Ishpeming business owner dies from injuries sustained in house fire


Journal Staff Writer

ISHPEMING — Local business owner Glenn Andrews has passed away from injuries from a structure fire on March 5.

“We can confirm he passed away,” Michigan State Police Lt. Mark Giannunzio said in an email.

Glenn Andrews was the owner and manager of Glenn’s Smokehouse in Ishpeming.

Andrews’ daughter Jill Hister reported via a Tuesday Facebook post that Andrews had passed away on Sunday.

“It is with a heavy heart that our dad passed away on Sunday night due to the extent of his injuries. He fought hard but he was tired. We were able to spend the last two weeks by his side, talking to him, laughing with each other, telling stories and informing the staff at the University of Michigan who he was,” Hister said. “We were surrounded both physically and in spirit with all those who loved him, cared for him and knew him.”

This was the third fire reported along Silver Street in recent months. Another man, Roger McCoy, died when the home he owned at 185 Silver St. caught fire in August.

Another small fire, believed to be arson, was also reported in September along that same stretch of Silver Street.

Giannunzio said the matter is still under investigation.

“This is very much still being heavily investigated by MSP and the fire marshal,” Giannunzio said.

A celebration of life in Andrews’ honor will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at Barrel + Beam in Marquette.

Dreyma Beronja can be reached at 906-228-2500 ext. 248. Their email address is dberonj@miningjournal.net.


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