LAURIUM - Josephine (Putsy) Meneguzzo, 79, of Laurium, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, from congestive heart failure.
Josephine was born June 18, 1933, in Ahmeek, to John and Anna (Marianna)(Calcio) Vairus.
Josephine attended Ahmeek Grade School. She graduated with the class of 1948 from Calumet Public School in Calumet where she graduated with high honors.
After graduating from high school, she worked at Baer's Market (Peterlin Bros.). Then she went on to work in the credit department at Sears and was promoted to manager. After her husband purchased Quality Super Valu, she became the bookkeeper for the remainder of her life.
On Aug. 29, 1953, she married Louis Meneguzzo at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Calumet.
Louis preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2012.
Josephine enjoyed crocheting doilies and spending time with her family. She really liked hearing about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's day-to-day events. Her time spent with her husband, Louie, was spent listening to polkas and watching him play the accordion. During the summer, Josephine especially enjoyed time on Lake Superior at "The Lake Camp" with her husband and family. She enjoyed teaching her family how to find agates on the shores of Lake Superior. She liked visiting with her sisters at The Lake Camp while they played board games and drank coffee.
Josephine's parents preceded her in death, along with brothers Joseph (Elma) Vairus, August (Violet) Vairus, Frank Vairus; and sisters Mary (Carl) Waananen, Theresa (Kay) Kopsi, Christine (Jacob) Stajniger, Anna (Robert) Lee and Dorothy (Fred) Maninga.
Josephine leaves behind her son Louis (Sandra) Meneguzzo and sister Lena Sundberg, and grandchildren Rebekah (Rick) McKay, Jason (Misty) Meneguzzo, Nick Meneguzzo and Greg (Robin) Meneguzzo; great-grandchildren Naudia and Tessa Meneguzzo; plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The visitation will be on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ryan Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Calumet with Rev. Fr. Abraham Mupparathara officiating.
The Ryan Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.