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Marquette County, Michigan Obituary Collection - 46

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John "Jack" A. Marvin

APPLETON -- John "Jack" A. Marvin, age 83, died Sunday, July 15, 2001.

Jack was born on September 24, 1917 in Duluth, MN to the late Luke and Bertelle (Barker) Marvin. He is a graduate of The University of Minnesota. He served his country during WWII in The United States Navy. On September 6, 1941 Jack married Audrey Parsons in Duluth, and the couple enjoyed almost 60 years together until her death in May of this year. Jack worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. for many years.

Survivors include 3 daughters: Judith (Robert) Brock, Milwaukee; Cleo Toppen, Greenville, North Carolina; Lois Lunio, Perth, Australia. A son Edward (Lisa) Marvin, Waupaca. 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A sister June Lindbergh, Duluth, MN; and a brother Rob (Grace) Marvin, Kalispell, Mont.

He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. A memorial service for Jack will be held at 4:00pm Saturday, July 21, 2001 at Christ The Rock Church, W6554 Hwy. 10-114 Menasha, with the Rev. Paul Nash officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 3:30pm until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Brettschneider Trettin Lederer, 606 N. Oneida St., Appleton. 920-733-7383

Mabel M. Pleau

MARQUETTE -- Mabel M. Pleau, 82, of 222 South Fifth Street, Marquette, entered eternal life early Monday morning, July 16, 2001, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming, where she had resided since June 19. Mabel was born May 17, 1919 in Big Bay, a

daughter of the late Arthur and Hilda (Gustafson) Bigger. She was raised in Marquette and remained a lifelong area resident. On December 9, 1933 she married Telesphore K. "Ted" Pleau and the couple set about establishing their home in Marquette and raising a family. Mabel was employed as a presser at the College Laundry and Cleaners for 25 years, retiring in 1981. She then returned to being a homemaker, caring for family, and enjoying her grandchildren. Mabel's hobbies and interests centered around her family, crocheting, knitting, and working jigsaw puzzles with her friends at Snowberry Heights. She was a member of St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey. A devoted mother and loving grandmother, she is survived by: three daughters, Barbara (Leslie) Proffitt of Skandia, Darlene (Paul) Koch of Gwinn, and Cheryl Pleau of Marquette; a son, Roger Pleau of Harvey; her grandchildren, Sherrie (Tom) Cribbs, Michael and Kenneth Bouschor, Kelly (John) Whiteside, Brenda (Curt) Taylor, Terri and Mark Spencer, Paul and Tammi Koch, and Robert Pleau; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Telesphore K. Pleau in 1997; two daughters, Eleanor Pleau who died in infancy, and Sandra Spencer in 1981; a sister, Dorothy Kamecki; and brothers, Ralph, Raymond, Clarence, and Edward Bigger. Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. where a parish prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning, July 19, in St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Guy Thoren, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be made in the Negaunee Cemetery. Mabel's escorts will be: Robert Pleau, Paul Koch, Michael Bouschor, Leslie Proffitt, Bob Grimes, and Roger Ekdahl.

Orrin Godfrey Youngquist

MARQUETTE -- Orrin Godfrey Youngquist, 82 of 237 Rockwood Drive and 13 Middle Island Point, died July 10, 2001, at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans where he had been a resident since February 1999. Born September 10, 1918 in Marquette to Dr. and Mrs. (Hazel F.) Lowell L. Youngquist. His grandparents were Dr. and Mrs. (Julia) O.G. Youngquist and Mr. and Mrs. (Clara) John C. Fassbender. All were former residents of Marquette.

Educated in the Marquette City Schools, Orrin graduated from Graveraet High School in 1936. In eighth grade he was presented the Kaufman Junior Award, and in the twelfth grade, he received the L.G. Kaufman Scholarship Prize. He was the Class Valedictorian.After high school graduation, he worked for a year at the Cliff's Dow Plant before entering the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned his BS degree in Chemical Engineering in 1941 and was inducted into the Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi. June of 1941 Orrin started his professional career at E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company in Wilmington, Delaware.

His World War II service began in 1942 when he attended Midshipman School in New York City. As an Ensign he studied Diesel Engineering at Cornell University and served as a Diesel Engineer Officer on the USS YAG 21 stationed in Miami, Florida. In 1945, he earned a master's degree in Aerology from the PG School of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as an Aerologist at the Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and on the USS Lake Champlain. Orrin separated from active duty as a Lieutenant in 1946.

Orrin returned to the DuPont Company where, during a 39 year career, he held positions in research, sales, and marketing. At the time of his retirement in 1980, he was Director of Marketing for the Polymer Products Division of the Plastics and Resins Department.

He married Martha B. Young, June 14, 1943, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. They lived in Wilmington, Delaware from 1946 until 1992. In 1974, they became summer residents of Middle Island Point and in 1992 they became full time residents of Marquette.

While a parishioner of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Wilmington, Delaware, he served as Treasurer and Sunday School Teacher. In Marquette, he was a board member of the Middle Island Point Camper's Association.

Surviving family members include: his wife, Martha; son, Lowell (Judy) Youngquist, Midland, Michigan; son, Gavin (Dorothy) Youngquist, Baltimore, Maryland; daughter Amy (David Cowling) Youngquist, Dallas, Texas; grandsons Tyler and Alex Youngquist, Midland; granddaughters, Katie and Maggie Cowling, Dallas; and brother, Richard (Phyllis) Youngquist, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held in Marquette in mid-August. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. If one wishes to give a memorial, the family suggests: Alzheimer's Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, Maryland 20850-4022.

Thomas E. Vichich

CALUMET -- Thomas E. Vichich, 83, of Calumet died in the Lord on Saturday morning (July 14, 2001) at the Keweenaw Memorial Medical Center of Laurium after a three month illness.

Thomas was born in Calumet, MI on October 5, 1917, the son of the late Michael and Rose Vichich. He was one of 6 children and proudly served our country during World War II with the Aviation Engineer Division, doing his 4 year tour of duty in the Pacific Theater. A graduate of Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan, he taught at Michigan Tech for 40 years, retiring in 1981. In 1960, he was named "Teacher of the Year" and after retirement, Michigan Tech honored him with "Professor Emeritus." The dynamic and enthusiastic professor literally touched thousands of young lives during those 40 years, many remembering him long after his retirement, also their own retirements. Teachng the young was his singular passion and gifted chrism.

Thomas married the former Margaret D. Hribljan of Ahmeek on Nov. 17, 1945 and she preceded him in death on February 23, 1992. They had 2 sons FR Michael T. Vichich, Pastor of St. John Neumann Parish in Hermansville/ Spalding, MI and Mark J. Vichich, of Ahmeek. He was also the proud granpa of Megan and Emily Vichich and step- grandchildren, Steven Mauno, children of Mark and his wife, Jodi (Westerberg). He is survived by all of them and sisters, Rose Vichich of Calumet and Mary (Dick) Molaski of Houghto Lake and brothers, Michael F. Vichich of Danville, IL and Steven (Isabelle) Vichich of Laurium and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Vichich.

After his retirement, Thomas took care of his wife until her death, then he moved to the Spalding Rectory where he resided for the past 4 years with his son, Fr. Michael, joining in parish life there and "Ministering" in his own joyful style to the parish family of his son.

Dedicated to his wife, children and grandchildren and his faith, he will be sorely missed by them and the many students he taught and tutored over the course of those many years.

According to his wishes, Thomas was cremated and the full Catholic Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding, MI on Thursday (July 19, 2001) at 11:00 AM CDT and on Friday (July 20, 2001) at St. Paul the Apostle Church of Calumet at 11:00 EST to accomodate the many people who knew, loved, and respected Thomas in both those areas.

There will be a visitation in each church 2 hours before each funeral mass with picture board and the cremains present for those to come and remember and celebrate hs life with us. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek. In lieu of flowers, Thomas would appreciate donations to his parish families of St. John Neumann of Spalding and St. Paul the Apostle Church of Calumet.

The Erickson Crowley Funeral Home of Calumet is assisting the family with funeral services.

Toivo A. "Terry" Salo

MARQUETTE -- Toivo A. "Terry" Salo, age 82, of Jacobetti Veterans' Facility, Marquette, and formerly of Eben, Ml, died Friday, July 13, 2001 at Marquette General Hospital.

Toivo was born November 9, 1918 in Eben, Ml to the late Frank and Milja (Rosendahl) Salo. He attended the Eben Public Schools. Because his mother died when he was qulte young, Toivo took on many of the household chores. That is partly why he developed a love for cooking. When he was old enough, he began working as a cook for the Cleveland Cliffs lumber camp. His skill as a cook came in handy during his military career as well. During World War II Toivo was first assigned to the Navy Seabees, and later transferred to duty on an amphibious ship in the Pacific. He attained the rank of Ships Cook. 2nd class Petty Officer, and spent twenty months as a Navy cook. In civilian life he returned to the water, serving as cook for the Interlakes Steamship Company.

Tolvo had said that in those days a cook always brought his own knives and utensils to a job, so he was rarely without his suitcase filled with the tools of his trade. He was responsible for interviewing new ship's employees to ascertain their loyalties. In addition to working on ships, Tolvo also cooked in some of the U.P.'s finest restaurants and hotels, including the Northland, the Mather Inn and the Roosevelt, where he served the cast and crew from the film "Anatomy of a Murder." His hobbies included hunting, fishing and trapping. He enjoyed good music and loved to sing Finnish folk tunes. Toivo was Co-Vice Chairman of the Jacobetti Residence Council,

Toivo is survived by two daughters; Ann "Terry" (Clifford) Trudell of Ishpeming and Debbie (Warren) Hanford of Marquette: one son Terry Olesky of Deerton, Ml; one brother Waino(MaryAnn) Salo of Nahma, Ml; three sisters; Aili Carlson of Brighton, Ml, Viola (Robert) Williams of West Bloomfleld. Ml and Julia Salo of Detroit; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded In death by eight brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, July 19, 2001 in the Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Eben, with Pastor Ardy Johnson officiating. Visitation will begin at the church at 11:00 AM on Thursday. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham with Raymond Hautamaki, Terry Olesky, Leslie Ross, Frank, Richard, and Wayne Salo, Dr. Robert Williams and Willie Swajanen (Honorary) acting as pallbearers. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial considerations may be directed to the Calvary Free Lutheran Church, Eben, MI 49825.

Sigfrid D. Parkkonen

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP-- Sigfrid D. Parkkonen, 59, of 219 County Road 480, died Saturday, July 14, 2001 at his home. He had been in ill health for several years.

He was born March 23, 1942 to the late Wilfred and Esther (Leviniemi) Parkkonen. Sigfrid was a graduate of Negaunee High School and attended Northern Michigan University. He retired from Cleveland Cliff Iron Co. He enjoyed his Harley Davison and driving his Corvette.

Surviving are four brothers: Wayne (Mary) Parkkonen on Negaunee, Eugene (Kathy) Parkkonen of Roseville, Elden (Rose) Parkkonen of Clarksburg and Neilan Parkkonen of Negaunee and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Julia Kolar.

Private funeral services will be held at the Perala Funeral Home with Rev. David L. Echelbarger of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery.

Abraham Eisenstadt
FORT WALTON BEACH, FL -- Abraham Eisenstadt, 81, formerly of Colorado Springs, CO, died Monday, July 16, 2001 in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry with Pastor David Buhman officiating. Interment will follow at Columbus Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, July 23rd from 9:00 a.m. until time of services.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

David Goldsmith

Marquette -- Dr. David H. Goldsmith, loving father, proud grandfather, distinguished professor, and friend, died peacefully in his home early Tuesday morning. He was 68 years old.

Dr. Goldsmith was born in Chicago, IL, in 1933 and attended schools throughout the Cleveland area. He received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green University, studied Chinese at the Monterey Language School in Monterey, CA, and served in the U.S. Army as a Chinese interpreter during the Korean War. After completing his doctorate in 1970, also at Bowling Green, Dr. Goldsmith joined the English Department at Northern Michigan University, where he served on the faculty for nearly thirty years.

In 1973, Dr. Goldsmith was awarded the Fulbright-Hays Senior Fellowship to Taiwan, the first such award given to an NMU faculty member, and the University honored his achievement with a University Medallion. In 1994, he received the NMU Distinguished Faculty Award, presented in recognition of excellence in teaching, University service, creative endeavors, and scholarly work. While a professor at NMU, Dr. Goldsmith contributed greatly to the intellectual life of the University, teaching a wide range of courses and directing the Writing Proficiency Exam for almost ten years.

Dr. Goldsmith's Ph.D. dissertation on Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, the first on that author, was published in 1972 and has been reprinted twice. He gave frequent lectures and published a variety of articles throughout his career on topics from contemporary American fiction to Ernest Hemingway to John D. MacDonald's fictional detective, Travis McGee. Dr. Goldsmith's journalistic writing included two series of columns and many free-lance book reviews in The Detroit Free Press, The DesMoines Register, The Detroit News, and The Milwaukee Journal. He enjoyed his assignments as a regular reviewer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and The St. Petersburg Times. His 1979 children's book, The Mystery of Kawbawgam's Grave, brought him great joy and has become a local favorite.

Dr. Goldsmith served in a variety of organizations, including the Parkview Parent-Teachers Association, the Association of Michigan Collegiate Faculties, the Michigan State Medical School Admissions Board, and the Michigan Bilingual Advisory Council. He also chaired the Academic Senate in 1972-73. Dr. Goldsmith performed in several local theater productions in the early'80's, including The Mousetrap and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers. He was perhaps best known as the host and moderator of WNMU-TV's High

School Bowl, where he reminded public television viewers for twenty-four seasons that "Nothing You Learn Is Ever Wasted".

Dr. Goldsmith was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed thirty years of fishing and camping in the Upper Peninsula. After his retirement from NMU, he traveled to the South Pacific, Costa Rica, Spain, and England, and made many trips to Boston, New York and Florida with his daughters and grandchildren. He continued his lifelong studies of literature and flm, particularly mystery novels and MGM musicals of the '30s and '40s, and enthusiastically pursued his tennis game, Spanish language and culture, and daily study of the baseball box scores.

He is survived by his daughters, Rachel Goldsmith, 31, and Jocelyn Clardy, 30, and his grandchildren David Goldsmith Clardy, 3, and Julia Rachel Clardy, 8 months. He will be greatly missed.

There will be a memorial gathering to celebrate Dave's life at the Presque Isle Pavillion on Saturday, July 21st from 10:00 a.m. -Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Peter White Public Library. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Harry W. Johnson

CHATHAM -- Harry W. Johnson, age 81, a former teacher in the Trenary and Rock River Township Schools (now Superior Central) Eben, Michigan until his retirement in 1982, is now absent from this body and present with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in Heaven. He was promoted to Glory from Peake Health Care Center in Macon, Georgia on Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 10:45 p.m.

He ws born March 14, 1920 in Chatham, Michigan. In 1942 he joined the Marines and proudly served his country for four years. After the war, under the G.I. Bi.l, he attended Michigan State University and then transferred to Northern Michigan University in Marquette where he obtained a Bachelor off Science, with honor. While there, he met his wife, Dorithy Waite of Muskegon, Michigan. In 1952, they married and raised six children on their farm in Slapneck. During the summers, they conducted a U-Pick Operation, "Harry's Strawberries" for fifteen years.

Mr. Johnson was active in both Church and Community organizations. He became the Building Committee Chairman in 1962 of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, now Calvary Free Lutheran in Eben. He also served as Sunday School Superintendent for a time. Harry was extremely active in the Gideons and helped the newly formed Chapter in Marquette. In the middle 1980's he organized the first chapter of The American Family Association in the Upper Peninsula with the help of local pastors. Mr. Johnson was Chaplain for the Ikkala Post of the Local V.F.W. (Veterans of Foreign Wars) for many years. He, together with the U.S. Forestry and men and youth in the area built the Hiawatha Ski Slopes in Slapneck. Today, about 200 children, youth and their families enjoy skiing there on winter weekends.

Harry was preceded in death by his twin, Helen, who died at childbirth, his first wife, Dorithy, sisters Esther, Betty, and Alice; brothers Robert, Roy, and Harold. He is survived by his wife, Lucy of Oglethorpe, Georgia, who he married on May 29, 1980; three daughters Mary Johnson (Mark Allan) of Boyne City, MI, Jane Quanbeck (Mark) and Connie Johnson-Evers (Steve) of Muskego, WI; three sons Kenneth (Kathy) of Slapneck, Rev. James (Marsha) of Minneapolis, MN, and Philip (Robin) of Esko, MN; and eleven grandchildren.

A special Homegoing Celebration will be held at the Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Eben at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 21, 2001 with Chaplain Gerald Riley officiating. Burial will take place in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Slapneck. Friends may call at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Pallbearers will be: Fred Woimanen, Richard Warner, Ralph Peterson, Cecil Martin, Mark Quanbeck, and Steve Evers.

Helen S. Kangas

REPUBLIC -- Helen S. Kangas, longtime Republic resident, entered eternal life Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she has resided for the past 3 years.

Helen was born January 9, 1917 in Dover, MI to the late Jonas & Maria Waananen. Helen resided in Republic most of her life. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, and reading. Helen was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church, where she was active in many church functions.

Helen is survived by 3 children: Donald (Sharon) Kangas of Republic, Sharon (James) Perry of Ishpeming and Norma (Peter) Sevegney of Ishpeming, 7 grandchildren: Jon (Alison) Kangas, Cindy (Tom) Robinson, Sherry (Tom) Salo, Christopher (Christie) Perry, Joy Laurila, Michele Sevegney and Allison Sevegney, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Kangas (1985), a daughter Janet Laurila (2000), a grandson Mark Laurila, 5 sisters & 5 brothers.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001 at the Eastwood Apostolic Lutheran Church in Negaunee with the Rev D. Michael Carriere officiating. Burial will be in the Republic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Pallbearers will be Helen's grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home.

Terrence L. (Terry) Reed

L'ANSE -- Terrence L. (Terry) Reed, 66, of L'Anse, passed away at Baraga County Memorial Hospital Wednesday, July 18, 2001, where he had been a patient for several days. He was born May 17, 1935 in Baraga son of the late Fredrick and and Hazel (St. Germain) Reed. Terry attended Baraga High School and graduated in 1953. He was a lifetime resident. On May 23, 1958 he married the former Karolyn Lucas in Berkely, MI. In 1953 Terry was employed by the Michgan State Road Commission and retired in 1989 as a bridge and road inspector. He enjoyed snowmobiling and deer camping with his hunting friends. Terry was a member of the Michigan National Guard.

Mr. Reed is survived by his loving wife, Karolyn, son, Thomas of L'Anse, daughter, Susan (Dale) LaFernier of Skandia, grandchildren, Kenneth, Nathan, Pamela, brother, Fredrick (Carol) Reed of McAllen, Texas, sisters, Dorothy (Alex) Oak of South Bend, Myrtle Oak of CA, uncle, William (Dorthea) St. Germain of Cheboygan, MI, 1 niece and 1 nephew and numerous cousins also survive. His brother Robert and an uncle preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Mr. Reed will be held Friday, July 20, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. Pastor Margaret Grant will officiate and burial will take place in L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 19 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel. Following the committal service, friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon and fellowship in the Harrington Gathering Room, located at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.

Valerie S. Alexander

NEWBERRY -- Valerie S. Alexander, 52, of Newberry, died Tuesday morning July 17, 2001 at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 20, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry with Pastor David Buhman officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, July 20th from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Ann L. Piziali
DEARBORN, MI -- Ann L. Piziali, age 89, of 16351 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn died Sunday, July 1, 2001 in Dearborn after an illness with Leukemia.

Ann was born Janurary 1, 1912 in Negaunee to the late Anthony and Paula (Perucco) Rappazini. On July 7, 1934 she married Alfred P. Piziali and moved to Dearborn. She resided in England for four years while her husband was director for Ford Europian Operations.

She is survived by two sons, James (Nancy) Piziali of Northville, MI and Joseph (Jill) Piziali of Dearborn heights, MI, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Carmen J. Roberts and Julia R. Smith both of Negaunee, one brother Joseph (Shirley) Rappazini of Oak Park, MI, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Alfred, and brother Eugene J. Rappazini.

A memorial service was held on July 7, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dearborn. Burial was in Dearborn.

David J. Denofre

NEGAUNEE -- David J. Denofre, of 409 S. Silver St. Negaunee died at 2:10 PM on Wednesday, July 18, 2991 at Bell Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient.

David was born December 24, 1913 in Negaunee to Antonio & Carmella (Pauletti) Denofre. He grew up in the Ishpeming area before joining the Army. Following 4 years of military service he was employed between the CCI Iron Mines and Anaconda Copper Mines in Montana. David was retired and lived in Negaunee for the last 15 years. He will be missed most by his family and friends whom he enjoyed spending time with.

Surviving are 1 daughter; Daveen (Joseph) Zemljak, Butte, MT, 1 sister; Philomena Andricchi, Ishpeming, 1 brother; Donald (Nancy) Denofre, Ishpeming Twp., 2 grandchildren; Teresa (Mark) McNearney, Melissa Zemljak and special nephew; Ralph (Tina) Doto, Negaunee. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, first wife Bernice, and his second wife Ardell in 94.

Private funeral services were held on Friday morning at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. John J. Shiverski officiating.

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