HUDSON, Wis. — Gerald Wayne Hautala, age 72, formerly of Crystal Falls, passed away surrounded by loved ones, at Christian Community Home of Hudson. A Memorial Service for Jerry will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. Patrick Church, 1500 Vine St, Hudson, WI, 54016. A visitation will take place preceding the service at the church from 10 a.m. to noon. Services entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725, oconnellfuneralhomes.com.
CRYSTAL FALLS — Earl W. Gigstead, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Iron County Medical Care Facility. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 23 10:30-11 a.m. at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls, the Eastside Veterans, Tufts-Rondin VFW Post No. 2891 will accord military honors, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. You may leave a condolence or tribute for Earl’s family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Crystal Falls, to honor Earl’s legacy of life.
IRON RIVER — Douglas M. Sparks, age 53, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Norfolk, Va. Private family services will be held. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Douglas M. Sparks online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.
IRON RIVER — Lawrence “Porge” W. Mellstrom, age 75, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at UP Health System in Marquette. Per Larry’s wishes, private services will be held. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Lawrence “Porge” W. Mellstrom online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.
BRUCE CROSSING — Margaret Ellen Barlock, 82, passed away on Oct. 13, 2019, at Aspirus Grandview Hospital, surrounded by her family.Funeral services were held Oct. 19, at Sacred Heart Church, Ewen with Father Brian Gerber officiating. Arrangements are by Cane Funeral Home.
PALMER — Karen L. Commenator, RN, BSN, CHPN, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 16, 2019, at her home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 25 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Karen L. Commenator online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home Inc. of Iron River.