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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
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Michael West

Michael West

Friday, May 2, 1947 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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G. Michael West, 72, a resident of Calumet passed away on July 16, 2019 peacefully at his home with family by his side.
He was born on May 2, 1947 in Laurium to Gordon and Lorraine (Kanniainen) West. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1965. After graduation, Mike attended Northern Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education. He began his teaching career at Chassell Schools. He then took a position teaching at Mohawk school, which annexed with the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium, and Keweenaw. He retired in 1999 after 30 years of teaching.
Mike was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his best buddy, Marty. He was a master of the grill. He was known for his excellent cooking skills at home, the hunting camp, and for his fellow members of the Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsman’s Club.
Mike’s first love was his family. They spent their summers in Bootjack where Mike entertained everyone with his singing and playing guitar. He also enjoyed going for rides. Big Traverse was his destination of choice.
After retiring from teaching, Mike returned to his love for carpentry. He was a true handyman and could fix anything! He was a patient, kind man who helped anyone when they needed it.
On June 3, 1972 he married Marlene Quello at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Calumet.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and the Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsman’s Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Lorraine West, and baby sister.
He is survived by his loving wife: Marlene
His children: Shelly (Rick) Kinnear of Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Marty West of Hancock
Joni (Brad) Carlson of Calumet
His grandchildren: Jax and Khloe Carlson
His brothers: Larry West of Twin Lakes, WI
Jeff (Kim) West of Calumet
Sister-in-law: Linda Porter
Special family friends: Diane Baratono and Nancy Dull
Cousin: Glenn Hendrickson
And numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday July 23, 2019 in section 74 of The Lake View Cemetery in Calumet with Pastor Jared Howard to officiate.
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The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family.
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    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:00pm
    Lake View Cemetery Section 74
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    Pastor Jared Howard


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Jon Mottonen

Posted at 09:56am
Marlene and family,
You have my sincere sympathy, I have so many fond memories of Mike from High School to hunting and ice fishing over the decades. Mike was an enjoyable guy to be around I always looked forward to seeing him. He was a good out doors man respectful of nature and wildlife, he was a good carpenter and family man. He will be sorely missed.

Brian Maki

Posted at 02:59pm
My condolence to the West family, We had some great times at the hunting camp at East Branch.

Barbara Simila

Posted at 12:32pm
Love and deepest condolences to all of the West family. Not only did I attend school with Mike at Calumet High School, but taught with him there. Twenty plus years of a classroom 'next-door' neighbor; conversations about fish, fish, fishing; jokes about bad lounge coffee; I'll keep those great memories of "Mikie" in my heart.

Barbara Simila and Peter Oikarinen

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Posted at 10:14am
Our sincere condolences. Love Aunt Betty, Jane Niles and Karen Wizorek
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Joan Sever

Posted at 09:19am
My deepest sympathies on Mike's passing. He was one of my favorite teachers at the Mohawk School and he will always be Mr. West to me. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Joan (Jurmu) and George Sever

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