IRON MOUNTAIN - John Angeloff Jr., 90, of Iron Mountain, formerly of Iron River, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
He was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Crystal Falls, the son of the late John and Minnie (Lattermen) Angeloff. He attended the Crystal Falls Schools, and at age 17, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving as a corpsman with the First Marine Division during World War II. Upon his honorable discharge, he married the former Bernice Dobrzenski on Feb. 23, 1946, and the couple were lifelong residents of the area. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 1986. Bernice preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 1986.
John was employed by the M.A. Hanna Mining Co., working at the Hiawatha Mine and the Homer-Wauseca Mine until its closure. He then worked for "EZ Gregory" until his retirement in 1989.
JOHN ANGELOFF JR.
He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River, the American Legion Alfred Branchini Post 17, and Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and especially spending time with his family.
John is survived by his special companion of more than 20 years, Alice Campbell; sons, William (Karen "Bootsie" Goins) Angeloff of Marquette, Bob Angeloff of Iron River, Frank Angeloff of Sagola, and Leo (Peggy) Angeloff of Quinnesec; daughter, Rose (Don) Solander of Marquette; sisters, Elsie Hazel of Sun City, Ariz., and Delores Applin of Viola, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Eugene, and daughter-in-law, Marcie.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River, with Rev. Gregory Veneklase and Rev. Francis Dobrzenski, John's nephew, to concelebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River. The West Side Veterans will accord military rites at the graveside.
Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.