Charles S. Finnila, 83, formerly of Herman, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2020 at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehab Center.
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Charles was born February 14, 1936 in Negaunee to Gustav and Eleanor (Tikkanen) Finnila, and attended Negaunee Schools. Following school, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving from 1959 until his honorable discharge in 1961. Following his services to his country, he moved to Herman where he resided until returning to Negaunee 2014.
In his spare time, he enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his nephew, Michael (Lorraine) Finnila of Negaunee; nieces, Nancy (Tony) Vilona of Negaunee and Tressa (Gary) Parkkonen of Negaunee; and several great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eino and Oliver Finnila; and a niece, Marcy.
Honoring Charles’ wishes, no public services will be held.
Mr. Finnila’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com.