Arnold A. Book

IRON RIVER, Mich. – Arnold A. Book, age 88, of Iron River, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Iron County Medical Care Facility.

Arnold was born October 5, 1924 in Bates Township, MI, the son of the late Charles and Toini (Potola) Book. He attended the Iron River Schools, graduating from Iron River High School with the Class of 1942. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.

Arnold married the former Delores Garavet on March 6, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stambaugh, where they are currently members. The couple started life together at Sunset Lake, returning after retirement in 1987 from CCI in Ishpeming where he was employed as a welder with Union Local 4950. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary this year.

An avid outdoorsman, Arnold enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, cutting firewood, and reading. He also built two homes, and loved living at Sunset Lake.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William C. Book, sisters, Anita Sundling, Irene Halvas, and Elsie Tarnowski, and son-in-law, Robert Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Delores; sons, Charlie (Donna) Book of Lenoir City, TN, Bruce (Judy) Book of Ishpeming, MI, and Niles Book of Negaunee, MI; daughter, Gail Johnson of Marquette, MI; grandchildren, Stephanie Book, Thomas Book, Stacy Lewis, Ashley Book, and Adam Book; great grandchildren, Trent Lewis and Olivia Book.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Lake Park in Bates Township.

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Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron River.