Obituaries 4-25-2018

Janet Skibo
CRYSTAL FALLS — Janet A. Skibo, 83, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. The visitation will be on Friday, April 27, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church.  Fr. Daniel Malone will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Condolences to the family of Janet A. Skibo may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net.  The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Ione Condon
MARQUETTE — Ione S. Condon, age 78, of Crystal Falls, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at UP Health Systems, Marquette. Graveside services will be announced in the spring. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls. You may light a candle in remembrance of Ione or leave a condolence for her family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls.

Sharon Johnson
CRYSTAL FALLS — Sharon “Shari” L. Johnson, age 79, of Beechwood, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Larry Steckling to officiate. Interment will be in Rosehill Cemetery, at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Sharon L. Johnson online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

John Aho
CRYSTAL FALLS — John S. Aho, 81, passed away peacefully at the Iron County Medical Care Facility on April 14, 2018, with family by his side.  The visitation and funeral were held on April 21 at the United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls with Rev. Micheal Laakko officiating.  The Eastside Veterans Council conducted a Pass in Review at the church. Condolences to the family of John S. Aho may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net.  The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

David Bernards
IRON MOUNTAIN — David S. Bernards, 80, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.  The visitation was on Monday, April 23, at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. The Eastside Veterans Council conducted a Pass in Review at the funeral home. The funeral service followed at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.  Condolences to the family of David S. Bernards may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Ellyn Westcott
CRYSTAL FALLS — Ellyn Rose Westcott, “Rosie,” passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the age of 86, while a resident of the Willows Unit of the Iron County Medical Care Facility. A private celebration of Rosie’s life will be held by her family. She will rest next to Bud in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls. It is the family’s desire to celebrate her life rather than mourn her loss, so if you have memories, please share them with the family and each other. Rosie would encourage you to spend time with those you love, as we do not know how long any of us will be here. You may light a candle in remembrance of Rosie or leave a condolence for her family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls.

Maj. Bonita Spicer
CRYSTAL FALLS —  Maj. Bonita J. Spicer (Retired), 84, was “Promoted To Glory” Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Parker-Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault, Minn.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Parker-Kohl Funeral Home.  Majors Daniel and Rebecca Sjogren will officiate. Burial will be in the Maple Lawn Cemetery in Faribault. Please share your memories and stories of Bonnie (Mom) with Bill, Curt or Scott on Facebook, email, instant message or by cards and letters. We want her grandchildren to know who she was before Alzheimer’s. Condolences may be expressed online to the family of Maj. Bonita J. Spicer (R) at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted their wonderful friends at Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls, with the arrangements.

Elizabeth Ponozzo
KINGSFORD — Elizabeth “Liz” Ponozzo, 88, of Iron River, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at the Freeman Nursing Home. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 28, from 10-11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Iron River. A celebration of her life will take place at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Mike Laakko will officiate.  The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Liz’s legacy of life.

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