IRON RIVER--David J. Tiller, 69, died peacefully at his home in Stambaugh Township on Jan. 10, 2012, after a brief illness.
Friends and family are invited to join us on May 12 at noon for a potluck memorial celebration of David’s life at the historical Beechwood Hall (Old Beechwood Township School). The Beechwood Hall is located six miles west of the intersection of U.S. 2 and M-73 and then north on Cemetery Road in Beechwood. Please bring a dish to pass, if you are able. Tableware and beverages will be provided. All are welcome to come and celebrate Dave’s life among us with food, song and stories.
FLINT—Myrtle Lillian Rose (Godfrey) Woolard, 94, formerly of Iron River, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Brian’s House Hospice. Arrangements by Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, Flint Township. www.plumbsmithfh.com
CRYSTAL FALLS--Dera Bendick, 99, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Northstar Health System, Iron River. The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls, is serving the family, www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.
CASPIAN--Dennis R. Bloecher, 81, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Golden Living Center, Florence, Wis. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Pine Acres Pub & Grill on M-73 in Iron County. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Alvin, Wis. The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls is serving the family, www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.
GAASTRA--Viola Mae Stachowicz, 83, died April 24, 2012, at the Iron River Care Center. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.
CRYSTAL FALLS--Violet Marie Johnson, 83, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Roseau, Minn., with her daughter, Carol, by her side. Visitation will be held Friday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements, www.nashfuneralhome.net.
WESTLAND—Edward Earl Heikkila, 70, went home to our Lord on April 18, 2012. Ed was an Iron River High School graduate of the class of 1959.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.--Eugene J. Gorman, 83, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at St. Mary Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee.