Funeral services for Kenneth M. Kauppila, 79, were held Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairport Harbor. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville.
A lifetime Fairport Harbor resident, Ken was born Feb. 7, 1934, to Martin and Ina (Hervey) Kauppila, and passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby.
Ken graduated from Fairport Harding High School's Class of 1952 and earned his bachelor's degree from Cleveland State University. He served with the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.
Ken retired from the Ricerca Corporation in Concord Township as an analytical chemist.
A member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Fairport Harbor, Mr. Kauppila also belonged to the former Lions Club in Fairport Harbor. He enjoyed reading and golfing.
Survivors are his wife, Anna (Mamrak) Kauppila, whom he married on June 12, 1954; son, Todd (Karen) Kauppila of North Royalton; daughter, Wendy Kauppila of Fairport Harbor; and grandchildren, Kristen (Phil) Kent, Lauren Kauppila and Kaitlyn Kauppila.
Ken was preceded in death by his son, Scott Kauppila; and his parents.
Contributions in Ken's memory may be made to a
Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.