Dennis J. Kytola
WATTON, MI – Dennis John Kytola, aged 74, of Watton, passed away at his home following a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Watton on December 14, 1945 and was the son of the late Eino and Hilda (Rajala) Kytola. Dennis graduated from L’Anse High School in 1964. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He married the former Liisa Hatara in Covington on August 15, 1970. Dennis was employed at Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company as a plant repairman for 35 years until retirement. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Covington. Dennis was a very kind and caring man who enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was always eager to help anyone in need and was a volunteer firefighter for Covington Township for several years. He enjoyed the great outdoors including hunting, fishing, and feeding the birds. He loved gardening and was a skilled carpenter. In 2017, Dennis traveled to Finland with his wife to connect with his roots and enjoyed meeting his distant relatives for the first time who very graciously welcomed them.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Liisa, and his children: Marvin (Yaya) Kytola of Apple Valley, MN, Melvin Kytola of Watton, and Melanie Kytola (Jack Sayed) of Novi, MI, grandchildren Victoria Kytola, Valorie Kytola, Alicia Sayed, and Sophia Sayed. He is also survived by his siblings, Marcy (Wilbert) Franti from Watton, Kenneth (Barbara) Kytola from Watton, Marilyn (Gordon) Koski from L’Anse, Marlene Orchard from Covington, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Morris Kytola, and sister Margaret Leaf.
A memorial service will take place in the Spring of 2021 and will be announced at that time.
Dennis’ obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicec hapel.com
The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.