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May 28, 1958 – November 10, 2018

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Obituary for KATHY LYNN KALLIOINEN (Kangas)

Kathy Lynn Kallioinen, 60, of Prince St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully at home early Saturday morning, November 10, 2018 in the care of her loving family and UP Home Health and Hospice.

Kathy was born May 28, 1958 in Ishpeming to Robert and Marilyn (Durant) Kangas, graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1976, and was a lifelong area resident. She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Palmer Home for the Aged as well as for former Mather Nursing Home prior to owning and operating Kathy’s Book Korner is Ishpeming. Kathy was also employed for many years as a janitor at Bell Hospital, retiring in May, 2018. She was united in marriage to James Kallioinen on June 19, 1976 and together they raised two daughters.

Mrs. Kallioinen was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Negaunee. In her free time, she enjoyed travelling, reading, sewing, knitting and crocheting, and most of all, spending time with her family. She was a hard worker and 100 percent into everything she did. Kathy was easy to talk to and always gave wonderful advice and listened to every word you said. She enjoyed many different types of music and loved to sing and dance. She had a smile that filled the room and a special recognizable laugh.

Surviving are her husband, James Kallioinen; daughters, Elisa (Russell) Card of Waukesha and Tashina (David Bellomy) Kallioinen of Columbus; five grandsons: Russell, Evan and Soren Card, and Luca and Avery Bellomy; her two brothers: Tim Kangas of Suomi Location and Charles ‘Chuck’ (Lisa) Kangas of Negaunee Township; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Mark and Todd Kangas.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 1st at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Steven Solberg officiating. Interment will take place at Bakkala Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday, and also at a pot-luck style luncheon in the church fellowship hall immediately following services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Kathy’s memory to her family, or to UP Home Health & Hospice.

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When Saturday, December 1st, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
520 Hwy US 41 East
Negaunee, MI 49866

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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 1:00pm
Rev. Steven Solberg
Immanuel Lutheran Church
520 Hwy US 41 East
Negaunee, MI 49866