Myron A. ‘Ike’ Weston

MARQUETTE, MI. – Myron A. “Ike” Weston, age 84, of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday morning, May 7, 2014, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving, comforting care of his family, the Jacobetti staff, and Lake Superior Hospice. He had resided at the Jacobetti Home since December 2011. Ike was born April 2, 1930 in Ishpeming to William and Eleanor (Kelly) Weston, and was raised in Marquette. Following graduation from John D. Pearce High School, he enlisted in the U.S Navy. During his four years of service, he travelled the world, serving during the Korean Conflict. Upon his honorable discharge in 1952, he returned to Marquette and began studies at Northern Michigan University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. On February 6, 1954, he married Beatrice “Bea” Savola, and together the couple established their home in Marquette, began a family and raised four daughters. Ike worked in insurance and auto sales for the majority of his career. His proudest accomplishment was building the family camp on the Black River and some of his happiest times were spent there with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and had a fondness for the great outdoors. He enjoyed reading, and keeping up with current events and the political landscape.

He was a loving husband and father, and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was always very proud of his family. Ike is survived by his four daughters, Christine Arrowood, Connie (David) St. Amour, Annette (Peter) DePetro and Pamela (Jamie Yates) Gutierrez; his grandchildren, Jessica Arrowood, Alana (David) Carrott, Lora (Brandon) Holm, Dana (Gordon) Jakel, Jessica (Brad) Winchester, Mallory DePetro, Emily DePetro and Amber (Nick) Hampton; 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Myrtle Weston; a brother-in-law, Leroy Process; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Ike was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Beatrice “Bea”; a brother, William “Lee” Weston; a sister, Julie Ann Process; a nephew, Brian Process.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans for all the love, support and friendship they showed Ike over the past two and half years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the to the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Activity Fund, 425 Fisher St., Marquette, MI 49855 or Lake Superior Hospice Association, 914 West Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI 49855.

Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Monday, May 12 from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Rev Chad Ott will officiate. A reception will be held in the funeral home following services. Interment will take place in Park Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed online at swanson lundquistfuneralhome.com