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Sylvia M. Wanhaaho

June 19, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

IRONWOOD, Mich. -Sylvia M. Wanhaaho, 77, of Ironwood, formerly of Hurley, Wis., passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in Ironwood.

Sylvia was born March 21, 1935, in Nisula, the daughter of Lauri and Anna (Rautiola) Kiviranta. She graduated from Baraga High School in 1953.

On August 8, 1953, Sylvia married Martin A. Wanhaaho in Laurium.

She was a faithful member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ironwood.

Sylvia is survived by a son, Keith (Shirley) of Elo; three daughters, Marlene (David) Thomas of Bessemer, Jeanne (Daryl) Lampela of Allouez and Diane (Greg) Piispanen of Ironwood; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandson; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Martin on August 31, 2008; and a daughter, Marla Jean in 1958.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 22, at 11 a.m. CDT at the Apostolic Lutheran Church, 326 W. Aurora St., Ironwood, with the Rev. Bruce Estola officiating.

The Wanhaaho family will receive family and friends at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. CDT until the time of services.

A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall following the service. Interment will be in the Alston Cemetery, Laird Township, Houghton County.

Lakeside Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.

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