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Brian Ross Kujala


July 2, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Brian Ross Kujala, 66, former resident of Wakefield, Mich., passed away unexpectedly at home of an apparent heart attack on April 8, 2018.

Brian "Quee" was born on June 25, 1951, in Wakefield, the son of Jack and Ruth (Holmquist) Kujala. He attended Wakefield schools and graduated with the class of 1969.

Brian resided in Louisville for 35 years and was self-employed with a lawn care business. He also lived for a short time in Milwaukee, Wis., and Key West, Fla. In his younger years, he enjoyed bow hunting, trapping and running. Brian was a follower of the University of Louisville Cardinals and sports in general. He was a good story-teller and could not sit still while telling a tale.

Brian is survived by two sisters, Diane (Ronald) Hemming, Milford, Conn., and Donna (Terry) LaDuron, Iron Mountain, Mich .; and six nephews and nieces, Nathan, Brooks (Ashley), Ross and Jillian Hemming and Stacey and Liisa Ackerman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack, in July 1993 and Ruth, in April 2017; and his brother-in-law, David Ackerman, in June 2003.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 6, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at the Lakeside Memorial Chapel, 806 Putnam St., in Wakefield. The Rev. Bill Jacobson, pastor of All Saints Lutheran Church in Wakefield, will officiate.

Luncheon will be served at the American Legion Hall in Wakefield.

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