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Robert M. Lintonen

ASHLAND, Wis. - Robert M. Lintonen, 80, formerly of Ironwood, Michigan, passed away on Nov. 8, 2020, at the home in Ashland with his family by his side.

He was born March 15, 1940, in Ironwood, son of William and Esther (Lipponen) Lintonen. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1958 and then joined the U.S. Army and served in aNeu Ulm, Germany, with the 4th Armored Division from 1958 to 1960. After his discharge, he joined the Indiana Army National Guard and served until 1964.

Robert worked for Steiger Lumber Company and as a repair technician for White Pine Copper Company, retiring in 1999.

He was a lifetime member and friend of Zion Lutheran Church in Ironwood, a lifetime member of 4-H and the United Steel Workers Union. He liked woodworking, biking, building jigsaw puzzles, going to the casino, talking to his brother, Bill, by phone, and loved to speak in Finnish. He especially loved his family, and he will be missed very much.

On Sept. 7, 1968, Robert married Charlene Edwards. She survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Esther Lintonen; brother, Ron Lintonen; and his brother-in-law, Robert Secora.

Robert is survived by his wife, Charlene; son, Brian of Ashland; daughter, Cheryl (Jeff) Schultz, of Park Falls, brother, William (Patricia) Lintonen, of Ocala, Florida; sister, Dorothy Secora, of Ocala; sister-in-law, Marlys Edwards Ahlstrand, of Minneapolis; nephew, Kevin Ahlstrand, of Minneapolis; several other nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Tony Basley, of Ashland, and Russell Saari, of Ironwood.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Robert's legacy of life.

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