|Iola M. Kinney
MADISON -- Iola M. Kinney, Born Nov. 14, 1922 in Carpenter, Iowa, Died
Sept. 10, 2000 in Madison, Wis. Married Donald J. Kinney 10/21/44, he preceded
her in death 6/15/64.
Iola is survived by a daughter, Julie Higbie, Marquette MI.; a son,
James (Pat) Kinney, of Madison; a daughter, Jan (Wally) Schuk of Milwaukee;
six grandchildren, Ryan (Peggy) Higbie of Marquette, MI., Nicole (Bill)
Sheltrow of Marquette, MI., Kevin Schuk of Warren, Ohio, Brian (Jodean)
Schuk of Milwaukee, Kari and Kasey Kinney of Madison, Wis.; one great-grandchild,
Brendan Higbie of Marquette, MI.; two brothers, Wayne Bewick of Madison
and Everett Bewick of Oregon, Wis.
Funeral services were held September 13th at St. Bernard's Catholic
Church in Madison, Wis. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery in Madison.
Ada L. Takkinen
CHAHAM -- Ada L. Takkinen, age 65, of Box 36, Takkinen Road, Chatham,
died on Saturday, September 16, 2000 in the early morning at her home following
a lengthy illness. She was born on August 23, 1935 in a lumber camp on
the Rock River Road to the late Raymond and Gladys (Tubbs) Bossom. Ada
married Arvo "Bernie" Takkinen on June 28, 1952 in Marquette, Michigan.
She was a homemaker and she also worked at the Chatham Co-op as an assistant
manager, at J & F Brisson Lumber Company, and for the Senior Meals.
Ada enjoyed fishing and hunting.
She is survived by her husband of over 48 years - Bernie Takkinen of
Chatham; their four children - Patsy (Ken) Hemmila of Negaunee, Rosie (Mark)
Setterlind of Negaunee, Bernie "Sonny" Takkinen of Marcellus, MI and Donnie
Takkinen of Marcellus. MI; grandchildren - Amy, Aaron, Brent, Emily, Stephen,
& Robert; stepgrandchildren - Erin & Jill; brothers - Robert, Ronald,
Willard, Edward, & Alan Bossom, sisters - Wilda Parkkila, Jesse Miller,
Goldie Roy, Karen West, and Linda Takkinen; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Ada was preceded in death by an infant son, Kenneth
Takkinen and a brother, Ernie Bossom.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Tuesday, September
19, 2000 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00
p.m. Reverend Leslie Niemi will conduct the funeral and nterment will be
at the Limestone Township Cemetery in Limestone. She will be escorted by
Bob West, Terry Tyner, Brent Wertanen, Mark Setterlind, Ken Hemmila, and
Wallace "Wally" H. Grossman
FLORENCE -- Wallace "Wally" H. Grossmann age 85, of Florence, Wisconsin
died Friday September 15, 2000 at the Florence Villa Nursing Home.
Wally was born on October 10, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois.
Wally grew up in Chicago and attended school there. He married the
former Florence Lindenberg on January 29, 1938 in Oak Park, Illinois. Wally
served in the U.S. Army from July 12, 1942 until January 30, 1946 as a
Technical Sargeant. He served in the 78th Infantry Division, Head Quarters
Division, and the European Theatre He received many awards while serving
in the Army included in them were the Victory Medal, American Theatre,
European African Middle Eastern Theatre-Ribbon with three Bronze Battle
Stars, and two overseas stars. Wally also received the Medal for Good Conduct.
While in Chicago Wally worked for Geibe Inc. as Assistant Supervisor
constructing musical cases for 28yrs. He later worked for National Leather
Handle Co. for 10yrs. Wally worked last as head custodian for District
41 Elementary School in Glen Ellyn, IL.
Wally was a member of he Immanuel Lutheran church in Chicago for over
20yrs. He also was a member of St. John Lutheran in Florence. He was a
Life member of the Walter F. Gloss V.F.W. Post 2048 of Elmhurst, Illinois
He was in the process of joining the V.F.W of Florence.
Survived by his wife Florence. Two sons Martin Charles Grossmannn of
Bowlinbrook, IL., Tim (Donna) Grossmann of Florence. One brother Orville
(Bernice) Grossmann of Appleton, Wl., one sister Lucille Weinert of Fox
Lake, IL. Two grandsons Mathew and Mark Grossmann of Florence. Many nieces
Preceded by parents Mr. and Mrs. Rheinghold Grossmann. One sister Althea
Visitation will be Sunday 2-3PM at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home
in Florence, and Monday 9-10AM at St. John Lutheran Church in Florence.
The Florence V.F.W. Post 3835 will conduct a Veterans Memorial Service
Sunday 3PM at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Monday 1 1OAM
at St. John Lutheran Church in Florence. Pastor Paul White will officiate.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Florence, Wisconsin.
The Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence is in charge of arrangements.
William "Bill" Wallin
L'ANSE -- William "Bill" Wallin, 95, died September 16, 2000 at Bayside
Village after a short illness. Bill was born February 27, 1905 in Lake
Nebagamon, WI., the son of the late Charles and Ellen (Rudd) Wallin. He
attended school in Lake Nebagamon and was a graduate of Iron River, WI.
High School, where he excelled in sports. In 1924, his family moved to
L'Anse. Bill worked for the Armstrong Thielman Lumber Company as a building
materal truck drive. Later, he was a construction worker in Detroit and
Pontiac. In the early 1930s, Bill returned to L'Anse, working in the Ford
Sawmill and for the State Highway Department. In April 1941, he married
the former Ellen Salonen in L'Anse. In 1950, Bill was employed by the Michigan
Liquor Control Commission as a clerk and in a few years he became manager
of the L'Anse store. He held that position until his retirement in 1972.
He was a member of the Michigan State employees retirees Association.
His love of sports continued during his lifetime and he was the timekeeper
for the L'Anse baseball team in the 30's, enjoyed all competitive sports
and played pool and cards. Bill was also known as an excellent ballroom
dancer. Following his retirement, Bill and Ellen traveled extensively,
enjoying the many places they visited.
Mr. Wallin is survived by his wife Ellen, 2 daughters, Jane Wallin
of Holt, MI and Lorna Wallin of Riverview, MI., granddaughters Elaine (Charles)
Gartland of Pearl City, Hawaii and Linda (Jeff) Kozacki of Kalamazoo, MI.,
4 great grandchildren Erika and Liam Gartland, and Hanna and John Kozacki.
He is also survived by 2 sisters, Bessie Mapletoft of Mason, MI., Lauretta
Wrobel of Prudenville, MI., 2 brothers Albert Wallin of Baraga and Richard
(Evelyn) Wallin of Dearborn Heights, and numerous nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by a brother Clifford and sisters Marie and Ella.
A memorial funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.
Pastor Margaret Meives will officiate and burial will take place in the
Baraga Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to
th services at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.
Ann Teresa Holland
FRONTENAC, KS - Ann T. Holland, 93, of Frontenac, KS, died at 5:05
a.m., Monday, August 14, 2000, at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Pittsburg,
KS, where she had been a patient since July. She had been in failing health
since October of 1999.
Ann was born in Marquette, MI on July 25, 1907, the daughter of John
and Anastasia (Broderick) Holland. She had been a resident of Marquette
until she moved to Frontenac, KS in September of 1983. Ann had been employed
as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Marquette area for many years. She
also worked at the Marquette County Health Department; at the Daily Mining
Journal; and at Cliff Dow Chemical Company, all of Marquette; and she had
been employed by the Army Air Force Civil Services in Detroit, MI. Ann
was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral Church in Marquette, and a member
Ann was preceded in death by her; parents, John and Anastasia (Broderick)
Holland of Ireland; brothers, Peter, John and Daniel of Marquette; sisters,
Margaret Vaughn, Mary Bargren, and Kathryn Hill of the Detroit area; and
several nieces and nephews. Ann is survived by her sister Marie Swenor
of Marquette, MI; caregivers, nieces Karen Hafner, Patty Baily and Mary
Brower, a nephew John Meyers, and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces
and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, and great great great nieces
and nephews. According to Ann's wishes her remains have been cremated and
burial has taken place in Frontenac, KS.
A 5:15 Mass will be held at St. Peter's Cathedral in Marquette, MI,
on Friday, September 22, 2000, in Ann's memory. Anyone wishing to attend
Anna A. Beatty
Ishpeming- Anna A. Beatty age 82 of 417 S. Third St. Ishpeming died
Monday, September 18, 2000 at her residence. Anna was born October 1,1917
in Ishpeming to the late Knute & Alma Fosmoe. She was a life long area
resident. She worked in the kitchen at the Tilden Twp. Hall for several
Anna is survived by several nieces and nephews. There will be no services,
burial will be in the Ishpeming cemetery. Arrangements are being handled
by the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral home.
Virginia M. Keese
ISHPEMING - Virginia M. Keese age 81 of 350 S. Pine St. Ishpeming died
Thursday, September 14, 2000 at her residence.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
September 20, 2000 at the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie funeral home.
Irene E. (Steinberger) Hakala
MARQUETTE - Irene E. (Steinberger) Hakala, 84, formerly of 1212 N.
Second Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday morning, September
16, 2000, at the Norlite Nursing Center in the loving care of her family
and UP Home Health and Hospice. She had resided at Norlite since February.
Irene was born on July 17, 1916 in Marquette, a daughter of the late
Harry S. and Florence (DeRocher) Clement, and was a lifelong resident of
She attended Marquette schooIs and graduated from Graveraet High School
in 1934. She was married for thirty-seven years to John J. Steinberger
who preceded her in death on December 15, 1972. She then married Oliver
E. "Ollie" Hakala in October of 1980 and he preceded her in death on October
Irene began her working career during World War II, working as a seamstress
for the dress factory of Marquette. In 1950 she started as an extra for
the Montgomery Ward Retail Store. Eight months later, she was promoted
to Department Manager of the Men's Department, where she remained until
her retirement in September of 1976.
Irene was an avid seamstress for much of her life, spending many hours
sewing for herself and her family. She loved knitting and crocheting, making
many afghans for her children and grandchildren. She loved to fish and
spent much of her time fishing with close friend, Sadie Marchant, during
her early retirement years.
Irene and "Ollie" enjoyed many things together, especially NMU hockey
and football, trips to Florida, playing cards, and blueberry picking.
Irene is survived by her daughters Marie (Robert) Taylor of Marquette
and Arlene (William) Woodbridge of Cudahy, WI. One son Paul (Jan) Steinberger
of Oconomowoc, WI. A step-daughter Carol (Jim) Stevens of Marquette.Two
step-sons, Edward Hakala of Clinton Township and Dan Hakala of Costa Mesa,
CA. 8 grandchildren 4 step- grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren, 3 step-
great- grandchildren. A sister Mary Paula (Edward) Ayotte of Ishpeming.
One brother Marvin (Bea) Clement of Lake City, FL. A sister-in-law Bernice
Clement of Marquette, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Irene was preceded in death
by two sisters, Gloria Pascoe and Rose Watson and three brothers, Joseph,
Adelord, and Raymond Clemen; and a son-in-law, Ken Vivian.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Thursday, September
21, from 4 to 8 pm, where a parish prayer service will be held at 7:30
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning, September
22, at 11 am in St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Jed Patrick,
pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Irene's grandchildren and great- grandchildren will serve as her honorary
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed
to UP Home
Health and Hospice or to the St. Michael Church Christmas Crib Fund.
Ada B. Hamblin
GWINN - Ada B. Hamblin, 80, of 765 Maple Hills Drive, Gwinn, died Sunday
morning at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Hamblin was born October 28, 1919 in Butler, Ohio to the late
Carl and Dollie R. (Borden) Greer. She spent most of her life living in
Ohio and worked for many years with the Westinghouse Corporation in Mansfield,
Ohio, retiring on May 1, 1988. She was a member of the Mansfield Baptist
Ada moved to Gwinn with her son and his family in July of 1999. She
enjoyed crocheting and caring for her home. Most of all, she enjoyed spending
time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, Rick (Renee) Hamblin of Gwinn; seven grandchildren,
Michael K. (Nancy) Hares, Eric Hares, Matthew Hamblin, Patrick Hamblin,
Memory Landoll, Ricky M. Hamblin and Erin Hamblin; two brothers, Harvey
C. Greer of Lucas, OH and Junior C. Greer of Silverdale, WA.
A private family visitation will be held for Ada's family at the Canale-Tonella
Funeral Home in Marquette. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September
25, 2000 at 2 p.m. from the Wappner Funeral Home in Ontario, Ohio with
Pastor Dale Atkins officiating. Interment will follow at Mansfield Memorial
Park. Friends may call at the Wappner Funeral Home from 12 p.m. Monday
until the time of funeral services.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider
the Marquette-Alger Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 425 Fisher
Street, Marquette, Michigan 49855.
The Gwinn Funeral Home is handling arrangements in cooperation with
the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette.
Esther Marie Magnuson
OELWEIN, IOWA -- Esther Marie Magnuson died on September 18, 2000 in
Oelwein, Iowa where she had been living with her daughter and son-in-law,
Ann and Ronald Garceau.
She was born on July 4, 1900 in Marquette to James and Amanda (Hanson)
Johnson and resided in that city until moving to Oelwein, Iowa in September
Prior to her marriage to Edward Magnuson in 1934, she held the position
of Deputy Register of Deeds and Marquette County Abstracter. Her husband
died on November 14th, 1992. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church
and sang in the senior choir for more than 50 years.
Survivors include her daughter Ann Garceau (Ronald), grandsons; Gregory
Garceau (Alice) of Hastings, MN, Richard Garceau of Oelwein, IA, Daniel
Garceau (Cheryl) of St. Paul, MN, great-grandchildren; Aaron, Seth, Tess,
Edward and Olivia Garceau and Tawny and Kaylyne Ralph, & several nieces,
nephews & cousins.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, September 22, 2000 at
the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Messiah
Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 23, 2000 with Rev. Nancy
Amacher and Rev. Timothy Bernard officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established at Messiah Lutheran Church.
Jean Esther (Spearman) Snyder
PETOSKEY, MI -- Jean Esther (Spearman) Snyder of Cheboygan, died peacefully
September 20 in Petoskey, Michigan.
She was born in Warwick, North Dakota, on August 12, 1921, the daughter
of Lyall and Nellie (Rethemier) Spearman. She married Robert Snyder on
Sept. 12, 1945, in Bremerton, Washington. They celebrated 50 years together
in 1995. They lived for several years in Van Meer, Maple City, and Garden,
Survivors include: two daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Debelak of Cheboygan,
Michigan, and Phyllis (Mike) Stankovich of Goshen, Indiana; one son, David
Snyder of San Francisco, California; six grandchildren and three great
grandchildren. Sisters; Grace (Clarence) Swanson of Larimore, North Dakota,
Norma (Clifford) Juhlke of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Martha (Ed) Spear
of Aikin, Minnesota. She is also survived by several sisters and brothers-in-law
and a large extended family. Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband,
Robert (1995) and beloved son, Bobby (1955).
She graduated from Grand Forks Deaconess Hospital, Grand Forks, North
Dakota and served as a registered nurse in many states until retirement.
She attended the Wesleyan Community Church. She enjoyed stamp collecting,
flower gardening, her dog Bozo, and children.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Messier-Broullire
Funeral Home in Manistique, Mich. Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m.
on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the same location with Pastors Greg Kirby and
Joseph Crowder officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery.
Phyllis E. Juchemich
NEGAUNEE -- Phyllis E. Juchemich, age 90, formerly of 101 E. Buffalo
Rd, Lakeview Apts., and Valley View Apts., all in Negaunee, died at 3:50
PM on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 at the Eastwood Nursing Center where she
had been a patient since February of this year.
Mrs. Juchemich was born June 15, 1910 in Ishpeming to James & Elizabeth
Jane (Toms) Southey, attended the Negaunee Schools and was a life long
area resident. She was a former member of the Negaunee Eagles Auxiliary
and was a homemaker.
Surviving are 2 sons; Lester (Lois) Juchemich, Negaunee, Robert (June)
Juchemich, Ishpeming, 1 sister, Lucille LaMere, Virginia Beach, VA, 8 grandchildren,
17 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren,
many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester
F. in 1988, a son Larry in 1995, a grandson Steven in 1986, and a brother
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday at the Koskey Funeral
Home with Rev. Scott Harmon, pastor of Mitchell United Methodist Church
officiating. Interment will be in Northland Chapel Gardens.
Friends may call at the Koskey Funeral Home from 12:00 noon until the
time of services at 2:00 PM on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be directed to the U.P. Home Health Hospice Program in Mrs. Juchemich's
LaRue Annida Sanderson
NEGAUNEE -- LaRue Annida Sanderson, 88, Independence MO, passed away
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2000, at Rosewood Health Care Center. Mrs. Sanderson
was born November 24, 1911, in Negaunee MI. Services were held at 1:30
P.M. Monday, September 18, at Speaks Midtown Chapel, Lexington at Walnut,
in Independence; Entombment will be in Mound Grove Mausoleum. Visitation
preceded the service from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 P.M. Monday at the Chapel.
The family suggests contributions to Hope House.
Margaret Alma Gollinger
MUNISING -- Margaret Alma Gollinger, age 95, formerly of 126 E. Onota
Street, Munising, died on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at the Norlite Nursing
Center in Marquette. Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Monday,
September 25, 2000 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church
in Munising. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church or to the
Alger County Historical Society in memory of Alma.
Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home.
Carol L. Rautanen
MOORLAND, IOWA -- Carol L. Rautanen, 54, of Moorland, died Sunday,
Sept. 10, 2000 at Trinity Regional Hospital following a short illness with
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church with Rev. Lyle Hansen officiating. Visitation was Tuesday
at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. Burial was in North Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors are her husband, Arnold, sons, Paul and (Shelly), Fort Dodge,
Chad and (Paula), Rockwell City, daughters, Sheila and (Rick) Gurerin,
Coalville, Bobi and (Jamie), Fort Dodge, grandchildren; Jacob, Stephanie
and Alyssa, brother, Richard Hesse, Cecil, WI. Preceded in death by parents
Ruben and Leona Beyer Hesse and brother, Jerry Hesse.
Carol Lee Hesse was born May 26, 1946, in Shawano, WI. As a young child
moved to Munising, MI. she graduated from Mather High School in 1964 in
Munising. In 1965, she was united in marriage to Arnold Rautanen in Chatham,
MI. She was employed at Target and Ampride All-Around for several years.
She enjoyed doing various craft works. She was a member Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church and Al-Anon. Memorials may be sent to: Arnold Rautanen, 1020 Grand,
Moorland, IA 50566.
Rose Marie Flynn
WINTER GARDEN, FL -- Rose Marie Flynn, 71, a former Ishpeming and Alexandria,
VA resident entered eternal rest on Sept. 14, 2000 in Winter Garden, FL
where she and her devoted husband of 50 years, Raymond D. Flynn had moved
after their retirement. She had been in ill health for many years.
Rose Marie was employed by Michigan Bell and worked in the Negaunee
office following her graduation from High School. The couple lived in Alexandria,
VA where Ray was employed by the U.S. Government as a civil engineer.
Surviving are her husband, Ray, 5 children; Dennis (Linda) Flynn, Winter
Garden, FL, Peter (Tammy) Flynn, Kingstowne, VA, Patti (Michael) Peaks,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Shaun (Terri) Flynn, Ocoee, FL, Kathleen (John)
Cochrane, Noblesville, IN, 2 sisters; Laura (Ray) Caughill and Dorothy
(Clyde) Dodge, both of Ishpeming, 14 grandchildren, several nieces &
nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Carlo and Ida (Zucal)
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic
Church in Clermont, FL and burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Clermont,
FL. Arrangements where handled by the Kurfiss Funeral Home in Clermont,
June V. Menard
L'ANSE -- June V. Menard, 85, passed away Thursday September 21, 2000,
at Bayside Village after an illness of several months. Funeral arrangements
for Mrs. Menard are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral
Service and Chapel, L'Anse, MI.
Telfer "Tom" Symons
ISHPEMING -- Telfer Tom Symons, 78, of 348 Division St. Ishpeming died
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000 at St. Michael's Hospital in Milwaukee following
a lengthy illness.
Mr. Symons was born March 30, 1922 in Detroit to Telfer & Genevieve
(Goldsworthy) Symons, attended Ishpeming High School and was a life long
area resident. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during
WWII as a Military Policeman. He also served with the Ishpeming Fire Department
for 24 1/2 years.
Telfer was a member of the Salisbury United Methodist Church and the
Salisbury Men's Club. He was a member of Ishpeming Elks Lodge and his hobbies
included hunting, camping, and being outdoors.
Surviving are one son, Edward (Diane) Symons, Negaunee, a sister in
law, Gertude Symons, Negaunee and a nephew, Paul (Lynn) Symons, Negaunee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy Carol (O'Leary)
in 1992, a brother Donald Symons in 1984.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday at 6:00 PM at the Koskey
Funeral Home with Rev. Terry J. Kordish, pastor of the Salisbury United
Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Koskey Funeral Home from 4;00PM until the time
of services at 6:00 PM on Monday. The Ishpeming Fire Dept. will conduct
memorial rites there at 5:00 PM.
Norman Benedict Audette
ONTONAGON-- Norman Benedict Audette of Silver City passed away at the
Jacobetti Veteran's Home in Marquette on September 22 after a courageous
battle with cancer. He was born in Hubbell on September 21, 1926. Mr. Audette
is survived by his wife of 52 years, Merle Moyle Audette, and by six children:
Norman Jon Audette (Susan) of Sagola, Maureen Heaton (George) of Marquette,
Fay Bush (Gordon) of Rockford, Daniel Audette (Debra) of Marquette, Betsy
Pekuri (Gordon) of Escanaba and Steven Audette (Lori) of Las Vegas, Nevada.
He is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Jeff Heaton, Carrie Sankey, Melanie
Heaton Kinney, Rebecca Bush, Jason Audette, Daniel J. Audette, Jenny Richardson,
Jennifer Audette, Diana Audette, Kevin Audette, Michael Audette, and Jack
Audette; two great grandchildren: Grace Heaton and Norman Heaton; and two
step grand children: Josh Pekuri and Eli Pekuri. Mr. Audette is survived
by his by his mother Isabell Audette of Hubbell, sister M. June Aho of
Hubbell, brother Gervase Audette (Lorraine) of Naples, Florida, sister
Madelyn Saladin (Paul) of White Pine and numerous neices and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his father Gervase Audette and grandson Erik Daniel
Mr. Audette served proudly in the US Navy from September 1944 through
September 1947 during World War II, and also from December 1950 through
October 1951 during the Korean Conflict. During World War II he served
on the the destroyer USS Remey DD-688, assigned primarily to the South
Pacific theater. The Remey engaged the enemy on numerous occasions earning
ten battle stars.
Mr. Audette was very active in the White Pine VFW Chapter 4359 where
he was a charter member. He was also a charter member of St. Jude's Catholic
Church in White Pine, an early member of the White Pine Knights of Columbus
Council 9751, and has served on the White Pine Board of Education.
Mr. Audette was hired as the first electrician for White Pine Copper
Company in 1952 and retired in 1979 as an electrical supervisor. He worked
several years as an IBEW Local 219 electrician throughout the U.P. and
in several states.
During his lifetime at Silver City, he and his family built the Union
River Campground which he and his wife owned and operated for 35 years.
He enjoyed cross country skiing and hunting near his home and campground
on Union Bay, and he loved taking friends and family out fishing on Lake
Superior as captain of his boat, Lucky Lady.
Visitation will be held at St. Jude's Catholic Church in White Pine
on Sunday, September 24. The family will greet relatives and friends from
6-8 p.m. which will be followed by a prayer service at 8:00 p.m. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 25 at11:00 a.m. at
St. Jude's Catholic Church in White Pine. The family will receive visitors
at 10:30 a.m. prior to the mass. Pallbearers will be: George Heaton, Gordon
B. Bush Jr., Gordon Pekuri, Jeff Heaton, James Richardson, and Mark Aho.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Audette's grandchildren. Internment will
be at the Holy Family Cemetery in Ontonagon.
Memorial contributions to the St. Jude's Catholic Church Building Fund