Marvin E. Luokka

DOLLAR BAY — Marvin E. Luokka, 82, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Tuesday morning, February 27, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where he had been a patient for the past 2 1/2 years.

He was born on September 10, 1935, in Houghton, a son of the late Hjalmer and Lempi (Jaakola) Luokka. Marvin was raised on the family farm in Obenhoff and was a graduate of the Jeffers High School with the Class of 1954.

Marv began working at Broemer Dairy and was a mechanic at Smith’s Super Service in Hancock while driving bus for Hancock. He then began his career selling cars for Nelson Motor’s in Mason before owning and operating Marv’s Cars in Dollar Bay until his retirement.

Marv’s favorite times were spent with his grandchildren and wife. He also enjoyed traveling to areas in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin to look for used cars with his wife and daughter. He made many friends along the way.

He also enjoyed walks with his wife, Sara, rummage sales, coffee with his brother, Melvin, his car business and its customers, and watching the Detroit Lions, Tigers and Red Wings. In his youth, he helped the Bancroft Dairy win the Little League Title.

He was also a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his step-daughter, Lynn Somero.

Surviving are his wife, Sara Luokka of Dollar Bay; his daughter, LeAnn (Jeff) Pulda of Dollar Bay; his grandchildren, Brendan, Ellie and Silas; his step-son, Kim (Debbie) Wiitala of Calumet; his sisters and brothers, Ruth Lindrus of Libertyville, Illinois, Melvin (Florence) Luokka of Atlantic Mine, Jean Luokka of Brookfield, Wisconsin, David Luokka of Swartz Creek, Michigan; a good friend, George Este of Hancock; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Marvin will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock with David Tiavalkoski to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Liminga Cemetery.

Friends may call on Friday, March 2, 2018, from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock.

The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral homes of Hancock have been assisting the family with the arrangements.

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