Jul 16, 1941 - May 11, 2022


July 16, 1941 - May 11, 2022


Thomas J. Kevern, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in the comfort of his home of 50 years surrounded by his loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice.

Tom was born on July 16, 1941 in Marquette, a son of the late Thomas H. and Pauline F. (Mosca) Kevern and graduated from Ishpeming High School. He was a Gwinn resident for many years.

On November 12, 1960, Tom married the former Lorraine Lindholm. She has been his Queen of 61 years and together they built a family and a business, the Gwinn Insurance Agency. His life was based on faith and family and not a moment was missed of his children's lives. His passion was hunting, the great outdoors and his community. He instilled this passion in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; creating a lifetime of memories.

Tom is survived by his wife, Lorraine; three children, Wayne T. (Kim) Kevern of Gwinn; Lori A. (Quentin) McRoberts of Lodi, WI and Steven J. (Doña) Kevern of Gwinn; grandchildren, Nicole (Bryce) Hattamer, Wyatt (Taylor) Kevern, Eric (Lizzie) McRoberts, Danielle (Paul) Benesh, Zack Kevern and Kori Kevern; great grandchildren, Gage, Dawson, Hazel, Ella, Mylo, Thomas, Grayson, Mason, Max, Charlie, and Knox; also surviving is a brother, James D. (Bob Oelke) Kevern of Pompano Beach, FL.

A service in remembrance of Tom will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 12 noon at Gwinn United Methodist Church, 341 W. Jasper Street, Gwinn with Rev. Leon Jarvis officiating. The service will be live streamed at: The Kevern family will greet relatives and friends beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service in the church to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, just chat. Immediately following the service, everyone is invited to the Events Center at the UpNorth Lodge in Gwinn for food and fellowship.

Those who wish to remember Tom in a special way in lieu of flowers, may make a gift in his memory to Gwinn United Methodist Church, 341 W. Jasper Street, Gwinn, MI 49841, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or U.P. Whitetails Association of Marquette County, PO Box 624, Marquette, MI 49855.

Canale Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Kevern family where memories of Tom may be shared at

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Wed, May 18, 2022 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gwinn United Methodist Church

251 W. Jasper
Gwinn, MI 49841

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Service of Remembrance
Wed, May 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Gwinn United Methodist Church

251 W. Jasper
Gwinn, MI 49841

The service will be live streamed at: Everyone is invited to join the family at the UpNorth Lodge Events Center for food and fellowship immediately following the service.

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