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Michael ‘Black’ Grmick

Michael “Black” Grmick, age 71, a lifelong resident of the North Woods, died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Eagle River, Wis.

He was born May 30, 1943, to Peter and Becky (Dennison) Grmick.

Black worked at Hedberg Well Drilling for 30 years.

He enjoyed hunting,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:39 AM
Leonard ‘Jake’ Jakubowski

Mr. Leonard (“Jake”) Jakubowski, age 90, formerly of Three Lakes, died Tuesday July 22, 2014, in Washington, N.C.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Jakubowski was born in East Moline, Ill., on April 1, 1924, son of the late Conrad and Helen Jakubowski.

Following high school he served his country

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:39 AM
June Jeske

Honoring the life of June Jeske

June was born on March 15, 1923, and moved on to her next journey on July 22, 2014.

An avid outdoors woman and sports fan, June tirelessly attended to the needs of others.

For more than 30 years,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:38 AM
Robert ‘Bob’ Thorwald Larsen

Robert (Bob) Thorwald Larsen, 93, of Germantown, Wis., passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Bob was born April 17, 1921, in Menominee, Mich., to the late Thorwald and Martha (Salewsky) Larsen.

He married Doreen Diane Dungan on April 10, 1954, who preceded him in death in 2006.

Bob graduated from Menominee (Mich.)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:38 AM
Steve M. Meyer

Steve M. Meyer, age 65, of Rhinelander, Wis., died on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Rennes Health Care Center in Rhinelander.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1948, in Eau Claire, Wis., the son of Roland and Geraldine (Mason) Meyer.

Steve was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force.

On Sept. 15, 1979,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:38 AM
Ellen Sixel

Ellen Sixel of St. Germain and former longtime resident of Howards Grove, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was 89.

Mrs. Sixel was born in the town of Herman Aug. 12, 1924, the daughter of the late Oscar and Lula (née Mueller) Gierke.

She married LeRoy Sixel April 23, 1949, at Immanuel Church of Christ in Herman.

The couple farmed until 1961

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:37 AM
Karen Wessel

Karen Wessel (Poto­cki) passed away suddenly July 22, 2014, due to a tragic drowning.

Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth; and son, Michael; along with her sister, Janice.

As per her wishes, she has been cremated and services will be held at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 434 W. Park St., Arlington Heights, IL 60005, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers please,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:36 AM
Shirley J. Doyle

Shirley J. Doyle, 78, of Eagle River, went to heaven on July 20, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

The celebration of Shirley’s life will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Eagle River, with visitation prior to the service between 9 and 11 a.m. Please wear bright colors to reflect the vibrance of Shirley’s life. Pastor Bill Trosien will be officiating.

Tom and Shirley met Pastor through the

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:26 PM
Marie Hafer

Marie Hafer, a resident of Eagle River, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Eagle River. She was 76.

Mrs. Hafer was born July 6, 1938, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Fredrick and Johanna Hafer.

She worked as a principal and teacher at St. Peter’s school in Eagle River, and also worked at the Eagle River Nursing Home during her time at St. Peter’s.

She became a teacher at Shepherd’s Way

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:25 PM
John Hunter Higgins

John Hunter Higgins, formerly of Eagle River, died Monday, May 26, 2014, in Uriangato, Mexico. He was 71.

Mr. Higgins was born and raised in Chicago, Ill., the son of Royal J. Higgins and Dorothy H. Higgins.

He graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1960 and the University of Notre Dame in 1964.

He was a teacher and administrator in the original Chicago Public Schools

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:25 PM