Obituaries 10-11-2017

Ruth Johnson
ESCANABA— Ruth Ann Johnson, 98, of  Escanaba, formerly of Bark River, passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017 at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Visitation and funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba with Rev. Elise Low Edwardson officiating. A luncheon was served afterward in the Central United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Escanaba. Burial took place in Lakeview Cemetery. The Anderson Funeral Homes assisted the Johnson family and online condolences can be sent at

Gail Zimmerman
NEWBERRY—Gail Patricia Zimmerman, passed away on Friday Sept. 22 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the American Legion Post #74 Warren Room in Newberry on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2-4 p.m. Condolences may be expressed at Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Ron Melze
EAGLE RIVER, Wis.— The Northwoods lost an admirer on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Ronald Edward Melze of Eagle River passed away quietly with his beloved niece and sister at his bedside. “Uncle Ron”, as he was fondly referred to by his family and  friends, was a kind, generous man. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held at Lisa and Luke Curnow’s home, 120 Elm Grove Ln., Crystal Falls, Saturday, Nov. 4, 3-6 p.m.

Lillian Salonen
CRYSTAL FALLS— Lillian Viola Salonen, age 95, of Iron River, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. An additional visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Stambaugh, with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Michael Laakko to officiate. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River,