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Arlene (Ahonen) Huhta

ONTONAGON, Mich. - Arlene (Ahonen) Huhta, 82, of Rockland passed away on Aug. 1, 2019.

Arlene was born in Kimball, Wis., on Nov. 4, 1936, to Ghalmer and Ruth Ahonen. She was a beloved wife of the late Warren "Hawk" Huhta, and loving mother to 11 children, 22 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Ghalmer and Ruth Ahonen; her husband, Warren; her sons, Jeff Farrell and John Huhta; and stepdaughter, Tracey Huhta.

Arlene and Warren along with their children ran a dairy farm in Rockland for many years, with help from some of the young Rockland teens as well. They enjoyed being "snowbirds" in Florida always to come home to Rockland for the warmer months.

Arlene maintained a residence in Rockland to enjoy the quiet countryside and be close to her children who live nearby.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. at Rockland Cemetery, with a luncheon following at the Rockland Town Hall.

Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home, Bessemer is assisting the family. For more information or to express online condolences, visit