Obituaries [M] Surnames - Mi
Ashland County, Wisconsin

Transcribed by Marla Zwakman (unless otherwise noted)

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Michel, Jeffrey G. (24 Apr. 1959 – 13 Aug. 2000)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Tuesday, 15 Aug. 2000

Jeffrey G. Michel, 41, of Chippewa Falls, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy, son, Joshua, daughter, Jessica, Chippewa Falls; father, Richard (Shirley) Michel, Marengo; sisters, Kim (Tom) Malyuk, Ashland, Wendy (Chris) Wypij, Park Falls, and Brenda (Duane) Ylitalo, Sanborn; brother, Wendell (Jane) Michel, Ashland; grandmother, Delpha Holmquist, Mellen; mother-in-law, Margaret Mangus, Norfolk, Va., and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores Michel; grandfathers, Harold Holmquist and Bernard Michel; grandmother, Irma Michel; and father-in-law, Theodore Mangus. Funeral arrangements are being made through Horan Funeral Home, Chippewa Falls.

*** Note: His date of birth is from the Social Security Death Index.


Mihalik, Kenneth J. (24 May 1945 – 16 Oct. 2003)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Monday, 20 Oct. 2003

Kenneth J. Mihalik, age 58, of 1703 Ellis Ave., Ashland, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003 at Saint Luke's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. Ken was born on May 24, 1945 in Ashland, the son of Charles F. and Philomena B. (Imrick) Mihalik. 

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mountain Funeral home in Ashland. 


Miles, A. H. (? – 24 Nov. 1909)
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Thursday, 25 Nov. 1909

ASHLAND, Wis., Nov. 24. – Druggist A. H. Miles of Iron River died this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the wound he received by being shot by a companion deer hunter.

An examination was made by Dr. Dodd of Ashland and Dr. Carter of Iron River at the St. Joseph’s hospital last night and it was found that the intestines were pierced in three places. There were two ordinary perforations and one large orifice, in which the bullet had apparently torn the side of the large intestine off. Notwithstanding these injuries, Mr. Miles walked nearly a mile to the railroad track after being shot, where a train was flagged and he was taken to Iron River and later to Ashland.

The accident occurred early yesterday afternoon, the probably fatal shot being fired by Bradley Mitchell, a cook in one of the Hines camps near Iron River. He and Miles started out on a hunt together and started up two deer who were running parallel to them. Both men fired and Mitchell reloaded, and in getting a bead on the deer again accidentally pulled the trigger in his excitement just as the muzzle of the gun was passing Miles. Miles sank to the ground with the cry, “I am shot,” and his friend, when he found the wound was of a serious nature, assisted him to the railroad track.

Miles leaves a wife and two children at Iron River. He was one of the best known men at that place and is known all over northern Wisconsin. Mitchell, who did the shooting is prostrated over the accident.


Mileski, Andrew (? – 21 Jan. 1913)
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Wednesday, 22 Jan. 1913

ASHLAND, Wis., Jan. 21. – Andrew Mileski, an employee of the Stearns Lumber company’s sawmill at Odanah, met death this afternoon in a terrible manner. He was working around some machinery when his arm was caught in a revolving belt. The speed of the belt tore his arm completely from the body, leaving a gaping wound in the side so that he died soon after. Undertaker Hoopenayn was called there, and he went down at noon to take charge of the body.


John F. Milewski (30 Apr. 1928 – 3 May 2000)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, WI) Friday, 5 May 2000

John F. Milewski, 72, 520 S. George St., Iron River, died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center, Ashland. He was born April 30, 1928, in Ashland, the son of John F. and Sophia Milewski.

He attended Holy Family Catholic School and was a DePadua High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-47 on the USS Shannon. He married Marcia A. Del Ponte on Nov. 26, 1949, at LeRoy, Wis. He worked at Splicewood, Ashland, Western Lime and Cement in Knowles and Regal Ware in Kewaskum for over 37 years. he was a member of the Regal 25-year-club, VFW Post 10197, Iron River, and a Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, his grandchildren, and coffee klatsch at A&L Spur with the boys.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marcia, Iron River; two sons, David (Sharon) Milewski, Brownsville, Texas; and John (Peg), Watervile, Minn.; two daughters, Beth (Jeff) Lauters, Hixton; and Jean (William) Sommers, West Bend; nine grandchildren, Tasha and Shawn Milewski; John Michael and Jennifer Milewski, Wanda (Rich) Hill, Timothy Lauters; Cassandra, Amber and Mitchell Dreher; two sisters, Francis Wrobelwski and Pauline Thurman; one soon-to-be great-granchild; and two step-great-grandchildren, Dylan and Jordan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Florian and Zigmund; three sisters, Jeanet, Lee and Elizabeth; twin grandchildren.

A memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Iron River, with Fr. Harry Schneider, OFM, celebrant.

Inurnment will take place in St. Michael Cemetery, Iron River, at a later date.

Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service at the church on Saturday.

The Mountain Funeral Home, Ashland, is assisting the family.


Miller, Madeline Lucille (5 Nov. 1927 - 10 Jan. 2010)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Wednesday, 13 Jan. 2010 
(Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Madeline Lucille Miller, age 82, of Odanah, passed away Sunday, Jan.10, 2010, at her residence.  She was born Nov. 5, 1927, in Odanah, the daughter of Dominic and Marie (Denomie) Miller.

In 1945, she graduated from high school in River Rouge, Minn., and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps. In her earlier years, she worked as a secretary. She lived in California, Hawaii and West Virginia. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Madeline loved animals and spending time with her family.

She is survived by four children, Steven (Margaret) York of California, Gaylan (Joe) Heim of Odanah, Melanie York of Odanah and K.C. Goss of West Virginia; six grandchildren, Dalani, Micah, Javan, Steven, Sterling and Eric; five great-grandchildren, Chrystal, Amelia, Jacob, Madeline and Isaac; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joyce Prather.

Spring graveside services will be held in the Odanah Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Frost Home for Funerals in Ashland.


Martin Miller (1861 – May 1938)
Source: Manitowoc Herald Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Monday, 23 May 1938

Funeral services were held at Ashland Saturday for Martin Miller, 77, former resident of Cleveland, this county, who died at Ashland last week. He had been a veteran coal dealer and farmer at Ashland for 51 years.

Born in Wauwatosa in 1861, he moved to Cleveland when a boy and several years later located at Ashland.

Survivors are his widow, seven sons and two daughters.


Regina Mills (? - 25 May 1920)
Source: Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, Mich.) Thursday, 27 May 1920; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Howard Mills, formerly Miss Regina Miller, who taught school at Kimball for three and one half years, died Tuesday at a sanitarium in Stevens Point, Wis., after an illness of more than a year. She was a victim of tuberculosis and while her condition was known to be critical, it was not expected she would die as quickly as she did.

The body will be shipped to the home of Joseph Mills, Ashland, where funeral services will be conducted Saturday.

Mrs. Mills, who lived in Ironwood for a year after her marriage, is survived by the husband and one child, Elizabeth, one and one half years old, and two brothers – Waldimar Miller, Bimidji, Minn., and another who lives in California.


Mink, Will (? – 19 Feb. 1901)
Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.) Thursday, 21 Feb. 1901

Ashland, Wis., Feb. 19. – Will Mink, a farmer residing near Glidden, was killed early this morning by a northbound Wisconsin Central train. He was driving a team and at 5 o’clock attempted to cross the Central’s tracks. The approaching passenger train struck the rig and its occupant, killing the horses and throwing Mink quite a distance from the truck. Mink died soon after the accident.


Minkin, Genevieve Allegra (2 Jan. 1918 – 23 Mar. 1999)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Thursday, 25 Mar. 1999 (Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Genevieve Allegra Minkin, 81, formerly of Ironwood, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Lakeview Manor Health Care Center in Tawas City, Mich.

She was born Jan. 2, 1918, in Marengo, the daughter of William and Lempi (Laitinen) Lippo. She attended school in Ashland until graduating on May 24, 1932. She married Axel Karl "Francis" Minkin of Ironwood, Mich., on April 21, 1937. They moved to Midland, Mich., in 1943. Genevieve was employed by Kings Daughters Nursing Home until she retired. In 1980, she moved to Ironwood, Mich. She enjoyed camping with family and walking the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Days.

She is survived by two sons, Harlow John (Jean) Minkin, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Theodore William (Lynn) Minkin, Beaverton, Mich.; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Ervin Lippo, Ashland, and Elmer (Shirley) Lippo, Marengo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis, in 1968; and a son, Byron, in 1977.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Roberts Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Dale Chesley officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Riverside Cemetery, Ironwood, Mich.

Visitation will be held Saturday one hour prior to the service at Roberts Funeral Home, Ashland.

Memorials may be made to the Lakeview Manor Health Care Center in Tawas City, Mich.

Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Saturday, 28 Mar. 1999

Genevieve Allegra Minkin, 81, formerly of Ironwood, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at Lakeview Manor Health Care Center in Tawas City, Mich.

She was born Jan. 2, 1918, in Marengo, the daughter of William and Lempi (Laitinen) Lippo. She attended school in Ashland until graduating on May 24, 1932. She married Axel Karl "Francis" Minkin of Ironwood, Mich., on April 21, 1937. They moved to Midland, Mich., in 1943. Genevieve was employed by Kings Daughters Nursing Home until she retired. In 1980, she moved to Ironwood, Mich. She enjoyed camping with family and walking the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Days.

She is survived by two sons, Harlow John (Jean) Minkin, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Theodore William (Lynn) Minkin, Beaverton, Mich.; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Ervin (Shirley) Lippo, Ashland, and Elmer Lippo, Marengo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis, in 1968; and a son, Byron, in 1977.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Roberts Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. Dale Chesley officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Riverside Cemetery, Ironwood, Mich.

Visitation will be held today one hour prior to the service at Roberts Funeral Home, Ashland.

Memorials may be made to the Lakeview Manor Health Care Center in Tawas City, Mich.


Minzghor, Catherine R.  (26 Nov. 1902 – 11 July 1976) 
Source: Capital Times (Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin) Tuesday, 13 July 1976 Page 11 
(Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Madison – Mrs. Catherine R. Minzghor, age 73, of 110 Rosemary Ave., died Sunday, July 11, 1976, at a local nursing home. She was born at Ashland, Wisconsin, November 26, 1902. She has been a Madison resident about 14 years. 

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. June Anderson, 2126 Independence Lane, Madison; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at St Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, Wis. The Rev. Medard Buvaia of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Ashland, Wis., will officiate. Burial in St. Agnes Cemetery. Fitch-Lawrence-San Fillippo Funeral Home. 6121 University Ave., in complete charge of arrangements, local and Ashland, Wis.


Mitchell, Edward (? – 12 Mar. 1915)
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Thursday, 13 May 1915

ASHLAND, Wis., March 12. – Edward Mitchell, who was injured by being caught in the shafting at the Ashland Paper company’s mill, March 2, died this morning. Mitchell was working at the plant when his clothing caught in the machinery and he was whirled around a revolving shaft. One of his legs was broken and he was cut and bruised. The machinery tore off his clothing. The wound was infected and blood poisoning set in, which subsequently developed pneumonia. Mitchell is survived by a widow and two children and his parents who live on a farm near Sanborn.


Mitchell, Frank J. (15 Jan. 1913 – 26 Feb. 1999)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Monday, 1 Mar. 1999 (Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Frank J. Mitchell, 86, 1101 Prentice Ave., Ashland died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Court Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center, Ashland.

He was born Jan. 15, 1913, in Ashland, the son of Frank & Elizabeth (Jakobinus) Mitchell. He worked a load dispatcher for Lake Superior District Power Co. for over 38 years. He attended St. Agnes School and was in the first graduating class from DePadua High School, graduating in 1932. Frank was an avid fisherman and hunter, especially of ducks, as well a woods craftsman. He was very dedicated to his wife and family. Frank married Marie C. Mersy on May 17, 1941, at Superior. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years.

Frank is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie, Ashland; four sons, James (Lynn), Brandon, Fla.; Richard (Linda), Green Bay; William (Kathy), Stevens Point; and Anthony, Ashland; two daughters, Peg (Jim) Bach, Wisconsin Rapids; and Mary (Jon) Warneke, Gold Canyon, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, a great-grandson; two brothers, Ed of California; and Father Conan Mitchell, O.F.M., Ashland. three sisters, Theresa Stroshane, Ashland; Helen Regan, Sun Prairie; and Ruth (Robert) Sukopp, Racine; and nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Catherine; four brothers, Joe, Vic, John and Henry; and a sister, Ann.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Ashland. Frank's brother, Father Conan Mitchell, O.F.M. will celebrate the mass.

Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass on Tuesday at the church.

The Schafer-Mountain Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Our Lady of the Lake Maintenance Fund.


Mitchell, Jefferson B. (? – 15 May 1903)
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Sunday, 17 May 1903

ASHLAND, Wis., May 16. – Jefferson B. Mitchell died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. R. Prince. The deceased was a veteran of the civil war, belonging to Company I heavy artillery and a brother of United States Senator John Mitchell of Pennsylvania. The remains were taken to Plainfield, Wisconsin, this morning for burial.


Mitchell, Marie Catherine (30 Mar. 1918 – 14 Nov. 1999)
Source: Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Wednesday, 17 Nov. 1999
(Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Marie Catherine (Mersy) Mitchell, 81, 1101 Prentice Ave., Ashland, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, following surgical complications at Saint Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

Marie was born March 30, 1918, in Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Wipperfurth) Mersy. After graduating from DePadua High School in Ashland, she worked at the telephone company until her marriage to Frank J. Mitchell on May 17, 1941, at Superior. Her 58 years of marriage were devote to her family and her faith. She was loved and respected by her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Marie was an avid baker who shared her famous cookies, banana breads and apple pies with friends and family far and near. Some of her greatest joys came from traveling with Frank and her many visits with her children and grandchildren. She was truly the family center and matriarch. Marie was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, the Altar Society, St. Agnes Choir and the Lake Superior Lighthouse Keeper Family.

Marie is survived by four sons, James (Lynn), Brandon, Fla.; Richard (Linda), Green Bay; William (Kathy), Stevens Point, and Anthony, Ashland; two daughters, Peg (James) Bach, Wisconsin Rapids, and Mary (Jon) Warneke, Gold Canyon, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Donna (Donald) Peterson, Ashland, and Dorothy Darrey, Racine; two brothers-in-law, Ed Mitchell, of California, and Fr. Conan Mitchell, O.F.M., Ashland; four sisters-in-law, Theresa Stroshane, Ashland; Helen Regan, Sun Prairie; Ruth Sukopp, Racine, and Ruth Mitchell, Oshkosh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank, on Feb. 26, 1999; and one infant daughter, Catherine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Ashland. Marie's brother-in-law, Fr. Conan Mitchell, O.F.M. will officiate the mass. Interment will follow in Saint Agnes Cemetery, Ashland.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established through Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School.

Mom, you have touched many lives during your 81 years. You will be missed daily by so many people. Thank you for being our mom. God Bless you and always know how deep our love is for you.

The Schafer-Mountain Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of the arrangements.

Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Friday, 19 Nov. 1999

Marie Catherine (Mersy) Mitchell, 81, 1101 Prentice Ave., Ashland, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, following surgical complications at Saint Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

Marie was born March 30, 1918, in Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Wipperfurth) Mersy. After graduating from DePadua High School in Ashland, she worked at the telephone company until her marriage to Frank J. Mitchell on May 17, 1941, at Superior. Her 58 years of marriage were devote to her family and her faith. She was loved and respected by her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Marie was an avid baker who shared her famous cookies, banana breads and apple pies with friends and family far and near. Some of her greatest joys came from traveling with Frank and her many visits with her children and grandchildren. She was truly the family center and matriarch. Marie was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, the Altar Society, St. Agnes Choir and the Lake Superior Lighthouse Keeper Family.

Marie is survived by four sons, James (Lynn), Brandon, Fla.; Richard (Linda), Green Bay; William (Kathy), Stevens Point, and Anthony, Ashland; two daughters, Peg (James) Bach, Wisconsin Rapids, and Mary (Jon) Warneke, Gold Canyon, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Donna (Donald) Peterson, Ashland, and Dorothy Darrey, Racine; two brothers-in-law, Ed Mitchell, of California, and Fr. Conan Mitchell, O.F.M., Ashland; four sisters-in-law, Theresa Stroshane, Ashland; Helen Regan, Sun Prairie; Ruth Sukopp, Racine, and Ruth Mitchell, Oshkosh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank, on Feb. 26, 1999; one infant daughter, Catherine; and her brother, Frank H. Mersy Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Ashland. Marie's brother-in-law, Fr. Conan Mitchell, O.F.M. will officiate the mass. Interment will follow in Saint Agnes Cemetery, Ashland.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established through Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School.

Mom, you have touched many lives during your 81 years. You will be missed daily by so many people. Thank you for being our mom. God Bless you and always know how deep our love is for you.

The Schafer-Mountain Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of the arrangements.


Mix, Cecilia C. (2 Feb. 1899 – 2 Feb. 1999)
Source: Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, Ashland County, Wis.) Thursday, 4 Feb. 1999 (Transcribed By Sandra Wright)

Cecilia C. Mix, the oldest living member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at the time of her death, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at the age of 99, at Mellen Manor Nursing Home in Mellen.

Cecilia was born Nov. 20, 1899, in Odanah, the daughter of Edward and Mary Ann (Naganab) Crowe. In her early years she was a type setter for the Odanah Star Newspaper and was a homemaker. She married Henry Martin in 1917 at Odanah. He preceded her in death. She married Michael Mix at Gordon. He preceded her in death in 1973. She was a lifetime member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Odanah.

She is survived by her adopted grandson, Billy J. Kolodziejski Jr., Odanah; two nephews, Harold Crowe and Donald Smart; and six nieces, Vivian Moore, Jackie Fredricks, Frances Wylie, Barbara Smart, Flavia DeNasha, and Frances Ott. Cecilia was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one son, Joseph E. Martin, eight brothers, and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Odanah. Fr. Brennan Schmieg, O.F.M. will celebrate the mass. Burial will be in the Odanah Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. from the Schafer-Mountain Funeral Home, Ashland.

The Schafer-Mountain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 


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