MOHAWK – Paul Maronen, 90, of Mohawk, passed away on December 22, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility.
Paul was born to George and Flora (Winquist) Maronen on December 27, 1925, in Mohawk. He attended local schools in Mohawk.
He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Mohawk.
Paul worked at Unisys for 37 years as a machinist and eventually retired in July of 1983 and returned to Mohawk.
Paul had a love for music; in his younger years, he played drums for the band The Twilight Serenaders and was well known as “The Whistler”.
On August 16, 1947, he married the love of his life, Mildred Leinonen.
Milly preceded him in death on May 19, 1994 and baby granddaughter, Kaylee Nelson, in November, 1991. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob Maronen; and sisters, Sue Barfield and Ruth Kovacs.
Surviving are his son, David (Donna) Maronen of Mohawk; daughters, Sharon Krantz of Taylor, Donna (John) Stein of Taylor and Gail (Robert) Nelson of Livonia; ten granchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek in the spring, with Pastor Tim Johnston to officiate.
Online condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson .com.
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, please make all donations to Bethany Lutheran Church in Mohawk.