Michael J. Slaga

ESCANABA — Michael J. Slaga, 82, of Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital.

He was born Feb. 3, 1935, son of Michael and Anna (Wagner) Slaga. He was raised in Perronville and attended Bark River Harris High School.

In 1957, he joined the Air Force. He served until his honorable discharge in 1960. He continued in the Air Force Reserves, serving until 1963.

He worked for the railroad for 30 years as a switchman until his retirement.

Michael is survived by his son, Michael (Nina) Slaga of Lake Zurich, Ill.; grandchildren, Michael and Gina; and significant other, Dianne Minor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anna; and brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be held in the spring at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Perronville.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Slaga family.