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Richard Kerkela

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Richard was born on May 31, 1943 and passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Richard was a resident of Michigan at the time of passing.

Rick was born May 31, 1943 in Negaunee to Waino and Hilma (Maki) Kerkela and graduated from Republic-Michigamme High School, Class of 1962.

Following graduation, he served in the United States Army from 1963 until 1966.

He said, "only be sad for a little while, then live a happy life." Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 17th at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Republic, with Sister Margey Schmelzle officiating.