Calumet–Wilbert A. “Bert” Kesanen, age 81, a resident of Sedar Bay, passed away on June 17, 2017 at the Genesys Nursing Home in Hancock.
He was born on March 1, 1936 in Flint, Michigan a son of Wilbert and Eva Kesanen. He attended Calumet schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954. Bert was a master electrician and was self-employed for over forty years. He was active in the Masonic Lodge, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting and fishing. Bert was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his two daughters Lynn (Lyle) Peterson of East Peoria, Illinois and Gail (James) Bickerseth of Elk Rapids, Michigan, three grandsons Seth, Kyle and MacKenzee, and five grandchildren. Also, surviving are brothers Fredric “Fritz” Kesanen of Eagle Harbor, David (Diane) Kesanen of Calumet, sister Barbara (Ross) Grunwald of California and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at the Lake View Cemetery on Monday, July 10th at two p.m. with Pastor Ken Toth and the Copper Country Veterans.