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Walter Wayne Hakola 1943-2021


Last updated 2/25/2021 at 10:17am

Wayne was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Shelton, Washington, to Walter and Margaret Hakola. When his dad was called to serve in World War II, he and his mother moved to Seattle to be near her family and, eventually, Wayne, his sister Linna and parents settled into their family home on Queen Anne Hill.

He graduated from Queen Anne High in 1961, joined the Navy, married Eileen Finnestad, and had two children, Holly and Mike.

Wayne's love of Seattle began in high school and inspired a notable career in commercial construction. He thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the growth of the city through his...

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