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Randall John Nurmi


WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Randall John Nurmi, 61, a long-time resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, June 15, 2017, at his home.

Randy was born on June 4, 1956, in Waukegan, Ill., a son of Rueben Johannes and Patricia Lois (Makela) Nurmi. He attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1975.

Randy is survived by his mother, Patricia L. Pensala, Wakefield; two sisters, Susan Nurmi, Wakefield, and Vickie Krueger, Jewett, Texas; a niece, Liisa Nurmi, Milaca, Minn .; a great-niece, Iyla Cole, Milaca; his stepmother, Viola M. Nurmi, Marenisco; numerous stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Rueben, on April 6, 1991; a brother, Russell Victor "Rusty," on Dec. 7, 2010; and his brother-in-law, Hugh Krueger, on March 14, 2015.

Cremation will take place, and there will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Randy's name to All Saints Lutheran Church, 1202 Putnam St., Wakefield, MI 49968.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield. Condolences may be expressed online at


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