HOUGHTON — Dan Tuohimaa, 55, a resident of the Houghton Canal, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019, at UP Health Marquette Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on September 22, 1963, in Hancock, a son of the late Robert and Marie (Romppainen) Tuohimaa. Dan was raised on Coles Creek and attended the South Ranges Schools graduating in 1981 from Jeffers High School. He then attended Soumi College, Central Michigan University and Ferris State University. Dan had worked as a mechanic in Massachusetts and locally for Bruno’s Motors. He also worked for Eric Brown Contracting. In 1997, Dan began a career working for Isle Royale National Park Service; where he had worked as a carpenter, as part of the dock crew on the Island and in town, as a deckhand on the boat, and a maintenance person on the island and in town. Retiring after 21 years.
Dan enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a former member of the Stanton Township Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed playing hockey and was a veteran of the ONHL.
Dan is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marie Tuohomaa; and his sister, Cathy Tuohimaa.
Dan is survived by his brother and sisters, Clyde (Joanne) Tuohimaa of Linwood, Washington, Jane Lake of Hancock, Julie (David) Laban of Oskar Bay, Dianne (Dan) Jamison of Atlantic Mine; his brother-in-law, Charles Huhta of the Houghton Canal; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins
A graveside service for Dan will be held 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Oskar Cemetery with David Laban to officiate, followed by a time to remember Dan and a luncheon at the Stanton Township Fire Hall.
To view Dan’s obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements.