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Hartley “Duane” Tirschel

FLORENCE, Wis. — Iron Mountain native Hartley “Duane” Tirschel, 88, passed away Tuesday at Florence Health Services in Florence, Wis.

Born in Kingsford on Sept. 2, 1931, Tirschel graduated from Iron Mountain High School where he earned 11 varsity letters including football, basketball, baseball and tennis.

Tirschel achieved his dream of building a golf course when he opened TimberStone Golf Course in Iron Mountain in 1997.

TimberStone hosted the Tom Izzo and Steve Marriucci golf fundraiser for multiple years and sponsored several local athletics teams and events.

Tirschel was inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame in 2009, and he was the UPSHF executive director from 1994 to 2007.

Visitation and a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford.

Condolences may be passed to the family online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

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