Harold C. "Hal" Raikko
May 09, 1946 - September 06, 2002
Harold C. Hal Raikko, 56, of Woodland Ave., AuTrain, died unexpectedly Friday due to apparent heart failure.
Hal was born May 9, 1946 in Marquette, a son of Harold & Grace (Reichel) Raikko.
Mr. Raikko was a self-employed insurance agent, the owner of the Alger General Agency in Munising and Marquette.
He was a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of America, Safari Club International, the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Commemorative Bucks Association and the Munising Boaters Association. He was also a very active outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and always looked forward to time at camp in Iron River. An avid hunter, Hal traveled the North American Continent & Africa extensively.
He is survived by his children, Barbra (Rick) Cormier, Rebecca (Terry) Caple, both of Escanaba and Jodi Raikko of Petoskey; brother, Dave (Lois) Raikko of Marquette; former wife, Arletta Peaches Raikko; step-sons, Robert (Chris) Marinoff of AuTrain, Donald (Kelly) Marinoff, James Jimbo Gwitt and Daniel (Angie) Gwitt of Green Bay; grandchildren, Vanessa, Jocelyn, Jared, T.J., Abby, Isaiah, Haylee, Emma, Kyle, Jessica, Macalah, Amanda, Chelsea, Molly, Katie, Connor and Bryce; nephews, Eric & Aaron Raikko; several aunts and uncles. His father preceded him in death in 1976 and mother in 1999. He also leaves three special friends, his dogs, Bandit, Lady and Sassy.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.