BALTIC — Martin Ylitalo, 55, a resident of Baltic, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the Light House of Hancock, where he had been a resident for the past week.
He was born on December 20, 1962, in Hancock, a son of the late Wilfred and Beverly (Marshall) Ylitalo.
Marty was raised in South Range and was a graduate of the Jeffers High School with the class of 1981. He then went on and received his mechanic’s certification.
Mr. Ylitalo worked as a delivery person for Copper Country Dairy, then as a mechanic for Copper Country Ford and was also a self-employed mechanic.
Marty enjoyed spending time at his camp in Ontonagon with his brother, Michael, watching NASCAR, hunting and visiting with family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, Michael Ylitalo; and his niece, Joy Klemett.
Surviving are his son, Isaac Ylitalo-Chaney of Houghton; his brother, Gerry Ollanketo of Ironwood; his sisters, Mona (Dennis) Juntunen of Painesdale, Heidi Klemett of Baltic, Holly (Charlie) Strauch of Atlantic Mine and Heather (Mike) McCloskey of Chassell; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service for Marty will be held later this spring. Burial will be in the Mt. View Cemetery of South Range.
Marty’s family would like to thank the class of 1981, from Jeffers High School, for all their love and support over the years.
To send condolences to the family, please visit memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.