George “Jugger” L. Carne

IRON RIVER – George “Jugger” L. Carne, 87, of Iron River, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls.

He was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Iron River, son of the late Richard and Mary (Woods) Carne. He attended Iron River Schools, graduating from Iron River High School with the class of 1944. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.

George was employed by the City of Iron River in maintenance for many years.

He was a member of the Iron River VFW, the American Legion Alfred Branchini Post 17, and Wykon Boosters. He enjoyed gardening, sports (played with the Iron County Student Champions and several years with the Iron County Steelers) and spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard; three sisters, Violet Hartley, Mary Jane Andreski, Pearl Polich; and his nephew, John Heppen Sr.

He is survived by his nieces and nephew, Gaye Wenger, Mary Little and Tom Polich; and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Roberta Willson to officiate.

Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery, Iron River in the spring. The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the graveside.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of George “Jugger” Carne online at

Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River.