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Obituary: Jack D. Koskela

As received from Antila Funeral Service:


Jack David Koskela, 78, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Mission Point of Hancock.

He was born December 29, 1941, in Atlantic Mine, a son of the late Willard and Lillian (Bakkila) Koskela, and was a 1960 graduate of the Jeffers High School.

Jack was employed by Chrysler in Detroit for many years until his retirement.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1964-66.

Jack was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of South Range, and Ranger Post 6165 VFW of South Range.

He enjoyed bird hunting, was a wizard with all electronics and loved the Copper Country and Country music.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Susan of Atlantic Mine; daughter, Lisa Koskela Umbreit of Detroit; two granddaughters, Nicole and Brittany; four great-grandchildren, Alexis, Charlotte, Zachary and Logan; a sister, Betty (Fred) King of New Hampshire; nieces, Cindy, Dena, Debbie, Suzanne, Cheryl and Cara; nephew, Michael; and his first wife, Marie of Detroit.

Besides his parents, Jack was also preceded in death by sisters, Rose Hill of White Pine and Linda Onkalo of Dearborn Heights. 

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the Atlantic Mine Cemetery with Vicar Micah Cavaleri to officiate. Military rites will be conducted by Ranger Post 6165.  Arrangements are being handled by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family at antilafuneral.com.

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