LAURIUM – Lloyd Lander, 89, a resident of Laurium, passed away at PortagePointe Jan. 18, 2013.
He was born Apr. 4, 1923, a son of the late William and Retta (George) Lander. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1942.
He served in the European Theater for five years during WWII.
On Jan. 5, 1946, he married Jean Phillips and they recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
After his time in the service, Lloyd worked for William Stephens as a mechanic until the building was destroyed by a fire. He then worked for C&H as a miner and hoist engineer for 20 years. He was also a police officer for the Village of Laurium for six years and an inevestigator for the Friend of the Court in Houghton County for 11 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of the Mohawk United Methodist Church and the Cornish Club.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Luella Cox; and a grandson, Steven Schultz.
Surviving are his wife, Jean; six daughters, Carol Rosmergy of Calumet, Laurel (Jim) Perko of Marquette, Deborah (Allyn) Schultz of Owosso, Mich., Yvette Lander of Marquette, Yvonne Lander of Hubbell and Dawn (Steve) McCormick of Waukesha, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruby Skufca of Escanaba.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the Erickson Crowley Funeral Home in Calumet with Pastor Bob White and Merle McGee to officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowley.com.