S. "Jack" Semmens
SOUTH RANGE, MI -- S. "Jack" Semmens, age 71, of P.O. Box 165, South Range, died Tuesday afternoon July 17, 2001 at Marquette General Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week.
Jack was born July 20, 1929 in Ripley to the late Edwin John & Harriet (Ivey) Semmens. He was a graduate of the Hancock High School, and then worked for Vulcan & Gibb City Lumber Companys. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his Mary Ann (Dlubla) Semmens of South Range, a son Edwin J. (Karen) Semmens of Atlantic Mine, 3 daughters Mary Jane (Edward) Lorenz, Ann (Jay) Hollen & Jackie (Greg) Baldini, all of Ishpeming. 8 grandchildren Lavet & Thon Lorenz, Dawn & Aaron Baldini, Kayla & Kevin Semmens, Jay & Andrew Hollen, a sister Dora (George) Gill of Hancock, along with several nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers Percy Sleeman, Wiliam & Thomas Semmens.
A Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001 at Our Saviour's Church in Atlantic Mine with the Rev. Doug Smyth to officiate.
The family will greet friends on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Katherine Anna Hendrickson
MARQUETTE -- Katherine Anna Hendrickson, 80, of 222 S. Fifth St., died Thursday, July 19, 2001 at Bell Memorial Hospital.
She was born January 23, 1921 in Marquette to Frank and Mabel (Bashaw) Couture and was a life long resident. Prior to retiring she worked for many years as an elevator operator at the Savings Bank Building. Katherine is survived by two daughters; Patsy (Robert) Ross and Katherine (Richard) Garrow, both of Marquette, four sons; Toivo Donald (Violet) Hendrickson and Eugene (Carol) Hendrickson, both of Marquette, Harley (Karen) Hendrickson of Sands and John (Sheryl) Hendrickson of Marquette; three sisters; Irene (Matt) Kennedy of Negaunee, Florence Chartrand of Green Bay and Margaret (Dudley) Harris of Oconto Falls, WI, 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Toivo (1983), a grandson Kevin Kivi (1995) and two great grandsons Kyle Kivi (1992) and Jacob Houle (1994).
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, July 23, 2001 in the Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Olson officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery with the grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM Monday at the funeral home.
Keith Thomas Lancour, Jr.
LITTLE LAKE, MI -- Keith Thomas Lancour, Jr., age 47, of Little Lake, MI, died Friday morning at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette following a lengthy illness. Keith was born March 16, 1954 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina the son of Keith and Bonnie (Summers) Lancour, Sr. He was a 1971 graduate of Mascoutah High School in Mascoutah, IL. Following graduation he moved to Kenosha, WI and worked for Case International for 5 years. Keith then moved to California where he resided for 15 years before returning to Little Lake where he has resided for the past 3 years. While in Little Lake, he had worked for Bay Manufacturing in Escanaba and Ram Rod International at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base. Keith's hobbies included camping and fishing.
Survivors include: father and step-mother, Keith and Dorothy Lancour, Sr. of Rapid River, MI; 2 sons, Keith Lancour III and Jason Lancour, both of Kenosha, WI; 1 brother, Adam (Kimberly) Lancour of Escanaba; 2 sisters, Susan (Garry) Derusha of Eilson Air Force Base, Alaska and Sharon (Shawn) Cassidy of Escanaba; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his grandparents, he was preceded in death by his mother Bonnie in 1991.
Keith's family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral Services will follow at 6:00 P.M. at Skradski Funeral Home with Rev. Bo Lange officiating. Burial will be in Rapid River Cemetery in Rapid River. The Skradski Funeral Home of Gladstone is in charge of arrangements.
Pauline "Polly" M. Kuczynski
WETMORE -- Pauline "Polly" M. Kuczynski, age 85, of Federal Forest Highway 13, Wetmore, died following a lengthy illness on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 7:45 p.m. at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising. She was born on November 23, 1915 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Paul and Rose (Hinch) Kuczynski. Polly worked for Allen Bradley as an assembler for twenty-five years. She retired from there in 1977. Polly moved to the U.P. and lived with her niece since 1994. When she was younger, she enjoyed tennis, swimming, fishing, and BINGO.
She is survived by her niece, Pat (Alex) Ballas of Wetmore, a great-niece and godchild, Vicki Ballas of Munising, a great-nephew, Thor (Molly) Ballas or Munising, and great-great nieces and nephews, Via, Van, Autumn, Damien & Jennifer. Polly was also preceded in death by sisters, Elizabeth and Josephine Kuczynski, and a brother, Stanley Kuczynski.
Private family services will be conducted at the Bowerman Funeral Home and interment will be at the Munising Township Cemetery in Wetmore.
Everal Lucille Oman
ESCANABA -- Everal Lucille Oman, age 85, of 220 North 10th Street, Escanaba, MI, died Friday, July 20, 2001 at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, MI.
Everal was born July 24, 1915 in Rapid River, MI the daughter of Andrew and Lottie (Lancour) Larson. She married Wilbur Victor Oman on March 7, 1931 in Escanaba and he preceded her in death. Survivors include: 1 son, Stephen (Elaine) Oman of Gladstone; 3 daughters, Judy (George) Rogers of Escanaba, Elaine Oman of Escanaba, and Lois (Dwayne) Bero of Rapid River; 1 brother, Wallace (Sue) Larson of Skandia, MI; 1 sister Carol Bergstrom of Rapid River, MI; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Andrew and Lottie, Everal was preceded in death by: 1 son, Wilbur Victor Oman Jr.; 1 daughter, Shirley Dahlke; 3 sisters, Marion Bednarz, Opal Carmody, and Alice Valier; and 1 brother, Willard Larson.
Family will recieve friends on Monday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral service will follow visitation at 6:00pm at the Skradski Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Gauger of Calvary Lutheran Church of Rapid River officiating. Luncheon will follow funeral services at the Gladstone Senior Center in Gladstone. Burial will be on Tuesday at the Rapid River Cemetery. Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone is in care of all arrangements.
Melba J. Maki
ISHPEMING -- Melba J. Maki, age 62, of 436 Greenwood St., Ishpeming, died Friday afternoon, July 20, 2001 at Marquette General Hospital.\
Melba was born May 6, 1939 in Republic to the late Jalmer and Evelyn (Mattila) Mattson. She grew up in Republic and was a graduate of the Republic High School, Class of 1957. She then moved to Milwaukee, WI for a period of 4 years for employment, returning to the Ishpeming area where she resided since. While in Ishpeming she worked as a sales clerk at the J.C. Penney" Store and as a nurses' aid at Bell Memorial Hospital and the Mather Nursing Center from which she retired. Melba was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Michael Maki of Ishpeming; a daughter, Sara (Dale) Mattson of Wakefield; a son Scott (Bonnie) Maki of Tulsa, OK; 2 sisters, Ruth (Raymond) Maki of Bergland and Irja Hendrikson of Republic; a brother Ben (Virgie) Mattson of Republic; 2 grandchildren, Adam and Amy Mattson; and 2 step-grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason Roan along with several nieces and nephews, including her Godchild, Marie Carlson of Ishpeming.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 23, 2001 at 11 A.M. at the Bethel Lutheran Church with Rev. C. Bruce Ulstad and Rev. Lauri Maki to officiate. Burial will be in Northland Chapel Gardens. Friends may call at the Bethel Lutheran Church on Monday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services. The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sandy A. Tollefson
L'ANSE, MI -- Sandy A. Tollefson, 35, of L'Anse, died as a result of an automobile accident Friday, July 20, 2001. She was born February 22, 1966 in L'Anse, daughter of John and Florence (Polo) Tollefson. She attended the L'Anse area schools and was a lifetime resident. She was employed at Bayside Village as a certified nurses aide and had cared for her father until his death. Sandy loved working and helping older people, playing internet pinochle, dogs, and playing bingo. Sandy was a member of the United Lutheran Church in L'Anse.
Miss Tollefson is survived by her daughter Crystal Tollefson of L'Anse; mother, Florence of L'Anse; brother, Edward (Alyna) Tollefson of L'Anse; sisters, Cathy (Rodger) Hebert of Baraga and Vicky (Steve) Solberg of L'Anse; grandmother, Verna Tollefson of L'Anse; 8 nieces and nephews; 1 great-nephew; and several cousins also survive her. Her father John E., maternal grandmother, and paternal grandfather preceded her in death.
Funeral services for Sandy will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 1:00pm at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. Pastor David Snyder will officiate and interment will take place in L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday at 11:00am until time of service. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon and fellowship in the Harrington Gathering Room located at the funeral home. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse, assisted the family with arrangements.
Allen F. Wade
McFARLAND -- Allen F. Wade, 77, of 4091 County Road 444, McFarland, died early Sunday morning at his residence after a short illness.
Mr. Wade was born on May 11, 1924 at Mt. Clemens, Michigan to the late Adolph and Alice (Rockensuess) Wade. He worked as a millwright for over 32 years with Parker Rustproofing in Madison Heights. He moved to McFarland in 1979 from Mt. Clemens and has lived in this area ever since. Allen was a decorated World War ll Navy veteran, receiving the America Area Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon with one bronze star, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and all outdoor activities. Allen was a member of Little Lake American Legion Post #349 and Gwinn VFW Post #5670.
Surviving are 10 children, Michael Wade, Christina Goloda, Laurel Martel, Jeanne Diesing, Daniel, Jonathan, James and Matthew Wade, Eileen Lieb and Amy Cameron, one brother, Douglas Wade, one sister, Dolores Hayes; also 11 grandchildren and special friend, Lewis Buckner. Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, Roger and Russell Wade.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 11 a.m. in Hillview Cemetery in McFarland with members of Little Lake American Legion Post #349 providing military honors. There will be no visitation. Mr. Wade's sons and friends will act as his escorts. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Marquette General Health System Hospice Program, 429 W. Magnetic St., Marquette, Ml 49855.
Mr. Wade's obituary and guestbook may also be viewed at The Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Helmi H. Heikkinen
NEGAUNEE -- A memorial service for Helmi H. Heikkinen will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 4:00 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Negaunee.
Friends are invited to a lunch following the service in Immanuel's Fellowship Hall.
Loretta "Baba" Hare Payte
EL PASO, TX -- Loretta "Baba" Hare Payte, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2001 in a hospital in El Paso, Texas. She was born in Ishpeming, MI the last of seven children of Jeremiah Joseph and Mary Ellen Sheridan Hare. Her parents, brother, Joseph Hare and sisters Anna Hare Carlson, Margaret Hare Adams, Mary Hare Vinje, Alice Hare VanDeventer and Cecilia Hare Martin, all preceded her in death.
Baba was a graduate of Saint Theresa College, Winoa, MN and moved with her father to McAllen, TX, where she spent the early years of her adult life. After her father's death she relocated to Washington, DC where she spent 20 years working in the House of Representatives. She retired from the office of Congressman J.J. Pickle and came to Austin, TX for retirement. In the late eighties she relocated to Lancaster, PA to be with her sister Celia, returned to Austin after Celia's death and then moved to El Paso in the late nineties.
Baba is survived by her nephews Col. (Retired) Gerald J. Carlson, El Paso, TX; James S. Carlson, Clarkston, MI; Thomas W. Carlson New Brighton, MN; Jerry Hare, Arlington Heights, IL; William Hare, Marietta, GA ; and Joseph Van Deventer, Framingham, MA and nieces Mary Aileen Lundy, Oak Lawn IL; and Rebecca Stamp, Lancaster, PA and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Ms. Payte will lie in state Wednesday, July 25, 2001 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Bjork & Zhulkie Home in Ishpeming, MI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Ishpeming at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2001 with Fr. James Challancin officiating. Interment will be in the Hare family plot in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Vernon W. "Vern" Passinault
MUNISING -- Vernon W. "Vern" Passinault, 88, of 1632 Sand Point Road, Munising, entered eternal life Saturday evening, July 21, 2001, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, where he had resided since May.
Vern was born October 21, 1912 in Spalding, a son of the late Alsid and Octavia (Sovie) Passinault. He moved with his family to Munising in 1917 where he remained a lifelong resident. Vern was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Navy Sea Bees. As young man he worked as a mechanic at the former Cox's Garage and later was employed with the Munising Paper Mill. At the paper mill, he started in the finishing room sealing and bundling paper. In 1934 he became cutterman and in 1940 he progressed to head cutterman, retiring from Kimberly Clark in 1969 due to disability. Vern was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, flowers, trees, and nature in general. He was also a skilled carpenter who had built several homes in the Munising area over the years. He also loved music and dancing. Vern was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Munising, a former member of the Roderick Prato Post of the American Legion, and had been a member of the Legion Drill Team until that unit disbanded.
A loving husband, he is survived by his wife, Sophie A. (Kordish) Passinault, whom he married May 5, 1956 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Munising; one sister, Virginia (Howard) Garber of New Port Richie, FL; four brothers, Louis (Sylvia) Passinault and Richard (Audrey) Passinault both of Munising, Leo (Juanita) Passinault of Saginaw, and Lester (Arvilla) Passinault of Marquette; a sister-in-law, Julia Passinault of Munising; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Vern was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Hill) Passinault in 1954; five sisters, Mabel Chilcot, Emily LaPointe, Mildred Belfry, Lucille "Dolly" Balyeat, and Marie Passinault; and four brothers, Alsid, Earl, Floyd, and Raymond Passinault. Honoring Vern's request, no public services will be scheduled. A private family graveside inurnment service will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund or the Alger County Historical Society. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family.
George "Joe" Maki
PELKIE -- George "Joe" Maki, age 84, of Pelkie, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service will be on Friday, July 27 at 11:00am at Mission United Lutheran Church in Pelkie. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6 - 8pm at Mission United Lutheran Church, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Rev. Michael Laakko will officiate. Burial will be in the Pelkie Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is in charge of arrangements.
Louise Irene (Trumbull) Speaker
BAY CITY, MI -- Louise Irene (Trumbull) Speaker, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and friend, peacefully joined our Heavenly Father on the wings of angels Saturday, July 21, 2001 surrounded by family, at the age of 79. Louise was born March 8, 1922 in Milton Center, Ohio to Claud and Mable (Brown) Trumbull. She married her loving husband Cloyce (Bud) Speaker on May 3, 1941, after which she moved to Bay City, Michigan, where she resided for most of her life.
Louise is survived by three children; Sharyon L. (Speaker) McKendry and her husband Lennon of Zionsville, Indiana; David C. Speaker and his wife Vicki of Negaunee, Michigan; Kimberly L. (Speaker) Sharp and her husband John on Bay City, Michigan; 14 grandchildren; Steven, John, Scott, Sherry, Kristine, Jason, Jennifer, Jonathan, Laura, Joshua, Sara, Stephanie, Shauna & David. 12 great- grandchildren; a sister; Wilma Collier of Pemberville, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. Louise was predeceased by her parents Claud and Mable Turnbull, two brothers and two sisters, her husband Cloyce (Bud) Speaker, and her beautiful daughter Sue Ellen (Speaker) McKendry.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at the New Life Missionary Church, Bay City, Pastor Jonathan Boyer officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the New Life Missionary Church, Alzheimer's Foundation, or the Red Cross of America. Rivertown Funeral Chapel, Kawkawlin, Michigan
MARQUETTE Florence Andrews, 90, of 716 W. Kaye Ave., died Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at Bell Memorial Hospital following an illness of two years.
She was born August 6, 1910 in Waterloo, Iowa to Morten and Martina (Frost) Nelsen and had lived in Marquette since 1936. Florence was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Esther Circle and the Lunch Bunch at church, and also the Danish Sisterhood. She was a graduate of Kahler Nursing School in Rochester, MN and worked as a nursing supervisor at St. Luke's Hospital for ten years before resigning to stay home and raise her family.
Survivors include three sons, John and Harley (Cheryl), both of Marquette and Stephan (Kathleen) Andrews of Midland; two brothers, Harry (Hildur) Nelsen of Marquette and John (Lois) Nelsen of West St. Paul, MN; grandchildren, Ryan (Erin), Daniel, Jennifer, Megan, and David; and great grandchildren, Joshua and Riley. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, a sister Martha, a brother Holger, and a granddaughter Leah.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 10:00am in the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Cindy Saul officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at the church at 9:00am Saturday. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church.
Robert Thomas Utterback
LITTLE LAKE Robert Thomas Utterback, 8, of 2305 County Rd. 456, Little Lake, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, WI.
He was born October 23, 1992 in Escanaba and had completed the second grade at the Gilbert Elementary School in Gwinn.
Robert is survived by his father and mother Rusty and Carolyn Westman III of Little Lake, his biological father Stephen Utterback of Kingsford; a sister Stephanie Utterback and two brothers, Russel Westman IV and Jessie Westman, all of Little Lake, grandparents; Thomas and Lynn Larson of Marquette, Carol Larson of Gladstone, Russell and Shirley Westman II of Little Lake, Carl and Julie Utterback of Chatham, and Dale and Connie Olson of Coral Springs, FL; great grandparents May Anderson of Little Lake, James and Bell Underwood of Rapid River, Russell Westman I of Little Lake, Robert Utterback of Rapid River, George Demeuse of Gladstone, and Alfred and Lois Schmitz of Mulberry, FL, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 2:00 PM in the Swanson Lundquist Funeral Home with Larry Decker of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Forsyth Township Cemetery with Steven and Brandon Westman, Anthony Marcella, George King, Perry King Jr. and Dan Utterback acting pallbearers. Visitation will begin at the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. Saturday.
MARQUETTE Ruba Jarvinen, 87, of 316 Pine Street, Marquette, died Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2001 at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming where she had resided since July 6.
Mrs. Jarvinen was born January 9, 1914 in Wabash Township, Illinois to the late John B. and Eliza (Callahan) Walden. Ruba enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Jennie (Thomas) Salo of Harvey and also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oiva Jarvinen in 1994. At Ruba's request there will be no services. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Salvation Army, 1009 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855. The Canale Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family.
William Dennis Clifford
William Dennis Clifford, 79, of 772 Lost Creek, Marquette, died Thursday morning, July 26, 2001 at Marquette General Hospital. Mr. Clifford was born March 18,1922 in Guckeen, Minnesota to the late John and Mary (Boisclaire) Clifford.
He attended school until the age of fourteen when he left to join the work force and help his family. Willlam worked for the CCC Camp from 1939 - 1940. In 1942 he joined the army and served in WWII in the American, European, African and Middle Eastern Theatre's achieving the rank of tank commander and received the Purple Heart with two clusters. On August 21, 1948 he marrled the former Martha I. Levi in Ohio and she survives him. Mr. Clifford was employed as a tubing specialist for the Fauver Company before becoming self-employed in that field. William loved playing poker in his spare time and was a loving husband and father.
Mr. Clifford is survived by his wife, Martha; daughters, Pamela Helvie of Waterford, MI, Deborah (Randall) Nance of Livonia and Brenda (Mark) Washnock of Marquette; sisters, Anna Deinhart of Guckeen, MN and Alice Hugener of Blue Earth, MN; grandchildren, Matthew Helvie, Bradley and Brian Nance, Daniel and Amanda Washnock. His siblings, Bernard, Swede, Dewey Clifford and Rosemary Strauss and a brother-in-law, Edwin Deinhart, preccded him in death.
Visitation will be held on Saturday at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Msgr. Jed Patrick officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1400 S. Carpenter, Iron Mountain, MI 49801.
Mary C. Ghiringhelli
GWINN -- Mary C. Ghiringhelli, age 72, of 143 North Birch St., Gwinn, died at 9:05 A.M. on Friday, July 27, 2001 at Marquette General Hospital where she had been a patient for 6 days. Mary was born July 24, 1929 in Princeton to Joseph and Eufrizina (Cantamessa) Filizetti, attended Gwinn High School and was a life long Gwinn area resident.
Mrs. Ghirnighelli was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Gwinn and the Altar Society, the Gwinn V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Daughters of Isabella. She was an excellent cook and donated her time and talents to many different organizations and events. Her hobbies included fishing, hunting and crafts.
Surviving are her husband of over 52 years, Emil J. Ghiringhelli; twin daughters, Shirley Goris, Bowling Green, OH and Louise (Robert) Cherry, Saginaw; 2 sons, Terry (Lorrie) Ghiringhelli and Peter (Patricia) Ghiringhelli, both of Gwinn; 9 grandchildren, Joey Goris, Cory and Jason Ghiringhelli, Melissa, Tony and Jenna Ghiringhelli, Jennifer Frank, Karen Huff and Paul Cherry; 7 great grandchildren, Joshua Terry, Carter St. Aubin, Garrett and Laura Frank, Jessica Huff, Michael and Sara Cherry; 3 brothers, Hugo (Annabelle) Filizetti and Geno Filizetti, both of Gwinn, Peter Filizetti, Ishpeming; her dearest friend, Laura Dozzi of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister, Angeline Hebert and 3 brothers, John, Bruno and Reno Filizetti.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Gwinn. Fr. Ronald Timock and Fr. Otto Sartorelli will con-celebrate. Burial will be in the Gwinn Cemetery. Mary's nephews will serve as pallbearers. Friends and relatives may call at St. Anthony's Church from 4-7 P.M. on Sunday. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association in Mrs. Ghiringhelli's memory. The arrangements are being handled by the Koskey Funeral Home.
Nancy D. Jarvis
MARQUETTE -- Nancy Darlene Jarvis, 63, of 2312 Fitch Avenue, Marquette, entered eternal life Friday morning, July 27, 2001, in the care and comfort of her family and the caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice and Marquette General Home Health. She had been in ill health for the past eight years.
Nancy was born April 15, 1938 in Port Huron, a daughter of the late John and Mildred (Johnson) Brewer. She was raised in Marquette, was a 1956 graduate of the Graveraet High School, and was a Marquette resident most of her life. Following graduation, she attended the Marquette Beauty Academy. She later was employed for a time as a nurse's aide in the Psychiatric Unit of the former St. Luke's Hospital. Following the death of her husband, Robert Trezona in 1971, she remained at home, caring for her family. In 1972, she married David "Jumbo" Jarvis.
Nancy was a homemaker who loved caring for her family. The "apples of her eye" were her grandchildren and she treasured the time she spent with them. Her interests and hobbies also included knitting, reading, cooking, spending time at camp, and making her famous potato salad. A loving mother, proud grandmother, and sister, she is survived by: two daughters, Tammy (Ben) Constance of Marquette and Cindy (Joseph) Rivord of Skandia; two sons, Donald Trezona and Robert (Anna) Trezona both of Marquette; her dear grandchildren, Amber Constance, Alyshia Constance, Taylor Trezona, and McKayla Rivord; two sisters, Carole (Dennis) Burns of Big Bay and Pamela (Kenneth) Woods of Grants, NM; a brother James (Sandy) Brewer of Grants, NM; and several nieces and nephews, among them, a special niece, Debbie Burns of Grand Rapids and a special nephew, Scott Burns of Big Bay. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Trezona in 1971; second husband, David "Jumbo" Jarvis in 1996; and by an infant son, Brian Trezona.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Monday, July 30, beginning at 12 Noon. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Gauthier officiating. Burial will be made in the Park Cemetery. The family wishes to express their appreciation to caregivers, Jamie Colontonio Lancour, Chris Martin, and Pat Mair of Lake Superior Hospice, and Ann Pirtle of Marquette General Home Health, for their devotion, care, and compassion in attending to the needs of Nancy and the family during Nancy's illness. Your kindness will always be remembered.