Edwin W. Dove

PAINESDALE – Edwin W. Dove, 91, a resident of Painesdale, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Cypress Manor Nursing Home in Hancock where he had been a resident patient for the past three-and-one-half years.

He was born July 13, 1921, in Trout Creek, a son of the late Adolph Dove and Lempi (Wanhala) (Dove) Niemi.

Edwin worked for various sawmills in Toivola and Twin Lakes. He also worked in the CCC camps before entering the service in 1942. He trained at Camp Hood, Tex. and in 1994, he was sent to Germany and fought in the Battle of the Bulge with the 559 Field Artillery.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Milton and Jarl; sister, Linda; sisters-in-law, Jean (Reed) Dove, Helen Dove and Nancy (Sporalski) Dove; and brothers-in-law, Norbert Nissen and Wesley Keranen.

Edwin is survived by brothers, John (Marilyn) Dove of Waukesha, Wis., Earl of Milwaukee, Wis., and Jackie (Deanna) Niemi of Painesdale; sisters, Eileen Nissen of Calif. and Carol Keranen of Houghton; and several nieces and nephews.

Edwin was an avid hunter. His favorites were hunting deer and birds.

Military rites will be held later this spring in the Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.

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The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock has been assisting the family with arrangements.