Michael F. Rosten

ISHPEMING, MI – Michael F. Rosten, age 58, of 717 W. Empire St., #104B, Ishpeming, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home in Ishpeming. Mike had been in the loving care of his sister Ann and the Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice.

Michael was born April 28,1959 in Ishpeming the son of the late Francis D. and Donna J. (Tousignant) Rosten. He attended grade school at the Flint School for the Deaf prior to attending middle and high school locally in Negaunee from which he graduated. While in Negaunee, Mike had participated in basketball. His working career began at local restaurants including Sambo’s and the Coachlight in Marquette. Mike moved on to serve as janitor at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Marquette for several years and then as a dishwasher at The Northwood’s Restaurant in Marquette.

Mike’s hobbies included hunting and fishing in his younger years & playing chess. He was an avid sports fan, supporting the Ishpeming Hematite’s, U of M Wolverines and the Detroit Lions.

Survivors include his sister Ann (Rennie) Kulju of Ishpeming, brother Jon Rosten of Woodland Hills, CA, nephews – Christopher (Bill Lake) Kulju of Hubbell and Stephen (Abby) Kulju of Chelsea, niece Kathryn Kulju of Marquette, great nephews – Henry and Charlie Kulju, along with several cousins. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Becky Rosten.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 till 5 PM on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming. A memorial service will follow at 5:00 PM on Friday at the Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lauri O. Maki to officiate. Interment will take place at the Ishpeming Cemetery.

A meal will follow in the church hall.

Mike’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.

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