Matthew (Matt) George Markovich passed away January 13, 2021 at his home in Ely. Matt was born in Ely on June 21, 1932 to his parents Matthew and Ann Markovich. Matt graduated from Ely Memorial High School then went to work on the Oar Boats on the Great Lakes. He proudly served our country in the Navy on the aircraft carrier the “Princeton”. He then moved back to Ely and worked at Reserve Mining until retirement.
Matt married Mary Erickson on November 29, 1969 at Grace Lutheran Church in Ely.
Matt is survived by his Nephews Michael (Becky) Trancheff, Blaine and White Iron; and Patrick (Ellen) Trancheff, Lake Vermilion; Great Nephew Brian (Elina) Trancheff and Great Nieces Megan (Dan) Salisbury, Kirsten Trancheff and Laura Trancheff; Great-Great Nephews Calvin, Max and Jonah Salisbury and Great-Great Nieces Ella and Millie Trancheff plus his Special Furry Friend Tundra who would be seen driving around with Matt.
Matt was preceded in death by his Wife Mary, his parents, his sister MaryAnn Trancheff and numerous aunts and uncles.
Matt was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Ely, the American Legion and Veterans Association. He was an extremely talented, handy, and mechanical man. Family, friends, and neighbors knew if they went to him, he could fix it! He was a great Uncle, friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed.
Our family would like to thank everyone who has expressed their condolences and memories. We would also like to extend a special thanks to his neighbors John and Sarah, Terry Kerntz, the first responders and the Ely Veterinarian Clinic for taking such good card of Tundra and finding him a loving home. Matt will be missed by us all.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
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