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Martha Kemppainen

July 7, 1922 — November 6, 2017

Obituary of Martha Sophie Kemppainen Dollar Bay Martha S. Kemppainen, 95, a former resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Monday evening November 6, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a resident for the past 5 years. She was born on July 7, 1922, in Franklin Mine, a daughter of the late Charles and Karolina (Kuusisto) Sirvio. Martha was raised in Franklin Mine and attended the Lower Pewabic School. She then moved to the Detroit area where she worked for Burrows Company. She returned to the Copper Country and on November 18, 1950, was united in marriage to Walter Kemppainen. The couple had resided in Dollar Bay where they had raised their three children. On March 13, 2010, Walter preceded Martha in death. Mrs. Kemppainen had worked as a Nurses Aide at St. Josephs Hospital in Hancock and the Houghton County Medical Care Facility where she retired from after 23 years of working the night shift. Martha was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Hancock. She enjoyed crocheting, blueberry picking, Sunday picnicking at McLains and spending time at the family camp in Rice Lake. Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents and her brothers. Surviving are: Her children: Sharon Paavo of Houghton Gary Kemppainen of Dollar Bay David (Mia) Kemppainen of Hancock Her grandchildren: Ken, Tammy, Kendra and Josh Her great grandchildren: Tyler, Courtney, Brittany, Brandon and Jeremey Her great great grandson: Brayden Several nieces, nephews, and cousins Funeral services for Martha will be held 4:30 pm Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock with Rev. DJ Rasner to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery of Hancock. Friends may call on Friday November 10, 2017, from 3:30 pm until time of services at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock. To view Marthas obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.Service Information To send flowers to the family of Martha Kemppainen, please visit Tribute Store
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