Henry ‘Hank’ Coron

NEGAUNEE, MI. – Henry “Hank” Coron, age 82, of Negaunee, went home to be with the Lord on Friday afternoon,

November 8, 2013, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving, comforting care of his family.

Henry was born on October 9, 1931, in Ishpeming, a son of Henry J. and Catherine (Bertucci) Coron, and was raised in Ishpeming. He graduated from the Ishpeming High School and then enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Ishpeming where he went to work in the mining industry at the Empire Mine. He was a general foreman at the Empire Mine’s pellet plant, working for 33 years until his retirement.

Later in retirement, he went back to work for IITRI, a company hired by the government supporting the ELF Project, finally retiring in 2003. In his spare time he was a passionate outdoorsman who loved deer hunting. He was also active in local pool leagues, and assisted with Habitat for Humanity building his granddaughter’s home.

Survivors include his two daughters, Jean (Fred) Biery of Marquette and Julie (Phillip) Barbiere of Michigamme; a son, Ron (Carla) Coron of Ishpeming; his eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul (Suzanne) Coron of Ishpeming; a sister, Mary Gray of Marquette; numerous, nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; and a granddaughter, Chelsea.

The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Paul Catholic Church in Negaunee on Wednesday, November 13, beginning at 3:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5:00 pm Wednesday with Rev. Msgr. Peter Oberto, pastor, as celebrant. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Burial will be made in the Negaunee Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Activity Fund at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans or the Alzheimers Association.

The family extends a sincere thank you to the Special Needs Unit staff at the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans for the compassionate care provided over and above their professionalism.

The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderfuneralhome.com