HANCOCK - James J. Nuranen, 50, of Hancock, died of an apparent heart attack at his home on Thursday evening, July 12, 2012.
He was born in Hancock on Oct. 1, 1961, the son of the late John and Ellen (Lahti) Nuranen. He attended Hancock Schools, later graduating from Dollar Bay High School in 1981.
Being an outdoor enthusiast, he first worked on Isle Royale for a time and since 1985, worked at the Ambassador Restaurant in Houghton.
His favorite place was the Big Rack hunting camp outside of Mohawk. He also enjoyed spending time in Rabbit Bay with his family.
In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a die-hard Packers fan and loved Packer Sundays with his nephews.
He is survived by his sister, Linda Bilich of Hancock; three nephews, John (Jen) Sebbas, Edward (June) Sebbas and Tony (Katie) Bilich; cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock with Rev. Amy Terhune of the First United Methodist Church to officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.
Friends may call for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.
The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting with Jim's funeral arrangements.
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