|(Friday - November
13, 2020) - Connie Ann Harper, age 65, of Kingsford passed away on
Wednesday, November 11, at U.P. Health Systems - Marquette, after a
short illness. Connie was born Feb. 24, 1955, in Escanaba, the daughter
of Wayne and Marlene Carter of Kingsford. She married Joseph A. Harper
April 12, 1975, in Kingsford.
Connie, with her family, ran the A
& W Restaurant for the past 26 years. When she wasn't working, she
enjoyed going to camp with the family, especially the grandkids.
She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Joe, and their four
children, Johanna (Don) Sirovy of Kingsford, Christina (James) Strauss
of Hermansville, Jennifer Aronson (Mike Bouche) of Ishpeming, and Mark
Harper of Kingsford; ten grandchildren, Austin (Amber Niemi), and
Derrick Sirovy of Kingsford, Brandin and Jazmyn Strauss of Hermansville,
Brody Aronson of Ishpeming, Trevor Rae, Lexi Roe, Wesley Harper, and
Isaac Harper of Kingsford; one great-grandson, Holden Sirovy; her
mother, Marlene Carter; two brothers, Dan (Julie) Carter of Traverse
City, Michigan, and Bryan (Jill Bruno) Carter of Kingsford; two sisters,
Cathy (Terry) Mitchell of Kingsford, and Cindy (Dan) Throm of Florence;
two brothers-in-law, Mike (Wendy) Harper and Aaron Harper; and many
aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her dad, Wayne Carter; her father and mother-in-law, Joseph & Arlene
Harper; brother, Charles Carter; niece, Katie Carter; nephew, Wayne
Carter; and granddaughter, Danika Aronson.
Visitation will be
from 8:30 until 10: 30 AM on Monday, November 16, at the Erickson-Rochon
& Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. A funeral mass will follow at
11:00 AM at American Martyrs Catholic Church of Kingsford. Fr. Joseph
Gouin will offer the Mass of Christian Burial, and burial will be in
Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.
Condolences to the family of Connie
Ann Harper may be expressed online at:
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home
with the arrangements.