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Edward Robert ‘Hoot’ St. Amour

May 6, 2013
The Mining Journal

WETMORE, Mich. - Edward Robert "Hoot" St. Amour, age 85, of Powell Lake, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 surrounded by his loving family in the home where he and Peggy raised their family. He was born on August 29, 1927 in Munising, Michigan to the late Henry and Laura St. Amour. When Hoot was sixteen he began working at the Candy Kitchen and then delivered bread before working as a truck driver at the Alger County Garage. He entered the U.S. Army in December of 1945 and continued driving truck for the Army. Hoot was honorably discharged in March of 1947. He married Peggy Chase on July 9, 1949, and together they raised their seven children. Hoot started his employment with the Munising Paper Company in 1947 as the #8 Coater Operator. He worked various operator jobs, and retired in 1988 from Kimberly Clark as the #17 Coater Operator. Hoot was on the 4th of July fireworks crew for many years. Hoot snowmobiled in the '60s and far into his retirement years. He was an avid bowler and participated in the Petersen Classic for many years. Hoot was a member of the Jewell Street Tigers Horseshoe team during their ten year championship run. He traveled to South Dakota by train to pheasant hunt with friends.



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