Mayme Jurmu

MOHAWK — Mayme Jurmu, 88, a former resident of Mohawk, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet.

She was born on April 17, 1930, in Laurium, to Gust and Esther (Kero) Simila.

She attended the Allouez Township Schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1948.

Mayme liked to golf with her friends. She also loved to sing in the church choir. She and her husband “Buckshot” enjoyed time on the dance floor as well. She married Robert “Buckshot” Jurmu on March 6, 1954, in Calumet.

Mayme was also a very hard worker throughout her life. She worked as the secretary at the Allouez Township Schools for many years and then went to CLK Schools after the Allouez Township School closed. Many former students will remember her overseeing the lunch room. She loved to travel, whether it was to her daughter’s house in Cadillac, or on her way to Florida for a few winters.

She loved spending time with her family and her friends. She loved having company come over to the house.

She was a member of the Mohawk Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Gust and Esther Simila; her husband, Robert “Buckshot” Jurmu; her son, Gerald Bruce Jurmu; her brothers, Toivo, Edwin, Charles, Eino, Oiva, and Art; and her sisters, Esther, Martha, Mary and Rita.

She is survived by her daughters, Terry (Ronald) Saarela of Cadillac, and Joan (George) Sever of Mohawk; five grandchildren, Erin Flintoff of Cadillac, Sara Saarela of Austin, Texas, Matthew Saarela of Cadillac, Joseph Sever of Mohawk, and Cady (Phil) Sever of Appleton; two great-grandchildren, Hazel and Henry Flintoff of Cadillac; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home at 3 p.m. with Pastor Ken Toth and Don Zappa to officiate.

Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m.

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

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