Roy Edward Hella

Roy Edward Hella, age 83, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Dade City, Fla. He was born in Laurium, Mich., on July 12, 1937, son of the late Theodore Hella and Minnie Tervo.

Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served proudly onboard the mighty battleship USS WISCONSIN BB-64 “The Wisky” from 1955 – 1958. On July 9, 1960, he married the love of his life,
Virginia Kaye Gransee of Hayfield, Minn. Roy and his family resided in Tecumseh, Mich. for over 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife Virginia, and brother Elwood.

Roy was loved by his children, Ann (Bryon) Salters, Timothy (Renee), Andrew, Terrance, Corry and Heidi (Jeff) Rawlings. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Ty (Melissa), Steven, Lindsay (Jarrett), Brandon, Caitlyn (Jake), Tabitha (Micah), Kendra, Braxton (Hayley), Jacob, Virginia, Devin, Liam, Keira and Logan; great-grandchildren; his sister, June; sister/brother-in laws; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

One of his many achievements was, at the age of 17, his enlistment into the U.S. Navy, followed by his careers as a police officer in Marquette and Tecumseh for many years and retired from General Motors. Roy cherished the time spent with his wife and family. He loved traveling in his RV with Virginia, fishing, and making friends with everyone he met across the United States while visiting family and seeing the beautiful sites of this great country. Roy was a very caring husband, dad, grandpa, and friend who will be greatly missed. We love you Dad!

At Roy’s request a memorial service will not be held. Please visit his remembrance page at


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