 12, 2013

KINGSFORD - Steven W. Stafford, 59, of Kingsford, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his home. Steve was born on July 5, 1953, in Iron Mountain and was the first of eight children born to William and Sally (Will) Stafford. He has been a resident of this area his entire life and was a 1971 graduate of Kingsford High School. After graduating from high school he attended Northern...
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Joy Ann Paternoster

March 2, 1927 - June 10, 2013

Joy Ann Paternoster 86, of Kingsford, died Monday,June 10, 2013 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. She was born on March 2, 1927 in Iron Mountain, the daughter of the late Carl and Irene (Young) Holtz. She graduated from Kingsford High School in 1945 and was a lifelong resident of the area. Joy married her high school sweetheart Thomas A. Paternoster on Aug. 18, 1947 at St. Mary Queen of Peace...
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Ruth E. George

June 7, 2013

Ruth E. George, 84, of Iron Mountain, died Friday, June 7, 2013 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Quinnesec on Jan. 9, 1929, the daughter of the late Ernest and Myrtle (Corwin) Cramer. Ruth enjoyed making crafts, quilting, needle point, woodworking, ceramics and sewing. She was liked by all, and treated everyone as equals. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary...
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Mildred E. Fleury

April 11, 1921 - June 7, 2013

Mildred E. Fleury, 92, of Iron Mountain, died Fri. June 7, 2013 at Hyland Nursing Home. She was born on April 11, 1921 in Birch, MI, daughter of the late Carl and May (Raymen) French. Mildred graduated from Graveraet High School in 1939. Mildred married Clement Fleury on Nov. 27, 1942 in the Bishop's Parlor in Marquette. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2005. She was a member of St....
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Lorraine Babcock

June 6, 2013

Lorraine Babcock, 82, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at her son's home in Englewood, Colorado. She was born on March 28, 1931 in Perkins, Michigan, daughter of the late Adelore and Nellie (Brouse) Gerou. She attended Rock High School, graduating in 1950. She married C. "Lynn" Babcock on August 8, 1964 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Perkins, and they lived in Gladstone...
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Antonette H. "Dolly" Woempner

September 14, 1923 - June 4, 2013

Antonette "Dolly" Woempner, 89, of Kingsford, died peacefully at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She was born September 14, 1923, daughter of the late William and Jennie (Gerone) Talerico of Caspian. She graduated from Stambaugh High School in 1940 and on June 14th of that same year, married Calvin Woempner of Iron...
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Kaye Lynn Gardiepy

September 15, 1947 - June 2, 2013

Kaye Lynn Gardiepy, 65, of Iron Mountain, died Sun. June 2, 2013 at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. She was born on September 15, 1947 in Kingsford, the daughter of the late John and Vivian Vanpae Galeazzi. She married Donald "GaGa" Gardiepy on July 20, 1968 in Iron Mountain. Kaye enjoyed watching GaGa play in several baseball tournaments in the U.P. and Wisconsin. He preceded her in...
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Greg "Chewy" Broullire

July 21, 1950 - May 31, 2013

Greg "Chewy" Broullire , 62, of Aurora, died as the result of a motorcycle accident on Friday, May 31, 2013 in Dixon, IL. Greg was born on July 21, 1950, son of the late Howard and Ann (Vondell) Broullire. He was a 1969 graduate of Florence High School and has been a lifelong resident of Aurora. Following his graduation Greg enlisted into the United States Army and served in South Korea as a...
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Steven R. Romaker

August 10, 1952 - May 31, 2013

Steven Richard Romaker, 60, of Spread Eagle, Wisconsin passed away at his cabin in Eagle Harbor, Michigan on May 31, 2013. He was born on August 10, 1952 in Defiance, Ohio to Richard and Jean (Johann) Romaker. He was a graduate of Michigan Technological University as well as Bowling Green State University. Steve worked as a Human Resource Manager and in Organizational Development for...
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Mary A. Maines

January 18, 1920 - May 29, 2013

Mary Ann Maines, 93, of Kingsford, died at her home, with her daughter beside her. Mary was born on January 18, 1920 in Schaeffer, MI the daughter of the late Victor and Angeline (Grimard) Auger. For several years Mary owned and operated a nursing home and later worked at Pine Manor In Kingsford for twenty years. She was an active member of American Martyrs Catholic Church. She loved to...
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Anne B. Guiliani

June 28, 1918 - May 26, 2013

Anne B. Guiliani, 94, of Iron Mountain, died Sun. May 26, 2013 at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. She was born on June 28, 1918 in Hermansville, the daughter of John and Barbara Shefchik. Anne married Louis Guiliani in 1936, and raised three daughters, Bonnie, Dorothy and Kathleen. During her daughters' school years, Anne served as a room mother and Brownie Troop...
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Donald J. Scholke

August 30, 1931 - May 22, 2013

Donald J. Scholke, 81, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. He was born August 30, 1931 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Robert and Victoria (Troyan) Scholke. Don graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1951 and joined the U.S. Navy. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, serving four years as a ships serviceman...
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Doris Ann Johnson

July 27, 1931 - May 20, 2013

Doris Ann Johnson, 81, of Felch, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Freeman Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. She was born July 27, 1931 in Felch, MI, daughter of the late Victor and Amelia Johnson. Her grandparents, Matt and Maria Johnson, were pioneers of Metropolitan. Doris graduated from Felch High School in 1949 and was a lifelong resident of the area. She worked...
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Arlene Hope Turrie

June 10, 1938 - May 19, 2013

Arlene Hope Turrie died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Alegent Creighton Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Her daughters were by her side at the time of her passing. Arlene was born on June 10, 1938 to Dick and Eda Hansen at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. The family moved to north side Iron Mountain and then on to Quinnesec, MI where Arlene spent most of her elementary school years. She was a...
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Alice Marie Isaacson

May 19, 2013

Alice M. Isaacson, 92, of Iron Mountain, died Sun. May 19, 2013 at the Iron River Care Center. She was born on March 27, 1921 in Iron River the daughter of the late Charles and Lydia (Sallonen) Jarvi. Alice graduated from Iron River High School in 1940 and from the Gogebic Business College. She worked as a stenographer for the Iron County District Attorney, the Finance Loan Corp. in Ohio,...
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Dolores F. Berger

July 14, 1929 - May 18, 2013

Dolores F. Berger, 83, of Niagara, died Sat. May 18, 2013 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. She was born on July 14, 1929 in Niagara, the daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Genrich) Saler. Dolores graduated from Niagara High School. She married Donald W. Berger on Sept. 20, 1947 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara. He preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1977. Her family was very...
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Raymond D. Hoyum

October 11, 1944 - May 16, 2013

Raymond D. Hoyum, 68, formerly of Iron Mountain, Quinnesec and Menominee, MI, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the home of his daughter in Leavenworth, KS, surrounded by his loving family. Raymond was the son of Elizabeth (Turrie) Hoyum and the late Harvey Hoyum. He was a graduate of Iron Mountain High School class of 1962. Ray married Cheri (Shay) on Sept. 10, 1976 at St....
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Helen M. Antes

February 17, 1937 - May 15, 2013

Helen M. Antes, 76, of Iron Mountain, formerly of Brookfield, Wis., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain. She was born on Feb. 17, 1937, in Channing, daughter of the late Alfred Sr. and Ethel (Fraley) Opsahl. Helen graduated from Channing High School in 1954. Helen married Charles Antes on Jan. 14, 1957, in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death in 1992. She...
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Dennis Walter Ziemba

February 8, 1948 - May 14, 2013

Dr. Dennis Walter Ziemba, 65, of Kingsford, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at his home. Dennis was born February 8, 1948 in Harvey, IL, son of the late Walter and Katherine "Kay" (Baciak) Ziemba. He graduated from Mendel High School in 1966 and went on to attend North Dakota State University where he completed a pharmacy degree in 1971. Dennis married Carol Polasky on May 27, 1972 in Tappen, ND....
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Rodney J. Ray

March 27, 1952 - May 5, 2013

Rodney J. Ray, 61, of Kingsford, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain, after a courageous twelve month battle with cancer. He was born on March 27, 1952 in Cook County, Illinois. the son of Joseph and Ethel (Paquin) Ray. In 1970, prior to his high school graduation, Rodney entered the United States Army. He spent two years in...
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Bruce E. Osterberg

May 4, 2013

Bruce E. Osterberg 78 of Aurora, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He was born on May 29, 1934 in Aurora, son of the late Evald and Edith (Roos) Osterberg. He attended Aurora and Kingsford schools, graduating from Kingsford High School in 1952. Bruce married Helen Carlson on December 26, 1955 at the Aurora Free Church, and together they spent nearly 58 wonderful...
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Beverlee Miller

November 13, 1928 - May 2, 2013

Beverlee Rachael Miller, 84, of Iron Mountain, passed away Thurs. May 2, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beverlee was born on Nov. 13, 1928 in Iron Mountain, the daughter of the late Gustaf and Mabel (Peterson) Bodine. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1947. Following her graduation, she worked as a secretary at Grede...
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Corrine Sexton

October 14, 1946 - May 1, 2013

Corrine R. Sexton, 66, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at her home surrounded by her daughters after a brave six year battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was born on October 14, 1946 in Norway, the daughter of the late Orville and Irene (Erickson) Bryngelson. Corrine graduated from Florence High School in 1964. She worked as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell after high...
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Dennis L. Tachick

February 23, 1918 - May 1, 2013

Dennis L. Tachick, 95, of Powers, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, MI. He was born February 23, 1918 in Pound, WI, son of the late John and Minnie (Dora) Tachick. Dennis grew up in Kingsford, Michigan and graduated from Kingsford High School in 1935. He retired after working more than 41 years in the rural electrification field. His work...
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Wallas M. Jones

December 13, 1913 - May 1, 2013

Wallas M. Jones, 99, of Upper Pine Creek, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at his home. He was born December 13, 1913 in Harris, MI, son of the late Herbert and Minnie (Pirlot) Jones. Wally graduated from Kingsford High School in 1932 and was a lifelong resident of the area. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp at the camp on Isle Royale in the mid 30's. Wally married Myrtle...
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Marie A. Burns

April 29, 2013

Marie Ann Burns, 74 of Kingsford, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She was born on December 20, 1938 in Stambaugh, Michigan, daughter of the late John and Amelia (Hulko) Rosenlof. She attended the Crystal Falls schools, graduating from Crystal Falls High School in 1956. She lived in Sagola for 40 years, before moving to Kingsford. Marie married...
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Joyce M. Grams

June 12, 1926 - April 24, 2013

Joyce M. Grams, 86, of Iron Mountain , passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Dickinson Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Joyce was born June 12, 1926 in Iron Mountain, MI, daughter of the late Garfield and Mary (Maki) Sjoquist. She has been a resident of this area her entire life and attended Iron Mountain Schools. After graduation, Joyce worked for Cutler-Hammar Corp. in Milwaukee....
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