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Joseph Paul Hautamaki

November 5, 1952 April 21, 2019
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Joseph P. Hautamaki, age 66, of Bruce Crossing, MI, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau surrounded by family.On November 5, 1952, he was born in Wakefield, MI, to the late Walter and Florence (Merila) Hautamaki. He grew up in Agate, Michigan with his 7 brothers and 3 sisters.

He attended and graduated from the Ewen-Trout Creek High School. Throughout the years, Joseph P was employed at the White Pine Mine along with being a Millwright in lower Michigan and at Stone Container in Ontonagon, where he was maintenance steward in the Paper Workers Union.

He owned his own business, Hautamaki Mechanical for many years. He was often found swimming at the Horseshoe in his younger days. While spending time at certain camps, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He traveled to NASCAR races with family and friends, along with trips to local casinos.

He also liked to play KENO. Joe was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, although some of the family members disagreed. He was always there for friends and family, along with complete strangers, which shows in the love everyone had for him.

Joseph P is survived by brothers, Ron (Linda) Hautamaki of Goodrich, MI, Alton (Carol) Hautamaki of Bruce Crossing, MI, and Eugene (Sally) Hautamaki of Trout Creek, MI; sisters, Ann (Tom) Colgin of Ontonagon, MI and June (Bob) Reichardt of Watersmeet, MI; step-son, James (Pam) Kantola and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sons, Jeffrey and Jason, brothers, Bruce, John, Roy and Tony Hautamaki; sister, Sharon DeVowe; sister-in-law, Susan Hautamaki; and nephew Matt Hautamaki.

Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at

There will be a celebration of life for Joe planned and announced soon, along with a burial at the Evergreen Cemetery in Ewen, MI.

in lieu of flowers, we would like to ask that you send donations in memory of Joe to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association, PO Box 282, Ontonagon, MI 49953.

Please note, there will be a celebration of life for Joseph P at Loggers Alley after the burial service at the Agate Cemetery in Agate, MI, which we be at 11:00am on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

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