Gerald "Tom" Hietala

September 27, 2022

Gerald "Tom" Hietala Obituary

Lake Linden: Gerald “Tom” Hietala, 69, of Lake Linden, passed away on September 27, 2022, with family by his side.

He was born on November 10, 1952, a son of Gerald and Ellen “Marie” (Soli) Hietala. He was a graduate of L’Anse High School in 1970.

He worked at Celotex and the Village of L’Anse Street Department.

He was married to Kathleen “Kiki” Koskimaki, they parted ways but remained friends.  He was married to Shelly Rickard on September 30, 2000.  Shelly passed away on December 12, 2019.

            Tom was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.  He loved cutting wood, boating, fishing, hunting, canning, and making pickles. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife-Shelly.

He is survived by: a daughter-Kylie (Hietala) Bianco of L’Anse, a son-Tom (Katy) Hietala of Bend, Oregon; a stepson-Tylor (Kayla Poisson) Rickard of Lake Linden; grandchildren- Kailob and Kenzie Bianco; and 2 sisters- Sharon (Craig) Struble and Susan (John) Belsito.         

A celebration of life will be held at a later time.  The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be left at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald "Tom" Hietala, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Gerald "Tom" Hietala?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Gerald "Tom"'s memory.


Family to do services at later date


© 2023 Pearce Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility