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Emil Dyni

Emil E. Dyni

Saturday, March 31, 1945 - Saturday, September 5, 2020
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Obituary

September 5, 2020 Ahmeek

Emil E. Dyni, 75, a resident of Senter Street in Ahmeek passed away at his home on Saturday morningSeptember 5, 2020.

He was born on March 31, 1945 in Laurium, a son of the late Emil and Marie (Kipina) Dyni.

He graduated from Calumet High School with the class of 1963 and later attended Northern Michigan University.

Emil was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

On August 17, 1974 he was united in marriage to the former Bonnie Hendrickson at Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet.

Emil was employed at the Keweenaw County Road Commission for 28 years retiring in 2003.

Emil was an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing in the Keweenaw since he was a child. He enjoyed hunting camp with long time hunting buddies Bob Meyers, Paul Mohar, Bob Orent, and the late Joe Galinis. His favorite hunting companion was his wife, Bonnie.

Every fall Emil spent many hours gathering acorns and apples to feed the deer during the winter. He would then go several times a week to Eagle River to feed the deer with deer feed, topped off with acorns and apples. He had one deer that would wait for him to hand feed her apples. She was there for many winters. Emil was a true sportsman.



Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Tammy Lang.

Surviving are: His Wife Bonnie

Daughter: Christine (Nathan) Schaiberger of Lansing

Son: Craig (Jennifer) Dyni of Weston, Florida

3 grandchildren: Ethan, Colin and Alannah

Sister: Dolores “Dody” Hillman of Englewood, Florida

Nieces: Candice “Candy” (Richard) Zaharias and Amy Lang

Nephew: John (Jill) Lang

A memorial service will be held in the Siskiwit Reception Hall in Calumet on Thursday September 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Thursday.

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Memorials can be sent to Calumet High School for a scholarship in his name or to Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club, P.O. Box 283, Calumet, MI 49913 for their winter deer feeding program (please note that the donation is for winter deer feeding).

Online condolences can be left for the family at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Siskiwit Reception Hall
    Address
    26070 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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Connie Mandoli

Posted at 09:41pm
To Bonnie and family,
Our sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your husband and father! Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Dino and Connie Mandoli
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David Heinonen

Posted at 12:00pm
Bonnie and Family,
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on Emil's passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dave Heinonen
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Mary Kershner

Posted at 08:18am
Emil and his whole family were part of my Eagle River family so many years ago. A kind, witty sweet child and man. He remembered us, as we will always remember him. Love and sympathy especially to Bonnie, Dody and Candy. Emil. sent me a photo back in the 70s...
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Deanna (Cuff) Adams

Posted at 09:24pm
Dear Bonnie and Family,
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May his memory live on in your hearts and help you you and comfort you in the days ahead.
Love-Deanna (Cuff)Adams and Bertha Cuff
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dsteck@csbsju.edu

Posted at 06:50am
To Bonnie and Emil’s extended family
I regret that the virus prevents me from personally expressing my condolences to you at the memorial service.

Emil was my lifelong friend; a thoughtful, reliable, and generous person. I can’t remember a time when we had a serious disagreement. He shared his love of and connection to nature on many occasions. The photos show some of the time we spent together over the last 50 years: from an Isle Royale trip in ’66 to ice fishing on Copper Harbor in 2016 (our last fishing outing).

I will plant an apple tree dedicated to his memory, in the apple orchard near the dunes on the southwest side of Eagle River. Hopefully, it will carry on his dedication to help the local deer herd through those tough days in March when the browse is gone and the snow has melted by the lake but not inland.
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Christine Posted at 11:55am

We know that you were there in spirit. Wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing! ❤️ Christine
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