In loving memory of

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

Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations. Psalm 102:12


Tony Kovach wrote on May 17, 2022:

"Dona and Steve, you and your family are in our prays. Tony and Sharon Kovach"

Jerry Garceau wrote on May 16, 2022:

"To the Kevern Family: Please accept my condolences for your loss. Tom was always a calm and steady person in my years working with him at Prudential. I enjoyed being around him as he was a very nice man. I have fond memories of Prudential parties at the camp in Gwinn. RIP Tom. "

Gerry Stille wrote on May 15, 2022:

"Lorraine and family, sincere sympathy in Tom?s passing. A fine gentleman."

Mike Hutchens wrote on May 14, 2022:

"Our deepest condolences to the entire family. I have lots of great memories of Tom from shooting archery together, our years going to Kiwanis meeting together and at the sled dog races. A good man and a great friend. Godspeed old friend and good and faithful servant Mike and Jan Hutchens. "

Jill Kevern Koski wrote on May 13, 2022:

"Deepest sympathy to all ???. Tom was my godfather & such a sweet, loving man. God Bless , Jill Kevern Koski "