Michael Wesley Wisti
Age 73, died November 27, 2012. He was born June 20, 1939 in Chassell, MI to William and Hilda (Lantto) Wisti. Michael graduated from Chassell High School in 1956 and was a member of the Chassell Panthers Class D State Champion Boys Basketball team. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1960; earning his Master's and Doctorate degrees in Metallurgy from Michigan State University in 1975. He served his country in the United States National Guard. He co-founded Atmosphere Annealing, Inc., in 1978; serving as Company President until his retirement in 1999. Michael liked to work in the garden, enjoyed sports and was a committed supporter of progressive ideals. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Andrew Wisti; sister-in-law Irene (Aho) Wisti; and brother-in-law William Brown. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lori (Chapman) Wisti; 2 sons, Michael William Wisti and partner Norah Labiner, Leif (Jodi) Wisti; beloved grandchildren Lydia and Henry Wisti; brothers Theodore Wisti, Gordon (Edith) Wisti; sister-in-law Ruth Wisti; sister Marion (Wisti) Brown and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI with the family receiving friends 1 hour prior to the service. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.. Contributions in Michael's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
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