MARQUETTE - Kenneth R. Raisanen, 64, of L'Anse, passed away Thursday evening at Marquette General Hospital.
He was born March 25, 1945 in Hancock, the son of Edwin and Julia (Kohtala) Raisanen. He attended Houghton Public Schools and worked in the maintenance field for many years.
He married Gloria Kinnunen in 1990.
He is survived by two brothers, John and Edwin (Pat) Raisanen; one sister, Lisa Marttila; aunts, Irene (Robert) Byykkonen, Florence (Bert) Pesola, Eva Kohtala, Verna (Gabriel) Masini and Alice Raisanen; stepchildren, Bruce, Debbie, Connie, Holly and Judy; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gloria; one sister, Julie Jordan.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in the Liminga Cemetery.
The Racine Funeral Chapel in Ishpeming is assisting the family.