David Charles Wiik, 65, of Negaunee Township, passed away in the care of his loving family Tuesday evening, March 17, 2020 at UP Health System Marquette.
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Dave was born March 5, 1955 in Ishpeming to Arvid and Ellen (Kangas) Wiik and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1973. He then earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University in 1977. He was united in marriage to Christine Stockholm on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1988.
Dave worked at the Marquette Branch Prison for 25 years, retiring in 2012. He was an active member of the Negaunee Rod and Gun Club and most enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the camp on the Dead River Basin.
Surviving are his loving wife, Christine Wiik; two step-daughters: Becky (Luigi) Torretti of Quebec and Mindy Sager of Marquette; grandchildren: Annunzio, Giancarlo and Lidia; his brother, Richard (Karen) Wertanen of Florence, WI; nieces and nephews: Scott (Kathy) Wertanen, Pam (Howard) Smith, Brenda (Scot) Gelhar, Chad (Mary, fiancé), Amanda Crandall and Wendy Donnay. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Donna Crandall.
Services will be held and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in his memory to the Salvation Army.
Dave’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com