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Ina A. Heikkila
ISHPEMING -- Ina A. Heikkila, age 84 formerly of 144 W. Superior St., Ishpeming died Tuesday, July 18, 2000 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming, where she had resided for the past 3 years.
Ina was born June 13, 1916 in Black River to the late Edward & Wilhelmiina (Keltamaki) Pari. She was a life long area resident. Ina worked as a cook at Johnny's Restaurant for 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking and being with her family especially her grandchildren.
Ina is survived by 4 daughters; Elaine (David) Carello, Dorothy (Gerald) Lambert, Eleanore (Jake) Niemi & Mildred (Ronald) Hamari all of Ishpeming, 2 sons, Ronald of Ishpeming & Eugene of Racine, WI, 1 sister Wilma (John) Koski of Michigamme, 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews. Ina was preceded in death by her husband Henry, son Robert, brother William Pari, 4 sisters Martha Hakala, Saima Eliason, Emelia Usimaki and Vieno Pari.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 21, 2000 at the Bjork & Zhulki Funeral Home with the Rev. Lauri O. Maki officiating. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Tommy R. Richardson
BELLEVILLE, MI -- Tommy R. Richardson, 15 of Belleville, Michigan passed into the hands of the Lord, Monday, July 17, 2000 at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born May 22, 1985 in Livonia, Michigan, the dear son of Norman Walter and Bonnie Rae (Thibodeau) Richardson, brother of Robin (Michael) Miller of Florida, Michael Richardson of Wixom, MI, and Robert Richardson of Belleville. Also surviving are his grandmothers, Angeline Richardson of Southgate, MI, and Dorothy Clement of Marquette, MI, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins, and his dog Buffy and bunny Freckles. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Walter Richardson and Raymond Thibodeau.
Tommy loved all sports, especially hockey, he loved the Detroit Red Wings and was also a member of the Westland Hockey Association.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, July 21, 2000 at David C. Brown Funeral Home with Dr. John N. Grenfell, III officiating. Interment will be Park Cemetery in Marquette.
Memorial contributions to the Westland Hockey Association or the First United Methodist Church of Belleville, MI, would be appreciated. Arrangments by David C. Brown Funeral Home, Belleville, Michigan, (734) 697-4500.

Viola (Drake) Jussila
CHATHAM -- Viola (Drake) Jussila, age 68, of N3552 M-67, Chatham, died on Monday, July 17, 2000 at 1:14 p.m. at the Marquette General Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born on August 30, 1931 in Chatham, Michigan to the late Matt and Elma (Kiviniemi) Jussila. Viola graduated from Eben High School. She had been married to Delbert Drake for twenty-four years. He preceded her in death in March of 1992. Viola was a homemaker and raised four children. She had been a member of the Lutheran Church. Viola was a caregiver all of her life. After raising and caring for her children, she took care of her mother until the time of her mother's death. For over fifty years of her life, Viola endured waiting for ships to return home. Her husband, brothers, and three of her children all sailed the Great Lakes for Interlake Steamship Company. She enjoyed gardening, children, animals and playing the organ in her home.
Viola is survived by: her four children- Tony D. Drake of Chatham, John G. Drake of Green Bay, WI, Amy G. (Mike) Gardner of Longview, WA, and Sandy L. VanTassel of Marine City, MI; one graddaughter- Catie Gardner of Longview, WA; one brother- Swede (Shirley) Jussila of Superior, WI; 2 nephews; and one niece. She was also preceded in death by a brother, George M. Jussila in 1991.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5:30 until the time of the funeral service at 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be conducted in the chapel of the funeral home by Pastor Kurt V. Kovanen. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham. She will be escorted by Tony and John Drake, Swede Jussila, and Mike Gardner.

Helen Post
MARQUETTE -- Helen T. Post, 72, of 902 Garfield Ave., Marquette, died Friday morning, July 21, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital. She had been hospitalized since Monday.
Mrs. Postwas born October 17, 1927 in Marquette to the late George and Marie (Pelissier) Schmeltzer and had been a lifelong area resident. Helen retired in 1991 from St. Michael's School as a cook fo their hot luch program, a position she had for over 23 years. Previous to that she had worked as a secretary at Michigan Mutual.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, it's altar society and was also a minister of hospitality at the church. Helen was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and possessed an extensive collection of Packer memorabilia, which she enjoyed sharing with her friends.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Terry) Ott of Onalaska, WI and Janet L. (Jack) Bell of Bristol, IN; two granddaughters, Sarah and Katelyn Ott; a sister, Mary Bean of Big Bay; also several nieces and nephews and an extended community of friends who made her life complete. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Post on April 3, 1969 as well as two brothers, Robert and George Schmeltzer.
Friends may call at the Canale-Tonella Fuenral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Jed Patrick officiating. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Helen's sons-in-law, Jack Bell and Terry Ott and nephews, Joel Schmeltzer and Roger Bean.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Michael Church Memorial Fund or the American Heart Association.

Helga Irene Jarvenpaa Niemi
ATLANTA, Georgia -- Helga Irene Jarvenpaa Niemi passed away peacefully on July 16, 2000 at the home of her eldest grandchild, where she had lived for nearly three years. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Eric Victor Niemi, a well-known painting contractor and local artist, and her daughter, Joyce Irene Niemi Malsack, formerly of Iron Mountain, and leaves three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and their families; Claudia (Mrs. Peter) Booth, Christina, Truman and Scott of Atlanta, GA, Thomas (Ofelia) Malsack, Eric and Jesse of Marquette, MI, and Pamela (Mrs. Bruce) Wilson, also of Atlanta. Irene remained alert, active and self-sufficient to the end. She would have been ninety-five on August 7, 2000. A gifted seamstress and cook, she was an artist in her own right, and had been the bookkeeper for her husband's business. She was also an avid reader and lover of the Finnish people and culture of her roots. Well-loved by all who knew her, she was joyful, amiable, kind and generous in nature and always ready with hospitality and help for those in need. A service of thanksgiving for her life is being celebrated at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30345, on Saturday, July 22, 2000, at 6:00 P.M. Plans are also being made for funeral services at St. Mark's Lutheran Church followed by burial of the cremains at the Marquette Memorial Garden in the end of September.

Howard B. Morrison
MARQUETTE -- Howard B. Morrison, 83, of 528 E. Michigan St., died Thursday, July 20, 2000 in Marquette.
He was born March 16, 1917 in Marquette to William and Amelia (Kliest) Morrison and was a life long resident. He was a graduate of the Graveraet High School Class of 1934, and the Bishop Baraga Advanced Business School and was owner of Levine Brothers Plumbing and Heating. Howard was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Marquette Exchange Club, Salvation Army Board of Trustees and a former member of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners. He was an avid hunter and a loving family man and also will be remembered as a caring and helpful individual and a true gentleman.
He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Kubond to whom he had been married since 1945, three daughters, Mary (Marty) Morrison-Martello of Marquette, Patricia (George) Lefevre of Tampa, FL and Elizabeth (William) Grill of Negaunee, two sons, Howard B. Morrison II and Charles W. Morrison, both of Marquette, two nephews, Robert Stephenson and Paul Dutton, 11 grandchildren, Melissa, Dale, Heather, George, Patrick, Chad, Chris, Emily, Gemma, Billy & Andrea, and five great grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Isabella, Demi and Caterina.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 24, 2000 at 11:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Lawrence Jones officiating. Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home from 4 to 8 PM on Sunday and at the church after 10:00 AM on Monday.
Memorials can be made to the Salvation Army.

Paul B. LaFreniere
ISHPEMING -- Paul B. LaFreniere, age 69 of 739 Elliott Ave. Ishpeming died Thursday, July 20, 2000 at the Marquette General Hospital.
Paul was born August 27, 1930 in North Lake Location to the late Adlore & Eva (Nault) LaFreniere. Paul graduated from Ishpeming High School, class of 1948. He worked at the I.G.A. Miracle Market for 35 years, retiring as manager in 1983.
Paul was a member of the Ishpeming ELKS Lodge #447, and St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served as an usher. Paul was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed his grandchildren & great grandchildren.
Paul is survived by his wife of 52 years Patricia (Lyons) LaFreniere, a daughter Patricia (Richard) Harvala of Ishpeming, 2 sons Gregory (Kristine) LaFreniere of Madison, WI and Jon (Eleanor) LaFreniere of Gladstone, 4 sisters Hazel Bussiere of Marquette, Helen Gorst of Marquette, Gloria Keni of Negaunee, Barbara Strongman of Ishpeming, 9 grandchildren Heather, Timothy, Jennifer, Justin, Aimee, Meggin, Matthew, Chantelle & Holly, 3 great grandchildren Kayleigh, Jack and Justin, several nieces & nephews. Paul was preceded in death by a daughter Mary Koski, great grandson Russell Paul, 4 brothers & 3 sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 24, 2000 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Mieczyslaw Onskiewicz to officiate. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 pm on Sunday at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home where the Ishpeming ELKS will have a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. and a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Lois B. LaFernier
ZEBA ­ Lois B. LaFernier, 74, of Zeba, passed away suddenly July 19, 2000. She was born December 20, 1925 in Zeba, a daughter of the late Frank and Levina (Asher) Stoddard. She was a graduate of L'Anse High and was a lifetime resident.
Mrs. LaFernier married Edward Wilbur LaFernier in L'Anse June 21, 1947. He preceded her in death ini 1996. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Baraga, a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, former president of the Ojibwa Senior Citizens Bingo Club, and was a member of the Tribal Enrollment Committee. She was a regular contributer of the Tribal Newletter. For many years Lois was employed as a nurses aide at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. LaFrenier is survived by 5 sons; Earl LaFernier of Hawesville, KY, John of Zeba, Michael (Susan) of L'Anse, Patrick of L'Anse and Harry of Baraga, 9 daughters, Arlene (Peter) Wessman of Chicago, Sybil LaFernier of Zeba, Georgia (Robert) Douglas of Hawesville, KY. Marsha (Dennis) Wentland of Minnesota, Cosie LaFernier of Zeba, Margaret (John) Vanover of Hawesville, KY. Rebecca (Ralph) Decker of Hawesville, KY., Angela (Gerald) Friisvall of NC., and Rosie (Chris) Landreaux of New Orleans, LA. Also surviving is a brother Jack Stoddard of San Diego, CA and sisters Marilyn Mayville of Escanaba, Cosie (Melvin) LeClaire and Joan (Jack) Noble, both of Phoenix, AZ. Mrs. LaFernier is survived by 69 grand and great-granchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by brothers Frank Stoddard and Kelly Perrault, and a grandchild.
Funeral services for Mrs. LaFernier will be held Monday July 24 at 11 a.m. from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. Fr. George K. Joseph will officiate and burial will take place in the Pinery Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Mark Wessman, Jake Maki, Ed Bourdage, Rob Douglas, Adam Wentland, and Ralph Decker Jr. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. A parish prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.
The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.

Marion Trevarthen Haller
ISHPEMING -- A Memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Tuesday July 25, 2000 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming for Marion Trevarthen Haller, of 223 W. Ridge St., Ishpeming who passed away on Thursday December 9, 1999.
She was preceded in death by her husband Francis Joseph Haller, in 1977. Mrs. Haller was born in Atlantic Mine, MI, and both she and her husband grew- up in the Copper Country. She graduated from the Calumet High School, and attended Carroll College in Waukesha, WI.
She leaves a daughter Mary Jo Haller of Santa Fe Springs, CA; a son Fritz (Michele) Haller of Tucson, AZ; along with two granddaughters.
Private funeral services were held at the time of Marion's death.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Lake Superior Hospice Association at 1414 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.

Emma S. Koski
CHAMPION ­ Emma S. Koski, age 87 of 707 Co.Rd. AL, Champion, died Saturday evening July 22, 2000 at the Bell Memorial Hospital a few hours after being admitted. Emma was born December 21, 1912 in Wolf Lake, MN to the late Jacob & Hannah (Myllykangas) Koski. She moved to Champion as a child and graduated from the Champion High School and then attended Gregg College in Chicago.
She worked for the H.W. Gossard Co. for many years as a seamstress. She was a life member of the Champion Apostiolic Lutheran Church where she was the head of the Sunday School, Church Treasurer, and headed the Vacations Bible School and well as being active in volunteering for community services.
She is survived by 1 sister Anna Koski of Champion and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 25, 2000 at 5 P.M. at the Champion Apostolic Lutheran Church with Andrew Kandoll to officiate. Burial will be in the Champion cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 3 until 5 P.M. Tuesday.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Goldie M. Humphrey
MANISTIQUE ­ Goldie M. Humphrey, age 91, of 109 Bear Street, Manistique died July 22, 2000 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising.
Visitation will be at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manisitique from 12:00 noon until 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 25, 2000. Funeral services at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Joseph Crowder officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemeteryat Manisitque.

Joanne M. Bushey
NEGAUNEE ­ Joanne M. Bushey, 60 of 709 Baldwin Ave., Negaunee died at 1:17 AM on Sunday, July 23, 2000 at the Marquette General Hospital.
Joanne was born June 10, 1940 in Ironwood, MI to Elliott and Cleo (Collins) Fredrickson and lived most of her life n Negaunee area. She worked for Ameritech Phone Company for 25 years. Joanne was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Negaunee and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Joanne devoted most of her time caring for loving daughter Teresa.
Surviving are 1 daughter, Teresa Bushey, Ishpeming, 1 brother, James Fredrickson, Livonia, MI, 1 nephew, Steven (Janice) Fredrickson, Ishpeming, 4 nieces, Stacey, (David) Lander, Negaunee, Susan (Thomas) Bergen, Ashaway, RI, Shana Fredrickson, Republic, Michelle (Dominic) Iaconelli, Milford, MI, 1 sister-in-law, Kathleen Fredrickson, Negaunee, 1 cousin, Dolly McMaster, Palm Desert, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, John and 1 nephew, Michael.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday at the St. Paul Catholic Church with Rev. John J. Shiverski officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 5:00PM until the time of services at 7:00 PM on Tuesday.

Marion Trevarthen Haller
ISHPEMING -- A Memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Tuesday July 25, 2000 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming for Marion Trevarthen Haller, of 223 W. Ridge St., Ishpeming who passed away on Thursday December 9, 1999.
She was preceded in death by her husband Francis Joseph Haller, in 1977. Mrs. Haller was born in Atlantic Mine, MI, and both she and her husband grew- up in the Copper Country. She graduated from the Calumet High School, and attended Carroll College in Waukesha, WI.
She leaves a daughter Mary Jo Haller of Santa Fe Springs, CA; a son Fritz (Michele) Haller of Tucson, AZ; along with two granddaughters.
Private funeral services were held at the time of Marion's death.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Lake Superior Hospice Association at 1414 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.

Sarah Ellen Womanen
CHATHAM ­ Sarah Ellen Woimanen, age 87, of N4901 State Highway M-94, Chatham, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 1:15 p.m. at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising where she had been a patient for three weeks. She was born on January 3, 1913 in Eben Junctions, Michigan to the late Fred and Agatha (Lahti) Santaholma. Sarah married Oscar Woimanen on January 12, 1934. He preceded her in death in 1959. She and her husband owned and operated Woimanen's Gas Station on the Chatham Corners for many years. Sarah was also a homemaker and she loved doing crossword puzzles and reading her Bible.
She leaves two sons, Fred (Helen) Woimanen of Oneida, WI and William Woimanen of Chatham; one grandson, Steven Woimanen of Bloomington, MN; 3 granddaughters, Debbie (Mark) Nelson of Maple Grove, MN, .Tudy (Mark) Howe of Oneida, WI, and Tracy (Bryan) Fraedrich of Green Bay, WI; two great- granddaughters Colleen and Lily Howe and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by an unborn daughter, Leona, two brothers, Urho and Matt Santaholma, and four sisters, Jennie Harvala, Martha Korpi, and Ina and Hilda Santaholma, two nephews, Dale and Jack Harvala, and one very special niece, Marian ( M y u ) Juidici.
Due to her wishes, there will be no public services.

Virginia Mary "Gina" Green
MARQUETTE ­ Virginia Mary "Gina" Green, 59, of 213 Blemhuber Avenue, Marquette,
entered eternal life Sunday morning, July 23, 2000, at her home in the care and comfort of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice.
She was born January 2, 1941 in Marquette, a daughter of Jeffery and Dora (Beauchamp) LaChapelle, and was a lifelong Marquette resident. Gina was a
graduate of the Bishop Baraga High School Class of 1958 and worked for a time at the former Red Owl Grocery. On February 7, 1959, she married Neal F. Green in St. Peter Cathedral. She was later employed by Beauchamp's Bookstore and also sold Avon products. Throughout the years, the couple raised five children. Gina enjoyed being a homemaker and her hobbies included reading, knitting, a love of angels, going camping with family and friends, and following Red Wings Hockey and Green Bay Packer Football, for which she kept detailed statistics. Gina had a great love of singing and
would have gladly joined the Cathedral choir, but felt it was more important to spend time with her family in the pew, and so lent her beautiful voice to the congregational singing. Her faith was very important to her, and as a lifetime member of St. Peter Cathedral she had served her parish with a term as president of the parish council and also as a member of the Parish Services Commission.
A devoted and loving wife, mother, proud grandmother, daughter, and sister, she is survived by her husband of 41 years, Neal. 2 daughters, Julie Ann Green and Cynthia Lou (Thomas) DePetro both of Marquette. 3 sons, Todd Francis (Paula) Green of Three Forks, MT; Patrick Michael (Jennifer) Green of Phoenix, AZ and Jeffery Allan (Laura) Green of Marquette.
Her grandchildren, Ian Green, Todd Neal Green, Dustin Green, Chandler Green, Raquel Green, Joshua Green, Justin Green, Jacob Green, Stephanie Mell, Steven Mell, Shannon Mell, Tom "Tad" DePetro, Alicia DePetro, Kayleigh Green, and Cameron Jeffery Green. Her father Jeffery LaChapelle of Marquette,
a sister, Carol (Jerome) LaBine of Marquette. Her mother-in-law, Kathleen Green of Marquette,
several nieces and nephews.
Gina was preceded in death by her mother, Dora LaChapelle on June 18, 1996 by a sister Beverly LaChapelle on May 1, 1947 and by her father-in-law William Green on March 4, 1994.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm.
A parish prayer service will be held at 7 pm Tuesday evening in the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Peter Cathedral on Wednesday morning, July 26, at 11 am with the Most Rev. Mark F. Schmitt, retired bishop of the Marquette Diocese and personal friend, concelebrating along with Rev. Msgr. Louis Cappo and Rev. James Roetzer of St. Peter
Cathedral and Rev. Donald Feller and Rev. Paul Schumacher of the Green Bay Diocese, and other priest friends of the family.
A reception for family and friends will follow in the Cathedral Hall.
Gina's grandchildren will serve as her honorary escorts.
Active pallbearers will be: Anthony DePetro, Robert Bortolameolli, John VandeZande, Joseph McCarthy, George Bourdage, and Walter "Chick"
Inurnment will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UP Home Health and Hospice, 1414 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.
Gina enjoyed life, and throughout her illness she kept her smile, warm and caring heart. Her courage was an inspiration to many, and those who knew and loved her often came away feeling she had given them far more than they were able to give to her. She will be deeply missed. The sadness at her parting is eased somewhat by her ardent belief expressed in Psalm 23:6 "Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for years to come".

Jean L. Johnson
MARQUETTE -- Jean L. Johnson, 83, of 1530 W. Ridge St., Marquette died Monday afternoon at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Msgr. Jed Patrick officiating.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the U.P. Home Hospice program at 1414 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family and will release a complete obituary notice later.

June M. Skrenes
SUN PRAIRIE, WI -- June M. Skrenes, age 87, of Sun Prairie, died on Saturday, July 22, 2000 at a Madison nursing home. She was born on June 29, 1913, in Marceline, Missouri, the daughter of Chester and Mable Ford. She married Arthur E. Skrenes on October 7, 1950, in Madison. She worked for St. Mary's Hospital in Madison until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of Bristol Lutheran Church Women's Organization.
Survivors include a daughter, Arlene J. Skrenes of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; a son, Bishop Thomas A. (Luanne) Skrenes of Ishpeming; four grandsons, Jeremy, Jeffrey, David and Aaron. She is also survived by a sister, Marion Cimino of Madison; a brother, Norman Ford of Milwaukee; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a son, Roger.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. in Bristol Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie. Reverand Terry Larson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 25, 2000, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Bristol Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given in June's name to the Northern Great Lakes Synod, ELCA Endowment Fund.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cress Funeral Home in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

Virginia Mary "Gina" Green
MARQUETTE ­ A Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia Mary "Gina" Green will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 26, at 11 am in St. Peter Cathedral. A reception for family and friends will follow in the Cathedral Hall. Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home this evening (Tuesday) from 5 to 8p.m. where a parish prayer service will be held at 7 pm. Mrs. Green, 59, of 213 Blemhuber Ave., Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday morning, July 23, at her home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UP Home Health and Hospice, 1414 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.

Francis C. Baird
MARQUETTE ­ Francis C. Baird, 87, formerly of Marquette, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at the Lakeview Health Center in West Salem, WI.
He was born July 13, 1913 in Ishpeming to Francis and Mary (Sedgeman) Baird and had worked as a painting contractor prior to retiring. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
Francis is survived by two daughters, Pat (Duane) Kantola of Ishpeming and Mary Farley of Green Bay, WI, two sons, Michael (Marian) Baird of Menominee and George "Ted" (Donna) Baird of Ishpeming, a sister Barbara Peterson of Marquette, 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Milton.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 29, 2000 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Rev. James Fogle officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:00 AM on Saturday.

Gladys M. Kipling
NEGAUNEE ­ Gladys M. Kipling, 89, a longtime Negaunee resident died at 7:55AM on Thursday, July 27, 2000 in the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she had been a patient for 3 years.
Gladys was born December 21, 1910 in Negaunee to Thomas and Ethel (Williams) Roberts and was a life long area resident. Gladys was a member of the Good News Assembly of God Church, Ishpeming, where she was also the church organist and soloist for many years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting in her free time.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Charlene (Ronald) Kivisto, Negaunee, 2 step-sons, Burton Kipling, Clayton Kipling, 4 sisters, Helen Brummel, Iron Mountain, Dorothy Champion, Negaunee, Marion Brown, Eagle River, WI, Alyce (Royce) Lodholz, Bellview, WA, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wesley Kipling, 1 sister, Gwendolyn Swanson, 2 brothers, Earl & Clarence Roberts.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Good News Assembly of God Church, Ishpeming, with Rev. John A. Brady officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 10:00AM until the time of service at 11:00AM Saturday July 29, 2000. The Koskey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Elizabeth K. "Lizzie" Keller
MARQUETTE -- Elizabeth K. "Lizzie" Keller, 93, formerly of 1212 Grant St., Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday morning, July 29, 2000, at the Norlite Nursing Center following a lengthy illness. She had resided at Norlite for the past two years.
Born September 2, 1906 in Marquette, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Beaudin) Thoney, Sr., she was a lifelong Marquette resident.
During World War II she was employed with the former Piqua Handle Company, which later became Munising Wood Products, manufacturing tent pegs for the army. For most of her life Lizzie was a homemaker who enjoyed baking, was known for her delicious doughnuts and rolls, was an avid flower gardener, loved going to camp, and enjoyed visits from her many grandchildren. She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church.
A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by: Her Daughters: Irene Keller of Marquette, and Mary Ellen Grimsby of Skandia. 2 Sons: Richard Keller and Gerald (Margaret) Keller both of Marquette. 16 Grandchildren 18 Great-Grandchildren 5 Great-Great Grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Herman Keller in 1972; a grandson Joseph Grimsby in 1986; a sister Margaret Ellingsen; and brothers George Thoney Jr, Jacob Thoney, and William Thoney.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Monday, July 31, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7 pm Monday evening in St. Christopher Catholic Church with Rev. Alexander Sample, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Lizzie's grandchildren will serve as her escorts.

Elizabeth "Betty" Ray
MARQUETTE -- Elizabeth "Betty" P. Ray, 76, of 1010 Northland Drive, Marquette, died Friday afternoon at Marquette General Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born August 22, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, a daughter of the late Robert & Nina (Roberts) Freed. On November 14, 1942 she married James B. Ray in San Antonio, Texas and he preceded her in death in 1994.
Betty's love for children led her to a lifelong expression as a Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school director and daycare provider. She was currently an active member of the Lake Superior Christian Church where she taught Sunday school for the two and three year-olds.
Mrs. Ray is survived by her children, Daniel (Lois) Ray of Negaunee, Sr. Ruth Ray S.F.P. of Cincinnati, OH and Shirley (Michael) Wetzel of Haslet, MI; two brothers, Donald (Jean) Freed and Bill (Dorothy) Freed of Lower Michigan; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, George & Bob Freed.
Friends may call at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home on Sunday from 6 pm until 8 pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday at the Lake Superior Christian Church at 11 am with Rev. Bud Holmes officiating. Friends may also call at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be held in Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Lake Superior Christian Church c/o Betty Ray Children's Memorial Fund.

Margaret Clulo Holland
TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Margaret Clulo Holland, 85, of Tallahassee, FL, and formerly of Marquette, died July 26, 2000.
She was a homemaker and attended Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee.
She is survived by 4 sons, James G. Holland, III of Tallahassee, FL, John B. Holland of Columbia, South Carolina, Jeffrey W. Holland of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jason N. Holland of Irmo, South Carolina; 1 daughter, Andrea Jeanne Magnason of Meda, California; 1 sister, Jeanne Trombley of Marquette; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at Bush River Memorial Gardens Chapel in Columbia, South Carolina. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the Rosary recited at 8:00 p.m., at Caughman-Harmon Funeral Home, 5400 Old Bush River Rd., Columbia, South Carolina.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 4665 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Arrangements are by Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Homes, Riggins Road Chapel, of Tallahassee, FL. 850-877-8191

William D. Sweeny
MARQUETTE ­ William D. Sweeney, 85, of 716 N. Fourth St., died Saturday, July 29, 2000 at the Woodland Assisted Living Facility where he had been a resident for the past two weeks.
He was born November 14,1914 in Chassell, Ml to William P. and Belle (Remington) Sweeney and grew up in the Marquette area. He also lived in Big Bay prior to moving back to Marquette many years ago. He worked for a number of years at the Schneider Lumber Company and Munising Wood Products at the Piqua Plant in Marquette, and retired in 1975 as an outside supervisor for the Marquette Branch Prison, where he had worked for 20 years.
William is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Albert) Sanderson and Linda (Leonard) Holm, both of Marquette, two sons, Melvin (MaryLee) Sweeney and Martin (Doris) Sweeney, both of Marquette, three stepdaughters, Sharon (Jack) Vial of Ishpeming, Sandra (Roger) Blau of Marquette and Marcia (Robert) Collins of Garden Grove, CA, a daughter-in-law Shirley Sweeney of Marquette,16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Rachel in 1970, his second wife Dorothy in 1996, sons William, Robert, Richard and Marvin Sweeney, brothers Ralph and Albert"Bud" Sweeney and a sister Mary Jane Britton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 2,2000 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Britton of Bear, Delaware officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery with William A. Sweeney, Edward Sanderson, Michael Sanderson, Thomas Sweeney, Leonard Holm Jr., and Daniel Holm acting as pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday.
Memorials can be made to U.P. Home Health and Hospice.

Robert D. Hetrick
MCMILLAN ­ Robert D. Hetrick, 72, of McMillan, died Saturday July 29, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.
Born January 21, 1928 in Curtis, son of Denzil & Margaret (Davis) Hetrick, Mr. Hetrick was a graduate of McMillan High School and lifelong area resident. He owned and operated Robert Hetrick Logging and Saw Shop for many years until his retirement and also was a self-employed cattle farmer for many years. Robert served on the Luce County Road Commission for eight years and also served on the Lakefield Township Board of Review. He attended Bethel Community Church in Newberry and was a member of the Michigan Timbermans Association. His hobbies included hunting and gardening.
Robert is preceded in death by his father Denzil, his son Eric in 1990, also one brother and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, the former Shirley Brown of McMillan, whom he married September 15, 1962 in Newberry, son Robert (Lisa) of Newberry, daughters Lori (Peter) Rahilly of McMillan and Michele (Andrew) McGuire of Columbus, MI., mother Margaret Hetrick of Florida, granddaughter Riley McGuire with one grandchild to be expected, brothers Donald of Vicksburg, Matt and Ernie both of Kalamazoo, sisters, Viola Guana, Ina Lehto and Ann Lehto all of Kalamazoo, Ellen Peterson of St. Joseph, Linda Velarde and Celia Liddell both of Florida, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday August 4, 2000 at 10:00 am at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry with Pastor David Buhman officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday August 3, 2000 from 5-8pm. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

Ada Marie Houghton
HARVEY ­ Ada Marie Houghton, 62, of 311 Kawbawgam Road, Harvey, entered eternal life early Sunday morning, July 30, 2000, at Marquette General Hospital following a lengthy illness. She had been hospitalized for the past three weeks.
Born May 12, 1938 in Midland, a daughter of the late Albert Lee and Arvena (Rock) Northrup, she was raised in Midland until the age of 10 when her family moved to Rumely. She was a 1955 graduate of the Eben High School. On September 20, 1974 she married Louis Fredrick Houghton and the couple moved to the Marquette area in 1979. A homemaker, her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her hobbies and interests included baking, camping, and shopping.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, she is survived by her husband of 25 years, Louis. 3 sons, Donald Lee (Lora) Houghton, Sr. of Harvey, Alfred John (Dawn) Atherton of Ishpeming and Steven Greg (Kay) Atherton of Marquette. Several grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A brother Robert Lee (Shirley) Northrup of Harvey. Several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ada was preceded in death by a sister Ila Mae Florey.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm and on Wednesday beginning at 11 am. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon, August 2, at 1 pm with Rev. Paddy Palomaki of the New Life Church, officiating.
Burial will be made in the Northland Chapel Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Mark Castor, Wade Carter, Kim Longtine, Ed Nolan, Michael Lemoine, and Gary Vadnais.

Carl A. Wells
GWINN ­ Carl A. Wells, 67, of 158 N. Plains, Gwinn, died Saturday morning at Marquette General Hospital.
Mr. Wells was born December 8,1932 in Sennville, Michigan to the late Moses and Edith (Bushee) Wells. Carl was a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran for his heroism in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He made his career in the Air Force and later worked with AMCAB with their Meals on Wheels program.
Carl was a member of American Legion Post #349 in Little Lake and in his spare time he enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Wells is survived by four children, Julia Wells of Detroit, Carl (Margo) Wells, Jr. of Great Falls, Montana, Charles (Linda) Wells of Ishpeming, Cris (Julie) Wells of Otsego, Minnesota, three brothers, Russell (Donna) Wells of Wells, Nevada, Frank (Irene) Wells of Florence, Oregon and Raymond Wells of Allegan, Michigan, one sister, Bertha (Benedict) Sleis of Traverse City, a step-mother, Vivian Wells of Traverse City, 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Erlene and his parents preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 1 pm. Interment will follow at the Forsyth Township Cemetery.

Marcia Ruth Granlund
REPUBLIC ­ Marcia Ruth Granlund, age 79 of 218 Pine St., Republic, died Friday July 28, at the Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming.
Marcia was born April 5, 1921 in Republic to the late Anselm & Beatrice (Philp) Peterson. Following high school graduation she served during WWII with the WACS.
She is survived by her husband Oliver, 2 sons Michael Granlund & Kris (Amy) Granlund both of Republic, 1 daughter Laurel (John) Baxter of Houston, TX, 1 sister Janet Porter of Wheeling West Virginia, 8 grandchildren Kristen Cody, Tamara, Mark, Michelle, Katie, Shawn & Faren, along with several nieces & nephews.
Private services will be held with inurnment in the Republic Cemetery. The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

Raymond E. Jarvi
ISHPEMING ­ Raymond E. Jarvi, 54, a resident of Ishpeming and former Chassell resident, died on Monday, July 31, 2000, at his home.
He was born October 1, 1947, in Hancock, a son of Frank and Verna (Moilanen) Jarvi and was a graduate of Chassell High School. He also attended Suomi College for one year.
Ray was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Viet Nam War. He was employed for 10 years in Florida, selling burglar alarms at Scott Alarms. Surviving are a sister, Judy (Ralph) Warner of Champion, 2 nephews, Robert Warner of L'Anse and Lyle Warner of Champion, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Ray was preceded in death by his parents.
As requested by Ray, cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Arrangements are being handled by Jukuri-Antilla Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Wiljo Rudolph Kangas
HURST, TEXAS ­ Wiljo Rudolph Kangas, age 80, of Hurst, Texas, passed away on July 28, 2000 at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, IN. Mr. Kangas was born March 4, 1920 in Gwinn, MI the son of Andrew W. and Matilda (Peckenen) Kangas. A resident of Hurst, TX for 2 years, he was formerly of Oak Forest IL. Wiljo was married on April 19, 1947 to Virginia Rector in Roseland, IL. He was employed as a United States Postal Carrier in Evergreen Park, IL for 35 years. Mr. Kangas was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #82 in Bridgeview, IL, and the American Legion Post #2910 in Bloomington, IL.
He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia, 2 daughters, Kathleen (Donald) Wiegand, Hurst, TX, and Myrtle (Darrel) Anderson, Portage, IN, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 brother, Martin Kangas, Lansing, MI and 2 sisters, Eleanor Bittner, Antelope, CA and Natalie Barnett, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Donald Kangas and Edward Kangas, and 3 sisters, Esther Dymond, Gertrude Burt, and Dorothy Bartholomew.
Mr. Kangas will be cremated at Calvary Cemetery and his ashes interred in Negaunee City Cemetery in Negaunee City, MI. No visitation or services are planned. Engle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. For further information please call Engel Funeral Home at (219) 762-8595.

Gertrude C. Carlson
MARQUETTE -- Gertrude C. Carlson, 88, a lifetime resident of the Marquette area, died August 2, 2000, after a brief stay in the Tendercare Health Center in Munising, Ml.
She was born in Ishpeming, Ml, on June 15, 1912 to Amanda and Isaac Pitkamaki and grew up in Eben Junction, Ml. She married Alf W. Carlson on June 15, 1935 and resided on Lincoln Avenue in Marquette for sixty years. Alf, who was a fine cabinet maker for the Menze Construction Co. for over forty years, preceded her in death on November 10, 1986. Gertrude worked at Marquette General Hospital as a nurse's aide for many years. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Shirley Hoppel of Shelter Bay, Ml, Jeanette Modricker of Reading PA, and Dorothy Grow of Traverse City, Ml, a sister, Sylvia Moe of Munising, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene of Eben and Urho who died in WW II.
Services will be held at the Bethel Baptist Church in Marquette at 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 6, 2000. Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Saturday, August 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and at the church after 3:00 PM on Sunday. A memorial fund has been established in Gertrude Carlson's name at the Bethel Baptist Church, 829 Grove St., Marquette.

Betty M. Anderson
NEGAUNEE -- Betty M. Anderson, 72, of 418 Grand Avenue, died Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 4:30 am at her home. She was in ill health for the past few months.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Negaunee November 16, 1927 to the late Jalmer and Helen (Kiiskila) Rielcki. She was a graduate of Negaunee High School and was a life long resident of Negaunee. Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping.
Surviving are one sister, Elaine Priuska of Palmer, two special friends, Christie Salo and Margaret Dahlstrom of Negaunee and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Anderson, one brother, Melvin Riekki and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2000 at 11:00am at the Perala Funeral Home with Rev Christine Thomas-Echelbarger officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00am until the time of services. Bunal wll be in the Negaunee Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice.
Due to construction on Lincoln Street, please use the Rail Street entrance to the funeral home parking lot.

Lila Konola Yost
FLORIDA ­ Lila (Lyyli) Konola Yost, 84, died Friday, July 21, 2000 at the Sabal Palms Health Care Center in Largo, Florida following a brief illness.
Lila was born on August 6, 1915 in Michigamme, Michigan to Erick and Amalia (Jarvenpaa) Konola. She was preceded in death by six sisters, two brothers and her eldest son, Roderick. She had lived most of her adult life in Florida.
Surviving are her daughter, Marie Maness, PhD of Lewisville, Texas and son, LCDR Harry Eino Yost, USN (Retired) of Los Alamitos, California; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2000 at the Lakeview Cemetery in Michigamme at 1 PM. Pastor Chris Nelson of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Champion-Michigamme Parish will officiate.

Clara L. Neaves
MARQUETTE ­ Clara L. Neaves 81 of 222 S. Fifth St., died Thursday, August 3, 2000 at the Norlite Nursing Center where she had been a resident since 1998.
She was born May 31, 1919 in Flint, MI to Calvin and Edna (Work) Wagoner. She was a long time member and Past President of the Flint Osteopathic Hospital Auxiliary. She and her husband lived in Leroy, MI prior to moving to Marquette six years ago. They were active in the Leroy Covenant Church.
Clara is survived by her husband Lloyd of Jacobetti Home for Veterans, a daughter Janet (Rex) Easlick of Gladwin, a son Ronald (Barbara) Neaves of Marquette, a brother Norman (Katie) Wagoner of Flint, six grandchildren, Stacy, Lisa, David, Matthew, Pamela and Michael and six great grandchildren, Jeremy, Joshua, Ryan, Dustin, Elissa and Kasidey.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2000 at 1:30 PM in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Ross Nicholson of United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:00-8:00 PM on Friday.
Memorials can be made to a charity of choice.

Carolyn Leaf
COVINGTON ­ Carolyn Leaf, age 60, of Covington, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at Winkler Nursing Home in L'Anse following a lengthy illness.
The funeral service will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Covington Cemetery. Judy Mattson will officiate. The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is in charge of arrangements.

James R. "Jim" Palmer
MARQUETTE ­ James R. "Jim" Palmer, 84, of 2020 W. Ridge Street, Marquette, entered eternal life early Thursday morning, August 3, 2000, at Marquette General Hospital, after being hospitalized for two weeks.
Jim was born September 7, 1915 in Sault Ste Marie, MI, a son of the late Arthur and Minnie (Russell) Palmer, and came to Marquette as a young child.
He was a graduate of the Graveraet High School and remained a lifelong area resident.
Jim worked in many capacities throughout the years for the City of Marquette, beginning his employment at the toboggan slide in Superior Hills.
He worked at the Palestra, operating the Induction Center there during the war years, and was instrumental in starting up the hockey program after the war. He was foreman of the city's Parks Department and caretaker of Presque Isle Park, and then served as Superintendent of Public Works for the City of Marquette. He also supervised the Lions Club Teen Tri-Hi dances for 21 years. After being employed with the City of Marquette for over 40 years, he retired in 1976.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish with his family and father-in-law, Jack Smith. His fondest memories were of the many fishing trips he made into Canada with his family.
He was a member of St. Peter Cathedral.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty (Smith) Palmer. His son Pat, daughter-in-law Jan, and grandson Jason Palmer, all of Clio, Michigan. Numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a sister Margaret Soucy.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm Friday evening in the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 5, at 1:00 pm in St. Peter Cathedral with Rev. Msgr. Louis Cappo, rector, as celebrant. A reception for family and friends will follow in the cathedral hall.
Inurnment will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Steve Hanson, Bucky Hanson, Greg Hanson, and Jim Soetaert.

Betty M. Anderson
NEGAUNEE -- Betty M. Anderson, 72, of 418 Grand Avenue, died Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 4:30 am at her home. She was in ill health for the past few months.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Negaunee November 16, 1927 to the late Jalmer and Helen (Kiiskila) Riekki. She was a graduate of Negaunee High School and was a life long resident of Negaunee. Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping.
Surviving are one sister, Elaine Priuska of Palmer, two special friends, Christie Salo and Margaret Dahlstrom of Negaunee and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Anderson, one brother, Melvin Riekki and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2000 at 11:00am at the Perala Funeral Home with Rev Christine Thomas-Echelbarger officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00am until the time of services. Burial wll be in the Negaunee Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice.
Due to construction on Lincoln Street, please use the Rail Street entrance to the funeral home parking lot.


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