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Mark Korpela

March 16, 1955 — March 6, 2020

Hancock
Mark V. Korpela, 64, of Hancock passed away Friday March 6, 2020, at his home following a lengthy illness.
He was born on March 16, 1955, in Hancock, MI, a son of the late VanCorl and Bertha (Franti) Korpela. Mark was raised in Liminga and attended the Redridge School before graduating from the Houghton High School with the class of 1973.
On March 6, 1976, he was united in marriage to Thelma Granger. The couple resided in North East, MD until moving to make their home in Hancock in 1979. In 1987, they moved to their home on the Hancock Canal and since 2014 have lived on Quincy Hill.
Mark was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Hancock. Mark had owned and operated several businesses in the area such as Fine Line Tire, Furniture World and World of Wood. Family was everything to Mark; he was fiercely loyal to his family and friends and had friends of all ages across the country.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his father & mother-in-law, his brother Rolly Wuebben and his brothers-in-law Robin Granger and Gene Hesterberg.
Surviving are:
His wife: Thelma Korpela of Hancock
His children:
Mark (Leah) Korpela of Woodland, WA
Alan Korpela of Hancock
Shannon (Greg) Bruckelmyer of Duluth, MN
Rhonda Korpela of Hancock
Nicole Korpela of Hancock
Kate (Josh) Osborne of Hancock
Jake (Leanne) Korpela of Hancock
Jared (Rachel) Korpela of Hancock
His grandchildren: Fia & Piper Korpela, Austin (Ashley),Alia, Dane, Conner & Lason Bruckelmyer, Noah, Brenna & Chase Osborne, Brielle & Ruby Korpela, Ayla & Damon Korpela,
His siblings:
Judy Hesterberg,
Luana (Roy) Kangas
Linda Korpela
Steve (Gina) Korpela
Sheila (Don) Lehtola
Doreen Korpela
Cindy (Terry) Simonson
Lorri (Glen) Simula
Sister in law Jane (Mike) Luusua
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services for Mark will be held 11 am Monday March 9, 2020, at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Hancock with Ron Jouppe to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Oskar Cemetery.
Friends may call on Sunday March 8, 2020, from 6 to 8:00 pm at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Hancock and on Monday from 10 am until time of services at the church.
To view Mark’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mark Korpela, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, March 8, 2020

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Old Apostolic Lutheran Church

1500 N Elevation St, Hancock, MI 49930

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Monday, March 9, 2020

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Old Apostolic Lutheran Church

1500 N Elevation St, Hancock, MI 49930

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 9, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

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