Welcome to the memorial page for

Calvin North Waisanen

November 26, 1944 ~ January 5, 2017 (age 72)

Dr. Calvin North Waisanen DDS, age 72 of Houghton, MI passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.

He was born November 26, 1944 in Hancock, MI son to Dr. Carl and Dora (Koski) Waisanen. Calvin graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1962, received a bachelor degree from NMU, a master’s degree from MSU, and DDS from U of M in 1973, and was awarded a Mott Fellowship while at U of M. He had a private dental practice for over 30 years in Houghton, retired to Ann Arbor to be closer to his family and decided to practice dentistry for another 10 years in Saline, MI. Calvin spent his winters in Florida, summers in Houghton, and the remainder of his time in Ann Arbor near family.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Dollar Bay. Calvin was a Gold Life Master in bridge. He earned his ACBL teaching accreditation and loved to teach the game of bridge. He was a member of the Ann Arbor City Club, Orlando Bridge Center and Burns City Club. Calvin loved U of M sports, especially the golf team, and was a supporter of the golf team. He spent years teaching and coaching the game of golf. Calvin enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving are his children, Steven (Betty) Waisanen of Belleville, MI, Elena (Idris) Sherrod of Whitmore Lake, MI, Maija Waisanen of Houghton, MI; brother Dr. Melvin (Terri) Waisanen of Jackson, MI; sister Heidi (Rick) Waligora of Lansdale, PA; sister-in-law Carol Waisanen of Houghton; grandchildren, Jazalyn, Idris, Ryan, Briita, Shane, Harrison; uncle Roy “Buddy” (Eila) Koski of Aura; special friend Flora More of Ann Arbor; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Preceding him in death are his parents and brother David Waisanen.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 10 a.m. in the Aura Cemetery with Pastor Bucky Beach officiating. Immediately following there will be fellowship and a luncheon at the Aura Fire Hall. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends may sign Calvin’s guest book or send condolences at

 Service Information

June 17, 2017

10:00 AM
Aura Cemetery
L'Anse Twp., MI 49946

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