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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
Fax: (906) 337-4699
James McKinstry

James Paul McKinstry

Friday, April 23, 1965 - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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James McKinstry, 53, a resident of Laurium passed away following a short illness on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton.

He was born on April 23, 1965 to Paul and Mavis (Wickstrom) McKinstry in Laurium. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1983.

Following high school, James began working for MK Construction. He then went on to work as a sawyer with his brother-in-law, Robert “Boomer” Mattila at Mattila Logging.

James loved to go out fishing and snowmobiling. He also loved animals. He enjoyed spending time with his step-children.

On December 15, 1995, he was united in marriage to Lynn Karpinen in Houghton.

James enlisted with the Michigan National Guard in 1991. He was honorably discharged in 1992.

He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church.

He is preceded in death by his father, Paul McKinstry, his sister Lynn Mattila, his brother-in-law Robert “Boomer” Mattila, and his grandparents, Leo and Lucylle Wickstrom.


He is survived by:
His wife, Lynn McKinstry
his step-children: Amanda Chevalier, Erica LaBeau, and Scott Walman
His step grandchildren: Garrett Chevalier, Trystyn Aleo, Alexis Aleo, and Ariana LaBeau

His Mother: Mavis McKinstry of Calumet
His Uncle: Marshall Wickstrom of Laurium
His nephew: Jacob Mattila of North Carolina

Per James’ request cremation has taken place, and a private family service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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PJ Baroni

Posted at 04:07pm
Mavis so sorry for your loss. many prayers will be said for you. PJ Baroni
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Posted at 09:41pm
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Terry & Carol Clouthier
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Ted

Posted at 01:54pm
We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
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