Dean Curtis Johnson, 60, longtime Stephenson area resident died Sept. 19, 2010, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, where he has been a resident for the past two years.
He was born April 27, 1950, in Kane, PA, to the late Rudolph and Dorothy (Larson) Johnson. He graduated from Stephenson High School Class of 1968. Dean served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972, includ ing a tour in Vietnam and later served in the National Guard.
He worked various jobs in the Menominee area and mostly as a truck driver for Twin City Trucking and Iron City Enterprises. Dean en joyed being with friends, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his son, Jesse Johnson, Menominee; one granddaughter; sister, Carol (Ronald) Bergman, Ishpeming; brother, Ronald Johnson, Tonopah, AZ; an aunt, Ruth Larson, Stephenson; ex-wife, Susan, (Ledger) Johnson, Menominee, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Leon Johnson.
A private family service will be held at a later date in Stephenson.
Memorials may be directed to the family in memory of Dean.
Connie Jean (Blystone) Krische, 54, Marinette, died Sept. 13, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 21, 1956, in Menominee.
She graduated from Marinette High School in 1974. She was employed for more than 30 years at Emerson Electric, retiring in 2006. She was a fan of Nascar and Tony Stewart. Connie married John Krische in 1985, they di vorced in 2005.
She is survived by her former husband; two sons, Chris of Marinette, and Matt (Alicia Brown and daughter Callie), Peshtigo; one daughter, Kayla of Marinette; mother, Nancy (Nines) Blystone, Marinette; three sisters, Carol (Gary) Charles, Menominee, Cathy (Mike) Desotell, Marinette, and Carla (Neal) Dionne, Marinette; one brother, Romy (Brenda) Blystone, Marinette, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carl.
Funeral services were held Sept. 16 at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home. Rev. Phil Tousley officiated.
Burial was in Glenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Marinette.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.
Raymond Joseph Malek, 50, Town of Wagner, died Sept. 19, 2010, at Bay Area Medical Center.
He was born in Menominee to Raymond and Joyce (Bottkol) Malek.
He grew up in Menominee and graduated from Menominee High School in 1979. He worked at Thyssen-Krupp Waupaca Foundry until his early re tirement. He married Kathleen Marie Panske at St. Joseph Parish-Walsh, Porterfield, WI, Sept. 27, 1980. They have three sons and three grandchildren that were Ray's delight.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Joshua Malek, (special friend, Jess), Menominee, Nathan (Amanda) Malek, Peshtigo, and Christopher Malek, Wausaukee; three grandchil dren, parents; mother-in-law, Judith Wilke, Wausaukee; brother, Jim (Martha) Malek, McAllister; sister, Paula Malek, Porterfield; sister-in-law, Annette (Stew) Wojciehowski, Porterfield; brother-in-law, Nick (Lorell) Panske, Coleman, nieces, nephews, other rela tives and friends.
Visitation was at Anderson Messar Funeral Home, Wausaukee, where memorial service was held Sept. 23 with Nick Panske officiat ing.
Darlene Ann Noon, 66, 5000 13th Street, Lot No. 117, Menominee, died Sept. 15, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.
She was born Sept. 9, 1944, in Escanaba, Carmel (Fitzgerald) Richer and the late Joseph Richer.
Darlene married Thomas Noon Nov. 2, 1968, in Escanaba. She was em ployed as a driver for Taxi, Inc. Darlene's passion was her grandchildren and fam ily. She also enjoyed caring for her mother and pet sitting.
In addition to her husband Tom, Darlene is survived by her mother, Carmel; one daughter, Jenny (Darryn) Baron, Corvallis, MT; two sons, Mark (Michelle) Noon, Niceville, FL and Brian Noon, Bessemer City, NC; five brothers, Art (Karen) Richer, Roger Richer, Allen (Janet) Richer, Mike Richer and Joe (Nancy) Richer all of Schaffer, MI; one sister-in-law, Janet (Richer) Benoit, Escanaba, six grandchildren and friends and other rela tives.
In addition to her father, Joseph Richer, Darlene was preceded in death by her sis ter, Mary Peterson, two brothers, Gerald and Ronald (Bub) Richer and three in fant siblings.
Family and friends called at Anderson-Kell Funeral Home, Menominee, where funeral services were held Sept. 18. Burial was in Schaffer Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Menominee Animal Shelter.
Reuben E. Samuelson, 90, of Mountain Home, Arkansas died Aug. 11, 2010, at Good Samaritan Home where he had made his home for the last several years.
He was born April 9, 1920, in Daggett, to Emanuel and Inez (Nordgren) Samuelson. He attended Daggett area schools and served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Phyllis Nelson July 24, 1943, in Chicago and lived in the Chicago area until retirement. Mr. Samuelson was a member of Twin Lakes Baptist Church in Arkansas.
Survivors are his daughters, Carol Balkus, Glen Ellyn, IL and Nancy Cribb (Sean), Delray Beach, FL and a son, Loren Samuelson (Eileen Schwab), Brighton, CO; a brother, Donald Samuelson (Doris), Olympia, WA; five grand children and 12 great-grand children.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a sister, Bernice McIntosh and a brother, Harold Samuelson.
Services were held at the Twin Lakes Baptist Church and interment was in Baxter Memorial Gardens in Arkansas.