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Tom C. Schneller

TUSCON, Ariz. - Tom C. Schneller, 90, of Tuscon, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Infinity Care Home in Tuscon. Tom was born on Sept. 17, 1926, in Mason City, Iowa, the only son of the late... Full story

 

David E. Ruby

NEW BERLIN, Wis. - David E. Ruby, 73, of New Berlin, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Loving husband and best friend of 45 years to Beth (nee Thompson); devoted and loving dad to Dave (Anne)... Full story

 

Francis Joseph 'Joe' Gorshe

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Francis Joseph “Joe” Gorshe, Jr., age 70, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away on August 17, 2017. Joe was born in Phelps, Wis. on May 10, 1947 to Francis Gorshe, Sr. and Dorothy (NEE Sorlie) Gorshe. He graduated... Full story

 

Ruth Ann Bier

ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Ruth Ann Bier, 90, of St. Clair Township, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. She was born June 25, 1927, in Ironwood to the late William and Mary Pollari. She married William Bier on June 10, 1948, in Ironwood. He died Nov.... Full story

 

Shirley Ann Peterson

MADISON, Wis. — Shirley Ann Peterson passed away on Aug. 8, 2017, at Saint Mary’s Care Center in Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood. Father Robb... Full story

 

James Thomas Kangas Jr.

James Thomas Kangas Jr., better known as Jimmy, was born on Jan. 30, 1974. He was the first-born child of Jim and Marie Kangas. Jimmy attended Newport Grade School and Luther L. Wright High School in... Full story

 

Roy W. Swanson

APPLETON, Wis. - Roy W. Swanson, 93, of Ironwood, Mich., passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Heartwood Homes in Appleton. He was born June 20, 1924, in Marquette, Mich., the only son of the late... Full story

 

Mary Kinney-Kangas

STILLWATER, Minn. - Mary Kinney-Kangas, 87, long-time Hurley, Wis., resident, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at a Minnesota assisted living facility. Born Dec. 20, 1929, Mary Alice was born... Full story

 

Gary Paternoster

BULE, Minn. - Gary Paternoster, 56, of Bule, formerly of Hurley, Wis., died on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, of a drowning accident. He was born on Oct. 10, 1960, in Wakefield, Mich., son of Victor and... Full story

 

Scott Alan Nasi

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Scott Alan Nasi, 56, of Wakefield, died Monday evening, Aug. 14, 2017, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, Ironwood. He was born Jan. 23, 1961, in Wakefield, son of RoseMarie (Smith) Hakari and the late Donald Nasi. Surviving are his... Full story

 

Ruth Ann Bier

MARYSVILLE, Mich. - Ruth Ann Bier, 90, of St. Clair Township, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at the Blue Water Hospice Home in Marysville. She was born June 25, 1927, in Ironwood, to the late William... Full story

 

Shirley Ann Peterson

MADISON, Wis. - Shirley Ann Peterson passed away on Aug. 8, 2017, at Saint Mary's Care Center in Madison. She was born on July 21, 1935, in Ironwood, Mich., the daughter of Catherine (Viher) and... Full story

 

Gunnar Maxim Osterberg

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — Gunnar Maxim Osterberg was born on March 10, 1932, in Ironwood, Mich. He passed away on Aug. 10, 2017, in Mission Viejo. At the young age of 16 years, his parents moved Gunnar to California. They settled in the city of... Full story

 

Roland Keith Lindberg

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Roland Keith Lindberg, 89, a long-time resident of Ironwood Township, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, 2017, after a brief illness. Roland was born on May 23,... Full story

 

Kenneth I. Forslund

BESSEMER, Mich. - Kenneth I. Forslund, 80, a lifelong resident of Bessemer, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Ken was born on Oct. 6, 1936, in... Full story

 

Elsie M. Sipponen

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Elsie M. Sipponen, 97, of Ironwood Township, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2017, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood, with... Full story

 

Lillian Stella Mattson

CLEVELAND, Wis. — Lillian Stella Mattson, formerly of Bruce Crossing, Mich., passed away Aug. 1, 2017, at home in Cleveland. She was born Nov. 7, 1934, in Bruce Crossing, to Raymond and Helen (Holmes) Jacobson. She is survived by her children,... Full story

 

Elizabeth Ann Chiapusio

GIG HARBOR, Wash. - Elizabeth "Bette Ann" Chiapusio (née Jarrell), 71, passed away in Gig Harbor on July 22, 2017, after a very courageous eight-month battle with brain cancer. Bette was born on... Full story

 

Robert J. 'Bob' Smaltz

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Robert J. "Bob" Smaltz, of Ironwood, Mich., passed away peacefully in Milwaukee on Saturday, July 22, 2017, after a long fought battle with Parkinson's Disease. Bob was born on July... Full story

 

Jill L. Saaranen Sliger

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Jill L. Saaranen Sliger passed away the morning of July 30, 2017, at the Omega Cancer Center in Houghton. She was born Oct. 30, 1964, in Wakefield. She graduated from Ewen-Trout Creek High School in 1983 and moved to Tallahassee,... Full story

 

Jill L. Saaranen Sliger

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Jill L. Saaranen Sliger passed away the morning of July 30, 2017, at the Omega Cancer Center in Houghton. She was born Oct. 30, 1964, in Wakefield. She graduated from Ewen-Trout Creek High School in 1983 and moved to Tallahassee,... Full story

 

Elmer Robert Haukkala

ASHLAND, Wis. - Elmer Robert Haukkala, 81, a long-time resident of Ashland, passed away peacefully Friday evening, July 28, 2017. Elmer was born on April 10, 1936, in Wakefield, Mich., a son of... Full story

 

James Dean Thompson

CADILLAC, Mich. - James Dean Thompson, 80, native of Cadillac, passed away at home with family by his side on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Jim, or "Jimmy" as he was know as a boy, was born on Dec. 22,... Full story

 

Robert C. Symons Sr.

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Robert C. Symons Sr., 87, of Bessemer, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Gogebic Medical Center in Wakefield. He was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Ironwood, the son of the late... Full story

 

Wanda Lou (Coonts) Ringsmuth

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service for Wanda Lou (Coonts) Ringsmuth, to be held Friday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m., at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield. The Rev. Ted Trudgeon, pastor of the United Methodist... Full story

 

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