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


Saturday, January 9th, 1960 - Sunday, March 31st, 2019
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Steven Arthur Hemmila, 59, of Cedar Lane, Negaunee Township, passed away at home early Sunday morning, March 31, 2019.

Steve was born January 9, 1960 in Ishpeming to Arthur Wesley and Shirley Ann (Lund) Hemmila and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1978. He was employed in the maintenance department and also in patient care at Marquette General Hospital/UP Health System Marquette until his retiriment.

Steve was a selfless, great guy and would give you the shirt off his back. He had a dry sense of humor and cracked jokes with the best of them. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed cheering for the Negaunee Miners, Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. “Uncle Steve” loved his family and always remembered birthdays, including his nephews and great-nephews.

Surviving are his mother, Shirley; brother, Mark Hemmila of Negaunee Township; sister, Susan (John) Savolainen of Middleburg, FL; three nephews: Pete (Alicia Jenner) Savolainen and their sons, Olin and Sami, and Tom and Greg Savolainen; and his beloved dog, Buster. He was preceded in death by his father.

Private family services will be held.

Steve’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com.
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Carol Croschere Brugman

Posted at 10:56am
So sorry to of the passing of Steve he was always the best person to work with at Mgh. I worked in the Housekeeping dept. and he always was there to lend a hand and was a very good friend when you needed him. RIP Steve til we meet again

Cheri Dupras

Posted at 04:25pm
Dear Shirley and Mark, I am so sorry for your loss of your son/brother. I so enjoyed talking and joking with Steve when I worked at Ideal Auto. He was such a funny guy with his sense of humor. This world lost a special guy and my heart breaks for you and the rest of the family. I offer my deepest sympathy to you all. God bless Steve's soul.

Patty Mahn-Balbierz

Posted at 10:38am
So sorry for your loss. I Worked with Steve at MGH (Food and Nutrition) . I had lots of fun with Steve’s jokes and humor!!! He always had a candy treat to share! You were blessed to had Steve in your life.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patty Balbierz

Julia Hemmila

Posted at 09:52pm
To Shirley, Mark, Susie & extended family, I am so saddened by the passing of Stevie. My deepest condolences to you all. Stevie will be greatly missed.

Karen Saari

Posted at 02:03pm
Steve was a soft spoken and warm hearted man. He truly loved his family and took wonderful care of his mother. He will truly be missed . Our deepest sympathies to Shirley Mark, Sue, John, Pete, Alicia, Tom, Greg , Olin and Sam.
God Bless You All!
Marty and Karen

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