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Joseph Stefonich

Joseph Stefonich

Tuesday, September 28, 1943 - Thursday, May 27, 2021
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Obituary

Joseph Stefonich Copper City


Joseph Philip Stefonich “Bondo Joe”, 77 a resident of Copper City passed away peacefully on Thursday May 27, 2021 at Canal View – Houghton County, with his daughter by his side.


He was born on September 28, 1943 in Copper City to Joseph and Eva (Spelich) Stefonich. He attended Highland Park Schools when he was young and graduated from Hancock High. Joe lived in Highland Park, Mi and Copper City.


Joe was drafted into the United States Army in 1967 where he served in Vietnam, he was honorably discharged in 1969. After being discharged from the U.S. Army, Joe began working at Brad’s Body Shop in Hancock for a few years before owning and operating Joe’s Body Shop in Copper City. He operated Joe’s Body Shop for 20+ years, before going to work at Northern Auto in Hancock where he retired in 2007.


In his younger years, he was an avid baseball player and loved shooting pool. He also enjoyed going on motorcycle rides, snowmobiling, fishing and camping. Often times Joe could be considered the life of the party and enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and his buddies that he served with in Vietnam.


His real passion and hobby was autobody painting and restoration. He loved spending time in the garage and taught his employees all the tricks of the trade.


On August 14, 1993 he was united in marriage to Florence Tanskanen, she preceded him in death in 2008.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Eva Stefonich.


He was a member of the Keweenaw Catholic Community and the Legion in Mohawk.


He is survived by:
His daughter: Tonya (Bryan Mattila) Stefonich of Copper City


His grandchildren: Kali (Nick) Lanctot, Taylor (Joe Held) Kerttu, and Marisa Mattila

His great grandchildren: Kane and Baby Girl Ella


A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday June 2, 2021 at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet with Father Gracious Pulimoottil to officiate. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Wednesday June 2, 2021 from 1:00 until the time of the service.


Burial will take place in the Calvary Cemetery in AHmeek.


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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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home
    Address
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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  • Service

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:00pm
    Location
    Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home
    Address
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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    Officiant
    Father Gracious Pulimoottil
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Ahmeek, Michigan 49901
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Barbara and Don Effinger

Posted at 01:58pm
Tonya and Family:
We felt so sad to hear of your Dad's passing! There was only one Joe! We spent a lot of time together in past years working on my '55!. He was THE BEST body man around! He will certainly be missed!
Take Care and God Bless!
Don and Barbara Effinger
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