Marianne Sophie Kilpela

FULTON – Marianne Sophie Kilpela, 79, passed away unexpectedly in a housefire on Friday, December 16, 2016.

She was born on April 1, 1937, in Hamtramck, to William and Florence (Bardal) Trembley.

Marianne loved her Avon jewelry and nail polish. In her free time, she enjoyed going to the casino to try her luck. She was a very caring person that always gave hugs and loved to spend time with all of her grandkids. Marianne was also a fan of polka music and loved to listen and dance.

Marianne was involved with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly and the Avon Organization.

In 1973 she married Norman Kilpela in Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  sons, Dean and Steve; daughter, Julie; niece, Lori; and sister, Kathy.

Surviving are a son, Paul (Jennifer) Kilpela of Calumet; two grandchildren, Landon, and Aili; sister, Patricia Reini of Hancock; sister-in-law, Donna Ryan of Laurium; niece, raised as a daughter, Bev (Fred) Luoma of South Range, niece, raised as a sister, Carol (Rick) Freeman of Hancock; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jay Weidner to officiate. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Online condolences for the family may be left at ericksoncrowleypeterson .com.

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.