Obituaries 5-23-2018

Everett “Mike” Allen
KENTON —  Everett “Mike” Vincent Allen passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home. Visitation was held on May 16 and May 17, at the Jacobson Funeral Home. His funeral service was held on Thursday, May 17 at the funeral home with Pastor David Weber officiating.  Burial was in the Kenton Cemetery with military rites conducted under the direction of the Ontonagon Area Veterans. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign Mike’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com.

Esther Mackay
IRON RIVER — Esther F. Mackay, age 96, of Crystal Falls passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Graveside services for Esther will take place Saturday, May 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. You may light a candle in remembrance of Esther or leave a condolence for her family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home.

Barbara Beck
ST. PAUL, Minn. —  Barbara F. Beck (nee Berbeck (Bjorkbakka)) died May 9, 2018, at the age of 95.  The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3575 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318; Our Lady of Peace Hospice Care, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104; or March of Dimes Foundation, P.O. Box 673667, Marietta, GA 30006.

Charles Lehtinen
CRYSTAL FALLS — Charles Victor Lehtinen, 65, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home. Private family services were held. You may light a candle in remembrance of Chuck or leave a condolence for his family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls.

Barbara Benda
CRYSTAL FALLS —  Barbara A. Benda, 86, passed away on April 5, 2018, at Iron County Medical Care Facility. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 29, from 9-11a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Michael Laakko will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Condolences to the family of Barbara Benda online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Shirley Sartorelli
IRON MOUNTAIN —  Shirley Lynn Sartorelli, age 71, of Gaastra, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Dickinson County Healthcare System. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church of Caspian, with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Shirley L. Sartorelli online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Beth Strom
IRON RIVER —  On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Beth L. Strom passed away after a short, but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 65 years. At Beth’s request, there will be no services. A celebration of life will be held for Beth and Terry on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Bewabic State Park (Fortune Lake) from noon until 5 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Beth L. Strom online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Carol Hoover
IRON RIVER —  Carol Ann Hoover, age 72, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Iron River Care Center. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. the St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Carol A. Hoover online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Adeline Karney
ROYAL OAK — Adeline J. Karney, age 92, of Ferndale passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Greenfield Rehab and Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 24, at 11  a.m. at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Iron River City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Adeline Karney online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Patrick Gallagher
COLBERT, Wash. —  Patrick Jay Gallagher passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was born in Iron River, on June 28, 1935, proud son of James and Helen Gallagher. He attended Iron River schools where he was noted as an outstanding athlete. A small celebration of life will be planned for the family at a later date. Guest book available at www.riplingerfuneralhome.com.

Amber Clark
CRYSTAL FALLS — Amber (Glasson) Clark peacefully passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018, after 107 years of life.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-5 p.m. at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.  Rev. Reed Swanson will officiate.  Condolences may be expressed to the family of Amber Clark online at www.nashfuneralhome.net. The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Anna Peterson
IRON RIVER —  Anna M. Peterson, age 87, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 23, from 9:30-11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be held in Resthaven Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Anna M. Peterson online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Ellsworth Perry
IRON MOUNTAIN — Ellsworth “Al” H. Perry, age 93, of Bates Township, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 24, from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Laakko to officiate. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Ellsworth “Al” H. Perry online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Sharon DeVowe
IRON RIVER —  Sharon L. DeVowe, age 71, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at her home. Interment will be in the Agate Cemetery in Ontonagon, on Friday, May 25, at 4:30 p.m. EST. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Ben Smith
IRON RIVER — A Celebration of Life for Ben Smith, who passed away on Dec. 6, 2017, will be held at the Lake Ottawa Pavillion in the Lake Ottawa Federal Forest Recreation Area on Sunday May 27, 2018, from noon to 3 p.m. Veterans Color Guard and presentation will be held at 11:45 a.m.  Dixieland Music (per Ben’s request) and lunch will begin immediately after.   For more information call 906-367-3259.

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