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Raymond Hiltunen

May 28, 1923 — March 18, 2016

Obituary of Raymond Arnold Hiltunen Houghton Raymond Arnie Hiltunen, 92, a former resident of Houghton passed away Friday morning March 18, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where he had been a resident patient for the past four years. He was born on May 28, 1923, in Nisula, MI, a son of the late Arvid and Senia (Hill) Hiltunen. As a child, he attended the Alston, Nisula and White Siding Schools. Mr. Hiltunen was a veteran having served with the United States Army as a medic during WWII. During that time, he was able to meet Winston Churchill. After the war, Arnie worked as a bulldozer operator in the logging industry before starting a 60 year career operating heavy equipment for operating engineers local 324. In 1970, he was united in marriage to the former Phyllis Turovaara and she preceded him in death after a brief marriage in 1971. Raymond attended the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Nisula. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Arnie was a life member of the Ranger Post #6165 VFW of South Range. He also liked to work on various woodworking projects. His good friends will always remember his keen sense of humor. Preceding him in death were his wife, Phyllis, his parents, his brothers Willard, Clyde, Melvin and his sister Alice. Surviving are: His step-daughter: Cheryl (Robert) Saarinen of Quincy Hill His brothers: Russell (Josephine) Hiltunen of South Dakota Edmund Eppa Hiltunen of South Range Michael Hiltunen of Butte, MT Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins As requested, no service will take place and burial will be held later this spring in the Veterans Section of the Mt. View Cemetery in South Range. To view Arnies obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes have been assisting the family with the arrangements. To send flowers to the family of Raymond Hiltunen, please visit Tribute Store
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