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.
Ernest E. Keinonen Jr. is survived by: daughter, Misty (John) Anderson of Dallas, Texas; sister, Cheryl Micheau of New Iberia, La.; fiance, Laurie Pepin of Escanaba; niece, Tammy (Dave) Lesnieski of Flat Rock; nephew, Terry Micheau of Escanaba; two great-nephews, Jonathan Lesnieski and Travis Micheau.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Wilda Keinonen Sr.
Ernest E. Keinonen Jr.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ernest E. Keinonen Jr. will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Judy Kincaid officiating. A luncheon will be served following the funeral services at the Immanuel Lutheran Church fellowship hall. The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.