ISHPEMING, MI - Earl R. Moffatt, age 91, of 129 Cliff St., Ishpeming passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee where he had resided since this past Monday.
Earl was born September 7, 1921 in Negaunee the son of the late Thomas Moffatt & Helmi (Jaaksi) Lawer. He was a graduate of the Negaunee High School, Class of 1939 and attended Cleary College where he received his associate degree from. Earl served with Co. A, 424th Infantry of the United States Army during World War II, serving at St. Vith and Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, along with Rhineland and the Ardennes. Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in Feb. of 1945 he returned to this area and became employed with the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co. with whom he worked for many years mainly as a foreman at the Humboldt Mine and retired from the Empire Mine.
Earl was a member of the Ishpeming Elks Lodge and the Vasa Lodge. He loved his Cadillac cars, time spent at camp and visits from his nieces and nephews. Each afternoon Earl would visit with his fellow Coffee clutchers at the Ishpeming MacDonald's.
Earl R. Moffatt
Earl is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters Emily, Elaine and Barbara and brothers Wilburt, John, Paul, Basil and Reggie.
Honoring Earl's wishes there will be no services at this time, with a celebration of his life to take place at a later date. Inurnment will take place at the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Earl's obituary may also be viewed at www.bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.