Joseph E. “Joe” Aiken, 83, Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014, at Christian Park Healthcare Center.
He was born in Escanaba on April 7, 1931, the son of Elizabeth Friedgen and Earl Aiken.
Joe graduated from St. Joseph High School.
On, October 26th, 1957, Joseph married Joanne Corriveau at St. Joseph Church.
Joe served his country for four years in the United Stated Air Force.
Joe was an avid hunter and loved to spend time at camp. He also enjoyed playing the guitar.
He was a member of the Escanaba American Legion Post 92.
Joe was Catholic by faith.
He is survived by his daughters, Karen Aiken, Julie (Jim) Donovan, Jeanne (Scott) Brant, Kris Aiken; son, Dan (Krissie) Aiken; grandchildren, Mike Kolich, Kelly Pryal, Josh Aiken, Kyle Kolich, John Brant, Jamie Deming, Taylor Donovan, Curtis Aiken, Connor Aiken; and honorary grandson, Willie Meek.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne; parents; and sister, Elaine Christensen.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military rites will be held at 5:00 pm by the Delta County Veterans Council. The funeral service will follow 6:00 pm at the funeral home.
Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Aiken family.