Obituaries 1-31-2018

Gary Smith
COSTA RICA —  Gary Smith, age 65, passed away on the 24th of January 2018, in Costa Rica. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at Jacobs Funeral Home at 405 West Cayuga St. in Iron River. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Gary Smith online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

James Houser
IRON RIVER — SMSgt James Edward Houser, (ret), age 88, known to his wife as Jim, passed into his savior’s arms, Jesus Christ, on the 23rd of January 2018 at his family’s home (Joe and Joyce Rankin). Private family services will be held. Condolences may be expressed to the family of SMSgt James Houser, (ret) online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.  Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Inc. of Iron River.

David Vander Sande
CRYSTAL FALLS —  David A. Vander Sande, 85, of Iron River, went to his eternal home peacefully with family friends at his side on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at the Iron River Care Center. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 10-11 a.m. at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Jason Mattson will officiate. The Eastside Veterans Council will conduct a Pass-In-Review prior to the service. Burial will be in the Bates Township Cemetery in the spring. Condolences may be expressed to the family of David Vander Sande online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Frank Hoholek
CRYSTAL FALLS — Frank Hoholek, age 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Iron County Medical Care Facility. In accordance with Frank’s wishes private family funeral Mass will be held at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Crystal Falls, in the spring. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls. You may light a candle in remembrance of Frank or leave a condolence for his family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls.

Arlen Laukkonen
IRON RIVER —  Arlen Emil Laukkonen, 80, passed away Jan. 21, 2018, at Aspirus Hospital. Arlen was born Dec. 13, 1937, and has been a lifelong resident of Amasa.     Per Arlen’s wishes there will be no services. The family will have a private memorial in the spring. Condolences to the family of Arlen Laukkonen may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Richard Williams
IRON RIVER — Richard “Dick” Williams, 70, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Services were held on Friday, Jan. 19. The Cane Funeral Home of Bruce Crossing is assisting the family.

Gregory Evensen
FLORENCE, Wis. —  Gregory Lance Evensen, 67, of Mastodon Township/Crystal Falls, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Florence Health Services. Visitation is tentatively scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1-4 p.m. at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shabbona, Ill.  Condolences to the family of Gregory Evensen may be expressed online at ernashfuneralhomes.com.  The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Calvin Johnson
CRYSTAL FALLS — Calvin “Logger” Johnson, 88, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Private family services are being held. Condolences to the family of Calvin “Logger” Johnson may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the arrangements.

Lawrence Shanesy
IRON RIVER —  Lawrence Shanesy of Iron River and Tinley Park passed away Dec. 29, 2017.  He is survived by his wife Diana; his son, Steve; his daughter Sandi; sister Joann; brother Ken and his four grandchildren, Courtney, Wyatt, Nick, and Dayna.

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