|(Monday - November
23, 2020) - Michael L. Moroni, age 80, of Kingsford, passed away on
Saturday, November 21, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.
Mike was born on November 4, 1940, in Norway, son of the late Louis and
Gertrude (Neldberg) Moroni. He was a lifelong resident of Kingsford and
graduated from Kingsford High School, class of 1958. Mickey married Mary
Berutti on August 27, 1960, at American Martyrs Catholic Church in
Kingsford, with the reception held at the Dickinson Inn in Iron
Mountain. He was a very active member of American Martyrs and was a
server from his early childhood through his 80 years. Mickey was proud
to have graduated with the first class of the American Martyrs Catholic
School in Kingsford, and was proud to be the first one to be baptized at
the church by Fr. Hughes.
Mickey was a very ambitious builder and
entrepreneur and was proud to have been involved in many local
businesses. He was the founder of Evergreen Senior Living, Kingsford,
which is owned and operated by his family today. Mickey, along with his
wife Mary, wintered in Bonita Springs, Fla., where they were both active
members in the Vasari Country Club community. He served on the First
Bank Advisory Board for many years. Mickey was a 50+ year member of the
Pine Grove Country Club, Iron Mountain, the Chippewa Club, Iron
Mountain, and 678 Club. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, along with
his wife Mary, and being part of the "Bridge Club" throughout their
married life. He enjoyed hunting and built a camp for his family to
continue his passion. Mickey was an avid Kingsford Flivver Fan and never
missed a home or away game.
In the hearts and minds of his family
members, he left behind a work ethic that can only be taught by example;
a yearning to carry on his legacy.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 60 years, Mary; two daughters Jane Moroni and Jennifer (Chip)
Anderson, both of Kingsford, and their children Michael and Ben; one
brother Thomas (Michael) Moroni of Woodbury, Minnesota; one sister Jill
(Robert) Imel of Sagola Township.
A private family visitation
will be held at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The Funeral
Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 25, at 11:00 AM at
American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Rev. Fr. Joseph Gouin
will officiate. Burial will be in Breitung Township Cemetery in
Memorials can be made to American Martyrs Catholic
Church in Mickey's memory.
You may leave a condolence or tribute
for Mickey's family online at:
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services
of Iron Mountain to honor Mickey's legacy of life.