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William Tolkkinen

William August Tolkkinen

Wednesday, February 15, 1928 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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Obituary

William August Tolkkinen, 92 a resident Mohawk, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at his home.

He was born on February 15, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN to August and Ellen (Heikkila) Tolkkinen. He attended the local schools.

He was united in marriage on March 25, 1950 to Mary Torola.

William worked as a carpenter for many years in Minnesota. In 1972 he moved to the Copper Country where he and his wife owned and operated the Mohawk Superette for several years.

He is a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Fulton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, August and Ellen Tolkkinen, and his daughter Wendy.

Two brothers Edwin and Paul and Sisters Dorothy and Kathryn

He is survived by:
His wife Mary of Mohawk Mi
His sons: Mark Tolkkinen of Crystal, Mn
Tom Tolkkinen of Minneapolis, Mn
Stuart Tolkkinen of Seattle, Wa
Warren (Sue) Tolkkinen Great Falls, Mt
Allen (Janet) Tolkkinen of Hartland, Mi
Owen (Cheri) Tolkkinen of Fort White, Fl
Ken (Maija) Tolkkinen of Traprock, Mi
Les (Pam) Tolkkinen of Xenia, Oh

His daughters: Susan (Rob) McDowell of Leroy, Mi
Mary (Terry) Hillstrom of Calumet, Mi
Paula (Gordon) Leppanen of Ishpeming, Mi
Kathryn Mark) Leukuma of Delano, Mi

56 grandchildren

Numerous great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

A private funeral will be held on Friday at the funeral home.

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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Posted at 12:34pm
With love and remembrance from the Paul and Anita Tolkkinen family.
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Lisa Andrews

Posted at 08:28am
Thinking of you all at this sad time with love and sympathy. God's Peace, Lisa and Jeff Andrews
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Judith Anderson

Posted at 07:18pm
Thinking of you with sympathy. Love and God’s Peace. Aaron and Judy Anderson. You will be missed Uncle Bill.
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Shirley Josephson

Posted at 12:43pm
Dave and I have thoroughly ‘enjoyed Bill and Maija in Texas when we visited there and wintered there.’ Our condolences to all of you. I feel so ‘sad’ when our dear friends are no longer with us. May God take care of all of you. Love and God’s Peace! Dave and Shirley Josephson.
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