106 West Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Phone: 906-475-4631
Fax: 906-475-5561


Tuesday, June 1st, 1937 - Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Rose Mae Herrala, 81, of Isabella Ave., Palmer, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 at her home.

Rose was born June 1, 1937 in Negaunee to Walter and Esther (Sletten) Hoid, graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1955 and was a lifelong area resident. Following school, she continued her education at the UP Beauty Academy, and went on to own and operate the Palmer Beauty Salon.

Mrs. Herrala was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Negaunee where she sang in the choir and was member of the Prayer Shawl Group. She was also a member of American Legion, Little Lake Auxilliary and the VA Romo, Post #3165, Negaunee VFW Auxilliary. Rose sat on both the Richmond Township Board of Review and the Richmond Township Election Board. In her spare time, she loved music both singing and playing the organ. Rose and her husband, Matt enjoyed camping and also took multiple vacations in Finland.

Surviving are her son, Wayne (Kathy) Herrala of Negaunee Township; a daughter, Kristine (Terry) Herrala-Sell of Marinette, WI; two grandchildren, Kimberly (Pat) Bordeau of Midland and Katie Herrala of Milwaukee; great-grandchildren: Jayce, Ethan and Sara Bordeau; daughter-in-law, Kay Herrala of Ishpeming; and her feline companion, Stella. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Matt Herrala in 1992; her son, Ken Herrala in 1998; a grandson, James Herrala in 2017; and her sister, Joyce Hoid.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 19th at Bethany Lutheran Church, Negaunee. Interment will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00 am until the time of services at 12:00 pm at the church on Wednesday, and also at a luncheon immediately following services in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Rose’s memory to Bethany Lutheran Church or UPAWS.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Bethany Lutheran Church
    550 Cherry St.
    Negaunee, MI 49866
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 12:00pm
    Bethany Lutheran Church
    550 Cherry St.
    Negaunee, MI 49866
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Warren Geier


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Mike Paluda

Posted at 09:43am
Dear Wayne (and Kathy)
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. While I didn't know her, I do know she was a good lady and Mom, since she did a great job raising a good and honorable man like yourself. May she rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.

Fran Baldasari

Posted at 06:40pm
How sad to hear of Rose’s death while I am in ?Florida...too far away to say goodbye at her funeral. Rose and I partnered at so many NHS Class of 1955 reunions. She served as our class treasurer for 60 years and was so efficient and dependable. We are going to miss her dearly.

Liisa Honkala

Posted at 05:21pm
You have my deepest sympathy. Liisa Honkala

Mindy L Moyle

Posted at 03:02pm
Rose was such an amazing woman in my life! The poor thing sat through many a dances and performances, read books and played games, always brought me to school safe. She will always hold a special place in my heart!!!! So sorry to hear this and my thoughts and love are with the family.

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