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John A. Lammie

August 22, 2012
The Mining Journal

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - John Arlin Lammie, 67, of 7 County Road 510, Negaunee Township, was called home to our Heavenly Father on August 18, 2012, following a brief courageous battle with cancer.

John was born May 26, 1945, to Henry W. and Sylvia S. (Mattson) Lammie. He grew up in the Bellevue Location and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1964.

After graduation he served in the United States Air Force.

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John A. Lammie

John was a member of the Good News Assembly of God, Ishpeming, and would often say, "Remember, nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake." He was self-employed as a roofer, and then spent many years traveling across the United States as an iron worker; including being the head foreman during the construction of the MGM Grand and Luxor Hotels in Las Vegas. Throughout his life he had a passion for antiquing, especially records and books.

John was proud of his 42 years of sobriety and the mentoring he provided to numerous people along the way. His quiet guidance touched many lives. Although his life journey took him far, he was very happy to come full circle back to the Upper Peninsula where he could enjoy the silence and serenity of camp, keep the sauna hot, and most importantly, spend time with his family.

John is survived by his children: Brenda Wohlen of Escanaba, Bill (Brenda) Lammie of El Cajon, Calif., Joan Nault of Negaunee Township, Joshua Lucas of Peshtigo, Wis., and Nikki Taylor of Gwinn; sisters: Faye (Larry) Stratton and Susan Bazinette, both of Negaunee Township; 7 grandchildren, 3 nieces, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He had a special relationship with his Uncle Eddie Mattson with whom he lived and cared for. John was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of John's life will be held at the Negaunee Eagles Aerie Club 1944 on Saturday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m. with a luncheon to follow.

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