As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes:
William Edward Heinonen, 74, of Hancock passed away on January 19, 2020.
Bill was born in Hancock, Michigan on November 21, 1945 the eldest child of Edward and Elaine (Nordstrom) Heinonen. He was a graduate of Hancock High School. After graduation he worked at Ford Motor Co. for 9 years. He served in the US Army from 1966-1968. In 1972 Bill returned to Hancock where owned and operated the Arcadian Motel, worked for D&N Savings & Loan, and for the Hancock Public Schools for 15 years.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and daughter Marcie Elaine in 1988.
Bill is survived by his wife Barbara (Eskola) Heinonen; his children, Stephen (Amy) Heinonen of Delano, MN, Carla (David) Bekkala of Hancock, Susan (Dan) Kramer of Howell, MI, Dean Heinonen of Long Lake, MN, Molly (Aaron) Daavettila of Howell, MI, Katie (Chad) Arvola of Delano, MN, David (Emily) Heinonen of Hancock, Janet (Andy) Larson of Atlantic Mine, William (Jenna) Heinonen of Cokato, MN, and Leah Heinonen of Houghton, along with 39 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. His brothers, Paul (Marilyn), Marvin (Cindy), Tom (Jan), and Ken (Leslie); his sisters, Sandra (Jim) Juopperi, Barbara (Tom) Helminen and Betty (Pete) Wesa; his stepmother Helen (Lana) Heinonen with 7 stepbrothers and stepsisters; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation and funeral will take place at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church on Sharon Avenue in Houghton. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 20th from 4-8pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:00am, friends may also call 1 hour prior to the funeral. Burial will take place in the Spring at the Liminga Cemetery.
To view Bill’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock are assisting the family.