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Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:36 AM

Linda Hillabrant
IRON RIVER--Linda R. Hillabrant, 70, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Ronald Strom
IRON RIVER--Ronald E. Strom, 72, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Northstar Health System. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Ann Bendick
CRYSTAL FALLS--Ann J. Bendick, 100, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls, is serving the family, www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.

JoAnn Gallas
JoAnn Gallas (Benishek), 69, passed away on Sept. 12, 2011, after a three-year battle with cancer.  A memorial mass in JoAnn’s name will be held at St. Agnes Church in Iron River on Saturday, March 3, at 4 p.m.

Eva Scalcucci
IRON RIVER--Eva M. Scalcucci, 91, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Northstar Health System. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River, MI, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Walter Riverside
Walter A. Riverside, 75, went home to be with his heavenly father on Feb. 19, 2012, at Northstar Health System in Iron River surrounded by his family. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Barbara Kaski
GLADSTONE--Barbara Ann Kaski, 76, passed away Saturday morning Feb. 25, 2012, at the Marquette General Hospital in Marquette following a brief illness. Barbara’s family received friends on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.  Funeral services celebrating the life of Barbara Ann Kaski followed at 6 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba, www.skradski-boycefuneralhomes.com.

Ronald Edlund
IRON RIVER--Ronald Leroy Edlund, 76, passed away peacefully at his home while surrounded by his family on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at his hunting camp at a later date. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Melvin “Mel” Saier
CRYSTAL FALLS--Melvin “Mel” Saier, 86, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain. The visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls. The memorial service was held 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The East Side Veterans Council conducted a Pass-In-Review ceremony 4:45 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls. The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls, is serving the family, www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.

Raymond “Ray” Burge
CRYSTAL FALLS--Raymond “Ray” G. Burge, 84, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be on Thursday, March 1, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home. Rev. Nathan Reed will officiate. The Eastside Veterans will conduct a Pass and Review at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements, www.nashfuneralhome.net.

Katherine “Kassy” Smith
NORTON SHORES—Katherine ‘Kassy’ M. Smith, 91, passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2012, at Great Lakes Specialty Hospital. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m. in the Marian Chapel at St. Francis de Sales Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitation with Kassy’s family will be Friday, March 2, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Walburn Chapel Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc., 1547 W. Sherman Blvd., 231-759-8565, www.sytsemafh.com.

Adrianna Ceron
IRON RIVER--Adrianna L. Ceron, 18, passed away Feb. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles, Calif. She was born July 24, 1993, in Laguna Hills, Calif. The daughter of Angel Ceron and Amber Sarafiny graduated from the West Iron County High School with the class of 2011.  She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Amber and Gary Sarafiny of Iron River; father, Angel Ceron; brother, Zane; sisters, Isabelle, Raegan, Tess; grandparents, Pat and Karen Kane, Steve and Jan Hackett, Angel and Lucy Ceron, Gary and Sharon Sarafiny; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at th First Presbyterian Church, Iron River with Rev. Dawn Teado-Green to officiate. Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery, Iron River. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Eugene “Butch” Pitts
IRON RIVER--Eugene “Butch” L. Pitts, 68, passed away on Feb. 26, 2012, at Northstar Health System. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Iron River.Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River, MI, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Ruth Ramos
Ruth Ramos passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, surrounded by her family. Private services will be held. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River.

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