CRIVITZ, Wis. - Reino E. Harkonen, age 87, formerly of Alston, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Newcare Convalescent Center in Crivitz where he had been a resident for the past six years.
Reino was born Aug. 5, 1925, in Pelkie, a son of Edward and Aili (Mantila) Harkonen. He attended school in Pelkie.
Reino married Elvie Kyllonen on Aug. 31, 1946, in Hancock. They resided in Alston and Reino worked as a logger prior to working for Pettibone in Baraga for 32 years.
Surviving are his son, Edward (Cathy) Harkonen of Casa Grande, Ariz.; four daughters, Jean (Tom) Jeske of Wausaukee, Wis., Linda (Wayne) Rickenbaker of Charleston, S.C., Diane (Steve) Rypka of Owatonna, Minn. and Sandy Summers of Pelkie; five grandchildren, Arina Harkonen, Travis Jeske, Danielle (Brent) Langer, Dale (Mariah) Summers and Mitchell Summers; two great-grandchildren, Bria and Riley Sumers.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Elvie; son Kenneth Harkonen; sister, Vieno Prost; granddaughter, Jessica Harkonen.
On Friday, Dec. 7, a funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the Jacobson Funeral Home in L'Anse. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial to be in the Alston Cemetery.
Friends may sign Reino's guest book or send condolences to jacobsonfuneralhome.com.