POINT MILLS - Michael E. Carne, 67, of the Lower Point Mills Road, died at his home with his family at his side on Saturday morning, September 21, 2013.
He was born in Hancock on June 19, 1946, to the late William and Regina "Dolly" Carne and graduated from Houghton High School. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard and served for four years during the Vietnam era. He worked at the Forematic Machine Shop in Ripley for a time. Later, he began a long working career at Horner Flooring in Dollar Bay from 1970 until retirement in the spring of 2008.
On August 29, 1970, he married Judith E. Harry in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Atlantic Mine.
Mike was currently a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Dollar Bay. He was also a member of the local Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He enjoyed boating and hunting deer and partridge. He loved to bake David pineapple upside-down cakes. He especially loved the outdoors and the woods, often walking or riding his Argo ATV along with his wife, Judy. He had a special fondness for his family and was very devoted to his Catholic faith. He never gave up and seldom complained. He was a good man who smiled alot and liked to tease for fun.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, John Carne.
He is survived by his wife, Judy of Point Mills; two daughters, Michele (Michael) Mannisto of Sullivan, Wis. and Kristin (Scott) Pilgrim of Madison, Wis.; four grandchildren, Isaac, Alexander, Elizabeth and Nicholas; three brothers, Francis (Maryjane) Carne of Franklin Twp. and Florida and Joseph Carne and Richard (Lori) Carne both of Point Mills; parents-in-law, David and Eva Chimino of Houghton; brother-in-law, Tom Harry, sisters-in-law, Carol (John) Desiatto and Lori Adams; and by many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in St. Francis of Assisi Church with Rev. Fr. William Ssozi to officiate.
Burial with military honors will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery in South Range.
Friends may call the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock on Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. where the rosary will be recited at 7:45 p.m.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to Little Brothers~Friends of the Elderly, 425 Hancock St., Hancock, MI 49930.
To leave online condolences, please go to oneilldennisfh.com.