Obituaries 9-12-2018

Terri Johnson
IRON RIVER—Terri A. Johnson, age 57, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at the Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Avery Carr to officiate.  Condolences may be expressed to the family of Terri A. Johnson online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Joseph Vargovich
GAASTRA— Joseph J. Vargovich, age 80, passed away on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home with Rev. James Pellizzer to officiate.  Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery.  Condolences may be expressed to the family of Joseph J. Vargovich online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.
Harry Smith
GAASTRA—Harry W. Smith, age 88, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at the Aspirus Iron River Hospital. A graveside service at Bates Township Cemetery will be held at a later date. The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the graveside. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Harry W. Smith online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Jordan Vassar
IRON RIVER —  Jordan Scott Vassar, age 23, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Church in Iron River. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Jordan Vassar online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Joy Kaukola
LEMOORE, Calif.—Joy (Malinowski) Kaukola, age 72, peacefully passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Adventist Hospital in Hanford, Calif., after a short illness. She was surrounded by her loving husband Jim and family. A memorial service was held on Aug. 27 at Phipps and Dale Funeral Home and Lemoore Cemetery. Rev. Fr. Aaron Posser officiated the ceremony.

Alice Milanoski
IRON RIVER — Alice M. Milanoski, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at The Willows in Howell. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Condolences may be expressed to the family of Alice M. Milanoski online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Samuel Fittante
FINDLAY, Ohio — Samuel “Sam” L. Fittante, 51, went to heaven at 9:36 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at the OSU Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 3-8 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 750 Bright Road, Findlay and again on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Father Michael Zacharias, Pastor Scott Woods and Monsignor Michael Hohenbrink will be the celebrants. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Findlay. Arrangements are being handled by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to St. Michael the Archangel Church, 750 Bright Rd., Findlay, OH 45840 in his memory. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.

Edwin Czarnecki
WHITEWATER, Mich. —Edwin Bruce Czarnecki, resident of Whitewater since 1987, died on Sept. 7, 2018. Private arrangements are being made, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com.

Anthony Penkivech
IRON RIVER (Stambaugh)— Anthony Patrick Penkivech, age 78, passed away at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans CLC Hospice in Iron Mountain on Sept. 8, 2018.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery.  The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the graveside. Condolences may be expressed to the family of Tony Penkivech online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Leslie Henriksen
FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Leslie “Les” L. Henriksen, 86, passed away peacefully on Sept. 6, 2018.      Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at noon at Messiah Lutheran Church, 7211 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, Ind., with visitation at the church beginning at 10 a.m.  Burial will follow the service at Highland Park Cemetery.  D.O. McComb & Sons-Pine Valley is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.  

Gene Gasparas
CRYSTAL FALLS— Gene A. Gasparas, age 72, passed away at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain on Sept. 9, 2018.  Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. with service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain, www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

 

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