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Bernard R. Schmalzel

Bernard R. Schmalzel, 94, a lifelong resident of Calumet passed away on, Tuesday October 31, 2017 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock.
He was born on September 30, 1932 in Calumet, the son of the late John & Anna (Zunich) Schmalzel, and was a graduate of Calumet High School with the class of 1942. Bernard was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church of Calumet. He was employed by the Houghton County Road Commission; he worked out of the Tamarack Garage as a driver for 40 years, retiring in October, 1988. He was a former member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 328.
Bernard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and long walks around Calumet where he would visit with people. He was an avid photographer and enjoyed repairing watches.
He is survived by three nephews, one great nephew, seven great nieces, eight great-great nephews, and eight great-great nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Schmalzel; sisters, Anna Clancy and Bernice Fink; brothers John and Rudolph Schmalzel.
Burial will take place in the spring in the Lake View Cemetery of Calumet. A committal service will be held at the graveside.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences for the family may be left atwww.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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