As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes:
Marvin C. Moilanen, 82, a resident of Hancock passed away Saturday January 18, 2020, at home following a lengthy illness.
He was born on April 18, 1937, in Hancock, MI, a son of the late Charles and Laina (Kallio) Moilanen. Marvin was raised in Hancock and Pennsylvania. He was raised up in the Christian faith & believed in out Lord Jesus.
On March 1, 1958, he was united in marriage to the former Kathryn Koski. The couple had resided in Montana for a short time, Ontonagon, MI for four years before making their home in White Pine, MI for 27 years. During that time Marvin had worked in different mines retiring from the White Pine Copper Mine as a Production Foreman. Since 1987, the couple has made their home in Hancock.
Mr. Moilanen enjoyed drawing structures, cartooning and wood working projects. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially the love of his life, his wife of almost 62 years. He has been an inspiration to all of us, in showing truly great bravery in his struggles with several illnesses. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
Preceding him in death were his daughter Doris Calhoun, his granddaughter, Amber Fisher; his parents Laina and Charles Moilanen, his mother and father-in-law: Selda and Toivo Koski, his brothers-in-law: Howard Koski, Marvin Koski, Bill Stolper, & Jerry VanNewkirk, his cousin; Dennis Kallio and close friend of the family Michael Nutini.
His wife of 61 years: Kathryn Moilanen of Michigan
His children: Marvin Moilanen Jr. of Wisconsin
Sheryne (Keith) Stoddard of Illinois
Denise (Dan) O’Hara of Florida
Carrie (Dr. Joe) Zobro of Michigan
Sheila (John) Agnew of New York
Susan Hartfield of Michigan
His son-in-law: Daniel Calhoun of Minnesota
22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren
His cousins: Judy Rupley, Phyllis Sague, Carol Stolberg, Roger Kallio, Hildra Christopherson & Marlene Clemons
His brothers-in-law: Roy Koski & Fran (Caroline) Koski
His sisters-in-law: Delores Stolper, Barbara VanNewkirk & Dorothy (Stan) Dvorak
Several nieces, nephews and cousins
A memorial service for Marvin will be held later this summer.
To view Marvin’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.