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Area News THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood, Ml — Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998 Page 4 Obituaries Rudy Jansson LINDEN, Mich. — Rurik Ragnvald "Rudy" Jansson, 79, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Jansson was born Dec. 30, 1918, in Overmark, Finland, the son of Jacob Wilpala and Anna Alvina (Froberg) Jansson. He resided in Linden the past 10 years, coming from Bessemer, where he had resided for 36 years. He married Vera Josephine Niemi on April 3, 1947, in Ironwood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was a bricklayer by trade, serving as foreman or general foreman. He was a lifetime member of the Bricklayers Union and Disabled American Veterans, and a member of the Linden Presbyterian Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather and he served many years of devoted volunteer service on numerous community, school and church-related committees. Surviving are wife, Vera Josephine Jansson; four children: John Newman BESSEMER — John E. Newman, 86, of First Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Bessemer Township. John was born in Bessemer on Jan. 2, 1912, son of the late Alfred and Ida Newman. He attended the Bessemer schools. On Oct. 1, 1933 he was united in marriage with the former Ruth E. Blomberg. She survives. He was employed as a mechanic at Gogebic Auto for many years. He later operated Newman's Gas Station and was a partner in the Gogebic Oil Company. He was a lifelong member of the Sharon Lutheran Church and served as a member of the church council. He was a member of the Runeburg Lodge for many years and also was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Bessemer. Besides his wife, John is survived by a daughter, Patricia Art LeMoine ONTONAGON — Charles Arthur "Art" LeMoine, 79, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at the Ontonagon Memorial Hospital. He was born May 10, 1919, in Rockland, the son of Charles and Esther (Sundbacka) LeMoine. He graduated from the Ontonagon Area High School. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a local fireman for many years. On June 19, 1943, he was united in marriage to the former Margaret Mattson, who preceded him in death in 1997. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Tom) Csmarich of Ontonagon, five grandchildren: Ca- j sey (Rick) Moynihan, Julie i (Mike) Ebel, Jamie (Wes) Corey, ! Lisa LeMoine, Jim LeMoine, and ] one great-grandchild, Jack Moy- 1 nihan. Gay legislator | wins primary MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rep. Tammy Baldwin, the state Legislature's only openly gay member, won a congressional primary and narrowly avoided a general election race against a Christian fundamentalist who criticized homosexuality. Baldwin, an Assembly member from Madison, defeated three other Democratic primary candidates Tuesday. In the Republican primary, former state insurance commissioner Josephine Musser won a close race over Ron Grcer, an evangelical minister who distributed a fund-raising letter saying that this could be the first year a "left-wing lesbian" gets elected to Congress. The race was one of six congressional primaries to choose candidates for the Nov. 3 election. In the state's southeastern 1st District, Democrat Lydia Spottswood defeated Jeffrey Thomas. She faces Republican Paul Ryan, who beat challenger Mark Logan. Democratic incumbent Gerald Kleczka handily beat challenger Roman Blenski in Milwaukee's 4th District. State Rep. Mark Green won the Republican primary for northeastern Wisconsin's 8th District, beating businessman Chuck Dettman. Greer said he planned to call for a recount today. Cheryl Ann (John) Sharpe, Linden, Ronald (Penny) Allen, Swartz Creek, Mich., Roselyrv Joette (Jim) Olson, Bloomington, Minn., Pamela Kathleen (Dan) Glisson, Lafayette, La.; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Saidi Hugo, of Sweden; and a nephew, Mauri (Sirpa) Jansson, of Finland. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lennart Jansson. Visitation was held 6 to 9 p.m., at the Sharp Funeral Home, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton, Mich. Funeral services will be held today, Sept. 8, 1998, at 2 p.m., at the Linden Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Larry McMellen officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Linden. Those desiring to do so may make contributions to the Argentine Care Center Activity Department, or the Linden Presbyterian Church for mission work. The Sharp Funeral Home, Fenton Chapel, Fenton, Mich., is in charge of arrangements. (Thomas) Gustafson, of Connecticut, four great-granddaughters, Becky Brady, Annaka, Jessica, and Marissa Gustafson, a great- grandson, Patrick Gustafson, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gilbert and Walter. His family could not have asked for a better husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be remembered with much love. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, 1998 at Sharon Lutheran Church in Bessemer, with the Rev. Michael Ashman officiating. Visitation will be at the church from noon until time of service. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer, Frick-Zielinski Funeral Service of Bessemer is in charge of arrangements. Art was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; an infant child in December 1944; a son, Gary, in 1984; a sister, Ruth Koppari, and two brothers: Donald and Clarence Lemoine. Visitation will be held Friday from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Cane Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m., at the Cane Funeral Home in Ontonagon, the Rev. Lance Ness officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The Cane Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ron Mulford MERRILL, Wis. — Ronald C. Mulford, 63, died at 1010 Saint Paul Drive, Merrill, under the Comfort Care and Hospice Program on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998. Born in Ironwood on Nov. 8, 1934, Ronald was the son of Harold and Regina (Reevers) Mulford. He and Linda Presley were married in Merrill on Jan. 17,1983. Ronald graduated from high school in Ironwood, and served with the U.S. Array during the Korean Conflict. In 1959, Ron and his mother started Queenie and Ron's Pizza in Merrill. A devoted family man, Ron enjoyed spending time at his hunting shack, hunting, fishing, and Mabel Mursch BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Mabel L. Mursch, 93, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, at the Altercare Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1904, in Norway, Mich., the third child of Hogen and Emma (Hansen) Nelson, and spent her childhood in Ironwood. In 1921, she graduated from L.L. Wright High School, and then graduated with her teaching certificate in elementary education, from what is now Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Mabel taught school in Greenland before moving to Big Rapids in. 1927, where she lived since. In 1937, she married George Mursch, and continued to teach and tutor many children in the subsequent years. She was a longtime member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Altar Guild, and in the weekly Bible classes led by her sister, Helen Windquist. Mabel had experienced declining health for nearly two years, and her family gives special thanks to her caregivers, church Allen Gustafson CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Allen A. Gustafson, 72, passed away in Cape Coral. Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m., at the Cane Funeral Home in Ontonagon. A graveside service will be held downhill skiing with his family. Another one of Ron's favorite pastimes was sitting at the pizza shop talking to hie customers. Survivors include his wife, daughters Jenny (Tom Smith) Maki, and Alex; sons Jeffrey (Lori Hinz), Casey and Zack, all of Merrill; and grandchildren Kayleigh Marie and Shawn Ronald Maki, also of Merrill. Ron is further survived by niecea and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Transplant Clinic in Madison, or the American Cancer Society. The arrangements were handled by Waid Funeral Home, Merrill. members, meals-on-wheels deliverers, friends, and others whose love and concern has meant so much to her and enabled her to remain in her home during this difficult time. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983, father in 1943, mother in 1955, brother, Harold, in 1977, brother, Paul, in 1987, sister, Helen, in 1990, and niece, Ruth (Nelson) Erickson. Surviving are nieces Pauline (Nelson) Lenatz of White Pine, Anne (Nelson) Gearhart of Charlotte, and Sandra (Nelson) Derby of Marion, many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews; Peggy (Robinson) Perkins and her children and grandchildren. Funeral servicea were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Big Rapids, with the Rev. Lee A. Zabrocki officiating. Burial is in the Highland View Cemetery, Big Rapids. Memorial contributions to the Church Endowment Fund may be left in care of the Rogers- Mohnke Funeral Home, Big Rapids. at the Riverside Cemetery on Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. William Burgess officiating. A Masonic memorial service will be held at the cemetery. The Cane Funeral. Home is in charge of arrangements. Thank You The family of Tony Kutz wishes to acknowledge special thanks to Mckevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, Father Bob O'Connell, Decon Russ Lundgren, Mary Louise Geach, the Catholic Women's Council, Beacon Ambulance, Dr. Sueldo and the staff at Grand View Hospital. Words can not express our deepest appreciation to those who sent cards, floral arrangements, food and to all the dear friends who gave us strength and a helping hand. We shall never forget all your kindness. Thank you and God Bless Always. Rosalee Kutz and the Family of Tony Kutz (Mark, Paula, Danielle; Rich, Amy, Tony II, Jake; Holly and Clayton) 4 ,,,, A . 1 1 fc*"j| ONTONAGON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ^°*»'^| .VWftW ^ittV!SYiS5«> FAMILY PRACTICE CLINIC Thc Family Practicc C i in ic i, Dr. John Austin, MD, Director Open Monday - Friday Sue Pragacz, FNP 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Phone: (906) 884-2201 . Please cnll for an appointment. SEPTEMBER, 1998 CLINIC SCHEDULE: l)iin'< lenvc home when you t-jtn jrct your »|>cclalty <:arc al. 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Tight security and a news blackout imposed by the National Mediation Board kept people on the outside guessing about any progress that might have been made. The two sides met at a suburban hotel until about 12:30 a.m. today, said Paul Omodt, a spokesman for the pilots. He would not characterize the nature of the talks or say whether progress was being made, citing the news blackout. Lindsey has been thrown into some of the administration's toughest battles. He was Clinton's representative in negotiations for a national tobacco deal and for settlement of strikes by baseball players and American Airlines pilots. Clinton' halted the American strike just minutes after it began last year. Tuesday was the third day of Northwest talks aimed at resumption of negotiations. Northwest and the pilots met separately with a mediator Saturday and Sunday in Chicago. The Department of Transportation, meanwhile, planned to file a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court here requiring Northwest's feeder carrier, Mesaba Airlines, to reinstate service to 13 towns. Minneapolis-based Mesaba and Memphis-based Express Airlines I discontinued Northwest Airlink service when the strike began Aug. 28. The Transportation Department said it was having "productive discussions'* with Express Airlines I. Mesaba and Express have been under a federal order to resume service to 17 towns that have no other scheduled . air service. Northwest was ordered to provide the necessary ground support for both commuter carriers. Northwest said Tuesday it would do everything it could, "within the constraints of our current pilot strike," to provide the ground support but could not guarantee how long the support would remain available. Both carriers had said earlier it would be impossible to comply, noting that most of their passen- gers.connect to Northwest flights. Minnesota communities served by Mesaba are Bemidji, Br'ain- erd, Duluth, Hibbing, International Falls and Thief River Falls. Grand Forks, N.D., and Watertown, S.D., also are served by Mesaba. Also Tuesday, Northwest issued temporary layoff notices to 567 part-time reservation agents, boosting to about 28,300 the number of non-striking employees who have been laid off since the strike began. "We continue to evaluate our staffing levels in light of the pilots' union strike," said Dwayne Tucker, Northwest vice president-human resources. IROnilJOOD THCHTRG Bob Milne Ragtime and Boogie-Woogic September 10 — 7:30 p.m. Tickets at 'ilmalic Office (V06) 93 2-061,S. the WU<Jerncx1, or al the floor. THIS IS THE BIG ONE! grl 'III America's #1 Big Top Circus SEE IT NOW, OR MISS IT FOREVER THURSDAY, SEPT. 10th Gogebic County Fairgrounds Ironwood, Ml Sponsored by: Festival Ironwood Shows 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Reduced price advance sale tickets are available before circus day from Handsome Prints, On Cue, Witdernest, Wakefield Phtrmacy ~-~ and Malmberg Insurance. NO VIDEO CAMERA OF FLASH PHOTOS PERMITTED UNDER THE BIGGEST BIG TOP ON EARTH! At ticket outlets b«!ore Circus Day: ADULTS: M.OO (12 yrs. A up) -CHILD-14 00 (*ges 2-11) At Circus Box Oflice on Cifcut Day: ADULTS $9.75 (12 yrs. t up) • CHILD: tS.OO (*ge* 2-11) For an additional charge, General Acinmr.sion Tickols Purchased in Advance or at the Circus Box Orficfl. may bo upgraded to Center Section Reserved Stating on Circus Day at Ihe Box Office, starling at 9 a.m. until they are sold out For an additional charge, General admir.sision Tickets can be upgraded to Preferred Seats on Circus Day inside thu Big Top starting 45 minutes prior to the show. ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! • NO VIDEO CAMERAS OR FLASH PHOTOS PERM1TTEO

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