PEQUAMING, Mich. - Carlo L. Heikkinen, 93, of Pequaming, Mich., passed away suddenly Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the home of his son.
He was born in Painesdale on June 13, 1918, the son of the late Antti and Annie (Hietila) Heikkinen. Carlo graduated from Skanee High School and then attended Michigan Tech. On Oct. 12, 1946, he married the former Isabelle DesLaurier. She preceded him in death in 2008, after 61 years of marriage.
Carlo was employed as a purchasing agent for the Pettibone Corp. He was a former township supervisor and assessor and was instrumental in developing the Pequaming Properties. Carlo was a member of United Lutheran Church in L'Anse, the L'Anse Golf Club, Shriners, L'Anse Bowling League, the L'Anse Baseball League and was very proud to have been inducted into the U.P. Hall of Fame.
Mr. Heikkinen is survived by his children, Robert Heikkinen of Pequaming, and Barbara (Len) Anthos of Marquette; grandchildren, Thomas, Anna, Anthony, Todd and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Greyson, Isabelle, Harrison, Thomas, Nora, Keegan, Kayden, Nolan and Alexcis; brother, Harold Heikkinen and sister, Ellen Corey. He was preceded in death by his sister, Esther, and brother, Ernest.
Funeral services for Mr. Heikkinen will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at United Lutheran Church in L'Anse with Pastor Greg Mileski officiating. The family will greet friends at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Following the funeral service, friends are invited to join the family for fellowship and a luncheon in the church hall. Interment will take place in the L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Mr. Heikkinen's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.rfsc.net. The family has entrusted the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse with the arrangements.