CALUMET - Mildred E. Raisanen, age 92, passed away on Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2013, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Mildred was the daughter of William and Margaret Kolb.
She married Edwin Raisanen in Detroit in 1940. The couple moved to Calumet in 1947. Ed passed away in 2005.
Mildred was an avid Red Wings and Tigers fan. She also enjoyed her game shows, cooking, baking and family gatherings.
She is survived by her son, Gary (Judy) Raisanen of Calumet; daughters, Carol Gipp (John Karvola) and Sandra Bonenfant of Shelby Township; grandchildren, Scott (Ruth Ann) and Christopher (Kristin) Gipp, Steve Raisanen, Amy Jenich, Laurie (Dave) Outinen, Dale (Sarah) Raisanen, Kristi (Jared) Naas and Stuart Alexander Crewdson, a current student at Michigan Tech; her great-grandchildren, Rachel, Nolan and Dylan Jenich, Madelyn and Malorie Klobucher, Nicole Carmaj and Clarity, Easton and Saylor Gipp, and Damon Raisanen; and also numerous nieces and nephews.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; her sisters, Helen, Lois, Irene, Bernice and Shirley; and her brother, Bill.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. in the Ryan Funeral Home in Calumet with Pastor Peter Vorhes to officiate. Friends may call on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.