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Lawrence Colassacco    

     Lawrence Colassacco

age 81, of Peshtigo, passed away peacefully Monday, April 20, 2015 at his home with his wife of nearly 52 years by his side. Born April 13, 1934 in Ironwood, MI. to Fiore and Anna Colassacco, he married Mary Ann Dennison June 8, 1963 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville, WI.  Larry was a graduate of Luther L. Wright High School, Ironwood, Michigan and furthered his education at           


Elaine D. LaValley      


     Elaine D. LaValley, 87,

of Peshtigo, passed away March 7, 2015 at Rennes Health Center West.  Born June 2, 1927 daughter of the late Frank and Alice (Newbury) Alswager, she married John LaValley December 2, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Peshtigo.  John preceded her in death January 9, 1989.   Elaine is survived by, a daughter-in-law, Robyn LaValley;  3 grandchildren, Amy (Jeremy) LaValley-

Slick; Matthew (Crystal) LaValley and Michael


Esther M. Borths       



     Esther M. Borths, age 95, of Peshtigo, passed away March 19, 2015 at Rennes Health Center West.  Born September 24, 1919, daughter of the late Herman and Amelia (Berth) Leuman, she married Elmer Borths June 3, 1944 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Grover.  Elmer preceded her in death April 8, 1980.  Esther was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Marinette.  She is survived by, her two children, Jerry (Mary Ann) Borths of     

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Jeffrey A. Mech




Jeffrey A. Mech, age 61, passed away May 21, 2015 at his home in Porterfield.  Born November 24, 1953, son of the late Louis and Phyllis (Monroe) Mech, he married the former Cyndi Cramer May 20, 1977 and the couple celebrated 38 years of marriage.  Jeffrey was employed at L.E. Jones for 42 years. He enjoyed gardening and hunting and fishing with his brothers and son, Matt. 

Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Cyndi;   his son, Matt Mech of Lena;  4 sisters, Debbie (Lane) Mech of Peshtigo, Sandy (Bill) Cramer of Marinette, Susie (Charlie) Kangas of Peshtigo, and Betty (Tim) Votava of Peshtigo;  3 brothers, Mark (Tina) Mech of Porterfield, Mike Mech of Coleman and Brad Mech of Peshtigo; Also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-niece and grand-nephews.

 Jeffrey was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Donald Pier;  a niece, Shannon Mech;  longtime best friend, Willie Gryzwa; and his favorite dog, Buddie.

 Family will receive friends Thursday, May 28th at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until time of memorial service at 4:00 pm.

with Rev. Fr. John Harper officiating.














Judith D. Michalski



Judith D. Michalski, age 73, of Peshtigo, passed away at her home April 27, 2015. Born October 8, 1941 daughter of the late Matthew and Helen (Darland) Kozbiel, she married Ronald J. Michalski.  He preceded her in death in 2004.  Judith is survived by, 2 sons, Rodney (Linda) Michalski of Crivitz and Mark Michalski of Menominee;  4 daughters, Nancy (Keith) Peterson of Pound, Laura  Tenpas of Peshtigo, Teresa Michalski  (Timothy Peters Sr.) of Marinette, and Helen Michalski of Green Bay; 2 brothers, James (DeDe) Nielson of Texas and Jack Nielson of Marinette; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by, 2 brothers, John and David and 4 sisters.   Family will receive friends on Friday, May 1st at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 10:00 am til 12:00 noon.   Private family graveside rites will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.