Oralia Fortin and Steven Luokkala Death – Oralia Fortin and Steven Luokkala has sadly passed away. They died on Wednesday 17th January 2024 leaving family and friends in shock and disbelief. Ishpeming Police are currently looking into an incident at a residence located in the 400 block of Washington Street, where two individuals were discovered deceased. Law enforcement officers were dispatched in response to a call on Wednesday, January 17, at 10:40 a.m., indicating a potential medical emergency.
Upon entering the residence, authorities identified the lifeless bodies of a 26-year-old male and a 23-year-old female. The police have stated that there is no suspicion of foul play in connection with the deaths. However, they have not provided details regarding the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing, and updates will be provided as available. Born on February 22, 1997, in Ishpeming, Steven was the son of Steven L. Luokkala, Sr. and Tamarra Larson. His formative years were spent in Ishpeming, and he proudly graduated from Ishpeming High School in 2016.
Steven dedicated several years to working as a metal roof installer for Dan Perkins Construction, Inc. Known for his warm smile and readiness to assist others, he will be fondly remembered. Beyond his work, Steven harbored a deep passion for music, relishing moments at Rock USA concerts. He also cherished spending time outdoors. His vibrant spirit and helpful nature left a lasting impact on those who knew him.
Steven Luokkala Obituary
Steven is survived by his parents Steven L. and Wendy Luokkala Sr. of Ishpeming, Tamarra Larson of Appleton, WI, three sisters, Rachel Luokkala, Heather Quayle and Amanda Baumler, two brothers, Jesse Homa and Eric Lawer, aunt and uncles, David Luokkala, Larry and Kelly Luokkala, several great aunts and uncles including a special great aunt Nancy Kennedy, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents – Carol and Paul Luokkala, Donna Countyman and Arthur Larson, aunts – Denise and Dixie Luokkala, cousin Carol Jean Luokkala and an infant cousin David Paul Luokkala.
A time to celebrate Steven’s life will be held from 4:00 – 6:00PM on Friday, January 26, 2024, at Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming. A reception will follow at the Ishpeming Twp. Hall from 6:00 – 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers and due to Steven’s love of animals, memorials may be directed to UPAWS, online at upaws.org or 815 S. M-553, Gwinn, MI 49841.
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