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David Mark Ekdahl

March 14, 1963 ~ May 24, 2019 (age 56)
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David Mark Ekdahl, aged 56, passed away at his home in Baraga, MI on May 24th, 2019.
He was born on March 14th, 1963 in L’Anse, MI to Paul and Philomena (Loonsfoot) Ekdahl. David graduated from Baraga High School in 1981 and was an Assistant Manager at the Press Box in Baraga where he worked for over 25 years. He had also worked with the Lindblom Dry Walling, Ojibwa Housing and for YACC. David was also an avid Redskins fan.
He loved bowling and took every opportunity to teach others how to play. He organized children’s bowling leagues and participated in Men’s and mixed leagues as well. He also was a member of the Baraga County Pool League. David loved to drive back roads and explore the Upper Peninsula backcountry.
He was a member of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Church in Assinins, MI and a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.
David is survived by his mother Philomena Ekdahl of Bayside Village; his daughter Jenna Messer of Baraga; brothers Gary Loonsfoot of Baraga, James (Kathy) Ekdahl of Calumet, Ronald (Bonnie) Ekdahl of Mount Pleasant, Everett Ekdahl Sr. of Baraga, Lyndon (Shelley) Ekdahl of L’Anse; his sister Margaret; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, to which he was known as the “Best Uncle Ever”; and many special friends.
He is preceded in death by his father Paul Ekdahl and a baby sister.
Visitation will be held at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Church in Assinins from 2 – 4pm on Wednesday, May 29th, with a funeral mass conducted by Fr. Corey Litzner at 4pm. Afterward, a luncheon will be held at the Ojibwa Seniors. Burial will be in the Assinins Cemetery at a later time. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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