LAKE LINDEN - Paul R. Myers, 80, of Lake Linden, passed away on Sept. 12, 2012, at home after a long illness.
He was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Lake Linden, a son of Rudolph and Wilhelmina (Sprietzer) Myers. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School and Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.
Paul worked for C&H Mining for 16 years as a switchboard operator in the power plant. He also worked for 24 years at the Michigan Technological University Central Heating Plant until his retirement in 1993.
He was married to Maxine Radosevich on Jan. 7, 1956, in the Catholic Church in Ahmeek.
Paul was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lake Linden until it closed. He was currently a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He served as a volunteer fireman for the village of Lake Linden Fire Department, coached American Legion baseball and was a talented baseball player through the years. Other interests included hunting, fishing and bowling. He was an avid Detroit Tigers and Chicago Bears fan.
Paul will be remembered for his quick wit and humor.
The family wishes to thank Aspirus Home Nursing and Hospice and Dr. Michael Luoma for the care given to Paul.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William, Edward, Russell, Clement and Robert; sisters, Henrietta "Sis" Primeau and Jean Thomas.
Paul is survived by his wife, Maxine; four children, Lani (Ken) Junttonen of Tamarack City, Marie (Tom) Buckett of Calumet, Paul of Lake Linden and Mark (Jean) of Calumet; grandchildren: Melissa Stevens, Jeremy Junttonen, Tommy and Kyle Buckett, Krista Myers, Mike, Mariah, Twila, Levi and Quentin; great-grandchildren: Braeden Stevens, Addisyn Stevens, Jaida Junttonen, Tyler and Kylie Buckett, Brayden and Waylon; a sister, Catherine "Kutch" Bonanni; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden with Fr. Francis Dobrzenski to officiate. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday in the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden.
Online condolences may be left at pearcefuneralhome.com.