|(Sunday - September 26, 2021) -
Burt Steven "ScuttleBu(r)t" Angeli, age 65, died April 9, 2020,
after a lengthy battle with cancer. Burt was born on April 14, 1954,
in Staumbaugh, to Alfred (Bay) and Audrey (Tromblay) Angeli. His
grandparents were Alfred and Elivra (Manci) Angeli and George and
Margaret (Shogren) Tromblay. He is survived by his wife, Regina, and
siblings Chris (Linda DeBauche), Penny, Rex and Jamie (Christy);
aunts, Catherine Angeli and Marilyn (Lueken) Thanepoehn; uncle, Mark
Angeli, and in-laws James (Sharon) Faulds, David Faulds, Mary
Colalillo, John (Ana) Faulds, Judith (Mike Feser) Faulds, Michael
(Donna) Faulds, Patrick (Kelly Lautenslager) Faulds and Nicole
He was proud of his many nieces and nephews: Stephanie, Andriana, Alyssa, Chad, Josh, Hilary, Megan, Riley, Steven, Joshua, Jacob, and Jordan and the crew from the Faulds family: Jennifer, Julie, Jon, Jesse, Jim, Tina, Tony, Katherine, Graeme, Matthew, Robert, Joseph, Clayton, Emily and Joe.
A native of Iron County, he survived growing up with the Bates boys. He enjoyed many summers fishing and playing cards with his Uncle Irv and Aunt Marilyn. He worked at the family grocery stores (Angeli Foods) in Iron River, Menominee and Marshfield, Wisconsin.
He looked forward to the camaraderie and great food at the deer camp arranged by his brother, Rex, and cousins.
He was a graduate of Iron River High School and St. Norbert College in De Pere. He survived the four years of college with the aid of the wonderful Sunday dinners and Hamms beer provided by his cousins Paul and Diane Martin.
Prior to entering St. Norbert College, he endured three summers of "reform school" at Shattuck Military Academy in Faribault, Minnesota where he left with the rank of captain.
In 1990, he married his wife, Regina (Faulds) in De Pere, Wisconsin and she became his chauffeur and statistician and remained his "bride" until his death.
Though the polio he contracted as a child limited his athleticism, it did not dim his great love of sports. Jay Barry, of Iron River, encouraged Burt to cover sports. In 1976, he began his career as a sports writer with the Daily News of Iron Mountain. Burt is indebted to Ray Crandall who hired him despite his having worn a leisure suit to his job interview.
Through the years as a writer, he had the pleasure of working with many professionals including Edmund "Hap" Rondeau, Ron Kramer, Jim Anderson, Jackie Hooper, Ray Hansen and photographer Dick "Meat" Ferris. He was proud to have mentored Greg Corombos and was pleased to see Greg succeed.
He would like to thank his colleagues and friends at the Daily News and in the media with a special tip of the hat to Tom Keser, Denny Grall, Mike Ludlum and the old tag team of John Koehler and Mike Caruso. A note of thanks to Leon Waitrovich for arranging all the great sports trips including that memorable flight in which their small chartered plane landed on a pitch black runway in Newberry.
The kindness of the area coaches (too many to mention) made his job a pleasure and he valued the sportsmanship and character they nurtured in their athletes. Over the years, he saw many athletic achievements including the great 1989 Florence boys basketball championship for which his account on the team's reunion was awarded best sports feature story from the Michigan AP. He loved following the careers of his brother, Jamie, and hometown coaches Steve Mariucci and Tom Izzo, and former WNBA star Anna DeForge.
For many years, he participated in the wild tennis matches at City Park and he was thrilled to win a doubles tournament with his partner, Matt Lobeck.
In his free time, he made many trips to Las Vegas with D. Roy for war won ton soup and consultations with Vegas sports authority Mel McKinney.
His life was not limited to sports. With his wife, he adopted and fostered numerous shelter pets from Almost Home Animal Shelter and is survived by his pets: Violet, Lily, Tanner and his faithful feline, Simon.
Burt loved reading and going to movies. He was particularly fond of Laura Hillenbrand's books "Seabiscuit" and "Unbroken" and his favorite film was the tribute to Mr. Rogers, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" which he would highly recommend.
Burt and Regina would like to thank Staci Czappa, Diane Luczak, Nicole Curran, Julie Faulds and Marguerite Lanthier for taking care of their pets during the many trips for medical care. As a tribute to Scuttle, his family would like people to consider adopting a shelter pet - they will be rewarded.
The family of Burt Angeli would like to thank Green Bay Oncology, OSF Hospital and Hospice with a note of thanks to Heather and Deacon LeBeau and Fr. Joe Gouin of American Martyrs Church for their help and prayers and the past generosity of the Green Bay Packers Community Outreach.
Visitation will be on Friday, October 1, from 8:30 to10:30 AM at the Kingsford Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 at American Martyrs Church. Fr. Joseph Gouin will offer the Mass of Christian burial.
Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.