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Michael Rubich

1942 - 2021


Michael "Mike" Rubich, 78, died peacefully at home on March 28. Mike was born in Ontonagon on December 15, 1942 to Michael and Louise Rubich. After graduating from Ontonagon High School, Mike married the love of his life Mary Jane Colclasure on February 8, 1964. After living and working in Milwaukee for a short time, they returned to Ontonagon to raise their family. While Mike was a proud retired papermaker and loved to take pictures, he was proudest of his family.

He is survived by his two sons: Robert (Kathy) Rubich, Scott (Jessica) Rubich, daughter Michelle (Tim) Seppanen, grandchildren Andrew (Stephanie) Rubich, Chris (Nickey) Rubich, Kimberly (Jeremy) Walizer, Jacob Rubich, Luke Rubich, Aurora Seppanen, great grandchildren; Hunter, Tucker, Paisley, Carter, Jase and Lily;  sister in laws Shirley Skoviak, Katherine Colclasure, brother in laws Jack (Bonnie) Colclasure, Bill Turin and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Louise Rubich, his wife Mary Jane, his sisters Mary Lou Turin, Dorothy and Theresa, brother in laws Ed, Bob, Merle, sister in law Clara and good friend Mary Lou.

The family would like to thank Aspirus Home and Hospice for their kindness in the last weeks, NP Szanne Miron, Brooke & Lynn at UP Family Health, and Ron and Pauline Frazer for all of their help.

Cane Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Jerry and Julie Domitrovich

April 7, 2021 6:47 AM

Kathy Wardynski

April 5, 2021 9:27 PM

Dear Rubich family,
My deepest sympathy to you all- for many years Mike was to Syl’s the same as Norm was to “Cheers”. We had many conversations (and a few arguments!) but please know how proud he was of all his kids and grandkids.
There are many people who would have had no sports photos of their kids at all if it wasn’t for Mike.
We will miss him too.

Brooke, Lynn & Suzanne

April 1, 2021 7:37 PM

We are so unbelievably sorry for your loss. Many prayers to you all. We will sure miss seeing our stubborn Mike around! 

Denise Wilcox

March 30, 2021 8:56 PM

Colleen P Buzzo

March 30, 2021 5:33 PM

Sorry to her of Mike passing. Keeping his family in prayer. Colleen Pantti-Buzzo

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