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Michael Dennis "Mike" Ravelli

WAKEFIELD, Mich. — Michael Dennis “Mike” Ravelli, 63, of Wakefield, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

Mike was born Dec. 21, 1955, in Wakefield, son of the late Dennis and Judy (Pezzetti) Ravelli. He graduated from Wakefield High School and attended Northern Michigan University.

On June 26, 1976, Mike married Sherry Wienandt.

He worked many different jobs in his life but mainly for lumber companies as a kiln operator, sawyer, green chain operator and yard associate.

Mike enjoyed playing on softball and dartball leagues, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren on their summer visits.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Sherry; two sons, Justin (Melissa), Chandler, Ariz., and John (Tiffany), Wakefield; three grandchildren, Jasmine, Angelina and Tristan, all of Arizona; a brother, Tom (Sharon), Ironwood; as well as aunts, an uncle and cousins.

Cremation has taken place.

To honor Mike’s wishes, no services will be held. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date for family and friends.

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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