106 West Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Phone: 906-475-4631
Fax: 906-475-5561


Sunday, April 20th, 1952 - Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Milton Charles Hakkarainen, Jr., 66, of Cherry Creek Rd., Harvey, passed away Friday March 8, 2019 at his home.

Milton was born April 20, 1952 in Ishpeming to Milton and Margie (Pascoe) Hakkarainen, Sr. and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1970. He went on to get his Associate’s Degree and worked as a lab technician at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. He later worked several jobs locally including time in the flooring mill and as a janitor.

Mr. Hakkarainen followed the writings of the Bible and was a believer in the Christian faith. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, listening to music, playing cribbage, and loved showing people card tricks.

Surviving are his son, Daniel Hakkarainen of Negaunee; two daughters, Mandy (Curt) Deason of Oklahoma City, OK and Carrie (Mark) Gillispie of Cape Coral, FL; seven grandchildren: Madison and Braylon Hakkarainen, Ella and Maya Deason and Adam, Austin and Ashley Gillispie; a brother, Gary (Claudia) Hakkarinen of Ishpeming; a sister, Bonnie Emanuelson of Ishpeming; his best friend, Gordon Stack; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who affectionately called him ‘Uncle Hoodie.’ He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Jean Diamond.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 9th at the Negaunee Cemetery.

Milton’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneral.com, where memories and condolences may be shared.
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    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 12:00pm
    Negaunee Cemetery
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jon ruesing

Posted at 05:29pm
sorry to hear of the passing of hoodie,he was a good guy for sure ,he sure loved his sports and music,remember the good times at his old apartment back in Negaunee over 30 yrs ago. good ole times,rest in peace HOODIE.

Carrie Gillispie

Posted at 03:04pm
I remember my dad coming to my High School graduation in California after not having seen him since I was 2 years old. He was very proud. He and Dan also came to visit in Florida when my boys were 2 and 5 and Ashley was on the way. It was a privilege to know him and the love he had for his family.

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