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Billie ‘Clara’ ‘Aletha’ Bruette

Billie “Clara” “Aletha” Bruette, a resident of Clearwater Lake for most of her life, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her home. She was 88.
Mrs. Bruette was born May 28, 1925, in Eagle River, to Joseph and Clara (née Moses) Peters.
Her interests included  traveling, reading, knitting and helping people. 
She was an active member of the

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:51 AM
Michael Burke

Michael Burke, age 36, a resident of Wakefield, Mich., and Eagle River, Wis., died on Feb. 20, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.
Mike was born in Iron River, Mich., on Sept. 19, 1977.
He grew up in Eagle River, and graduated from Northland Pines in 1996.
Mike served in the U.S. Army and

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:51 AM
Helen Kopanski

Helen Kopanski, a longtime resident of Phelps, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Phelps.  She was 79.
Mrs. Kopanski was born March 7, 1934, in Butternut, to John and Emily Wadas.  
She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Phelps.  
Her interests included  cooking, baking,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:50 AM
Dorothy Carberry Freund

Dorothy Carberry Freund, 95, passed into heaven Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2014, in Iron River, Mich. A Memorial Mass was Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish in Eagle River, Wis., with burial at a later date. She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Richland Center, Wis., to Joseph and Margaret Smyth Benton Carberry and raised in Madison, Wis., where she attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and Edgewood High School.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:48 AM
Walter Spiess

Walter Spiess, a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died Feb. 17, 2014. He was 92.
Mr. Spiess was born Jan. 13, 1922, to John and Anna (née Wiebe) Spiess in Eagle River, where he was raised and attended schools.
He served in U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific, and married his wife, Shirley, Sept. 30, 1950, in Lombard, Ill. They owned and operated Florcraft in Eagle River from 1954 to 1986.
He was an active member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:30 AM

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