Johnathan Andrew-Ernest Whitehouse

ESCANABA – Johnathan Andrew-Ernest Whitehouse, 13, 727 Charlotte Ct., Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, while swimming at Aronson Island.

He was born on June 29, 2000, in Pontiac, Mich., son of Kevin Whitehouse and Tracie Lynn Higdon.

Johnathan attended Escanaba Schools.

He loved football and hockey and enjoyed spending time with his dad. He was always interested in cars and working on them.

Johnathan was of Baptist faith.

Among survivors include his father, Kevin Whitehouse of Escanaba; mother, Tracie Higdon of Oxford; siblings, Khrystina, LaChrisha and Christopher Whitehouse of Oxford, Mich., Melanie Whitehouse of Waterford, Mich., Karen and Kevin Whitehouse of Pontiac, Mich., and Steven Reitano of Pontiac, Mich.; grandmothers, Jean Whitehouse of Alba, Mich., and Wenoka Carlisle of Pontiac, Mich.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors who loved him.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Phillip Whitehouse, in March of 2010.

A visitation and funeral was Saturday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. A service will also take place on Monday in Gaylord with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting Jonathan’s family.