John R. Ettenhofer

ESCANABA – John R. Ettenhofer, 80, Escanaba, passed away at Marquette General Hospital on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

He was born in Escanaba on March 10, 1934, the son of Edwin and Leona (Haieff) Ettenhofer.

John is a 1952 graduate of Escanaba High School.

He married Marie Koster on March 12, 1960, in Escanaba.

John loved sports, hunting, fishing, and playing golf at the Highland.

He was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Escanaba. He was also a member of the VFW, Teamsters, and a 50 year member of the Ford River Lions Club.

John is survived by his beloved wife, Marie; daughter, Terri (Kurt) Bell of Marquette; three sons, Fran (Karen) Ettenhofer of Bark River, Mark (Becky) Ettenhofer of Aurora, Colo., John (Heidi) Ettenhofer of Wells; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Audrey (Bill) Hay of Ford River; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Edwin; and sisters, Virginia and Barbara.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 28, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Delta County Veterans Council will have veterans rights at 3:50 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 4 p.m. officiated by Rt. Rev. Rayford Ray. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Ettenhofer family.