Obituaries 8-29-2018

Jean Boulanger
CRYSTAL FALLS— Jean Boulanger, 95, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility.
    She was born May 11, 1923 in Burlington, Iowa, daughter of the late Robert and Verna (Bloomer) Borske. Jean graduated from Manistee High School in 1941. She toured with the Bohumir Kryl’s all-girl symphony orchestra in the fall of 1943. Jean graduated from Central State Teachers College in 1945 and majored in music, focusing on the violin. She became Concert Mistress of the college orchestra.
    Jean married Donald O. Boulanger on Aug. 23, 1947, in Manistee and they moved to Crystal Falls in 1949. She taught in several area schools including Bates, Alpha, Crystal Falls and Florence. Jean was a charter member in the local Northwoods Symphony Orchestra, and taught Suzuki violin lessons. She was active in the Crystal Falls Musicale, serving as president and secretary over the years. She served her church in many ways, was a member of the Deborah Circle, and directed the choir for Sunday morning worship services. Jean was also active in the women’s golf league and was the women’s league champion in 1970, 1971 and 1972. In addition to music and golf, Jean enjoyed many other activities including hunting and fishing with her husband, Don. She was an avid reader and enjoyed painting. Her family and close friends will always remember her unique sense of humor and her quiet and kind spirit.
    She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Donald Boulanger; two daughters, Jeanette (David) Furman of Ionia and Elizabeth Holtrop of Naples, Fla. and Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; four grandchildren, Natalie (Dan) Bennett, Emily Furman, James Holtrop, Jr., and Carol (James) Waeckerle; six great-grandchildren, Marin, Alexander, Isla, Alyson, Owen and Dillon.
    She was preceded in death by her son, Robert in 1988, and one sister, Marilyn Todd.
    Visitation was held Aug. 20 at the Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls. Memorial services were held at the church. Pastor Vicky Prewitt officiated. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
    Condolences to the family of Jean Boulanger may be expressed online at The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.

Dorothy Kubicsko
CRYSTAL FALLS—Dorothy A. Kubicsko, age 96, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Crystal Falls. Rev. Fr. Dan Malone will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Per Dorothy’s wishes there will be no visitation prior to the Mass. You may light a candle in remembrance of Dorothy or leave a condolence for her family online at The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home.

Dino Pirolo
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Dino H. (Enrico) Pirolo, 86, died Aug. 19, 2018, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass and visitation were held on Aug. 25 in the Silvercreek Chapel, in Maple Grove. Arrangements with Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel,

Susan Halls
CRYSTAL FALLS — Susan E. “Ailie” (Leppiaho) Halls, 95, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Christian Park Health Care Center, Escanaba. Visitation will take place Saturday, Sept. 1, from 10-11 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Pastor Avery Carr will officiate. Burial will take place in Diamond Lake Cemetery, Mundelein, Ill. You may light a candle in remembrance of Ailie or leave a condolence for her family online at The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls.

Marie Colombo
TRAVERSE CITY — Marie Colombo, formerly Marie Autio, a childhood resident of Iron River and a graduate of Iron River High School, died on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. A memorial site has been set up by her children at

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