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Obituary: George P. Kausie

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home:

George P. Kausie, 86, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side on Monday August 2, 2021.

He was born on December 14, 1934 in Lake Linden to Katherine Kausie. He attended the local schools.

On August 20th, 1960 he was United in marriage to Barbara Blau in Calumet.

George enlisted with the United States Army, and was honorably discharged in 1962. He then went on to work for the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company and the White Pine Mining Company where he retired after 25 years of service. After retiring from the copper mines, George went on to work at Horner Flooring for several years, before working at Fraki’s Supermarket and then Louies SuperFoods.

George was a hard worker all his life. In his healthier years, he loved being out in the woods cutting trees. Give him an old truck, a dirt road and a chainsaw and he was a happy man. He enjoyed working in his garden and watching the Detroit Tigers Baseball games.

He also enjoyed having a Keystone Lite and a snuff!

His grandson Danny was his pride and joy. Their favorite thing to do together was to go fishing. Grandpa would always tell him fishing stories about his adventures with his good friend Sonny. Grandpa also taught him how to be wise, humble and to always respect others. The bond they shared will never be broken.

George is preceded in death by mother, Katherine, his sister, Rita Prideaux, and his brother, Robert Kausie.

He is survived by
his wife of 60 years: Barbara of Calumet,

His daughter: Roxanne (Jonathan) Billing of Mohawk

His son: Michael Kausie of Ohio

His special grandson: Daniel Karrio of Washington

His great granddaughter: Riley

His granddaughter: Kymber (Kausie) Birkhead of Ohio,

His great granddaughter: Audrey

And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Per Georges request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

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.

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