WATERFORD, Mich. -Irene A. Belttari (Irene Bay) of Centerline died on October 12, 2008, at age 87.
She was born June 8, 1921, in Baltic, daughter of the late Charles and Augusta Niemi. Irene attended Quincy Schools and graduated from Hancock High School in 1940.
She moved to the Pontiac area in 1940 and married Rueben Belttari on June 30, 1945. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Belttari was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Southfield and the Finnish Center Association.
A celebration of Irene's life will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 7 p.m. at Donelson, John and Evans Funeral Home in Waterford. Interment will be in Crescent Hills Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12 noon until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Henry Ford Hospice. Envelopes available at the funeral home.