Cover photo for Mark Van Korpela's Obituary
Mark Van Korpela Profile Photo
1955 Mark 2020

Mark Van 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 Marks 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 Van Korpela, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, March 8, 2020

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

Old Apostolic Lutheran Church

, Hancock, MI 49930

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Second Visitation

Monday, March 9, 2020

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

Old Apostolic Lutheran Church

, Hancock, MI 49930

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Monday, March 9, 2020

Starts at 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Old Apostolic Lutheran Church

, Hancock, MI 49930

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree