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Obituaries 12-11-2019

Michael Masuga
IRON RIVER — Michael J. Masuga, loving husband and father, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at his home at the age of 72. Private services will be held. Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Michael Masuga online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Gordon Fugate
SALEM, Wis. — Gordon Fugate, 60, passed away on Monday Nov. 25, 2019, at Brookside Care Center surrounded by his loving family. A memorial gathering was held on Nov. 30 at Kenosha Funeral Services. Internment will be in the spring at Martin Cemetery in Tipler, Wis. Kenosha Funeral Services & Crematory www.kenosha-funeral-services.com assisted the family with arrangements.

Ted Brzezinski
IRON RIVER — Ted Allan Brzezinski passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, surrounded by his family. Ted was born on March 7, 1948, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Henry and Harriet (Erickson) Brzezinski. As a child of a marine, Ted lived in many different places around the United States including Florida, Virginia and Marquette. Ultimately the family settled down in Iron River, where he graduated from Iron River H.S.
Mavis Goodman
IRON RIVER — Mavis D. Goodman, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at the Iron River Care Center. Visitation was held on Dec. 7 at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.  Funeral services followed with Pastor Avery Carr officiating.  Condolences may be expressed to the family of Mavis Goodman online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

William McClean
IRON RIVER — William “Bill” J. McLean, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Private services will be held. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery in the spring. The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the graveside. Condolences may be expressed to the family of William “Bill” J. McLean online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.
Jean James
IRON RIVER — Jean E. James, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the Iron River Care Center.   A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Iron River. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Jean James online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.    

Ralph Van Wagner
SKANEE — Ralph John Van Wagner, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, Dec.3, 2019, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. A funeral Mass was held on Dec. 7 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church with Fr. Corey Litzner officiating. Visitation preceded the service. The L’Anse Fire Dept. conducted a service followed by military rites by Baraga County Area Veterans. Burial will be in the spring in the Skanee Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign Ralph’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com.

Roger Christian
CRYSTAL FALLS — On Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, Roger Don Christian, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 77. A Celebration of Life and a luncheon will be held at Lakeview Bible Church on Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Mission Bible Training Center in Gaastra. Condolences to the family of Roger Christian may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted to Nash funeral home and cremation services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Roger Don Christian please visit our Sympathy Store.

Terry Bosko
CRYSTAL FALLS — Terry Francis Bosko, 67, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at his home in the Dunn. There will be no services at this time. Terry fought a good fight. Condolences to the family of Terry Bosko may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted to Nash Funeral Home and cremation services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Norman Fortin
CRYSTAL FALLS — Norman Paul Fortin, 90, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette with his family by his side.  Graveside services will be held in the spring.  Condolences to the family of Norman Fortin may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted to Nash funeral home and cremation services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Michelle Osuski
CRYSTAL FALLS — Michelle J. Osuski, 65, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. A full obituary will be announced at a later date.Condolences to the family of Michelle J. Osuski may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted to Nash funeral home and cremation services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Ruth Cattani
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Ruth E. Cattani, 96, passed Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay. Visitation was held on Dec. 7 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Green Bay, with Pastor Rufus Kubee officiating. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Ruth’s family on her tribute page at www.lyndahl.com. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the friends and staff at New Perspective Senior Living, Woodside Lutheran Home, the staff at Prevea Health and St. Mary’s Hospital and to Kristin, for her care and compassion toward Ruth and her family.

Glennys Pazyniak
McMURRAY, Pa. — Glennys Beth (Applin) Pazyniak, age 85, passed away on Nov. 20, 2019.  She will be laid to rest at Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you help us extend her living memory by sending your own personal stories of Glennys to, GlennysPazyniakMemorial@gmail.com.

Eleanor Spigarelli
IRON RIVER — Eleanor “Ellie” Angeli Spigarelli, age 88, passed away at home on Dec. 6, 2019.Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9-10:45 a.m. at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian Burial.  Interment will be in the Iron River City Cemetery in the spring. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Eleanor “Ellie” Angeli Spigarelli online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home Inc. of Iron River.

William Johnson
WEST BEND, Wis. — William “Bill” C Johnson, 83, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Unit in the Milwaukee VA on Nov. 16, 2019, while surrounded by his family. Many thanks given to the Veterans Hospital Hospice unit in Milwaukee, for their care and support to the family during this time of loss.  The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences may be found at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.

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