CHASSELL - Louella M. Palonen, 66, a resident of Chassell passed away Thursday morning June 6, 2013, at the Omega House in Houghton following a lengthy illness.
She was born on June 19, 1946, in Calumet, a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Tiura) Johnson. She attended the Calumet Schools before starting work at an early age to help support her family.
Louella had worked for Columbia Laundry in Calumet, was a nurses aide in the area and then worked at the Chippewa Restaurant in Chassell before her health problems stopped her working days.
In 1987, she was united in marriage to James Palonen and on June 6, 2002, he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Palonen was willing to help anyone in need, she enjoyed caring for her pets, playing board games, and working with craft projects.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and brother, Carl.
Surviving are her son, Clinton (Lisa) Hansen of Hancock; daughter, Heather Hansen of Sterling Heights, Mich.; step-daughter, Darleen (Paul) Jensen of Pelkie; grandchildren, Corey, Sarah, Hanna, Desiree, Deidre and Rayven; great-grandchildren, Randall and Christopher; sisters, Estelle Rantanen of Calumet, and Lois Monville of Calumet; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A time to remember Louella will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2012, in the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Chassell. Burial will be in the Chassell Cemetery.
To view Louella's obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Chassell has been assisting the family with the arrangements.