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Kenneth Manninen

Kenneth Eugene Manninen

Thursday, January 1, 1931 - Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Kenneth E. Manninen, 89, a resident of Calumet passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He was born on January 1, 1931 in Allouez, Michigan, son of Charles and Elna Manninen.
He spent 4 years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from February 1948 to February

On his return to the Copper Country, he married Dorothy Kumpula, whom he had met while home on leave in 1950.
He worked for the copper mines in Calumet, White Pine, and Hibbing Taconite in Minnesota. While in White Pine, Ken coached youth hockey for many years. After retirement they enjoyed traveling to visit their children and spending the winters in Florida and also attending a family reunion in Kuusamo, Finland.
Kenneth was preceded in death by Dorothy, his wife of 60 years, his parents, Charles and Elna Manninen, and brothers, Robert, Clayton, and Marvin.
He is survived by his daughters, Judy (Tim) Losinski of Red Wing, MN, Mary Schoeder of Rockford, Michigan, sons, Marvin (Kathleen) of Laurium, Michigan, Steven (Debra) of Virginia, MN, Brian (Mary) of Sun City Center, FL, Michael (Suzanne) of Cedar Rapids, IA, Scott (Paula) of Ishpeming, Ml, one sister, Arlene (Don) Harvey of Cape Coral, Florida, 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Molly (Chuck) Leffler of Laurium, Lois Manninen of Alpharetta, Georgia, Stella Mottonen of Lac La Belle,
Mary Kumpula of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Beatrice Kumpula of Round Lake Beach, Illinois, and
brothers-in-law, Don Kumpala of Mohawk, Phillip Hill of National Mine, many nieces and nephews, and also his dear friend, Shirley Clark of Onnula Location.
The family would like to thank the staff of Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for their professionalism and care of Ken during his passing.
A private graveside service will be held at the Lake View Cemetery, with a memorial service planned in the spring of 2021.
In lieu of expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, 527 Hancock Street, Hancock, Michigan 49930.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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    Lake View Cemetery
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    Calumet, Michigan 49913
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Posted at 08:50am
We are deeply sorry for your loss. As you grieve, know that your family is in our hearts and minds.
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Jeff and Tonya Nicholas

Posted at 06:25pm
Scott, Paula and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Although we didn’t know your dad all that well, we knew he was a wonderful man just from being around him a few times, and from hearing about his life through you. Know we’ll be thinking of you during this difficult time. God bless.
Jeff and Tonya Nicholas

Steven Mohar

Posted at 09:37am
My condolences to the Manninen family. I have fond memories of playing hockey in White Pine with Mr. Manninen coaching our teams. He made a difference in the lives of many. Steven Mohar, Germantown, Wisconsin.

Marvin Manninen Posted at 11:53am

Thank You Steven for the kind words. Hockey was his passion. I knew better than to call him to check up on him in the evenings during hockey season.

Joseph Waananen

Posted at 05:49pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of Ken, we will always remember that little grin and soft voice of his. God Bless. Joe and Marion Waananen

Paul Kitti

Posted at 06:08pm
Marvin and family, our sincere condolences. I’ll miss chatting with Ken at our Calumet American Legion Post roll call dinners. He served his country with honor and distinction. God bless you all. Respectfully. Paul Kitti, Laurium

Marvin Manninen Posted at 01:57pm

Thank you Paul for the kind words.

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