James Gherna, 91, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Friday April 9, 2021 at the Omega House in Houghton.
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He was born on February 24, 1930 in Calumet to Victor and Angelina (Colombo) Gherna. Jim attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School. Following high school, Jim enlisted with the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1950.
Jim worked for American Cablevision, Bresnen, and Mercy Ambulance.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
On February 27, 1960 he was united in marriage to Edith “Marie” Koskniemi in Calumet, she preceded him in death in 2012.
Jim was a member of Calumet Township Fire and Rescue and Bootjack Fire and First Responders.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Angelina Gherna, his brother, Louie Gherna, and his wife, Edith “Marie”.
He is survived by:
Kevin (Sue) Gherna of Ahmeek
His grandchildren: Derek (Rachel), Dillon, John (Mariah), Jordan, Katelyn
And several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Per Jim’s request, a private family graveside service will take place in Lake View Cemetery.
In lieu of expressions of sympathy donations may be sent to the Omega House, 2211 Maureen Lane, Houghton, MI 49931.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.