ISHPEMING, MI. - Carl R. Saari, age 68, longtime Ishpeming and Negaunee area resident passed away Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013 at Marquette General Hospital.
Carl was born March 22, 1945 and was raised in the Ishpeming area by his parents Elmer and Eleanor (DiFruscio) Saari. He had attended the National Mine School along with the NMU Skill Center for Welding.
Carl had worked at the White Pine Copper Mine and in the maintenance dept. at NMU. He enjoyed raising farm animals, the outdoors, and watching the Green Bay Packers.
Survivors include 3 children Justin Saari of NY, Aaron Saari of Merrill, WI and Jessica Saari and fiance Billy Wrest of Champion, a sister Judy (Michael) Hoffman of Marquette, a brother Paul Saari of Ishpeming, 5 grandchildren Mason, Chance, Gabriel, Parker & Jack, special friend Shelby Anderson of Negaunee, aunt Ann McCarthy of Ishpeming, along with several nieces and nephews, and his former wife Carol Bunce. He was preceded in death by a nephew Philip Hoffman.
A private graveside inurnment service will be held in the spring.