Jane L. Kiiskila, 82, a resident of Calumet, and former 60-year resident of Kiiskila Rd. on Quincy Hill passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022, at the UP Health Systems - Marquette Hospital following a short illness.
She was born on May 21, 1940, in Lake Linden, MI, the daughter of the late Douglas and Helen (Hebert) Normand. Jane was raised on the family farm in Lake Linden and was a graduate of the Lake Linden High School with the class of 1958.
On June 21, 1958, she was united in marriage to George A. Kiiskila Sr. The couple moved to the Kiiskila Family farm on Lake Annie Rd. The couple moved to the Kiiskila family farm on Lake Annie Rd. (Kiiskila Rd.) they then moved to Marquette and Utica for a short time before returning to their home on the family farm. George preceded Jane in death on May 30, 2008. In 2021, Jane moved to make her home in Oneco Location.
Mrs. Kiiskila had worked in the Kitchen at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility and as a custodian for Finlandia University(Suomi College) before becoming a custodian for Michigan Technological University retiring after 16 years of service to the university.
Mrs. Kiiskila had been a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hancock and more recently had attended Hope Fellowship Church in Houghton. Jane enjoyed raising her family, cooking and baking bread, watching westerns and 1950’s movies, playing golf, watching sports and spending time with friends and family. Jane was also known for wearing a lot of “Pink”
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband George Sr., Her grandsons: Mark Heidfeld and Scott Lograsso, her twin sister Joan Normand(at 4 years) , her brothers: Paul Normand and Reuben Normand, her sisters-in-law: Shelby Normand and Mary Normand Nancy Kiiskila, Eileen Kiiskila, and her brothers-in-law: Joseph Mahr, Norman Forsman, John and Carl Kiiskila, Jim Hippula.
Barbara (Thomas) Lograsso of Ames, IA
Nona (Paul) Heidfeld of Harrisburg, NC
Wanda Kiiskila of Atlantic Mine, MI
George Jr.(Susan) Kiiskila of Calumet
Frank (Ann) Kiiskila of Leonard, MI
Her grandchildren: Nik (Marisa) Lograsso, Adam(JoMarie), Daniel, & Ben Heidfeld, Christina (Eric) Jarvi, Samuel, & Sarah Kiiskila, Nolan, Alex, McKenna, Kiiskila and Lindsey (Charles) VanEerden
Her great-grandchildren: Adara, Macaiah and William Jarvi, Maxwell Lograsso
Her brothers and sisters:
Thomas (Carol) Normand of Phoenix, AZ
James (Dorothy) Normand of North Port, Florida
Bernard (Connie) Normand of Troy, MI
Ann Mahr of Connecticut
Mary (Gary) Bourdeau of Marquette
Her in-laws: May Forsman, Jean Hippula and Walter Kiiskila
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
Graveside services for Jane will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the Lakeside Cemetery of Hancock, MI, with Pastor Jon Kangas to officiate.
Friends may call on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 4 to 7:00 pm at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock and on Wednesday from 10:00 am until time of services at the cemetery.
To view Jane’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Service Hancock Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.