LAURIUM - Clara Rezek, 89, passed away Saturday morning, August 11, 2012 at her home following a lengthy illness.
Clara was born in Kearsarge September 7, 1922, above her grandparents' candy shop, a daughter of William and Alexine Little.
She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, Class of 1940, and was employed by Calumet Public Hospital as a licensed practical nurse from 1944 to 1960.
She married Anton Rezek June 1, 1957, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Calumet.
"Clara was a lovely person and a wonderful mother."
Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Anton; daughter, Mary Clare; brothers, Clarence and Willard; sisters, Blanche, Gertrude and Melvina.
She is survived by her son, Anton of Boston; special friends, Jim and Joy Ziemnick, Margaret and Fred Kekko, Mary Pohjola, Kim Krans, Chuck Pohjola, Lisa Rajaniemi, Elise Rajaniemi, Kirsten Spagnotti, Dominic Spagnotti and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, August 16, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Abraham Mupparathara in Sacred Heart Church in Calumet. Friends may call at the Ryan Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 15.