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James Michael Adameak, 39, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Duluth, died in his home after a courageous year-long battle with a rare form of cancer. He was born in Duluth on Dec. 5, 1958, the youngest of 10 children to Thomas and Evelyn Adameak. He graduated from Duluth’s Denfeld High School in 1977. He married Kathy Maust on June 30, 1979. Adameak worked at Diamond Tool and Horseshoe before moving to Blaine, Minn. He moved to Phoenix in 1996, where he worked driving a truck and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was also a member of La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church in Phoenix. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Kathy and Lois; and a brother, Bernard. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; a daughter, Sammi Jo; a son, Jackson Daniel; a brother, Raymond (Dana); and sisters Eileen (Wayne) Langlee, Marge Padden and Betty (Bob) Swanfeld of the Duluth area, Mary Bouchard of Superior and Patricia Lynn LaBrosse of Winchester, Va. A memorial service was Monday in Phoenix. Another memorial service is planned in Duluth later this month.

Olaf K. Haugen, 85, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at a care center in Colorado Springs. Born April 7, 1913, in Superior, he graduated from Superior Central High School in 1932 and from Superior State Teachers College in 1936 with a bachelor of science degree, and later from Columbia University in New York with a master’s degree. While at Superior State Teachers College, he played center with the Yellowjackets championship basketball team in 1934 and 1935, and when they made the all-state team in 1935. He was a World War II Army veteran and had served in General Patton's Third Army in England, France and Germany. He was a commissioned officer in the field artillery from 1944 to 1945 and held the rank of captain. For his service, he received many Army awards and decorations. Before World War II, Haugen had worked for the Gates Rubber Tire Co. He had traveled as a procurement agent of natural products from rubber plantations in the Far East. For 23 years he was a purchaser for Montgomery Ward’s main office in Chicago until his retirement in 1976. He was a frequent summer resident with his family at Amnicon Lake and was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha (Boe) and Hans Haugen and five brothers, George, Fred, Harold, John and Theodore. He was married Oct. 16, 1941, to Grace E. Haugen. He is survived by his wife Grace; two sons, Robert Kenneth of Jamestown, N.Y., and Richard Drew of Colorado Springs; a brother, Arthur C.; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Superior’s Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Ludford of Concordia Lutheran Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Dolores E. Hammer, 87, formerly of Lackawanna Avenue, died at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998. She was born on Aug. 4, 1911, in Superior, and had been a lifelong resident of Superior. On Aug. 5, 1939, she married Henry Hammer. She had worked at the Palace Theater as a bookkeeper and stenographer and retired as assistant manager in 1979. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, its Altar Guild, the United Commercial Travelers Auxiliary, where she had held all the offices, and was active in the PTA and Girl Scouts. Survivors include her husband Henry; two daughters, Janice (Gerald) LaGesse and Cindy (Boguslaw) Wnuk, both of Superior; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Rayl, Sacramento, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Hilma Reynolds, two sisters, Carmen Korte and Cleo Dolance, and a brother, Floyd Reynolds Jr. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday at William Downs-LeSage Funeral Home and continues Monday at Concordia Lutheran Church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Waldo Johnson of Pilgrim Lutheran Church will officiate, with burial to be in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren Gerald, James and Justin LaGesse, Michael Britton and Michele and Rodney Schiff. Honorary pallbearers will be Denise LaGesse and Lisa Wnuk. If friends desire, memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church or the Salvation Army.

Myrtle L. DeShane, 101, of 1612 N. 37th St., died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 23, 1897, in Superior, and was a lifelong city resident. She was a homemaker and a life member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Surviving are a daughter, Evelyn (Lester) DeShane Gockowski, Coon Rapids, Minn.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy DeShane, a former Great Northern Railroad employee, and a son, Keith DeShane. A Mass of Christian burial will be at noon on Saturday at Cathedral of Christ the King with the Rev. Andrew Ricci as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements are being handled by William Downs-LeSage Funeral Home.

Irving Edward Larsen, 87, Cloquet, formerly of Superior, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998, at the North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn. He was born July 1, 1911 in Superior to Halvor and Josephine (Anderson) Larsen. He was raised in Superior and moved to Cloquet in 1946. He and the former Helen Johnson were married July 12, 1947, in Cloquet. He was an Army Air Corps’ World War II veteran and retired from the Conwed Corporation. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet, Union Local #158, and Dalles Masonic Lodge #181, AF&AM of Cloquet. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters. Surviving are his wife, Helen; three sons, Larry (Pam) of Coon Rapids, Minn., Ralph (Carol) of Randolph, Minn., and Thomas of Cloquet; one sister, Jane (Arnold) Peterson, Superior; a brother, Maurice (Clara) Larsen, Foxboro; six grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy, Jonathan, Jason, David and Katherine Larsen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral in Zion Lutheran Church, Cloquet, with Rev. Todd Mattson officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet with full military honors presented by the Cloquet Honor Guard. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet.

Ivan S. Iverson, 72, of Superior, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth. Born in Duluth on May 13, 1926, to Jonas and Marie (Hanson) Iverson, he was a 1944 Central High School graduate, and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Iverson later graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. On Oct. 6, 1956, he married Alphea Rikansrud in Decorah, Iowa. Much of Iverson's life was spent skiing. He began by skiing down 7th Avenue East when he was five years old. He went on to successful competitive skiing on junior high, high school and university ski teams. In 1954, he placed first in the Mid-West Central Alpine Ski Tournaments. Iverson was one of the first ski instructors at Mont du Lac Ski Area when it opened in 1949. He continued as ski patrolman, general manager and then owner of Mont du Lac Ski Area until 1985. He always promoted and supported family Alpine skiing. He was instrumental in starting the Duluth-Superior Alpine Club in 1965 and served on the board of directors until 1987. He was a member of First Lutheran Church-Duluth, and was an usher there for many years. Survivors include his wife, Alphea; one sister, Joyce (Frank) Staudohar of Crown Point, Ind.; 11 nieces and nephews; and numerous grandnieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church Archives or First Lutheran Church Bethesda Chapel. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday in Bell Brothers Chapel, Duluth. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in First Lutheran Church.

William G. Warren, 73, Barnes, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at his residence. Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Superior, he had been a Barnes resident the past 20 years. He was employed by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, retiring in 1978, at which time he moved to Barnes. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a signalman first class serving on the USS Schmitt during World War II and on the USS Parks during the Korean War. For many years, he attended Navy reunions all over the country. He was a life member of VFW Post No. 8329 of Barnes and a former member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Superior. Surviving are four sons, William (Betti) of Superior, Michael R., Superior, Richard (Kelley) of Lake Minnesuing, and James R., Bennett; one daughter, Kathryn (Allan) Pettingill, Superior; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie A. Warren, on May 31, 1992, a grandson, Chad Warren, in 1993, a brother, Robert Warren, in 1975, and his parents, Roy and Nell Warren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Superior, with Fr. Dean Buttrick as celebrant. Interment will be in the Barnes Memorial Cemetery with military honors by the Barnes VFW Post No. 8329. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, with a Scripture service to be held at 6:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be William, Michael, Richard and James Warren, Allan Pettingill and Robert Smith.

Ernest W. Erkkila, 87, of 9726 E. State Highway 13, Poplar, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at the Middle River Health Facility. Born Jan. 8, 1911 in Oulu, he was a Lakeside resident most of his life. He married Elma Hermanson on Jan. 30, 1934, in Duluth and they would have celebrated 65 years of marriage this coming January. He worked in logging in northern Michigan prior to his marriage. He farmed in Lakeside, where he was a blacksmith, welder, mason, carpenter and sawmill operator. He also worked for Fraser Shipyards and Northern Engineering. He fashioned one of the first school buses for the Town of Oulu, built and operated his own sawmill and produced millions of board feet of lumber that were used to build homes in Douglas and Bayfield counties. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Poplar. Surviving are his wife, Elma; a son, Kenneth, Superior; two daughters, Mavis (Phillip) Buckland, Milwaukee, and Arlene (John “Swede”) Johnson, Solon Springs; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter (Violet) of Lakeside and Rudolph (Clarice) of Superior; one sister, Ellen (Richard) Smith, Cedarville, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Aina Erkkila, four sons, Raymond, Mervin, James and Donald, and eight brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Peace Lutheran Church, Poplar, with Rev. Larry Day officiating. Interment will be in the Poplar Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phillip Buckland, John Johnson, Lucas Sandberg, Alan and Brian Erkkila and Greg Kuechler. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Monday in the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, and resumes Tuesday in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Robert J. Schiff, 72, Lakeside, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth. He was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Rugby, N.D., and had resided in Lakeside since 1957. He farmed in North Dakota until moving to Lakeside, after which he worked for Great Northern and King Midas, then the Superior Fiber Products/Georgia Pacific Company as a maintenance foreman until retiring in 1991. He married Eleanor Forst on Aug. 25, 1948, and they had celebrated 50 years of marriage. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Superior and wintered in Yuma, Ariz., for the past six years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the military police. He enjoyed hunting and farming with his sons and enjoyed flying as a pilot. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor; four sons, Richard (Jamie) of South Range, Ronald (Dorothy) of Poplar, Roy of Superior and Rodney (Michele) of South Range; three daughters, Roxane (Clinton) Mattson, Maple, Rolanda Fischer, Cincinnati, Ohio, Roma (Scott) Myers, Superior; 22 grandchildren; five brothers, Daniel and Jerome, both of Minot, N.D., George, Velva, N.D., James, Duluth, and LeRoy, Akron, Iowa; five sisters, Viola Lemieux, Colbertson, Mont., Beatrice Bistodeau, Cambridge, Minn., Judy Johnson, Ruso, N.D., Delores Nichols, Minot, and Sally Bauer, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert, in 1991, a brother, Joseph Schiff Jr., and a sister, Phyllis Seltzer, and his parents, Joseph and Margaret Schiff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Superior. Fr. Dean Buttrick will be celebrant, with interment to be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, with a Scripture service scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Shane and Joseph Schiff, Jason and Eric Mattson, Gary Peterson and Dale Carlson. Honorary pallbearers will be Verlyn Peterson, Ron Johnson, Wesley Johnson, Chuck Christianson, Travis and Adam Fischer.

William G. Warn, 72, Barnes, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at his residence. Born Nov. 27, 1925, in Superior, he was a Barnes resident the past 20 years. He was a 1943 graduate of Superior Central High School. He was employed by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, retiring in 1978, at which time he moved to Barnes. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a signalman first class serving on the USS Schmitt during World War II and on the USS Parks during the Korean War. For many years, he attended Navy reunions all over the country. He was a life member of VFW Post No. 8329 of Barnes and a former member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Superior. Surviving are four sons, William (Betti) of Superior, Michael R., Superior, Richard (Kelley) of Lake Minnesuing, and James R., Bennett; one daughter, Kathryn (Allan) Pettingill, Superior; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Marie A. Warn on May 31, 1992, a grandson, Chad Warn, in 1993, a brother, Robert Warn, in 1975, and his parents, Roy and Nell Warn. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Superior, with the Rev. Dean Buttrick as celebrant. Interment will be in Barnes Memorial Cemetery with military honors by the Barnes VFW Post No. 8329. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, with a Scripture service at 6:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be William, Michael, Richard and James Warn, Allan Pettingill and Robert Smith.

Herbert H. “Herbie” Carlson, 78, of 6105 John Ave., died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in his residence. He was born April 28, 1920, in Superior, and was a lifelong city resident. He graduated in 1938 from the former Superior East High School, where he lettered in basketball. He attended Superior State Teachers College. A former member of the United Commercial Travelers, he was active in the Superior Area Men’s Bowling Association for many years. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local No. 346 and was an avid Packer backer. He was a bread salesman for the former Leamon Bakery, Eddy’s Bakery and retired from Taystee Bread in 1975. Surviving are his wife Delores; a sister, Evelyn Ramsay, Winnipeg, Manitoba; two brothers, George (Marvyl) Carlson, Richfield, Minn., and Kenneth (Bunny) Martinson, Camino Island, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ole and Elida Carlson, and two sisters, Berglett and Edna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bethel Lutheran Church, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Pastor Richard Peterson will officiate, with interment to be in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike, Tim and Terry Stroozas, Bill Stroozas Jr., Jim Reinkall and Delphis St. George. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Goldberg, Charles Reinkall, Harry Greenberg, Bill Stroozas Sr. and Wayne Johnson. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church. Downs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth E. Koepp, 76, of Cameron, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born Oct. 10, 1922, to Edward and Leta (Hover) Koepp in Cameron. He was raised in Cameron and graduated from Cameron High School in 1941. After high school he went to Manitowoc to work in the shipyards as a welder. On Jan. 25, 1944, he was married to Adeline Evenson at the United Methodist Church in Cameron. He then worked for his father for a time in the welding shop as well as for ABS and H.G. Stoker Plumbing and Heating. He then took a job with Kirckof Plumbing and Heating, which he held for about 20 years. He retired in 1982, but remained with them part-time for same time after that. Koepp was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cameron and also served on the Chibardun board of directors for the past several years. He had been an active member of he Cameron Fire Department for 55 years and was also active in many other community and civic organizations over the years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Adeline on May 17, 1981. He is survived by a son, Brad (Jane) Koepp of Cameron; three granddaughters, Cari (Brian) Boerum of Rice Lake, Cristi (Pat) Koepp of Mondovi and Cassi Koepp of Cameron; one great-grandson, Gage Boerum; and a special friend, Lorraine Gillett of Cameron. The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Cameron. The Rev. David R. Anderson officiated, with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery in the town of Stanley. Arrangements were with Mark Rausch Funeral Service, Cameron and Dallas.

Tillie Jacobson, 86, Superior, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at Nopeming Nursing Home, Duluth. She was born July 28, 1912, in Superior, and was a lifelong resident. She was a former member of the Duluth Gospel Tabernacle and was an avid cook and baker. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou (Paul) Enberg, Blaine, Minn.; a son, Richard (Janith) Jacobson, Duluth; six grandchildren, Paul (Denise) Enberg Jr., Kevin (Tina) Enberg, Amanda (Tim) Udesen, Lance Jacobson, Nathanael (Stacey) Jacobson and Rebekah (Jason) Madriaga; six great-grandchildren, Paul D. Enberg III, Marie Enberg, Soren Udesen, Annika Udesen, Charlotte Jacobson and Nicholas Jacobson. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence M. Jacobson; her parents, Fredrick and Mary Louise (Gubranson) Sandberg; two brothers, Victor Sandberg and Louis (Dorothy) Sandberg; and a sister, Marion Hadelsford. A private funeral will be held at a later date, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Downs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary J. Peterson, 54, town of Lakeside, died Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 25, 1943, in Menagha, Minn., she had lived in Lakeside since 1968. She attended the Oulu and South Shore schools as a child. She married Richard Peterson on Jan. 7, 1961, at Hope Lutheran Church in Oulu, and recently celebrated 37 years of marriage. She was employed by the former Brule Corporation of Iron River and the P.V. Food Company. In addition to her husband Richard, she is survived by two sons, Richard Peterson Jr. and Randy Peterson, both of Lakeside; two brothers, Steven (Sandy) Peterson and John Peterson, both of Oulu; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother Lydia Peterson in 1955 and her step-father Victor Peterson in 1983. Visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home and will continue there Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m. The Rev. H. Duane Aslyn will officiate. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clarence Peterson, Arnold Saari, Keith Moreland, Donald Saari and Dale and Eric Peterson.

Herman Fredrick “Fred” Dailey, 69, of Bemidji, Minn., died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998, at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Bemidji, the son of Charles and Augusta (Oestrich) Dailey. He grew up and attended school in Bemidji, graduating in 1946. While in high school he was selected to the Central Eight All Conference football team and played on the Minnesota North All Star Team in 1946. After graduation he attended Bemidji State Teachers College for two years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and after his discharge he owned and operated the Brunswick Billiard Parlor in Bemidji until 1960. He managed the Bemidji Town and Country Club for several years. Dailey was secretary and manager of the Bemidji Moose Lodge, Hibbing Moose Lodge, manager of the Serviceman's Club in Chisholm and managed the V.F.W. in Bemidji for a short time. He was active in sports and managed American Legion Baseball and City Baseball in Bemidji. He married Mary Vikrora of Bemidji and they were later divorced. He married Jean Wayne of Bemidji on April 5, 1974, in Webster, S.D. He was an avid curler and was secretary and ice maker at the Bemidji Curling Club and also served as president. Starting in the 1940s as an eighth grader, he became one of Minnesota's premier curlers, winning two state titles and six Dunbar Memorial Championships, more than any other person in the history of the event, which was discontinued in 1973. He was a member of Ralph Gracie Post 14 of the American Legion, serving as second vice commander in 1989-90, Vorture 582 of the 40/8 and was Chef de Care in 1962, the International War Veterans Alliance, a life member of Bemidji Curling Club, life member of the Loyal Order of Moose 1452 in Bemidji, a life member of the Fellowship degree, Loyal Order of Moose, the Legion of the Moose, Mesabi Legion 119, Hibbing, and a past member of the Bemidji Fish Fry Crew. Survivors are his wife, Jean, of Bemidji; two sons, Ed (Brenda Neuman) Dailey of Bemidji and Michael (Stephanie Charlton) Dailey of Ogema, Minn.; two daughters, Carol Dailey (Dawn Paschke) of St. Paul, and Pamela (Wayne) Matney of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty Dailey of Bemidji; and his mother-in-law, Margaret Wayne of Bemidji. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bill Dailey, and his first wife, Mary. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji, with the Rev. Mark Papke-Larson officiating. Visitation in the funeral home will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji.

Olga M. Golly, 78, Iron River, formerly of Superior, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in Northern Lights Manor, Washburn. She was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Velva, N.D. She married Ervin Golly on July 15, 1938, in Velva, and they had celebrated 60 years of marriage. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Ervin E., of Iron River; three sons, Earl Golly, Hawthorne, Larry (Beth Ann) Golly, Neenah, and Ross (Betty) Golly, Oshkosh; six daughters, Fern (Rich) Lazarski, Superior, Judy (Laverne) Hagen, Eden, Wis., Dona (Lee) Kiggins, Iron River, Dianna (Ernest) Teppo, Wausau, Jane (Dennis) Bingham, Madison, and Mary Ann (Kevin) Blazie, Wausau; a sister, Helen Gow, in California; 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home and continues there Saturday from 10 a.m. to the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Donald Nicholson, chaplain at Northern Lights Manor in Washburn, will officiate. Pallbearers will be Leeland Kiggins, Ernest and Alan Teppo, Tom Walkowiak, Terry Johnson and Kevin Blazie.

Jane Lucchesi, 86, South Range, Mich., died early Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, at her home. The former Jane Chisholm was born Sept. 27, 1912, a daughter of the late Olive and Joseph Chisholm in Superior. In 1935 she moved to Baltic, Mich., but spent most of her life in South Range, Mich. She was a graduate of Jeffers High School and received a bachelor of science degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1965. She began her teaching career with Dr. F.A. Jeffers at the South Range Elementary School in 1948. She taught in the lower elementary grades until 1959. From 1965-67 she was a full-time librarian and opened the elementary library in South Range. In 1968, she was named library supervisor. She was a member of Holy Family Church in South Range and its Altar Society, the Daughters of Italy and the alumnae of Michigan Tech, College of St. Scholastica and the University of Michigan. She was a life member of the School of Library Science, the Michigan Library Association, the Michigan Association of School Libraries and the Michigan Association of Retired Personnel. She was a married to Geno Lucchesi at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lake Nebagamon, Wis. He preceded her in death in 1983, as did a daughter, Jane, in 1976 and a sister, Mary Quinn. Surviving are one granddaughter, Lori (Gary) Wheeler, Montrose, Mich.; one grandson, Andrew (Barbara) Hecker, Belleville, Ill.; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Andrew Gilmour; and a special friend, Barbara Mattila. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Holy Family Church, South Range, with Fr. Bede Louzon, OFM, officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery in South Range. A prayer service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Plowe Funeral Home, South Range, where friends may call from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday.

Scott A. Buttrick, 42, 2885 S. Hawkins Ave. (Oliver), Superior, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was born Aug. 25, 1956 in Exeter, N.H., and had been a Superior resident most of his life. For the past nine years, he was employed as service warranty writer by Fabco Equipment. Buttrick graduated from Superior Senior High School in 1974 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling and camping. Surviving are his wife of 19 years, Linnae; two daughters, Amy Eales, Duluth, and Jamie, at home; a son, Matthew, at home; his parents, Albert and Mary Lee Buttrick, of Oliver; two grandchildren, Christopher and Hailey Eales, Duluth; five sisters, Sherry (Robert) Albright, Superior, Sandy (Norman) Shupe, Stacey (Edward) Carlson and Stephanie (Randy) LeDoux, all of Oliver, and Shannon (Steve) Rawson, Kenosha; one brother, Shawn (Lori) Buttrick, Superior; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in Holy Assumption Catholic Church with Fr. George Votruba as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Luy, Bob Zack, Gene Hautajarvi, Russell Johnson, Mike Doherty and Bill Hall. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Friday in Downs Funeral Home, where a Scripture service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

William H. Oranger, 83, of 1800 New York Ave., died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, in St. Francis Home in the Park. Born May 6, 1915, in Superior, he was a lifelong city resident. He had been employed as a welder by Berwind Coal and Clyde Iron Works. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Aad Temple of the Shrine, Acacia-Itasca Lodge No. 329, F&AM and Knights Templar. Surviving are two sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Williams Lamb (Leonard “Bud” Lamb), Culver, Minn., and Dorothy (Karen) Lindgren, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a brother, Russell J. (Alice) Nelson, Wimberly, Texas; a special niece, Diane Pemble; and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two wives, Florence and Billie, his mother, Marie Berg Nelson, two sisters, Martha Koenen and Marie Thompson, and two brothers, Ronald and Iver Nelson. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may go to Bethel Lutheran Church. Downs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel Alan Hudacek, 12-year-old son of Robert and Lisa Hudacek, 3808 E. Baumgartner Road, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998, of injuries from an ATV accident Saturday on Baumgartner Road in the town of Superior. He was born Feb. 11, 1986, in Superior, and was a lifelong Superior resident. At the time of his death, Daniel was a seventh grade student at Superior East Junior High School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a special sister, Amanda, at home; his paternal grandparents, Frank and Gloria Hudacek, Superior; eight aunts and uncles, Todd and Tammy Hudacek, Don Hudacek and Jim Hudacek, all of Superior, Kathy and Glen Hope, South Range, Patricia Westlund, Foxboro, and Barb and Chuck Miller, Superior; and many cousins. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Downs Funeral Home with the Rev. George Votruba of Holy Assumption Catholic Church officiating. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Florence Lucille Dittoe, 80, a resident of Solon Springs, died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998, at Middle River Health Facility. Born Feb. 13, 1918, in Superior, to Peter and Sophie (Roess) Copp, she had been employed as site manager for the Douglas County Nutrition Program in Solon Springs for 10 years. She was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church, the Solon Springs Civic Club and American Legion Auxiliary Lockman-Jensen Unit No. 499 in Gordon. Survivors include three sons, Joseph (Margaret) Dittoe, Manheim, Pa., Lawrence (Sandra) Dittoe, Merrillville, Ind., and John (Sally) Dittoe, Coupeville, Wash.; one daughter, Karen (Lloyd) Miller, Hammond, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph Copp, Solon Springs, and Fredrich Copp, in Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert on March 1, 1988; a son, Robert P. Dittoe, in August 1998; and two brothers, Rudy and Emil. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Jim Powers at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Pius Catholic Church in Solon Springs. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at Brown Funeral Home in Solon Springs. Interment will be in St. Pius Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association.


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