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Gloria Ryynanen

September 9, 1937 — November 28, 2016

Obituary of Gloria Ann Ryynanen Cedar BayGloria A. (Roger) Ryynanen, 79, a resident of Cedar Bay, passed away Monday November 28, 2016, at home following a lengthy illness.She was born on September 9, 1937, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Carl and Elfie (Lampinen) Tikkanen. As a child, she attended the Hancock and Houghton Schools and was a graduate of Jeffers High School with the class of 1955.On June 22, 1957, she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart Roger Ryynanen. The couple had resided in Atlantic Mine before moving to Seattle, WA where they raised 6 children. In 1997 they retired and made their home in Cedar Bay.Mrs. Ryynanen was a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton. She enjoyed spending time outdoors with Roger, sea kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing and traveling. She also enjoyed various crafting projects such as needle point, knitting and crocheting.Preceding her in death were her parents, her infant brother Gordon, her aunts Martha, Alice, Ethel, Rose, Helen, and her uncle Eldon.Surviving are:Her husband: Roger Ryynanen of Cedar BayHer children: James (Janel) Ryynanen of Cokato, MNThomas (Christina Howe) Ryynanen of Kent, WAKathleen (Robert) Jeromchek of Port Ludlow, WADaniel (Cindy) Ryynanen of Hobart, WAMartin Ryynanen of Pahrump, NVSteven (Lorna) Ryynanen of Dassel, MN21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildrenHer aunts: Mabel Trasti of OntonagonVerna Ann Hendrickson of Kingston, MNHer Cousins: Judy Johnson of GeorgiaMarilyn Ollanketo of QuincyJune Kelly of TexasA funeral service for Gloria will be held 11:00 am Friday December 2, 2016, at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton. Burial will be in the Mt. View Cemetery of South Range.Friends may call on Thursday December 1, 2016, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock from 4 to 8 pm and on Friday from 10 am until time of services at the church.To view Glorias obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock have been assisting the family with the arrangements. To send flowers to the family of Gloria Ryynanen, please visit Tribute Store
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

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Friday, December 2, 2016

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