Michael J. Sundell

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Michael James Sundell, 61, of Sands Township, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette.

He was born Aug. 19, 1956, in Negaunee, a son of the late Donald and Delores (Ribardy) Sundell. He was a 1974 graduate of Negaunee High School, attended Ferris State University and was a lifelong long area resident.

Mike had been employed at the Presque Isle Power Plant since 1976.

He was a member of St. Louis the King Catholic Church and the Wawanowin Golf Club. His interests included golf and attending auto shows and he was a proud owner of a Roush Mustang.

Mike is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Arens) Sundell, whom he married on June 20, 2009 in Manistique; daughters, Jennifer Tetreau and Cindy (Chris) Wright, both of Lansing, Jennifer (Sam Henry) Youngmon of Manistique and Amanda Youngmon of Gwinn; grandchildren, Vada Marilyn Wright, Atlee Sabastian Wright and Dayton David Benish; and former wife, Karen Krieger of Portland, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Sue Watts-Thompson.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Louis the King Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the church with Rev. Glenn Theoret officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to UPAWS, PO Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855.

The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com