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1939 Paul 2024

Paul Michael Knuuti

April 8, 1939 — February 16, 2024

Paul M. Knuuti, age 84, of Kenosha, WI, passed away on February 16, 2024.

Born in Finland, he immigrated to America at age 11. He grew up on a dairy farm in the UP of Michigan. Work included lumberjack, truck driving, and millwright.

Local 1693 Chicago, IL., US Army veteran, and became a US citizen in 1964. He was a proud member of the NRA and took pride in voting.

His hobbies were golfing, which included 2 holes in one, hunting, fishing, skiing, bowling, traveling, and telling jokes, and stories. Paul had Finnish SISU. He had the upmost determination to do or fix anything.

Paul married Laila Rouna, who was the love of his life. They were blessed to spend 65 years together.

Survived by spouse, Laila; son, Michael P. (Suzanne) Knuuti; daughter, Suzanne (Lawrence) Dickrell; grandchildren: Natasha Dickrell, Cassandra Dickrell, Nathaniel (Heather) Dickrell, Briana Knuuti, Michael John Knuuti, and Eric Tully; seven great grandchildren; Gwendolyn, Allen, Bryce, Braelynn, Kingsley, Luke, and Jack and many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Toivo; mother, Aune; brothers, Helge, and Wilho; and sister Leila.

A graveside service will be held at Keweenaw Bay Cemetery on Friday, May 17th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Soren Schmidt officiating. The Baraga County Area Veterans will conduct military honors. Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Graveside for Paul Michael Knuuti

Friday, May 17, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Keweenaw Bay Cemetery

, Baraga, MI 49908

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Military Rites for Paul Michael Knuuti

Friday, May 17, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Keweenaw Bay Cemetery

, Baraga, MI 49908

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