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Ruth H. Kaipio

December 27, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

PAAVOLA - Ruth H. Kaipio, 95, formerly of Paavola, died early Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock.

She was born Dec. 14, 1917, in Oneco Location to the late Sam and Katherine (Newman) Waarala. She attended Oneco School.

During WWII, she went to the Detroit area to work at Ford Motor Company.

She was widowed twice, being married to Francis Riopelle who died in 1962 and then to William Kaipio who died in 1978.

She resided in Paavola for years before she became a resident at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock.

Surviving are her two children, Sharon and William Riopelle; a sister-in-law, Marion Kaipio; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was the last surviving sibling of 22 in her family.

As requested by the deceased, there will be no services or visitation. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden in the spring.

The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock is in charge of arrangements.



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