John August Parkila

NISULA — John August Parkila, 69 of Nisula, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at Bayside Village in L’Anse.

He was born November 22, 1948, in L’Anse, son of Donald and Milga (Maki) Parkila. John graduated from Baraga High School in 1966 then attended the Jacobetti Trade School at NMU. He worked as a Carpenter Millwright for the Union for over 30 years.

John enjoyed hunting, fishing, storytelling and hanging out with his family and friends, especially his nephew Cooper.

Surviving are his siblings, Ron (June) Parkila of Chassell, Shirley (Keith) Wanhaaho of Elo, Arvo (Sharon) Parkila of Garden City, Jim (Tina) Parkila of Pelkie; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Greg Pyykkonen.

Graveside services will be held in the spring in the Pelkie Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends may sign John’s guest book or send condolences at