Dec. 17, 1931 - Sept. 30, 2019

Ronald C. Sarkkinen, age 87, of Brantwood, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at Riverview Nursing Home in Tomahawk.

Ron was born at home in Brantwood on Dec. 17, 1931 to Kusti “Gus” & Tynne “Lena” (Niemi) Sarkkinen. He was married to Audrey Deon Schroeder. Ron was a mechanic traveling with a road construction crew for many years, before ending up back in Brantwood where he was a Finnish “jippo” (logger).

Ron is survived by four children: Randy (Frances) Sarkkinen of Colby, Sherry Sarrkinen of Minocqua, Tom Sarkkinen of Brantwood, and Jamie Sarkkinen of Minnesota; his brother, Dale (Bobbie) Sarkkinen; 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his special friends: Ken Maki, Marcie Broski, and his beloved dog, Jonas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Audrey, four siblings, and his grandson, Michael Sarkkinen, the son of Randy and Frances.

Ron’s life will be celebrated privately.

Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. The full obituary may be viewed and online condolences left at

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