Reino “Ray” Hakkila

WILLIAMSTON, Michigan – Reino Hakkila, 79, born in Toivola, on June 28, 1934 to Matt and Hulda (Honkavaara) Hakkila, passed away peacefully at home in Williamston, Michigan on May 26, 2014.

In 1959, Reino married Charlotte Kempainen. They moved to Willamston, Michigan in 1969 and raised their family there. Reino was a retired Operating Engineer after 35 years and was a member of the local Eagles.

Reino was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Charlotte; his brother, Willard Johnson; his son, Phillip Hakkila.

He is survived by a son, Douglas Joseph Hakkila; a daughter, Sandra Anita Hakkila; a grandson, Kadin D. Reino Hakkila; sisters-in-law, Rita Moilanen, Shirley Zerbst and Betty (Bob) Carlson; brothers-in-law, Charles Kempainen and Paul Kempainen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held in Williamston, Michigan on June 8, 2014.

Burial will take place in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton on July 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Pastor D.J. Rasner officiating.