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Obituaries 7-31-2019

Merlyn “Popeye” Ehlinger
IRON RIVER —Merlyn F. “Popeye” Ehlinger, 87, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Private family services will be held. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Merlyn F. “Popeye” Ehlinger online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Michael Hanmer
IRON RIVER — Michael Douglas Hanmer, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 26, 2019, at his home. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. The Iron Range Fire Association will conduct a walk-through at the visitation. The Fourth Degree Honor Guard of the Knights of Columbus will stand a wake watch during the visitation. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Iron River with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian Burial. The Michigan Army National Honor Guard and West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites after the service. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Iron River. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Michael D. Hanmer online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Richard Peterson
CRYSTAL FALLS — Richard (Tussy) W. Peterson, age 93, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. In accordance with Richard’s wishes, private family services will be held. You may leave a condolence or tribute for Richard’s family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Crystal Falls, Mich., to honor Richard’s legacy of life.

Eileen Smith
TIPLER, Wis. — Eileen F. Smith, age 95, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Visitation was held on Monday, July 29, at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services followed with Pastor Jason Heath officiating. Interment will be in Martin Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Eileen F. Smith online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

JoEllyn Martin
COLOMA, Wis. — JoEllyn M. “Skip” Martin, age 67, passed away Saturday morning, July 6, 2019, at her home.    To honor Skip’s wishes, private family services were held at the Stahl Funeral Home in Plainfield, Wis. Please visit www.stahlfuneralhome.com to share your online condolences with her family. Stahl Funeral Services assisted the family with arrangements.

Bruce Kangas
CRYSTAL FALLS — Bruce J. Kangas, 65, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.  Please join the family in a celebration of Bruce’s life on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Village Inn in Alpha, starting at 1 p.m. Condolences to the family of Bruce Kangas may be expressed online at www.nashfuneralhome.net The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the arrangements.

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