HANCOCK - Cathy L. Tuohimaa, 58, a resident of Hancock, passed away following a short illness, Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Portage Health surrounded by her family.
She was born in Hancock, Nov. 4, 1953, a daughter of Marie (Romppainen) Tuohimaa and the late Robert Tuohimaa. She was raised in the Coles Creek area and graduated from Jeffers High School with the Class of 1971.
Cathy resided in the Houghton area for most of her life, most recently at Lake View Manor in Hancock.
Ms. Tuohimaa had been employed by Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock in the Food Service Department and then in Housekeeping.
Cathy had attended the Living Waters Fellowship and loved spending time with her family, telling jokes, painting, fishing, cooking, camping, listening to music and singing songs.
Surviving are her daughter, Sherri (William Thompson) Tuohimaa of Hancock; her granddaughter, Nakeyah of Hancock; her mother, Marie Tuohimaa of Houghton; her brothers, Clyde (Joanne Koltermann) Tuohimaa of Linwood, Wash. and Dan Tuohimaa of the Houghton Canal District; her sisters, Jane Lake of Liminga, Julie (David) Laban of Oskar and Dianne Huhta of the Houghton Canal District; and her brother-in-law, Charles Huhta of the Houghton Canal District.
She was the beloved aunt that loved spending time with and teaching life's lessons to Sarah, Michelle, Adam, Hannah, Caleb, Pamela, Holly, Rebecca, Hayley, Chloe, Micah, Evan, Kelsey and Emma; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and her husband, Delbert Hamilton, a resident patient at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans.
A private graveside service for Cathy will be held at a later date.
A celebration of Cathy's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in the Stanton Fire Hall for family and friends.
To view Cathy's obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting the family with arrangements.