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Michael T. Ikola Sr.

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Michael T. "Pack Sack" Ikola Sr., 78, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away Monday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2017, at his home. Mike was born on April 29, 1938, in Wakefield, the... Full story

 

Michael John 'Mick' Obrodovich

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Michael John "Mick" Obrodovich passed away at St. Joe's Hospital in Phoenix on Jan. 9, 2017. He was born March 14, 1941, in Hurley, Wis., to Mike and Rose Obrodovich. Obrodovich... Full story

 

Larry Baldovin

HURLEY, Wis. - Larry Baldovin, 64, of Hurley, Wisconsin, succumbed to lung cancer at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Larry was born on Sept. 30, 1952, in Ironwood, Michigan,... Full story

 

John William Ekdahl

John William Ekdahl, 94, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. John was born on May 23, 1922, in Baraga, Mich., to the late Henry and Anna Ekdahl. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II,... Full story

 

Leland 'Lee' Clarence Gleasman

WOODRUFF, Wis. - Leland "Lee" Clarence Gleasman, 82, of Mercer, left us to live with his Eternal Father Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Milestone Senior Living in Woodruff. He is survived by his former wife,... Full story

 

Jeannette Marie (Golde) Kuziej

CONOVER, Wis. - Jeannette Marie (Golde) Kuziej, 68, of Conover, and formerly of Ironwood, Mich., died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in her home. The former Jeannette Marie Ehrler was born... Full story

 

Nancy Rae (Sobolewski) Nemacheck

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Nancy Rae (Sobolewski) Nemacheck, 63, passed away peacefully at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, on Dec. 26, 2016, after fighting a courageous battle against breast cancer and pulmonar... Full story

 

Harriette B. Norman

SARASOTA, Fla. - Harriette B. Norman, of Sarasota, passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Norman; two sisters, Nan M. Beasley and Olivia B. Powell;... Full story

 

Arnold Casper Wegher

EVERGREEN, Colo. - Arnold Casper Wegher passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Visitation will be today at 10 a.m., followed by Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., all at Christ the King... Full story

 

James 'Jim' Dorrington Van Doren Jr.

TAMPA, Fla. - James "Jim" Dorrington Van Doren Jr., LMSW, 65, died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, from complications following open heart surgery. He was born on April 22, 1951, in Oak Park, Ill., to... Full story

 

Jean A. Hautanen

IRONWOOD, Mich.- Our mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and dear friend, Jean A. Hautanen, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, with her family by her... Full story

 

Richard 'Dick' Ingvalson

ASHLAND, Wis. - Richard "Dick" Ingvalson passed away peacefully after a short illness on Jan. 8, 2017 in Ashland. Dick found his peace in Montreal, where he enjoyed being with his family, friends,... Full story

 

Nancy Rae (Sobolewski) Nemacheck

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nancy Rae (Sobolewski) Nemacheck, age 63, passed away peacefully at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, on Dec. 26, 2016. Nancy fought a courageous battle against breast cancer and pulmonary hypertension. Services will be held at noon... Full story

 

Maxwell Lee Huhta

KING, Wis. - Local musician Max Lee passed away at 76. Maxwell Lee Huhta, long-time resident of Ironwood, Mich., passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King He was born... Full story

 

Fannie I. Wehmas

SAXON, Wis. - Fannie I. Wehmas, 90, of Saxon, passed away at her home on Jan. 6, 2017. She was born Oct. 28, 1926, in a log cabin in Kimball, the daughter of the late Gust and Olga (Lehtola) Salli.... Full story

 

Mary Aileen Kushnir

ONTONAGON, Mich. - Mary Aileen Kushnir, 82, of Cane Court, Ontonagon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at home. She was born Oct. 17, 1934, in Green, daughter of the late Einar and Mary... Full story

 

Nancy Jean (Pietila) Ashbrook

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Nancy Jean (Pietila) Ashbrook, 66, passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Mount Pleasant. Nancy was born in Bruce Crossing on March 18, 1950, to the late Albert and Ruth (Johnson) Pietila. She is a 1968 graduate of... Full story

 

Wanda Lou Coonts Ringsmuth

KING, Wis. - Wanda Lou Coonts Ringsmuth, 74, formerly of Wakefield, Mich., Mercer and Wausau, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King near Waupaca. Wanda was born on... Full story

 

Nancy Jean (Pietila) Ashbrook

Mount Pleasant, Mich. — Nancy Jean (Pietila) Ashbrook, 66 passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Nancy was born in Bruce Crossing on March 18, 1950 to the late Albert and Ruth (Johnson) Pietila. She is a 1968 graduate of... Full story

 

Price Mullineux

KEWEENAW COUNTY, Mich. - Our best friend, our father, Price Mullineux, 54, of Ironwood, suffered a sudden and fatal heart attack Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, 2017, while skiing with his children at Mt. Bo... Full story

 

Judith Ann Westeen

BESSEMER, Mich. - Judith Ann Westeen, 70, of Bessemer, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2017. Judy was born on April 9, 1946, in Bessemer Township, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Selin)... Full story

 

Annette Koliba

MARENISCO, Mich. - Annette Koliba, 96, of Marenisco, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Because of her playful nature and... Full story

 

Nancy Rae (Sobolewski) Nemacheck

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nancy Rae (Sobolewski) Nemacheck, age 63, passed away peacefully at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, on Dec. 26, 2016. Nancy fought a courageous battle against breast cancer and pulmonary hypertension. Services will be held at noon... Full story

 

Barbara Ann Truax (Benna)

NOVATO, Calif. - Barbara Ann Truax (Benna), of Novato, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, of a heart attack in Marin County. She was born Sept. 9, 1944, to Bernard and Ann Benna in Ironwood, Mich. After... Full story

 

Philip Joseph 'Phil' Kitzman

OMA, Wis. - Philip Joseph "Phil" Kitzman, 78, of U.S. 51, Oma, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2016 at home with his family by his side. He was born Oct. 2, 1938 in Faribault,... Full story

 

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