Obituary: David C. Aittama – Keweenaw Report

As received from Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Service:

Chassell resident David C. Aittama, 65, died Monday, September 12, 2022 at the Omega House in Houghton after a short illness.

He was born August 21, 1957 in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Philip and Lucille (Nelson) Aittama. David grew up in the Detroit area and graduated from Redford Union High School with the class of 1975. After high school, David moved to Chassell to settle down. He attended Michigan Technological University where he earned a degree in civil engineering.

Mr. Aittama was a veteran who served in the US military.

Mr. Aittama had then worked for the State of Michigan, retiring as a road construction inspector. He enjoyed carpentry and home improvement projects.

The survivors are:

His daughter: Callie Aittama

His sisters: Elaine (Braden) Archambeau

Nancy (Gary) Archhambeau

His niece: Erica (Carey-Ann Patterson) Archambeau

The mother of his daughter: Kim Britz

Her beloved dog Princess

His good friends: Greta & John Hebert

Donna and Russ Martin

His discussion group

A funeral service for David will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Elo Cemetery with the Reverend Soren Schmidt officiating. Military honors will be organized by the Copper Country Veterans Association.

The family would like to thank the staff at UP – Portage Dialysis Health System for the compassionate care provided to David during his time with them.

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The Memorial Chapel – Chapelle Chassell Funeral and Cremation Service helped the family make arrangements.

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