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Obituaries 2-25-2015

Chester Karney
IRON RIVER—Chester M. Karney, 96, passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in Wausau, Wis. Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. The West Side Veterans accorded Military Rites at the service. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Iron River. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Gale Stowell
IRON RIVER—Gale E. Stowell, 78, lost his battle to cancer Feb. 18, 2015, at Northstar Health System. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Lakeland Baptist Church of Iron River, with a memorial service to follow at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements made by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Ella Bengry
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP—Ella M. Bengry, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at her residence with her loving family at her side.  Funeral service were celebrated Feb. 23, at Janowiak Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Geiselman and her grandson, Rev. Shane Bengry, co-officiating.  Cremation followed.

Anita Holmes
WASILLA, Alaska—Anita Jane Holmes, 84, formerly of Crystal Falls, died peacefully at Northern Living Center in Wasilla on Feb. 12, 2015, surrounded by family.  

Donna LaFountain
ISHPEMING—Donna A. LaFountain, 71, entered eternal life on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at home under the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. Donna’s family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.. Donna’s obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com.

Rita Marlowe
IRON RIVER—Rita A. Marlowe, 97, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the Iron River Care Center. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Shaylin Thorne
NEW IBERIA, La.—Shaylin Laine Thorne, 27, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Iberia Medical Center following a car accident. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River. Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River, www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.