BARAGA - Walter Sundquist, age 52, of Baraga, formerly of Warren, Mich., passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Marquette General Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
Bill was born July 16, 1960 in Warren to William and Beatrice (Paquette) Sundquist. He moved to Baraga as a teenager and graduated from Baraga High School in 1978, then received his Bachelor's degree from Michigan Technological University in 1983.
Bill moved to Brighton, Mich. and began his career with Chrysler. He continued his education and received a Master's degree from Lawrence University in 1994. After 30 years with Chrysler, Bill took an early medical retirement and moved to Baraga two months ago to be near his family.
Bill was a member of the Board of Professional Engineers. He enjoyed the outdoor, hiking, camping, kayaking and jeeping.
Surviving are his sister, Suzanne Miettinen of Baraga; aunts Patsy (Dennis) Lane of L'Anse and Verginia (Bernard) Penokie of L'Anse; uncle, Henry (Alice) Tangen of Baraga; numerous cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Beatrice Sundquist.
There will be no visitation. A family memorial dinner will be held. Burial will be in the Baraga Cemetery.
The Jacobson Funeral Home in L'Anse is assisting the family.
Friends may sign Bill's guest book or send condolences at jacobsonfuneralhome.com.