April 25, 2019
Paul G. Grabig, 82, resident of Calumet passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side early on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
He was born on September 9, 1936, the first-born son of George and Helen (O’Brien) Grabig of Houghton.
After graduating from Houghton High School in 1954, he enrolled and honorably served in the United States Navy for two years.
He made a career at Michigan Bell as a switch technician, retiring in 1995 after 38 years.
On June 27, 1959, Paul was united in marriage to June Berryman. In 2009 they celebrated 50 happy years together with family.
Paul loved hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, boating, woodworking, and water skiing in his spare time. His summer months spent at their family camp on Rice Lake were those he cherished most. He was a gadget and computer guy, learning new technologies well into his golden years. Paul was an active member of the Laurium United Methodist Church, the Men’s Brotherhood, and Telephone Pioneers of America.
Preceding him in death was his father, mother, and brother Phillip.
Paul Grabig is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, June. His four children: Maria (John) Hyrkas of Iron Mountain, Allen (Tina) Grabig of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Daniel (Mary Kay) Grabig of Laurium, and Christine (Simon) Grabig of Vancouver, British Columbia. His nine grandchildren: Joy, Darren, Jeff, Lee, Sean, Josh, Ryan, Gwen, and Matt. His three great-grandchildren: Adelyn, Noel, and Mason. And four grand-dogs: Pokey, Barkley, Daisy-Mae, and Jahva."
Funeral services will be held on Monday April 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet with Pastor Jay Weidner and Pastor Gunsoo Jung to officiate.
Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Sunday from 3-6 PM and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Copper Country Humane Society and/or to the local hospice.
Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet.
Online condolences can be left for the family at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com