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Allen David Shelifoe

April 27, 1965 — March 21, 2015

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Allen David Shelifoe, age 49 of Baraga, MI passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born April 27, 1965 in San Diego, CA son of Frederick and Margaret (DeCota) Shelifoe. Allen grew up in L’Anse and graduated from L’Anse High School in 1984. He then entered the US Navy, from 1984-87. He returned to Zeba and worked numerous jobs for the KBIC; he last worked maintenance at the Ojibwa Casino.

Allen was a member of the KBIC and the KBIC Honor Guard. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan and liked watching football. He enjoyed spending time with his family and liked going to his uncle Matt’s camp.

Surviving are his father, Frederick (Margaret) Shelifoe Sr of Baraga; girlfriend Cathy LaBeau of Baraga; stepchildren, Haley Yaniskivis of Iron Mountain, Justin, Jamie, LeRoy, Rebecca, and Kyle Gauthier all of Baraga; siblings, Victoria Emery of Baraga, Kelly Shelifoe of Baraga, Steven (Tamara) Coffin of Cleveland, OH, Jeanne Kauppila of Baraga, Jim Fred Shelifoe of Baraga, Cathy (Larry) Velmer of Zeba, Mino (Jessica Koski) Sandman Shelifoe of Baraga, Waba Alakayak of Baraga, Bahgi Sandman Shelifoe of Baraga, Wausau Sandman Newhouse of Baraga; step siblings, Jaime Jager of Iron River, MI, Kathleen Gude of Green Bay, WI, Kristen Gude of Iron River, MI, Megan Gude of Baraga; 6 step grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding him in death are his mother Margaret Shelifoe; siblings, Frederick Shelifoe Jr., Bridget Shelifoe, and Gerald Shelifoe.

Visitation was at the KBIC Zeba Community Hall on Monday, March 23rd starting at 6:00 p.m. and continuing throughout the evening. The Baraga County Area Veterans  conducted military rites on Tuesday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m. under the direction of the American Legion Post 444 at the KBIC Zeba Community Hall. A traditional Native American Service followed the military service, under the direction of Paul Halverson. Burial will be in the Assinins Cemetery on Saturday, May 9th at 10 a.m. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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