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Milne 'Kelly' Miskovich

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Kelly J. Miskovich, 80, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Kelly was born on Dec. 5, 1942, in Wakefield, a son of the late Mary (Grivicich) and Steve Miskovich, the fifth of 13 children.

On Feb. 24, 1968, Kelly was united in marriage to Mary Joyce Skaja of Ironwood, in Ironwood. Kelly was a graduate of Wakefield High School.

Throughout Kelly's life, he worked at many different jobs. It was the year 1988, when he found his true passion in life and started the business of Miskovich Logging and Trucking. Kelly was a strong, hard-working person with such dedication and drive. He gave 32 years to the industry.

Kelly enjoyed years of raising cattle, making firewood, camping at Sunday Lake, watching his garden grow and caring for Bubba, the miniature pony. Kelly loved spending time out at his camp in the winter with family and friends. His cozy camp had a tubing hill groomed to precision that Kelly worked so hard on for all to enjoy!

Kelly's highlights in life were his grandchildren. He was blessed with six. Kelly was known as "Papa" and he was always supporting their many sports and activities.

Kelly is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary; his two sons, one of Ironwood, Michael, and his children, Kaylee, Morgan and Nicholas, and Chad (Jessica) and their children, Enola, Eva and Ean, all of Wakefield; and his former daughter-in-law, Lea Miskovich, Ironwood.

Kelly is further survived by his sisters, Janice (Sue), Gile, Wisconsin, Gail (Dan) Gerovac, Waterloo, Illinois, Mary (Gordon) Erickson, Ironwood, Lucille (Dave) Zazeski, Ramsay, and Cindy (the late, Peter) Palm, Pompano Beach, Florida; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Kelly was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Nick; his brothers, Bob, George, Steve and Joe; and his sisters, Clara, Anna Mae and Margie.

A private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Cremation has taken place and funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield.

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