ESCANABA - Ernest E. Keinonen Jr., 66, of Escanaba, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba. He was born Dec. 17, 1945, in Newberry, Mich., and was the son of Ernest, Sr. and Wilda (Bennett) Keinonen. Ernie served in the Merchant Marine and then was employed in construction work and roofing until his retirement. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Ernie was a member of the Great Lakes Gun Club.