Obituary Report

JOHN "TED" WEINFURTER, AGE 79, OF BREITUNG TOWNSHIP, PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 23rd AT THE FREEMAN NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNITY IN KINGSFORD

(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.

He 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 years together.

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.

He was 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 Cemetery.

Condolences to the family of John “Ted” Weinfurter may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.