Robert  Waltanen

Obituary of Robert Waltanen


Robert J. Waltanen, 67, a resident of Dodgeville passed away late Tuesday evening February 21, 2017, at the UP-Health Marquette Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week.

He was born on December 10, 1949, in Hancock, MI, a son of the late Eino and Ann (Paskvan) Waltanen. Robert was raised in Dodgeville and was a graduate of the Houghton High School with the class of 1968. He then attended Michigan Technological University where he received his Civil Engineering degree and Business Engineering degree.

Mr. Waltanen remained in the area and worked as an independent Surveyor while he helped care for his mother.

Robert was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton. He enjoyed skiing in the winters and riding his bike in the summers.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister Jeanette Morales.

Surviving are:

His sister: Mary Margaret Yageman of Farmington, MI

Three nieces and one nephew

Several cousins and friends

A Mass of Christian burial for Robert will be held 11 am Saturday, February 25, 2017, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton with Fr. Corbin Eddy to celebrate. Spring burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.

Friends may call on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 5 to 8 pm at the Plowe Funeral Home of Houghton where a Rosary will be held at 7 pm.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family suggests that memorial be given to Arthritis National Research Foundation

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The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton have been assisting the family with the arrangements.