CALUMET - Denise Palosaari, 58, a resident of Calumet, passed away at her home on Thursday, January 9, 2014.
She was born July 14, 1955 in Warren, Mich., but was raised in Calumet. She was the daughter of Millie (Strom) and Carl Kargela.
Denise graduated from Calumet High School, with the Class of 1973. She then attended Suomi College for two years after graduation.
She worked for many years for the family owned Parkside Restaurant & Bakery in Calumet. She then worked for various businesses as a secretary/book keeper in the local area.
On September 25, 1976 she married Michael Palosaari in Calumet. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2003.
Surviving are son, Jacob Palosaari of Midland, Mich.; daughters, Amy Palosaari of Mundelein, Ill., and Molly (Daryl) Jones of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; two grandsons, Dylan and Caleb; brother, James Dunn of Bartlett, Ill.; sisters, Cheryl (Russell) Paulson of Pinson, Ala., Lisa (Ralph) Holloway of Houston, TX., and Renae (Rick) Knoll of Lake Linden; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., in the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet. Pastor Ken Toth will officiate.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Spring Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery of Calumet.
Online Condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson. com.