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Obituary: Wilbert Wainio

Wilbert “Hausi” Wainio, 70 a resident of Atlantic Mine passed away on Monday morning August 6, 2018 at the Omega House in Houghton.

He was born on January 21, 1949 in Hancock a son of the late Reino and Lillian (Jaasko) Wainio.

He graduated from Jeffers High School and later from Suomi College.

Wilbert enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served honorably for two years during the Vietnam War.

Locally he worked for Northern Hardwoods as a saw filer for 23 years retiring in 1991.

Hausi was an avid outdoors man. He loved music, hunting, fishing, golfing, working crossword and soduko puzzles, watching sports, mainly the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions and taking trips to the casino.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother Wayne.

He is survived by sons Ryan Wainio, Wade Wainio and Clayton Wakeham, as well as a grandson, George, nephew Dale Wainio and nieces Pamela Wainio and Marilyn Arens (Wainio), brother, Clyde Wainio, and sister, Donna Laforest

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6-7 PM at the funeral home

A funeral will be held on Thursday August 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet. Following the funeral service the Copper Country Veterans Association will hold military honors.

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left for the at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

Burial will be in the Atlantic Mine Cemetery.

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