Obituaries 1-9-2019

Anita Marana
KINGSFORD — Anita Martha Marana, 86, passed away Friday evening, Dec. 28, 2018, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living in Marquette with her loving family by her side and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice.     Memorial services were held on Thursday, Jan. 3, at Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Van Damme officiating. The family greeted relatives and friends for one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday. A dessert reception followed in the St. Paul Catholic Church Gymnasium. Mrs. Marana’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com, where memories and condolences may be shared.

Wayne Melchiori
IRONWOOD — Wayne Frederick Melchiori, 88, passed away on Dec. 28, 2018, in Shakopee, Minn. Wayne’s memorial service and life celebration will be on May, 25 at Salem Lutheran Church with visitation from 9-11 a.m. and a memorial service starting at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service at the Elk & Hound. The cremains of Wayne and Adele will be buried in Ann Arbor. McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, Ironwood, is assisting the family. For more information or to express online condolences, please visit mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.

Sheldon Sheffer
CASPIAN — Sheldon M. Sheffer, age 65, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at his home. Memorial services were held on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church in Iron River with Pastor Dawn Robbins officiating. The West Side Veterans accorded Military Rites prior to the service.  Condolences may be expressed to the family of Sheldon M. Sheffer online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home Inc. of Iron River.

Marion Asplund
IRON RIVER — Marion “Mim” L Asplund, age 106, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the Iron River Care Center. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Jacobs Funeral Home Inc. of Iron River with interment in the Iron River City Cemetery in the spring. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Marion L. Asplund online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Margaret Barry
IRON RIVER — Margaret L. Barry, age 97, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Private services will be held. Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery in the spring. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Margaret L. Barry online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Donald Gurchinoff
IRON RIVER — Donald “Poncho” Gurchinoff, 76, died on Dec. 30, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. The family has entrusted Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Iron Mountain with the arrangements. A celebration of life will be held on Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stambaugh American Legion with services to follow at 1 p.m. with Deacon Bob Kostka to officiate. Burial will be in the Stambaugh Cemetery in the summer.

James Puckett
ALVIN, Wis. — James J. Puckett, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at Brookside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Kenosha surrounded by family. In accordance with Jim’s wishes, a funeral service will be held in his home, the town of Alvin, Wis., in the spring of 2019 with family and friends. Arrangments were made by the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 3720 39th Avenue, Kenosha, WI., 53144. Online Condolences at www.piasecki-althaus.com. 262-658-4101.

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