Judith F. (Chester) Aho

DOVER LOCATION — Judith F. (Chester) Aho, 77, a resident of Dover, passed away Sunday evening, February 4, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock.

She was born on July 22, 1940, in Laurium, a daughter of the late Edmund and Viola (Wirsu) Koskiniemi. Judy was raised in Mohawk and attended the Mohawk school before graduating from the Calumet High School with the Class of 1958.

Judith worked for Famers and Merchants Insurance Company before being united in marriage to Chester Aho on December 23, 1961. The couple had resided in Junction City, KS, Fulton, Bay City and Chassell where they raised their eight children. Since 2003, they have made their home in Dover Location during retirement.

Mrs. Aho was a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton. She had also worked for Northern Mutual until her retirement in 2000. Judy enjoyed visiting with family and friends, traveling and spending time at the family cottage in Little Traverse.

Preceding her in death were an infant brother, sister and a granddaughter, Andra Aho.

Surviving are her husband, Chester Aho of Dover Location; her children, David (Pamela) Aho of Mohawk, James (Donelle) Aho of Marquette and Sedar Bay, Joanne (Thomas) Kantola of Linden, Mary (David) Erkkila of Brighton, Jill (Bryant Robbins) Aho of Palmer, Alaska, Susan (Craig) Sheffer of Brighton, Daniel (Kimberly) Aho of Chassell, Julie (Dennis) Laakso of Howell; 43 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Betty (Joe) Randell of Mohawk; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Laurel (Tim) Ojala of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, Bonnie (Ed) Pollock of Sun City, Arizona, and Ely, Minnesota; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and caring neighbors and friends.

Funeral services for Judith will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton with David Taivalkoski to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery of Calumet.

Friends may call on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

To view Judith’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit memorialchapel.net

The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility and Aspirus Keweenaw for their loving care over the past three years.