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Martin Bessolo

Martin Robert Bessolo

Thursday, July 26, 1962 - Sunday, December 20, 2020
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Martin “Marty” Bessolo, 58, a resident of Calumet passed away on Sunday December 20, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Due to complications from to Covid-19.
He was born on July 26, 1962 in Laurium to Gordon and Enid (Koopikka) Bessolo. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1980. During high school he played Calumet High school hockey and he also played baseball. Following high school, Marty attended Michigan Tech University where he earned a certificate in welding.
On April 24th, 1981 he was united in marriage to Lora Ahonen. Marty and Miki lived downstate where Marty worked at Weld Mold for eight years. Before wanting to move back to the UP to be near familiy.
Once he moved moved back to the Copper Country he started working with the Keweenaw County Road Commission for 14 years, retiring in 2004.
Marty was a very dedicated and passionate deer hunter. He shared his passion for deer hunting with his father, brother, children, nephew,and his grandchildren. He was also a passionate fisherman. Often you could find him stream fishing or fishing in various tournaments with his dad and brother. He enjoyed being out in the woods picking mushrooms and pine cones as well.
Marty also loved to watch his grandsons play hockey he made it to as many games as he could.
He is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents, his father, Gordon Bessolo, and 2 special uncles Dennis and Mickey.
He is survived by:
His wife: Lora of Calumet
His children: Jessica (Donald) Nicely of Calumet
Philip Bessolo of Calumet
Dave Bessolo of Kearsarge
His grandchildren: Donald Nicely III, Dominick Nicely, Connor and Marissa Bessolo, Avery and Ashlyn Bessolo, and Dawson J. Bessolo
His mother: Enid Bessolo (Carl O'brien) of Ahmeek
His siblings: Michael (Laurel) Bessolo of Calumet
Mary Kay (Dan) Short of Kingsford
Marcy (Eric) Hermanson of Ahmeek
And numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Per Marty’s wishes, a private family service will be held.
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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    Friday, May 7, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Friday, May 7, 2021 3:00pm
    Calvary Cemetery
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    Ahmeek, Michigan 49901
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Posted at 09:55am
Our deepest sympathy to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pete and Dolores Capello and Jan Capello-Maki

Mark Theiler

Posted at 07:19pm
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the entire Bessolo family in this time of loss. My friendship with Marty goes back as far as I can remember and I feel blessed to have been able to have had such a great life-long friend. Although our time spent together for several years was mostly limited to my summer trips Up North, those times with Marty were often the highlight of my year. In a world where everything seems to be ever-changing, the friendship we shared remained constant. For that, I am forever grateful. The dark void I am feeling now will eventually fill with the light of all the cherished memories that will never be forgotten. Love always defeats death in the end. I will miss you my friend...until we meet again.

robert leskinen

Posted at 01:56pm
so sorry to hear of martys passing deepest sympathy to miki and bessolo family ..... barney leskinen

Larry Kiviniemi

Posted at 12:47pm
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Marty Bessolo. We had many fond memories st the camp at lac la belle and on the ball fields. My funniest memory is when we were Christmas tree hunting in the Gay Lac la Belle area for all the families and it was dark, Gordy was driving Marty next to him Mike and then me, Marty reaches and shuys off the headlights pure darkness and panic from Gordy. He we will be missed and there will be a lot more fish for the rest of us. In sadness Larry n Nancy Kiviniemi

Sherry & Steve Outinen

Posted at 11:49am
We are deeply sorry for your loss. We hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time.


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