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John W. Erkkila

July 21, 1937 ~ March 16, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Calumet – John W. Erkkila 83, passed away on March 16th at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Calumet, a son of Wesley and Dorothy Erkkila and graduated from Calumet High School.  John worked as a drift miner for C & H Mining Company and later worked as a salesman for Peterlin Distributing Company for over thirty years, retiring in 2000.  He will be sadly missed by his wife Sharon, daughter Johnna (James) Therrian of Laurium, son Jon (Rachel) of Iowa, two granddaughters, Kristen (Samuel) Perram of Canton, MI, Lily Erkkila and one special grandson Dashael Erkkila, both of Iowa.  He is also survived by his three siblings, Paul (Patti) of Rensellaer, NY, Albert (Rita) of Calumet, and Barbara (Paul) of California, an uncle Harry (Caroline) of Calumet, nephew Albert and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.    Private services have been held.  Spring burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.  Ryan Funeral Home assisted the familyCalumet – John W. Erkkila 83, passed away on March 16th at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Calumet, a son of Wesley and Dorothy Erkkila and graduated from Calumet High School.  John worked as a drift miner for C & H Mining Company and later worked as a salesman for Peterlin Distributing Company for over thirty years, retiring in 2000.  He will be sadly missed by his wife Sharon, daughter Johnna (James) Therrian of Laurium, son Jon (Rachel) of Iowa, two granddaughters, Kristen (Samuel) Perram of Canton, MI, Lily Erkkila and one special grandson Dashael Erkkila, both of Iowa.  He is also survived by his three siblings, Paul (Patti) of Rensellaer, NY, Albert (Rita) of Calumet, and Barbara (Paul) of California, an uncle Harry (Caroline) of Calumet, nephew Albert and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.    Private services have been held.  Interment services are scheduled for Monday, May 24th at 10:30 a.m. at the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet.  Ryan Funeral Home assisted the family.

 

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Services

Graveside Service
Monday
May 24, 2021

10:30 AM
Lake View Cemetery, Calumet

Please note
Interment service is scheduled for Monday, May 24th at 10:30 a. m. at the Lake View Cemetery
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