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Jean Narhi

August 28, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

TAMARACK CITY - Jean Narhi, 77, a life-long resident of Tamarack City, died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at her home.

She was born on Jan. 26, 1935, in Tamarack Junction a daughter of the late Arvid and Lena (Oja) Narhi. Jean attended the Tamarack City and Dollar Bay Schools.

Miss Narhi worked at the College Motel in Houghton and also for the LeBlanc's IGA store in Hubbell.

She enjoyed knitting beautiful sweaters, vests, scarves and afghans for family and friends. Jean was a lover of animals, enjoyed puzzle building and playing search word.

Jean was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hubbell where she taught Sunday School. She also was a member of the Joy Club of the Bethany Baptist Church in Dollar Bay, Suomi Kerho Club of Gloria Dei, and the Ladies Group of The Salvation Army.

Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Hank, Don, Vic and Reino; and two sisters, Lee Hyrkas and Esther Linja.

Surviving are one sister, Clarice Narhi a resident patient at Cypress Manor in Hancock; one sister-in-law, Delores Narhi of Hubbell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at 1 p.m., from the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock with the Rev. Peter Vorhes to officiate.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Calumet.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly will hold a memorial gathering in memory of Jean Narhi on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Little Brothers.

To view Jean's obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit

The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting the family.



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