Douglas J. Yowell

COPPER CITY – Douglas “Doc” J. Yowell, 79, resident of Copper City, passed away on Saturday, March 23 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium.

He was born on May 30, 1933, in Copper City to the late Albert and Lyla (Kaura) Yowell.

He graduated from Calumet High School with the class of 1952.

Doc was preceded in death by his brother Lawrence Yowell.

He worked as a miner for the Calumet & Hecla and the White Pine mines and served with the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean conflict. He was a volunteer with the Copper City Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Yowell of Copper City; children, Robert and Linda Yowell of Washington, Debbie Harri (Peter Halley), Kathy (Mark) McEvers, Danise (Gerald) Jarvey, Dan (Mabel) Harri, and Tammy (Mark) Kaifesh; grandchildren, Andrea, Karen, Brandon, Julie, Tom, Michael, Annie and Christopher; and sister, Ellie Rautio of Copper City.

He was a quiet and gentle man who enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting, as well as visiting with “the guys” at the Allouez BP. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Mohawk.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Erickson-Crowley Funeral Home in Calumet and friends may leave condolences at

A graveside service will be held later in the spring in the Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to the competent and caring staff of Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.