Joan Hall

CRYSTAL FALLS – Joan LaRochelle Hall, 69, of Iron River and Barrington, Ill., died peacefully Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her home in Iron River after a courageous six year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Ken Hall of Barrington; daughter, Tara Gagliano of Barrington; son, Jeff Hall of Barrington; three sisters, Faye Plessinger and Jeanne Bonetti, both of Iron River and Kathy McKenney of Omaha, Neb.; and brother, Larry “JoBo” (Carol) LaRochelle of Iron River. She also leaves several nieces and nephews, cousins and many special friends that helped tremendously during her illness.

Per her request, no services will be held at this time. A celebration of her life will be held in her yard this summer.

Memorials in Joan’s memory can be sent to Locker Lunches, a program to feed needy children, in care of Sue Fritz, 751 N. 4th Ave., Iron River, MI 49935, or to Friends of Camp Batawagama, P.O. Box 482, Iron River, MI 49935.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Joan or leave a condolence to her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls, to honor Joan’s legacy of life.