THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wilbert E. Leino
Issue Date: September 13, 2018
Wilbert E. Leino, 89, of Wallace, Mi. passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at Bay Area Medical Center.
Born May 17, 1929 in Covington, Mi., to the late Eino and Helmi (Mattson) Leino, he married Sharon Brown on May 7, 1977 at the Summer Place in Chassell, Mi.
A carpenter, he built many homes and businesses in Ontonagon, Baraga and Houghton Counties and also in Florida. He was a member of the Stephenson United Methodist Church of Stephenson, Mi.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sharon; two sons, John (Sandy) Leino and Daniel (Elaine) Leino, both of Kalamazoo, Mi.; a step-daughter, Gretchen (Jeff) Peters of Kingsford, Mi.; three grandchildren and many nephews.
Among his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Leslie.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Stephenson United Methodist Church in Stephenson from 10 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jim Matthews officiated with burial in Covington Cemetery in Covington, Mi. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home of Stephenson assisted the family with arrangements.