(Tuesday - December 29, 2020) - Edward Louis De Yonghe, age 85, of Kingsford passed away at his home on Friday, December 25.

Ed was born May 27, 1935, in Norway, the son of Louis and Catherine (Bilski) De Yonghe. After graduating from Norway High School in 1953, he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1954 until 1958. He married Marcia Despins on July 25, 1970, at St. Mary & St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. A lifelong resident of the area, Ed worked for the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District for over 20 years as an auto body and welding teacher and 10 years as a custodian at the Willis Center. He also worked at the Y.M.C.A for over 5 years. A huge fan of Vince Lombardi and the Packers, Ed enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Elks Club and American Martyrs Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia; daughters, Jennifer (Todd) Van Hammond of Appleton, Wisconsin, Deanna (Patrick) Goerge of Grand Rapids, and Kristen (Jason) Audette of Aurora, Colorado; a sister-in-law, Janice (Tim) Goss of Lake Barrington, Illinois; and grandchildren, Olivia and Emily Van Hammond, Mitchell and Caleb Goerge and Isaac and Ian Audette.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date.

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


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