Michael Lee Leppanen, age 47, of Hamilton, OH, formerly of Rock, MI, passed away Tuesday April 21, 2020 at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, OH. He was born on December 1, 1972 in Escanaba, the son of Darryl and Pamela (Lehto) Leppanen and was baptized at Faith Lutheran Church in Rock. Michael was raised in Rock and was a 1991 graduate of Mid-Peninsula High School. He was employed by Walmart in Escanaba and later with Lakestate Industries. Michael was an avid NASCAR and football fan, enjoyed camping, socializing with many friends, and loved kids.
Michael Lee Leppanen is survived by his father, Darryl (Bonnie) Leppanen of Rock; brother, Andrew (Amy) Leppanen of Iron River, MI; aunt, Diane Carlson of Escanaba; two nieces; several cousins; special friend, Judy of Hamilton, OH; and dog, Benji.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela Leppanen on February 4, 2005; brother, Justin Leppanen on April 12, 2020; his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Kathy Lehto; his paternal grandparents, George and Violet Leppanen; and special friend, Joe.
Funeral services are being planned for a later date.
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