William Gammey

William Gammey

Friday, March 28th, 1941 Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

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Obituary for William Joseph Gammey

Iron Mountain-William J. Gammey, age 79, of Iron Mountain, Mich., passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain, Mich.

He was born on March 28, 1941, in Florence, Wis., son of the late Joseph and Edith (Soderberg) Gamba. Bill grew up in Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School, class of 1960. He served in the United States Air Force for four years and nine months as a staff sergeant before being honorably discharged. Bill married Barbara Gregg on May 24, 1984, in Breitung Township. He was a member of the First Covenant Church, Iron Mountain, and his love of God started at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp, which he attended from 1953 until 1955. Bill worked for the City of Iron Mountain as a firefighter for 25 years, and while working for the fire department, he served as the training coordinator for the State of Michigan for nine years before retiring. Bill coached and assisted many years for the Iron Mountain High School, freshman football team.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gammey, Iron Mountain; two daughters, Jeannie A. Gammey, Green Bay, Wis., and Susan (Dave) Rice, Aurora, Wis.; five grandchildren, Krissa, Lanie, Timmy Brasure, all of Green Bay, Wis., Kimberly Rice, Ecorse, Mich. and Tyler Rice, Aurora, Wis.; four step-children, Paul (Kelly) Riley, Illinois, Mark Gregg, Norway, Mich., Robin Gregg, Aurora, Wis., and Lisa (Nathan) Pollock, Kingsford, Mich.; other grandchildren, Emma, Annie, and Kally Riley, Toni (Tyler Calvi) Gregg, Mackenzie (Ethan) Metras, Tommy (Terra) Maynard, Dustin, and Jordan Gregg, Randall and Whitney Gregg, Rylee Gregg, Andrew (Sophie Kaminski) Pollock, and Ericka and Abby Pollock; honorary grandchildren, Mike and Ammie Marana; and nine great-grandchildren; special and very dear friends, Pete Marana, Greg Sleik, Jerry Novickis, and by his good friends at Hardee’s; as well as his special four legged friend Button.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by one sister, Kitty Gammey, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Jacobs Funeral Home. A celebration of Bill’s life will take place Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Pastor Chad Harrison will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Florence, Wis. The Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post #50, Iron Mountain, will accord military honors at graveside.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Jacobs Funeral Home- Iron Mountain
    1025 Carpenter Avenue
    Iron Mountain, Michigan
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    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
    9:30am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Jacobs Funeral Home
    1025 Carpenter Avenue
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    Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
    Pastor Chad Harrison
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Old Hwy 141
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anna tarris

Our Condolences goes out to your family. I work with Mark at Michaud's Trucking. God Bless you from Stan Tarris
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Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten. Your Brothers and Sisters from Iron Mountain Fire Department.
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Steve Merhalski

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was not just a cousin but also a great friend. I'll always have fond memories of him. He will be missed.
Steve and Karen Merhalski
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Jeanne Gammey

I love you Dad, I'm gonna miss our morning and evening phone calls you were the best Dad ever.
LOVE always Ugmo 💖
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Jason Julian

My condolences to Bill’s family. I worked with Bill in the 1970s and 1980s. He was helpful, patient and so conscientious. I will miss him. Jason Julian, Dewitt, Michigan
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