IRON MOUNTAIN - Earl R. Annear, 91, of Iron Mountain, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born June 16, 1919, in Alpha, son of the late Alvin and Ann (Eade) Annear.
Earl married the former Rose Wagner on April 19, 1947, in Detroit. She preceded him in death on Oct. 1, 2008.
Earl served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 when he was honorably discharged. He and Rose resided in Detroit where he worked as an auto mechanic. They later moved to Vermont and then back to Detroit before settling in Kingsford in 1964. Earl worked for Foley-Martens as a millwright for 14 years, retiring in 1986.
He enjoyed many hobbies including hunting and fishing. Earl especially loved spending time with his family
Survivors include three sons, Neil (Carol) Annear of Breitung Township, Earl Annear of Iron Mountain, and Keith (Cindy) Annear of Quinnesec; two daughters, Susan (David) Sundholm of Felch and Diane Burrell of Woodhaven, Mich.; one sister, Barbara Conery of Iron Mountain; 13 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Earl was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith and Jack Annear and three sisters, Luella Erickson, Jeanette Blackberg, and Betty Lund.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Dickinson County Memorial Gardens in Iron Mountain.
The American Legion Felch Breen Post 4803 will accord military honors on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Rev. Joe Bosso will officiate.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Earl, or leave a condolence for his family, online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is serving the family.