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Edward S. Kayfes

August 21, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

LAURIUM - Edward S. Kayfes, 82, of Laurium, died Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the Marquette General Hospital.

He was born in Ahmeek on December 12, 1929, a son of Philip and Mary (Stajniger) Kayfes and attended the local schools.

He was united in marriage to Joyce Miller on June 27, 1953, and the couple resided in South Lyon, Mich. Ed worked for Browning Ferris Industries as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1994 and the couple moved to Laurium.

Ed loved the outdoors, four-wheeling, snowmobiling and spending time at his camp on the Five Mile Point road.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce; two sons, Mike and Ellen Kayfes and Dan Kayfes both of South Lyon, Mich.; a sister, Dorothy Buell of Lake Worth, Fla.; a brother, Tom and Carol Kayfes of Plymouth, Mich; two grandsons, Kris and Greg Kayfes also of South Lyon, Mich., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Peterson Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mr. Kayfes will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet with Deacon Art Stancher officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek with the Copper Country Veterans conducting military honors.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at



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