Cover photo for Howard Sten's Obituary
Howard Sten Profile Photo
1940 Howard 2021

Howard Sten

September 1, 1940 — September 8, 2021

Oskar Howard Sten, 81, a resident of Oskar passed away Wednesday September 8, 2021, at the UP-Health Portage Hospital with Sisu and grace. He was born on September 1, 1940, in Trimountain, MI,a son of the late Eino and Lempi (Anttila) Sten. Howard was raised in Painesdale and was a graduate of the Jeffers High School with the class of 1958. Mr. Sten was a veteran having served with the United States Army. Following his time in the Army Howard began a career welding working for Copper Range & Northern Industrial in Painesdale. During that time, he was president of the Copper Range Welding Union. He then was part owner and president of Dodgeville Welding and Machine for 26 years until his retirement. In 1991, he was united in marriage to the former Eunice Bishop/Paavola. Mr. Sten enjoyed the outdoors fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed visits to the casino from time to time. Preceding him in death were his parents, his sister Winifred Sten and his brother and sister in-law Bob and Dorothy Sten. Surviving are: His wife Eunice Sten; His children: Wanda (Bill) Sten-Dwyer, Richard Sten, Lori (Brian) Lindeman, James (Holly) Bishop, Michael Bishop, Daniel (Fay) Bishop, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; His brother Eldon (Mary Ann) Sten; Numerous, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service for Howard will be held 11:00 am Saturday September 18, 2021, at the Oskar Cemetery with Pastor Jesse Aho to officiate. Military honors will be conducted by the William Giroux Post#90 of Lake Linden and the Copper Country Veterans Association. To view Howards obituary or to send condolences to the family please The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home – Hancock chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Howard Sten, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Starts at 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Oskar Cemetery

, Houghton, MI 49931

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 15

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree