Ellen Anne Maria Kaiponen

SUTTONS BAY — Ellen Anne Maria Kaiponen, 90, of Suttons Bay passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Tendercare Assisted Living of Suttons Bay with her family by her side.

Ellen was born on Thursday, August 19, 1926, to Arvid and Ida (Saviluato) Anderson in Houghton.

She married Hubert Kaiponen on November 18, 1948, in Lucas County, Ohio. She and Hubert lived in Detroit and Las Vegas prior to moving to Traverse City in 2000.

Ellen enjoyed playing bingo, knitting, putting together puzzles and bowling with Herb.

She is survived by her daughters, Sheila (Alan) Friend, Sherrie (Chuck) See and Sandy Gilbert; sister, Ruthie (Bill) Lucier; brothers, Walter (Mary Ann) Anderson, Donald (Gloria) Anderson, Arne Anderson; and grandchildren, Ryan See and Jonathan See.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Kaiponen; parents, Arvid and Ida (Saviluato) Anderson; sisters, Esther Butler, Sarah Jennings and Irene Koupus; and brothers, Paul Anderson, Carl Anderson and Harold Anderson.

Per Ellen’s wishes cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at a later date.

Please share your thoughts and memories of Ellen with her family by way of her online guestbook at reynolds-jonkhoff.com

The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.