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Anne M. Forslund


HURLEY, Wis. - Anne M. Forslund, 91, of Hurley, passed away peacefully at Sky View Nursing Center in Hurley on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.

Anne was born in Ironwood, Mich., on June 21, 1922, and graduated from Ironwood High School.

She was married to Harold "Ozzie" Forslund on June 1, 1946. Ozzie preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2002.

Anne was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ironwood, and St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hurley.

Anne and Ozzie operated Ozzie's Bar in Hurley for 41 years. Ozzie's was well known as the Packers Headquarters of the North due to Ozzie's devotion to the Green Bay Packers. Over the years, many Packers players and coaches stopped in when they were in the Northwoods to enjoy some hunting and/or skiing.

Besides her husband, Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Sr. and Elizabeth Novak; siblings Albert Jr., Frank, Marge, and John Novak, Betty Larson, Julia Paulsen and Mary Oie; several half brothers and sisters; a nephew, John Oie; and grandniece, Kirsten "Sissy" Oie.

She is survived by a son, Doug Forslund, Manitowish Waters; a daughter, Patty Maki, Woodruff; grandchildren, Mike (Sarah) Forslund, Middleton, Jason (Becky) Maki, Saxon, and Lisa Maki Krusick, Woodruff; and great-grandchildren, Andrew and Sammy Forslund, Caitlin and Mitchell Maki and Dane Krusick.

Anne is also survived by a half sister-in-law, Barb Novak, Presque Isle; nephews and nieces, Mary Beth, Bob (Barb) and Jim (Patty) Oie and Julie (Jim) Krznarich, all of Ironwood, Roland Paulsen, Wisconsin Rapids, Marcia (Gene) Jacobson, Wausau, Rita (Dennis) Kananen, Brighton Mich., Jay (Chrissy) Novak, Union, Ky., and John/Ed (Susan) Novak, Rutland, Mass .; and several grand and great-grandnephews and nieces.

Out of respect for Anne's wishes, cremation has taken place.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hurley, with the Rev. Frank Kordek OFM, celebrant.

A luncheon reception will follow at the Bell Chalet in Hurley.

Rite of Committal and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hurley, in the spring.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood, where online condolences may be expressed at


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