John M. Whitman

ESCANABA – John M. Whitman, 78, Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital with his loving wife by his side. He was born on March 23, 1934, in New London, Wis., the son of the late William and Ruby Whitman. On June 11, 1982, he married the former Linda Brandt in Milwaukee, Wis.

John is survived by his wife, one son, Jan-Michael Whitman; one brother, Clarence Whitman; as well as nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Paul Whitman; and his other siblings.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Rafuse officiating. A luncheon will follow services at the Rapid River Congregational Church (7891 Cleveland St., Rapid River, MI 49878).

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in John Whitman’s name. A memorial will be established.

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