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John M. Eastley, Jr.
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Obituary for John M. Eastley, Jr.

MARQUETTE, MI - John Melvin Eastley, Jr., age 65, of Marquette and Big Bay, entered eternal life Friday, October 20, 2017.
Born April 7, 1952, in Marquette, a son of John M. and Dorothy (Prosen) Eastley, Sr., John was raised in Marquette and graduated from Marquette Senior High School, Class of 1971. He was drafted into the US Army, serving in Korea. Returning to Marquette following his honorable discharge, John attended Northern Michigan University for two years and majored in Industry & Technology under the GI Bill. He married Patricia Wright and had two children. He then began his working career with Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, and later became a relief operator with the Marquette Board of Light & Power, until his retirement. John was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed being out in nature, fishing, hunting, and going to his camp in Forestville with family and friends. His other interests included cars, antiques, and collecting coins. John was a member of the Big Bay Sportsmans Club where he served as treasurer and a member of the Model A Club. John was also a lifelong Packer fan.
John is survived by his daughter, Mandy (Randall Maxwell) Eastley of Los Angeles, CA; his son, Erik Eastley of Marquette; his fiancée, Kris Hazeres of Marquette; his mother, Dorothy Eastley, and brother, Charles Eastley both of Marquette; and his canine companion, Benji; John was preceded in death by his father.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Friday, October 27, beginning at 5:00 pm until the time of service at 7:00 pm Friday evening. Rev. Leon Jarvis will preside. A light reception will be held during the gathering. Interment, with veterans honors, will be made in the Park Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Big Bay Sportsmans Club, P.O. Box 185, Big Bay, MI 49808.
The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home

926 N. Third Street
Marquette, MI 49855





7:00 PM
Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home

926 N. Third Street
Marquette, MI 49855

A light reception will be served during the visitation hours.

Cemetery Details


Park Cemetery

301 N. Seventh Street
Marquette, MI 49855

Memorial Contribution

Big Bay Sportsmans Club

P.O. Box 185
Big Bay, Michigan 49808

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