Watton, MIMining Journal

Curtis D. Kallio

WATTON, MI – Curtis D. Kallio, age 71, of Watton, MI, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Bayside Village, L’Anse, MI. Funeral arrangements for Curtis are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse. Curtis’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to...
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