L'ANSE - Martha Miilu, 90, of L'Anse, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at Shulstad's Leisure Living in Baraga.
She was born on February 10, 1920, in Chassell, daughter of Matt and Eveliina (Valimaki) Autio. Martha was in the first graduating class in Pequaming in 1938.
She worked for 12 years at Skogmos (Oralies) in downtown L'Anse.
She loved to read, bake, cook, and spend time with people.
Martha was a member of United Lutheran Church, life member of the Alston VFW Auxiliary, and the Baragaland Senior Citizens.
Surviving are her twin daughters, Judith Testen and Joyce Taipalus, both of L'Anse; son, Ronald (Mary) Miilu of Mass City; six grandchildren, Linda Taipalus, Alan Taipalus, Carol (Erik) Mattox, Kay (Bill) Tisler, Mary (John) Wagner, Jim Miilu; and three great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Ronald, and John Wagner.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Edwin Miilu; brothers, Sulo and Elmer Autio; sister, Helen Van Haecke; and sons-in-law, Edward Testen and Edward Taipalus.
Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 30, at 1 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home. Rev. John Autio and Rev. Judy Mattson will officiate.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
A luncheon will follow the service in the Sharing Room at Jacobson Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign Martha's guestbook or send condolences at jacobsonfuneralhome.com.