Hannah W. Redlich

ELO — Hannah W. Redlich, 98, of Elo, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Lighthouse at Hancock.

She was born May 31, 1921, in Askel, daughter of Hjalmer and Miina (Kyro) Jaukkuri and attended the Askel Hill School through the 8th grade.

She moved to Detroit as a teen to work as a nanny. She also worked at Ideal Cafe and Henry Ford Hospital. While in Detroit, she met and married her first husband and had her first child. Shortly after, she moved to the farm in Elo. There she spent her years farming, gardening and raising her large family. In 1964, she married her second husband, Carl, and had her last child.

Through the years, Hannah was a member of the Tapiola Apostolic Lutheran Church, Doelle Senior Citizens, Kits Club and the Otter Lake Sportsman’s Club. Throughout her life, she worked hard and was strong and very independent, having made two solo trips to Finland and Sweden. In later years, life became easier and she enjoyed her flower gardens, picking berries, baking, hosting family gatherings and visiting family and friends.

Hannah was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl, Sr.; children, Dale, Sigrid and Carol; grandchildren, Shayla and Hope; and brothers, Bror, Oscar, William, Leonard, Paul (Melvina) and Edward.

She is survived by her sons, Carl Redlich, Jr., of Rindge, N.H., Donald and Leslie of Elo, Edward Bohto of Elo and Askel, August Bohto of Baltic; daughters, Anita Bohto of Hancock, Leona Bohto of Houghton, Johanna (Jerry) Paakola of Otter Lake and Karen (Dean) Manninen of Tapiola; her grandchildren, Norman, Michele, Ernie, Holly, John, Heidi, Heather, Cheri, Mary Ann, Josh, Jaren, Brian, Katherine, Miranda, Sophia, Jerry, Randy, Erin and Billy; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her step-family, Clayton, Carrie and David Bohto; a sister-in-law, Liz Hiltunen; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private family viewing will be held Monday, May 18, 2020, at the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home in Hancock from 1-2 p.m. followed by a graveside service at 3 p.m. at the Askel Cemetery with Pastor Ken Storm to officiate. Arrangements are being handled by Antila Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at antilafuneral.com.