Howard H. Ylinen
Thursday September 12th at 11:30 a.m.
Northland Chapel Gardens, Negaunee Township
Howard H. Ylinen MARQUETTE - Howard H. Ylinen, age 91, of 2163 Montgomery Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday evening, August 31, 2013, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Born February 6, 1922 in Chatham, a son of John H. and Ellen (Ihamaki) Ylinen, Howard was raised in Chatham. He attended school up to the 8th grade when he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working in the camps near Munising and Seney. It was during this time he met his future wife, Eleanor Nesberg. He enlisted in the US Navy, serving in the North Atlantic during World War II as cook aboard an oil tanker that, at one point, was torpedoed. Following his honorable discharge, Howard moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where he married Eleanor in 1945, and where his only child, Howard, was born. He later spent time in Detroit working in the auto industry. However, this was short lived and he moved back to Chatham, working as a baker with Our Own Bakeries (Bunny Bread) in Marquette. The family eventually moved to Marquette so that son, Howard, could attend high school and college. Four years after his son graduated from high school, Howard decided to return to the classroom and earn his high school diploma. He studied hard, and at age 46, graduated, even giving the commencement address at his graduation ceremony. In 1985, another milestone was reached as he retired from the bakery, following 33 years of service to the company. In his leisure, Howard enjoyed woodworking and fishing on Lake Superior. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marquette. Howard is survived by his son, Howard and wife, Wendy, Ylinen and granddaughter, Angela Ylinen of Mount Morris; his friend and companion, Donna Berryman of Marquette; a sister, Evelyn Keskimaki of Gwinn. In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; sisters, Lillian Fosmoe, Ruth Maki, and Shirley Gustafson; brothers, Leslie and Floyd Ylinen.Inurnment will be made at Northland Chapel Gardens in Negaunee Township on September 12, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at www.swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com
Butch....this is sad news. Your Dad was a favorite Uncle of mine and I'll always remember his sense of humor and his kindness. Rachel, Rylee and I wish you the best. Can't you just envision the siblings getting together in heaven? I'm sure the Lord has seen nothing like it. Peace. - 09.04.2013From Gregg Gustafson - Flag as inappropriate
Please accept my sincere condolences and love on behalf of myself and my family. - 09.05.2013From Pamela Mineau-Nagelkirk - Flag as inappropriate
Sorry to hear about Uncle Howard's passing. It's hard to believe that the man who never seemed to age, is no longer with us. Every time I saw him, he always looked the same. On behalf of myself, my wife Janet, and brother Russ, please accept our sincere condolences. The mortal world has just lost a very good man. - 09.12.2013From Ted Nesberg - Flag as inappropriate