John “JJ” Vanhala, 65, a resident of Chassell passed away Friday, February 25, 2022, at his home.
He was born on August 28, 1956, in Milwaukee, WI, a son of the late John H. and Phyllis L. (Huhta) Vanhala. JJ was raised in Chassell and attended the Chassell Schools.
Mr. Vanhala was a self-employed carpenter and a gifted woodsman and woodworker. He also was an avid outdoorsman and talented cook of wild game. He enjoyed working on various projects visiting with family and friends. He was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post #6507 of Chassell.
Preceding him in death were his mother Phyllis Kilpela and his father and step-mother: John and Kathy Vanhala.
His brother: Mike (Kristiina) Vanhala of Chassell
His nephew Brandon Snow of Houghton
Numerous cousins and friends
A memorial service for JJ will be held 4:00 pm Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Chassell with Rev. Soren Schmidt to officiate.
To view JJ’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Service of Chassell is assisting the family with the arrangements.