Jack “Yuska” Hermanson

MASS CITY – Jack “Yuska” Hermanson, 68, of Mass City, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 17, 2013, at his home.

Jack was born in Ontonagon Feb. 24, 1944, to Walfred and Alma (Kemppainen) Hermanson and attended the Mass School.

He worked in the woods for the railroad and was employed by the White Pine Copper Mine for 10 years.

Jack loved 4-wheeling, riding his scooter, daily walks with his dog, Buddy, and attending the stock car races at the Adventure Mountain Race Track in the summer. He was known for his sunny disposition and a smile that radiated friendship to everyone he encountered.

The neighbors could set their clocks each day as he made his way to the post office and picked up the mail for family members, visited with the folks and shared the local news and events. Jack was a regular at St. Paul’s neighborhood kitchen suppers on the third Monday of the month, attended the Senior Citizen lunches every Tuesday and Thursday where he enjoyed playing group bingo and visiting with friends, and, of course, went to Friday Night Fish Fry at Grandma Myrt’s Cafe. Yuska will be sorely missed by his family, neighbors and friends.

Jack is survived by sisters, Betty (Bill) Latvis and Denise Wilcox (Herb Johnson) of Mass City; brother, James (Sara) of Birmingham, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walfred; mother, Alma; step-father, Bernard; brothers, Jerry and Gary; sister, Delores; niece, Stacy; nephews, Billy and Gary John.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Jack will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mass City with Reverend Michael Laakko officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately following. Spring burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetry in Greenland.

Donations in memory of Yuska can be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mass City.

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