Jon Frans Hakala, 59, of Ely dies

Jon Frans Hakala, 59, of Ely passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.
Jon was born on February 28, 1956 in Virginia to Adolph and Martha Hakala. He was raised in Aurora and graduated from Aurora High School and attended Northland Community College and Vermilion Community College with an A.A.S. in Natural Resources. Jon was employed by the U.S.F.S. since 1976. He worked in the Superior National Forest.
He married Joanne Patricia Walker on April 8, 1989.
Jon is survived by his wife Joanne, his children: Jennifer, Janelle and Jon Patrick Hakala and his sister: Kathy (Dennis) Miller and his faithful companion Jagger and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother: Jack Hakala.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely at 11:00 A.M. with visitation being held from 8:30 to 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday at Kerntz Funeral Home. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.