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Mercedes Luoma (Gougeon)

August 21, 1926 — December 9, 2015

Obituary of Mercedes Mary Luoma Liminga/Houghton Mercedes M. Luoma, 89, a former resident of Liminga and Houghton passed away Wednesday morning December 9, 2015, at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe in Hancock following a lengthy illness. She was born on August 21, 1926, in Baltic, MI, a daughter of the late William and Elsie (Destrampe) Gougeon. As a child, she attended the Jeffers Schools. Mercedes then worked in the housekeeping department at the Douglas House Restaurant and Hotel and retired from the Houghton County Medical Care Facilities housekeeping department. On November 8, 1947, she was united in marriage to Adolph Luoma and in March of 1982, he preceded her in death. Mercedes enjoyed knitting, working word search puzzles, traveling to visit her family and gardening her strawberry and blueberry plants. Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband Adolph. Surviving are: Her son: Paul (Virginia) Luoma of Hurontown Her granddaughters: Tammy (Derick Walsh) Luoma of Marquette Jennifer (Craig) Bower of Green Bay, WI Heidi (Todd) Kauppinen of Ishpeming Polly (Chuck) Luoma-Mannisto of Iron Mountain Her great grandchildren: Jenna (Aaron Butterfield) Luoma, Andre Walsh, Carly Bower, Ty Kauppinen, Charlie Luoma-Mannisto & Meryl Luoma-Mannisto. Her great great grandchildren: Caden Luoma and Lorella Luoma Her sister-in-law: Elsie Luoma a resident patient of Portage Pointe in Hancock Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service for Mercedes will be held 11 am Saturday December 19, 2015, at the South Range Apostolic Lutheran Church with Pastor Chuck Bylkas to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Liminga Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday December 19, 2015, from 10 am until time of services at the South Range Apostolic Lutheran Church. Mercedes family would like to thank the staff of Portage Pointe for the care given to her during her stay. To view Mercedes obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements. To send flowers to the family of Mercedes Luoma, please visit Tribute Store
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Saturday, December 19, 2015

8:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)

South Range Apostolic Lutheran Church

, Hancock, MI 49930

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

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South Range Apostolic Lutheran Church

, Hancock, MI 49930

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