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Ross Lawrence Hannuksela

February 15, 1965 December 10, 2020
Ross Lawrence Hannuksela
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Ross Hannuksela, 55, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at home, surrounded by the love of his family.  He was born on February 15, 1965 in Eveleth, Minnesota, the son of Lawrence and Susan (Lintula) Hannuksela.  He married Jenny Brown on December 21, 1985 and she survives.  Ross was employed by E.T. Simonds in the quality control division.  He was a 1983 graduate of Mount Carmel High School and a member of the 1981 Illinois State Champion football team.  Ross was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings.  He enjoyed being outdoors and took up the hobbies of hunting and fishing.  Ross had a love for animals, especially his grand-dogs.  Above all, his family meant the most to him.  Ross was of the Lutheran Faith, was a friend to many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.   Ross leaves behind his parents; loving wife of thirty-four years, Jenny; sons, Davin Hannuksela and wife, Lauren of Anna, IL, Gage Hannuksela and wife, Kaleh of Vincennes, IN; daughter, Madison Riley and husband, Brett of Evansville, IN; grandchildren, Aniston, Asher, Gavin, Braylon and Gwen Hannuksela with baby Brynn Hannuksela arriving any day, Axil, Finnian and Callie Riley; sisters, Paige (Bill) Phelps of Wheatfield, IN, Penny Kerstiens of Ferdinand, IN, Elissa (John) Aidt of Sumner, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Jim and Sara Newkirk, brother-in-law, Robert Kerstiens; many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.   Ross was preceded in death by his in-laws, Bud and Ellen Brown. Graveside Services will be at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Highland Memorial Cemetery with Reverend John Schmeling officiating.   Memorial contributions may be made in Ross’ memory to Wabash Rally Against Cancer (WRAC) and will be accepted at the Graveside or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Ross’ tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Hannuksela family, please visit
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Highland Memorial Cemetery

college drive
Mount Carmel, il 62863

Highland Memorial Cemetery
college drive Mount Carmel 62863 il
United States

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