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Obituary for Alfred John Fredrick Gunnari

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Alfred John Frederick Gunnari, age 75, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Alfred was born to John and Helen (Anderson) Gunnari on October 6, 1941 in Ahmeek.
On October 22, 1966, he was united in marriage to Arlene Hakala in Mount Clemens, Michigan.

He worked for the DNR at Fort Wilkins and other state parks for over 20 years. After retiring from the parks, he was elected for two terms as a Keweenaw County Commissioner.

Alfred was an outdoors man with hobbies like fishing and hunting, which he enjoyed doing with his kids and grandkids. He was still in the process of teaching his great grandchildren how to do these activities as well. He also enjoyed to woodwork and golf in his free time. All in all, he loved the Copper Country area and had a special love for Lake Superior.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sister Marion Nordstrom and Brother Garnet Gunnari.

Surviving are: Wife, Arlene Gunnari

Daughters: Lisa Gunnari Trevathan of Calumet
Dawn Gunnari of Calumet
Elizabeth Hakala of Calumet
Marion (Aaron Laho) Gunnari of Brighton
Alicia (Patrick) Whitehead of Redford

Sons: Alexander (Hailey) Gunnari of Houghton
James (Taylor) Gunnari of Houghton
A.J. Gunnari of Lake Linden

Brother: George Garrow of Ahmeek

Sister: Kristine Gunnari of Odesa, Texas

Cousins: Sharon (Mike) Stefanich of Allouez
Ellamae (Les) Provty of Westland

11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Tony Laidlaw to officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 12:00 noon.
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