Emil E. Dyni

AHMEEK — Emil E. Dyni, 75, a resident of Center Street in Ahmeek, passed away at his home on Saturday morning, September 5, 2020.

He was born on March 31, 1945, in Laurium, a son of the late Emil and Marie (Kipina) Dyni. He graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1963, and later attended Northern Michigan University.

Emil was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

On August 17, 1974, he was united in marriage to the former Bonnie Hendrickson at Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet.

Emil was employed at the Keweenaw County Road Commission for 28 years, retiring in 2003.

Emil was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing in the Keweenaw since he was a child. He enjoyed hunting camp with long-time hunting buddies, Bob Meyers, Paul Mohar, Bob Orent, and the late Joe Galinis. His favorite hunting companion was his wife, Bonnie.

Every fall Emil spent many hours gathering acorns and apples to feed the deer during the winter. He would then go several times a week to Eagle River to feed the deer with deer feed, topped off with acorns and apples. He had one deer that would wait for him to hand feed her apples. She was there for many winters. Emil was a true sportsman.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Tammy Lang.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie; daughter, Christine (Nathan) Schaiberger of Lansing; son, Craig (Jennifer) Dyni of Weston, Florida; three grandchildren, Ethan, Colin and Alannah; sister, Dolores “Dody” Hillman of Englewood, Florida; nieces, Candice “Candy” (Richard) Zaharias and Amy Lang; and nephew, John (Jill) Lang.

A memorial service will be held in the Siskiwit Reception Hall in Calumet on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 11 a.m.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday.

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

Memorials can be sent to Calumet High School for a scholarship in his name or to Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club, P.O. Box 283, Calumet, MI 49913 for their winter deer feeding program (please note that the donation is for winter deer feeding).

Online condolences can be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com.