L'ANSE, Mich. - Michael T. Connor Jr., 87, of L'Anse, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at his residence. He was born in L'Anse on January 12, 1925, the son of the late Michael Thomas (Lavinia Helen Adams) Connor, II. Mike attended school in L'Anse and graduated in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy, and served with the Naval Air Corps in the Aleutians until the end of WWII. Mike returned to L'Anse and was employed by the L'Anse Motor Co. In 1948 he married the former Ruth Kangas in Wakefield, Mich. As a member of the Naval Reserves, he was called back to active duty, during the Korean War. Mike was stationed in Japan. He returned to the U.S. with the Blue Angels air group and was stationed with them in San Francisco. Ruth and their infant son, Michael, were able to join him there.