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Matthew H. Whetung

July 5, 1923 — March 20, 2010

Matthew H. Whetung, age 86 of Zeba, MI passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital with family and friends at his side.

Matt was born on July 5, 1923 in Curve Lake, Ontario, Canada son of Joseph and Charlotte (Blaker) Whetung. He was raised in Zeba and lived there his entire life until the past 2 years when he resided at Bayside Village in L'Anse. Matt worked in the woods with his brother Ted until retiring in 1953.

He was a member of United Methodist Church in Zeba, KBIC, and Ojibwa Senior Citizens. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and taught many of his nieces and nephews how to hunt and fish. He loved doing puzzles and was a loyal fan of the Detroit Lions and Tigers, and all Michigan sports.

Surviving are his brother Amos Whetung of Marysville, WA, Albert (Elsie) Matthews of Athelstane, WI; sisters Myrtle Tolonen of Baraga, Elizabeth Matthews of Zeba; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers Glen Matthews, Theodore Whetung, Donald Whetung and sister Sarah Shelifoe.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 24th at 11:00 AM at the Jacobson Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rev. John Henry will officiate. Burial will be in the Indian Pinery Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home in L'Anse is assisting the family.

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