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Obituaries 4-1-2020

Francis Younggren
COVINGTON — Francis P. Younggren, age 89, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at his son’s home with his family by his side. Funeral services for Francis are tentatively scheduled for May of 2020 and will announced at that time. Francis’s complete obituary may be viewed, and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

William Ketchum
CASPIAN — William (Willie) E. Ketchum, age 72, passed away at home on Saturday, March 21, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. Catholic funeral to be held at a later date. Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family of William E. Ketchum online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Lawrence Shimmin
CRYSTAL FALLS —Lawrence “Larry” Everett Shimmin, 82, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, of natural causes. A memorial service will be held at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls, once the Covid pandemic is over. Interment will take place in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. You may leave a condolence or tribute for Lawrence’s family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls to honor Lawrence’s legacy of life.

Gerald Lindahl
IRON RIVER — Gerald “Jerry” Lindahl, age 72, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain.     Private family services will be held.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family of Gerald “Jerry” Lindahl online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

John Leppiaho
CRYSTAL FALLS — John Martin Leppiaho, 64, born Dec. 10, 1955, the son of Waino and Bernice (Stone) Leppiaho, passed away March 12, 2020, while a resident at Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming.    Burial will take place in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls in the spring. Condolences to the family of John Leppiaho may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted to Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with arrangements.    

Joan Wissell
IRON RIVER —Joan always said that life on this earth was Boot Camp for what comes next. Well Joan, you have graduated from Boot Camp at the top of your class. Born to this earth on Oct. 29, 1939. Born to what comes next on March 21, 2020.  A Memorial service will be held at a later date at the First Presbyterian Church of Iron County with Pastor Dawn Robbins to officiate. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Joan L. Wissell online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements are by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Inc. of Iron River.

Ronald Weyher
IRON RIVER — Ronald Lavern Weyher, age 77, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2020. He will be greatly missed.    

James Erickson
CRYSTAL FALLS — James S. Erickson Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Florence Health Services, Florence, Wis. In accordance with the CDC guidelines and the state of Michigan, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. You may leave a condolence or tribute for James’ family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Crystal Falls, to honor James’ legacy of life.

Theodora Flancher
IRON RIVER —Theodora June “Cookie” Flancher passed away unexpectedly at her home, at the age of 77, on March 28, 2020. She was loved and will be missed.  In light of the current situation, there will be a celebration of life for Cookie when the coronavirus pandemic ends. The COVID-19 did not kill her; rather she was just getting tired and it was her time. Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery, Iron River. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Theodora June “Cookie” Flancher online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements are by the Jacobs Funeral Home Inc. of Iron River.

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