Elsie E. Alongo

ISHPEMING, MI – Elsie E. Alongo, age 84, longtime Ishpeming resident passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette where she had been a resident for the past several years.

Elsie was born January 15, 1932 in Ishpeming the daughter of the late Nicklas and Sophie (Orquist) Hautamaki.

She attended the Ishpeming Schools and had graduated from night school. Elsie had worked in housekeeping at the Mather Inn in Ishpeming for several years, and had spent most her years raising her eight children. She attended the Hope Free Lutheran Church.

Survivors include six children – Susan (Michael) Ketola of Ishpeming, Jim (Joan) Alongo of Pulaski, WI, Debbie Megan of Marquette, Steven Alongo of Marquette, Denise Jones of Sand Springs, OK and Dale (Margie) Alongo of Ishpeming, sister-in-law Myrtle Hautamaki of Ishpeming, 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford Alongo, significant other Roy Dymond, daughter Jane Alongo, son Richard Alongo, son-in-laws – Dale Megan, Gary Emanuelson, Randy Jones, sisters – Ruth Stanaway and Helen Ruohomaki, brothers – Eugene and Richard Hautamaki, grandson Jeff Alongo and granddaughter Janie Emanuelson.

Elsie’s family will greet relatives and friends from 1:00 – 3:00pm on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3:00pm on Friday at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. Dave Ryerson to officiate. Interment will take place at Northland Chapel Gardens.

Elsie’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.