Lois Mae Wanhala

CALUMET — Lois Mae Wanhala, 80, a resident of Calumet passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at PortagePointe.

She was born on January 17, 1937, in Hancock to Russell and Pearl (Jandika) Etelmaki.

She attended Dollar Bay High School.

Lois loved crafting. She was also an avid bingo player.

She had compasion for family and friends. If anyone needed anything, she was always there for them. Lois would help anyone.

She loved spending time with her family and her dog, Dingo.

In December 1971, she married Ron Wanhala in Calumet.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Pearl Etelmaki; her husband, Ronald; her son, Ron; her brother, Paul Etelmaki; her sister, Ruth Hiltunen; and her grandson, Jason.

She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Kevin) Bezotte of Swedetown, Sue (Lee) VanCamp of Calumet, Marlene Petaja of Kearsarge; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Sharon (Stan) Moilanen of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Shirley (Roy) Hivala of Escanaba; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Per Lois’s wishes, burial and celebration of life will take place in the spring, at the Lake View Cemetery.

Online condolences for the family may be left at ericksoncrowleypeterson .com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.