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  • Robert 'Bob' Bruno

    Apr 4, 2024

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Robert D. "Bob" Bruno, 71, of Wakefield, died after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, March 31, 2024, at his home. Bob "Mooda" was born Nov. 18, 1952, in Wakefield, to the late Peter Bruno and Julia (Decur) Bruno. Bob graduated from Wakefield High School in 1971 and went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree in education from Northern Michigan University. He taught at Ojibwa Correctional Facility until his retirement in 2003. Bob was an avid trout fisherman who loved the... Full story

  • Robert 'Bob' 'Ogie' Ogren

    Apr 4, 2024

    EWEN, Mich. — Robert “Bob” “Ogie” Ogren, 79, of Ewen, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2024, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. Bob was born on Feb. 11, 1945, in Torrance, California, the son of Hjalmer and Lempi (Niemi) Ogren. He attended Ewen High School and graduated in 1963. On Aug. 30, 1963, Bob was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Shirley A. Hautamaki, at the Ewen United Methodist Church. They celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage and were blessed with four children. He was a faithful member of the Ewen United Methodist C... Full story

  • Roger Boe Smith

    Feb 8, 2024

    BESSEMER, Mich. - Roger Boe Smith, 76, of Bessemer, passed away on Jan. 21, 2024. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on Oct. 5, 1947, to Arnold and Floyce Smith. Roger joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966 and proudly served in Vietnam, where, despite being wounded and contracting malaria, he safely returned home to Michigan. After returning home, he reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Marcia, and together, they embarked on a long and happy life, being married for the next 49 years. He... Full story

  • Gene L. LaCosse

    Oct 12, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Gene L. LaCosse, 85, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Gene was born on Oct. 28, 1937, in Negaunee, to Eugene and Sylvia (Saari) LaCosse. He attended school within the Champion School District. Gene was united in marriage to Karen J. Sampson on Feb. 20, 1987. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. Following his honorable discharge, Gene graduated from Northern Michigan... Full story

  • Richard Arthur Pallin

    Aug 10, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Richard Arthur Pallin, 88, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 30, 2023, at Aspirus Eagle River Hospital, Eagle River, Wisconsin, surrounded by his loving family. Rick was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Ironwood, a son of Gustaf and Blanche (LaForge) Pallin. He attended St. Ambrose Catholic High School, graduating in 1953. Rick then went on to serve two years in the U.S. Merchant Marines followed by another two years in the U.S. Army, where he was honorably discharged in... Full story

  • Ronald Oliver 'Ronnie' Surprenant

    Aug 3, 2023

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Ronald Oliver "Ronnie" Surprenant, 92, of Ironwood, passed away on Pentecost, May 28, 2023. Ronnie was a well-known and respected business man in the community and owner of Ronnie's Camera and Sound in Ironwood. Ronnie was born Aug. 16, 1930, to Oliver and Frances (Kutil) Surprenant in Ironwood. He attended Luther L. Wright High School and graduated in 1949. While attending high school, Ronnie was an accomplished athlete and involved in student government. He lettered in... Full story

  • Kenneth Howard Ahola

    Jul 27, 2023

    RAMSAY, Mich. - Kenneth Howard Ahola, 83, of Ramsay, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his loving wife, Betty, by his side. Kenneth was born on March 16, 1940, in Bruce Crossing, a son of John Howard and Lina Gladys (Koistinen) Ahola. He attended Ewen High School and graduated in 1958. Kenneth proudly served his country for three years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged as a specialist... Full story

  • Dale E. Sain

    May 25, 2023

    EWEN, Mich. - Dale E. Sain, 91 of Ewen, passed away Dec. 8, 2022, in Wausau, Wisconsin, surrounded by family. Dale was born June 11, 1931, to the late Richard and Arla Sain in Ewen. He was a lifelong resident of Ewen and graduated from Ewen High School. In 1949, he married the former Lorraine Syria. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Era. Dale worked for the Ontonagon County Road Commission and White Pine Copper Mine until his retirement. In retirement, he enjoyed going to... Full story

  • Edwin Michael Edmark

    Apr 27, 2023

    HURLEY, Wis. - Edwin Michael Edmark, 74, of Hurley, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Edwin "Eddy" was born on Aug. 2, 1948, to Edwin F. and Lillian E. Edmark in Wakefield, Michigan. Eddy attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army, enlisting in 1968, fought in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1970. Eddy was a member of the Wakefield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9084. In 1974, he graduated from Michigan Career Institute in diesel... Full story

  • Carol Ann Trethewey

    Feb 23, 2023

    WASHBURN, Wis. - Carol Ann Trethewey (nee Endrizzi), 87, of Washburn, died on Feb. 19, 2023, at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. Carol was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, to Ben and Pauline (Calvi) Endrizzi on Dec. 26, 1935. She grew up in Pence and Hurley, Wisconsin, graduating from Lincoln High School in Hurley and Wisconsin State College at Superior. She started her teaching career at a single-room schoolhouse in Montreal, Wisconsin. She then taught in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, before coming... Full story

  • Arleen H. Schenk

    Jul 28, 2022

    WATERSMEET, Mich. - Arleen H. Schenk, 81, of Watersmeet, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. She was born Aug. 5, 1940, at Lac Vieux Desert Indian Village, daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie (McGeshick) Pete. Arleen was a beautiful gem of a woman who could light up a room with her smile. She had an unlimited love for her friends, family and tribal community. Even after giving all of that love, she still had enough love for her Detroit... Full story

  • Marie Joyce 'Ann' Mesich

    Jul 26, 2022

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Marie Joyce "Ann" Mesich, 87, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 21, 2022, with her loving family by her side. Marie was born on Nov. 22, 1934, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, a daughter of Anthony W. and Gertrude (Winker) Ungerer. Ann graduated from Tomahawk High School in 1952, and she went to Milwaukee and worked for the American Heart Association as a secretary. While in Milwaukee, Ann met her future husband, Michael C. Mesich. On July 11, 1953, they were united... Full story

  • Wayne Carl Beckman

    Jul 6, 2022

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Wayne Carl Beckman, age 88, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Wayne was born on Nov. 29, 1933. He lived in Ironwood his entire life attending local schools and playing high school baseball for Coach Jack Kraemer. He joined the U.S. Navy in November 1951, and proudly served his country as a radar man aboard the USS Moale during the Korean War. He was awarded the National Defense, Korean Service, United Nations and Navy Occupation... Full story

  • Dewey L. Morrison

    May 10, 2022

    WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Dewey L. Morrison, 98, a longtime resident of Wakefield, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Dewey was born on Sept. 13, 1923, in Tula, a son of Henry and Esther (Hick) Morrison. He attended Wakefield High School. In 1940, Dewey enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was honorably discharged in 1942. In 1943, Dewey entered the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country during World War II in the Northern Solomon... Full story

  • Gerald H. 'Jerry' Hendrickson

    Dec 11, 2021

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Gerald "Jerry" Hendrickson, 79, a lifelong Erwin Township resident, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Jerry went home to his Lord, supported by the love of his family after a lengthy illness during which he personified faith, courage, spirit and strength. At the time of his death, he continued to live on the family farm that has nurtured four generations of family. Jerry was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Ironwood, son of the late Andrew and Ellen (Ahonen)... Full story

  • James J. Kehoe Jr.

    Nov 12, 2021

    WOODRUFF, Wis. - James J. Kehoe Jr. went to join his loved ones in heaven on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, after his valiant crusade with multiple illnesses and a continuing love of life. Jim passed holding hands with his wife, Mary, and sons, Nate and Adam, in Woodruff. Jim was born on Dec. 21, 1957, in Menominee, Michigan, to James J. Kehoe and Zoa LeErma "Mickey" Jones Kehoe. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane (Molter) Kehoe of Conover; sons, Nathan of Miami, Florida, and Adam (Shannon Johnson) of... Full story

  • Frank Pusakulich

    Sep 11, 2021

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Frank Pusakulich, 94, of Ironwood Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. Frank was born on July 29, 1927, in Ramsay, a son of George and Anna (Soztonich) Pusakulich. He attended the Ramsay School and A.D. Johnston High School. Frank worked in Detroit for a few years, and returned to the area and worked at the Penokee Mine until its closing. He concluded his working career at White Pine Copper Mine, and retired in 1988. Frank was first married to... Full story

  • Russell Saari

    Aug 13, 2021

    IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Russell Saari, 81, a lifelong resident of Ironwood Township, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, with his family by his side. Russell was born on May 18, 1940, to Arvo and Marian (Kooping) Saari. He attended Roosevelt School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1958. After graduation, Russell enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1958-1960. He received several marksmanship awards. Following an honorable discharge from the Army, Russell worked at... Full story

  • Edward A. 'Eddie' Blomquist

    Jun 8, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Edward A. "Eddie" Blomquist, 90, of Ironwood passed away on Dec. 9, 2020, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Edward was born on April 25, 1930, in Ironwood, the son of John and Hildur (Anderson) Blomquist. He attended local schools and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from May 1951 to February 1953. After his military service, he worked at Tony & Pete's Gas Station in Ironwood. He then spent 34... Full story

  • Syble M. Lange

    May 27, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. — Syble M. Lange, age 90, of Ironwood, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021. She was born July 31, 1930, to the late Oscar and Elizabeth (Nash) Nyholm. On Oct. 28, 1950, she married Richard L. Lange, who preceded her in death in 1994. She is survived by her two children, Richard (Donna) Lange Jr. of Rosemount, Minnesota, and Deborah Hedstrom of Saline; three grandchildren, Richard III, Loren and James Lange; and two great-grandchildren, Gunner and Hunter Lange. Syble enjoyed knitting and quilting, crossword puzzles, and r... Full story

  • Francis 'Frank' Joseph Rimkus Jr.

    Mar 19, 2021

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Francis "Frank" Joseph Rimkus Jr., 91, of Ironwood, died peacefully Sunday morning, March 14, 2021, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood. Frank was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Ironwood, the son of Francis "Frank" Joseph Rimkus Sr. and Leocadia (Koleski) Rimkus. He attended Ironwood Schools and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1947. A few years later, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served admirably during the Korean... Full story

  • Edward A. 'Eddie' Blomquist

    Dec 12, 2020

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Edward A. "Eddie" Blomquist, 90, of Ironwood passed away on Dec. 9, 2020, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Edward was born on April 25, 1930, in Ironwood, the son of John and Hildur (Anderson) Blomquist. He attended local schools and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from May 1951 to February 1953. After his military service, he worked at Tony & Pete's Gas Station in Ironwood. He then spent 34... Full story

  • Keith Roehm

    Nov 24, 2020

    MARQUETTE, Mich. - Keith Roehm went to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Marquette. He was 94 years old. Harold Keith Roehm was born in Ontonagon on Feb. 10, 1926, to Harold and Mabel (Johnson) Roehm. He was the oldest of four sons, Keith, John, Larry and Clarence. He attended Ontonagon Schools and graduated high school in 1944. At the age of 18 years old he entered the U.S. Army and served for two years as a radio operator, stationed in France in World War II. Upon retur... Full story

  • Loretta Marie Hoffman

    Nov 24, 2020

    ROCKLAND, Mich. - Loretta Marie Hoffman was accepted into the loving arms of our Lord on Nov. 19, 2020. Her 98-year legacy of faith and family will forever be cherished by everyone she touched in her kind and giving way. The world lost a treasured mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Loretta was born in Rockland on April 21, 1922, to Henry and Mary (Schmaus) Lohman (who passed when Loretta was 16). She graduated from Rockland High School in 1940. A life-long resident of Rockland,... Full story

  • Jean Passint

    Nov 11, 2020

    IRONWOOD, Mich. - Jean Passint, 90, of Ironwood, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Jean was born to Stanley and Frances Oman on Oct. 24, 1930, in Ironwood, and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1948. Jean married Adolph Passint on Sept. 16, 1950, and they recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They have been longtime members of Salem Lutheran Church in Ironwood. Jean was a member of WELCA and she helped with funerals, salad luncheons and... Full story

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