Robert W. Haapala, 84, of Babbitt, dies

Robert Haapala passed away on March 8, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center. Robert was born on September 3, 1934 to August and Jennie (Herrala) Haapala. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 63 years, Clarice; siblings: Harry, Lauri, Bill, Leonard, Delores and Lilian; and grandson Neil.
Robert is survived by his children: Larry (Deb) Haapala, Ellen (Pat) Trancheff, Diane Ellis, Robin Haapala (Cory King), and Terri (Kevin) Pylka; brother in-law Alan (Rosemary) Maki, sisters-in-law: Ina Haapala and Jane Maki; grandchildren: John and Robert Ellis, Michael Shoden, Brian (Elina) Trancheff, Katrina Jensen (Adam Thole), Laura Trancheff, Jared Pylka, Trevor and Taylor King and Lily Pylka; step-grandchildren Brian, Thea Sheridan (Darren Tesser) and Matthew (Jessica) Sheridan; great-grandchildren: Lita Ellis, Tori Fleck, Zander Ellis and Ella Trancheff; special friend Joan Olson; and numerous family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Funeral Home of Ely.