GWINN - Louis R. Myers Sr., of Little Shag Lake Road, Gwinn, formerly of Ishpeming, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 3, 2012, on his 69th birthday in the hospice suite at Marquette General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice.
Louis was born on Aug. 3, 1943, in Escanaba, to the late Russell and Dorothy (Fleury) Myers where he attended Escanaba area schools.
Louis served his country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company as a heavy equipment mechanic.
Louis R. Myers Sr.
Survivors include his wife, the former Katherine Manninen, whom he married on Aug. 20, 1966, in Escanaba; two sons, Louis R. (Tracy) Myers Jr. of Mankato, Minn., and Alan R. (Lesley Knoebel) Myers of Appleton, Wis.; two sisters, Carolyn (Edward) Gouin of Milwaukee, Wis., and Marcia (Michael) Blaszczyk of West Allis, Wis.; one brother, Robert L. Myers of Felch; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anita Bridges of Watson, Carol (Dale) Jensen of Ralph, Mich., David Manninen of Cornell, William (Donna) Manninen of Troy, Mich., Mary (Jon) Broecker of Watson, Dale (Patti) Manninen of Watson, Robert (Laura) Manninen of Gladstone, Donna Caron of Escanaba, Linda (Gary) Fundaro of Smiths Creek, Mich. and Carl (LeeAnn) Manninen of Cornell; his mother-in-law, Viola Sloan of Watson; also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was his father-in-law, Waino Manninen; stepfather-in-law, Gidion Sloan; two nephews, Raymond Myers and Mark Gouin; also three brothers-in-law, Tom and Jim Manninen and Blaine Bridges.
A celebration of Louis Myers' life will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Wells Township Community Hall in Arnold, with Bill Hill presiding.
Burial will take place at Forest Home Cemetery in Arnold.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a memorial to be established at the Watson Bible Chapel c/o the Myers family, 1360 Little Shag Lake Road, Gwinn, MI 49841.
The Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at www.canalefuneral.com.