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Obituaries 2-18-2015

John Force
CRYSTAL FALLS—John Edward Force, loved by his family and the Crystal Falls community, and a champion of sustainable forestry, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, of complications following recent surgery. He was 71. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 20, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls. The Crystal Falls American Legion Post No. 87 will conduct a pass and review Friday, 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Prayers will be recited 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 11 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Crystal Falls.  The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls, www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.

Agnes Guiliani
CASPIAN—Agnes E. Guiliani, 77, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Northstar Health System, Iron River. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Sophie Rae
CRYSTAL FALLS—Sophie M.  Rae, 79, died on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.  Private services will be held.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.    The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements, www.nashfuneralhome.net.

Patricia Strong
MARQUETTE—Patricia A. Strong, 82, formerly of Iron River, passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at U.P. Health System-Marquette.  Funeral services were held Feb. 14 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Iron River. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery in the spring. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Richard “Dick” Clower
KENOSHA, Wis.—Richard “Dick” Clower, 64, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at the Hospice House, in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls.  The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the local arrangements.

Darlene Waino
IRON RIVER—Darlene Jane Waino, 79, passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the Iron River Care Center.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Iron River, in the spring. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Esther Sivula
IRON RIVER—Esther J. Sivula, 91, passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Northstar Health System.Memorial services will be held Monday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Iron River. Interment will be in Glenhaven Cemetery, Crystal, Minn. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Johnnie Waite
IRON RIVER—Johnnie William Waite, 67, after a long courageous battle with cancer, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.