James R. Baakko, 83, a resident of Hancock passed away Wednesday morning June 20, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton.
He was born on December 22, 1934, in Hancock, a son of the late John and Anna (Ollila) Baakko. James was raised in Sing Sing Location and was a graduate of the Hancock High School with the class of 1952.
Mr. Baakko was a veteran having served with the United States Navy during the Korean War.
He returned to the area and had worked a variety of jobs until retiring from the maintenance department at Soumi College. Jim enjoyed watching sporting events woodworking projects fishing and camping with his family.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his daughter Julie, his sisters Jean and Barbara and his brothers Gerry, John and Donald.
His fiancée: Ann Perrault
His children: Tina Baakko
Rory (Lori) Baakko
Terri (Mike) Williamson
Josh (Analicia) Baakko
12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren
His sister: Christine Johnson
His son-in-law: John Christian
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
As requested a graveside service for James will be held at a later time in the Lakeside Cemetery of Hancock.
To view James obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.