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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 William Takkinen. 

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 and nephews. 
Preceded by parents Mr. and Mrs. Rheinghold Grossmann. One sister Althea Shaffer. 
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 of A.A.R.P. 
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 is welcome. 

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 years. 
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 Marquette. 
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 16, 1999 
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 pm. 
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 escorts. 
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 Church. 
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 1995. 
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, Michigan. 
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 Lloyd Allen. 
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 memory. 

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 cancer. 
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) Terzaghi. 
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, FL. 

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 Bush. 
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 are preferred.


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