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Obituary: Peter Joe Laxo

Dec. 31, 1954 – May 30, 2024

Peter Joe Laxo, age 69, of Hancock, Michigan passed away unexpectedly at home May 30, 2024. Peter was born Dec. 31, 1954 to Axel and Immi Laxo. He  lived the majority of his childhood in Republic, Michigan (A few years were spent living in Kellogg,  Idaho.)  Peter attended Republic-Michigamme Schools where he was very active in baseball and basketball.  He graduated in 1973. Work at the shipyards brought him to Sturgeon Bay where he lived for many years. Peter moved back to Michigan and lived in Ishpeming,  Republic and the last 15 years in Hancock. 

He is survived and will be greatly missed by his 2 children. Kristine (Larry) Sawdo and Michael (Sierra) Laxo. 5 grandchildren,  Alexander and Reilly Sawdo and Ariel, Angelica and Michael Laxo, 3 Brothers and 1 sister. Frank (Shirley), Duane (Lori),  Gordy (Geri) and Amy Laxo, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents Axel and Immi Laxo preceeded him death.

Peter will be forever remembered for his love of music and reading. He was an avid reader and enjoyed listening to all types of music The Beatles being his all time favorite.  He collected vinyl albums for many years switching to cds when vinyl became less popular.  Peter collected coins from all over and had an extensive rock and gem collection.  He was especially proud of his pin collection which he proudly displayed on his many, many hats. He continued to be active in Baseball and Basketball throughout his adult years.

The family would like to thank The Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Service – Hancock Chapel, The Hancock Police Department,  and his landlord Robert Stites for all their help during this difficult time. 

There will be no service for Peter. The family says crack open a pop, throw on some classic tunes like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, or Jethro Tull and reminisce about the good times with Pete.