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