Edward R. O’Brien, Jr.

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Edward R. O’Brien Jr., 74, Pulaski, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, August 17, 2018, at Bellin Hospital. The son of Edward Sr. and Dorothy (Carriere) O’Brien was born September 21, 1943, in Ishpeming, MI. Edward was a U.S. Army veteran and had served his country from 1962 – 1965.

On July 10, 1965, Edward married Delma “Chris” Hanson in Milwaukee, where they started their family. They relocated to Ishpeming, MI, where they lived for over 30 years. Ed worked at Cleveland Cliffs Incorporated until his retirement in 2003. After retiring, he and Chris moved to Pulaski to be closer to family.

Ed liked the outdoors; especially hunting. He greatly enjoyed officiating high school athletics, his favorite being football games.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Delma; three children: David (Kathy) O’Brien, Pulaski, Michael O’Brien, Lomira, Jim (Dawn) O’Brien, Hartford; six grandchildren: Allison and Cole, Jacob and Emma, Cayden and Danyca O’Brien; six siblings: MaryAnn (Jerry) Laituri, Ishpeming, MI, Gary (Carol) O’Brien, Ishpeming, MI, Theresa (Randy) Bloomhuff, Ishpeming, MI, Patrick (Virginia) O’Brien, Ishpeming, MI, Timothy (Jan) O’Brien, Sparta, and Paul (Karla) O’Brien, Bonduel; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant granddaughter, Colleen O’Brien, and his canine companion, Fluffy.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 24th at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M., presiding.