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Obituaries 5-6-2015

Karin Westphal
IRON RIVER—Karin E. Westphal, 48, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015. Private services were held May 5, at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Interment was in Resthaven Cemetery. The West Side Veterans accorded Military Rites at her gravesite. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Karin E. Westphal online at Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Jerry McMahon
IRON RIVER—Jerry W. McMahon, 88, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Northstar Health System of Iron River. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.  Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m., with Deacon Robert Kostka to officiate. The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the service. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Alvin, Wis. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Jerry W. McMahon online at Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Udith “Sis” Stewart
ISHPEMING—Udith “Sis” Kathleen (DeJonge) Stewart, 75, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in the Marquette County Medical Care Facility following a brain aneurism on Dec 25,  2008.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home, Ishpeming, on Saturday, May 9, with family greeting relatives and friends from noon-2 p.m. and memorial services officiated by Monsignor Peter Oberto at 2 p.m. Udith’s obituary may also be viewed at where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.

Frank Penkevich, Jr.
LANSING—Frank Penkevich, Jr., 88, died April 26, 2015, at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan in Lansing following several years of failing health. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, May 1, at St. Gerard Catholic Church in Lansing. M. Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel is handling all arrangements:

Doris Mattioli
SALIDA, Colo. Doris Helen Bergstrom Mattioli, 92, formerly of Iron River, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  There will be a graveside service for her at the Beechwood Cemetery in Iron River, at a later date. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Doris Helen Bergstrom Mattioli online at Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.  

Marie Anderson
HOUGHTON—Marie C. K. Anderson, 91, most recently of the Bluffs, passed away peacefully at the Omega House in Houghton on Thursday, April 23, 2015, surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 29 at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton with Rev. Fr. John Martignon and Rev. Fr. Corbin Eddy officiating. Interment followed at Beechwood Cemetery near Iron River. To leave online condolences, please go to

Gary Lewis
BALTIMORE, Md.—Gary S. Lewis, summer resident of Porter Lake near Amasa, passed away at age 72 on April 26, 2015, at Gilchrist Hospice in Baltimore after a valiant battle with meningitis. Gary was born in 1943 in Baltimore Maryland and lived there his entire life other than summers in Iron County. In memory of Gary please send donations in lieu of flowers to the Northwoods Animal Shelter.

Herbert Eskildsen
HELENA, Mont.—Herbert E. Eskildsen, 84, passed away unexpectedly on April 23, 2015, with his devoted wife, son and other family members at his side. Herb never met anyone who wasn’t a friend and was everyone’s favorite Uncle Herb.