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  • Sally Blasi
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:08 AM
    Sally Bla­si, age 84, a 25-year resident of Eagle River, Wis., passed away peacefully at home in Eagle River surrounded by her family.

    She was born Sept. 7, 1933, in England, to parents, Thomas and Jane Davies. Sally was raised in England.

    She met Robert “Rocky” Blasi while he was stationed at Chicksands Air Force Base, England. They married on July 9, 1954, in England, and moved to southern Wisconsin a year later, and then moved to Grayslake, Ill., where they raised their family.

    Sally was a regional manager in the Grayslake area for the AFS (American Field Service), which is an organization that matches foreign exchange students with
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:07 AM
    Elizabeth Ann Dresden, “Beth,” a resident of Three Lakes, Wis., and formerly of Greendale, Wis., passed away with her family at her side on Oct. 3, 2017, at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, Ill., at the age of 67.
    She was born Nov. 25, 1949, in Milwaukee, Wis., to George and Nila Krause.
    She was a retired church secretary of 25 years at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church-M.S. in Milwaukee.
    She loved the North Woods, the lakes, her computer, her afghan making, her children and grandchildren. She will be missed.
    She was affectionately known as
  • Michael Paul John
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:06 AM
    Michael Paul John, age 17, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 2005, and formerly of Hinsdale, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in St. Germain, Wis.
    Michael was born on March 29, 2000, in Hinsdale,  to Julia and Peter John.
    He was a senior at Northland Pines High School.
    Michael was a member of the hockey team, golf team and was a charter member of the bass fishing team.
    He was
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:05 AM
    Mary O’Brien, a resident of Eagle River, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Eagle River. She was 75.
    Mrs. O’Brien is survived by her husband, Paul O’Brien of Eagle River.
    Services are pending at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.
    A complete obituary will be in next week’s newspaper.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:04 AM
    Carol Pratz, a resident of Sugar Camp, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at her home. She was 74.
    Services are pending at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River.
    A complete obituary will be in next week’s newspaper.
  • Delores Irene ‘Lorry’ Skrobak
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:03 AM
    Delores Irene “Lorry” (Jefferson) Skrobak passed away on Oct. 1, 2017, after struggling with a long illness; she was 91.
    Born at home on Oct. 19, 1925, in Conover, Wis., Delores was the eldest child of six born to pioneering parents, Dan and Frieda (Staffen) Jefferson.
    She grew up in the North Woods of Wisconsin during the Great Depression. There was plenty of work that had to be done, but her early years also included many fun activities such as blueberry picking, swimming, sledding, downhill skiing, and even ski jumping.
    Delores was very fond of her maternal grandparents, who helped establish the Conover community, and she enjoyed frequent visits to their farm at
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:36 PM
    Ruth Evelyn Anderson, a resident of Conover, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Milestone Senior Living in Eagle River. She was 92.
    Mrs. Anderson was born May 13, 1925, in Chicago to Edward and Thora Olson.  
    After graduating high school, she enrolled in Augustana Nursing School in Chicago to become a registered nurse.  
    She married Robert John Anderson in 1947. 
    She previously lived in Chicago Ill.; Plainfield, N.J.; Seattle, Wash.; and Norman Okla. 
    She was
  • Mary H. Carter
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:35 PM
    Mary H. Carter, age 80, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., since 1958, and formerly of Superior, Wis., passed away on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston, Wis.

    Mary was born on Sept. 13, 1937, in Superior, Wis., to Elmer and Dorothy Hoven.

    She graduated from East End High School in Superior, attended college at UW-Superior for one year, and graduated from UW-Madison.

    She was married to her husband, Colyn, on Dec. 27, 1958.

    She worked for 15 years as a bookkeeper at
  • Lawrence T. Cavin
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:34 PM
    Lawrence T. Cavin, age 78. Born to eternal life on Oct. 7, 2017.

    Born  Dec. 11, 1938. Born and raised in Eagle River, Wis.

    Loving husband of Carol Ann Cavin for 51 years.

    Beloved father of Shawn Peter and the late Lawrence William Cavin. Proud grandfather of Sean Patrick Cavin and Jameson Raymond Cavin.

    A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 120 Nashotah Rd., Nashotah, Wis., on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m.

  • James ‘Jim’ E. George
    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:33 PM
    James “Jim” E. George, resident of Eagle River since 1971, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in his home at the age of 83.

    He was born on May 14, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Edward and Mae George. 

    He was married to Lorraine Lowitz on Aug. 11, 1956, and served in the Wisconsin National Guard from 1952 to 1960. 

    He worked many jobs over the years, but was especially fond of the work he and his father did installing and maintaining bowling alley lanes throughout the state of Wisconsin and U.P. of Michigan.

    He delivered milk for
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