Obituaries 12-16-2020

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Raymond Smith
IRON RIVER — Raymond M. “Ray” Smith Jr., 84, of Bates Township, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at his home.
    He was born Sept. 14, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Raymond and Nancy (Cullota) Smith Jr. Ray graduated from Lane Technical High School, class of 1955.  He was united in marriage to Joyce Hammerschmidt on May 10, 1958. Ray worked for a pharmaceutical company for many years.
    He was an active member of the Golden K for 20 years and also a member of the Elks Club and the Engineer Club. Ray helped with the Lions candy sales in Crystal Falls and was involved as a Boy Scouts Commission Leader.
    Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce Smith; one son, David Smith; two daughters, Kathleen Smith and Elizabeth “Beth” (Tom) Soma; one daughter-in-law, Patti Smith; four grandchildren, David Smith Jr., Jaclyn Hollars, Samantha Meyer and Tana Soma; and one great-grandchild, Dominic Smith.
    In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by one son, Alan Smith.
    In accordance with Ray’s wishes, private family services will be held.
    You may leave a condolence or tribute for Ray’s family online at The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Crystal Falls to honor Ray’s legacy of life.

Susan Johnson
IRON RIVER — Susan M. Johnson, 77, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Private services will be held. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Susan M. Johnson online at arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Joanne Nosarzewski
IRON RIVER — She was simply called Joanne, but her favorite name was “Mother”!  Joanne was loved by so many for her kindness, spirit, sense of humor and her smile! She was loved by more than she knew. May God bless her soul! Graveside services will be held at a later date in the spring or summer.  Condolences may be expressed to the family of Joanne D. Hill Nosarzewski online at or mailed to the funeral home in care of the family. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Russell Oss
CRYSTAL FALLS — Russell O. Oss, 88, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.At the request of Russell’s family, there will be no services at this time. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at The family has entrusted Nash Funeral Home and Cremations Services of Crystal Falls with arrangements.

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