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Ernest ‘Ernie’ Shusta

October 14, 2012
The Mining Journal

NEGAUNEE, Mich. - Mr. Ernest "Ernie" Shusta, age 83, of Walker (Grand Rapids, MI area) and Three Lakes, a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012, after a brief illness.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Dorothy (Villberg), three children, Jeffrey (Nancy) Shusta of Grand Rapids, Mary Shusta of Atlanta, Ga., Sara Shusta and Bart Lafferty of Walker; three grandchildren, Audra (Rick) Venhuizen, Joe Shusta and Stephanie Shusta; two great-grandsons, Matthew and Broden; one sister, Shirley Richey; brother-in-law Willard Thomas; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside inurnment service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Negaunee Cemetery with the Rev. Fr. Greg Heikkala to officiate, followed by military honors accorded by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #380.

The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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