Joseph A. Lanfranki

CALUMET — Joseph A. Lanfranki, 83, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at his home, with his family by his side on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

He was born on January 25, 1935, in Raymbaultown, to Joseph and Rose (Rozman) Lanfranki.

He attended Sacred Heart High School, and graduated with the Class of 1953.

After graduating from high school, Joe enlisted with the United States Marines.

After serving in the Marines, Joe went to work for the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company. After the mines closed, he owned and operated Columbia Linen Service until 1996, when he retired.

On June 29, 1957, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Genevieve “Dolly” Lencioni, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Calumet.

Joe loved being with his family and friends, and spending time at his camp in Eagle River.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Thomas; his brothers-in- law, Walt Kilberg and Angelo (Ruby) Lencioni; and his sister-in-law, Delphine (Roy) Makolin.

Joe is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dolly; his five children, Joey Lanfranki of Calumet, Mary Jo (Larry) Kristapovich of Calumet, Judy (Steven) Gilbert of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Jackie (David) Aalto of Calumet, and Julie (Paul) Anttila of Calumet; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Angie (Reuben) Moilanen of Calumet; his brother-in-law, Bert Thomas of Raymbaultown; his sister-in-law, Tina Kilberg; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on September 15, 2018, at St. Anthony Hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The Funeral Mass will follow at 12 p.m. with Father Abraham Mupparathara to officiate.

Burial with Military Honors conducted by the Copper Country Veterans Association will take place at Lake View Cemetery.

A special thank you to Dr. Hafeman, Brook, Holly, and Michele for their loving care and comfort over the years.

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The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.