JOHN "TED" WEINFURTER, AGE 79, OF BREITUNG
TOWNSHIP, PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 23rd AT THE
FREEMAN NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNITY IN
(Iron Mountain - January 25, 2018) - John “Ted” Weinfurter, 79 of
Breitung Township, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Freeman Nursing
and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford.
He was born on March 25, 1938
at the family home in Kingsford, son of the late Edward and Viola (Beaulier)
Weinfurter. He attended school in Kingsford, graduating from Kingsford High
School in 1956.
Ted enlisted in the United States National Guard and he
spent 26 years with the guard before being Honorably discharged.
married Elizabeth “Liz” Erkkila on May 11, 1968 at the American Martyrs Catholic
Church by both Father Hughes and Father Gouin, and spent nearly 50 wonderful
Ted worked as a Foreman for the Dickinson County Road
Commission for many years before retiring in September of 1997. He was a
lifelong resident of Kingsford. He was also a lifelong and faithful member of
the American Martyrs Catholic Church. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting,
fishing, gardening and cutting firewood with his brothers.
preceded in death by his mother and father, Edward and Viola Weinfurter; a
sister, Dorothy Mainville; brothers, Vern and Robert “Bob” Weinfurter.
Ted is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Weinfurter of Breitung
Township; his daughter, Anne (Patrick) Reeths of Green Bay; his loving grandson,
Sam Reeths who was the apple of his Papa’s eye; brothers, Edwin (Donna)
Weinfurter of Aurora, Howard “Dewayne” (Pam) Weinfurter of Iron Mountain, and
Ron (Joyce) Weinfurter of Breitung Township; a sister, Joyce Quick of Milwaukee;
brother in-law, John (Betty) Erkkila of Ishpeming; He is further survived by
many nieces and nephews
The visitation is scheduled for Monday, January
29, from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron
Mountain. The funeral Mass will be on Tuesday morning, January 30, at 11:00 at
the American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Fr. Joseph Gouin will offer
the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will take place in the Quinnesec
Condolences to the family of John “Ted” Weinfurter may be
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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron
Mountain with the arrangements.