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“Karen and Greg, please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Paul. Let's believe he is now drinking a PBR. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: John LaCourt

“I worked with Paulie at the sawmill and he'd visit me at my camp near his. He always had the latest news to fill me in on! GREAT GUY!! So sorry for...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Keebaugh

“Karen & Family, our sincere sympathy in Paul's passing. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Gerry & Mary Ann Stille

“Chris and I would like to express our deepest sympathies.... ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Barbe Wheeler

“So very sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts~~~ ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Barb (Herman) and Jack Cohan

“Eggy and Family,Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a nice funny guy. I will always remember our conversations when I was younger with him...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lance Lindberg

“My sympathy goes out to Karen and the rest of his family. He was a great friend and neighbor. Remember the time he rented a grater to do his...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Diana Meni

“Heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Paul was a good man......helpful, humorous, and well liked by all. He will be missed. Love and hugs,...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Nona L. Peterson-Uren

“Ted and I would like to extend our sincere sympathy, to Paul's family. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Ted & Chris Sudinsky

“Thoughts are with the family. Paulie was a good man. will missed by many. enjoyed his visits at camp. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Joanne & Ken

“Prayers coming to all of you. Paulie was a great friendly man fall the time. We all grew up together and then met you Karen. I'll never forget our...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: KAren & Corb

“We want to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless you with comfort and peace. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Pat and Jean Armatti


Paul Joseph Ketola, 73, of Princeton, died Monday morning, December 15, 2014 at UP Health System Marquette's Hospice Unit, surrounded by family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. He was born February 21, 1941, at the family home in Princeton, a son of the late Onni and Senja (Maki) Ketola and was a lifelong area resident. On November 10, 1968 he married the former Karen J. Wery in Carney, MI. Paul worked in construction for many years with a number of UP contractors and was a member of the Michigan Laborer's Union Local #1329. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, an avid Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed hunting, but was happiest working on his land at Cataract, which has been in his family for 100 years. His camp was built with logs harvested from that property. Also, one of his favorite pastimes was winning big at the casino. Paul will be remembered as a hard worker who believed a man was only as good as his word. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and was known for his quick sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Karen J. Ketola of Princeton; children, Greg (Avis) Ketola of Gwinn and Jennifer (Steven) Haldane of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren, Marah & Chase Grinnell of Anchorage, AK, Brett Ketola, Kenny Ketola, Sydney St. Clair and Senya Ketola, all of Gwinn; siblings, Elaine Ellman, Lois (Jack) Thurston, Sheila (John) Rastello, Mavis (Bob) Jancsi and Ruthie (Jay) Crist, all of Gwinn; and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Gerald, Richard & Kenny Ketola; two sisters, Nancy Paris & Shirley Willig; and a niece, Linda Ketola. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Rell Spickerman officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service in the church. Interment will be in the Gwinn Cemetery in the spring. The Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com

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