NEGAUNEE, MI – Mary Louise Palomaki, 96, of Negaunee, passed away peacefully late Tuesday evening, January 15, 2019 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in the care of her loving family.
Mary was born December 20, 1922 in Milwaukee to Louis and Mary (Franz) Gildner and graduated high school in the Milwaukee area.
She was a loving and devoted homemaker to her family.
Mrs. Palomaki was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee and a former matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting and sewing, which she did until two weeks ago. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband, Taisto, in their fifth wheel, and spending time at the family camp on Big Perch Lake surrounded by family and friends.
Surviving are her son, Douglas (Kathy) Palomaki of Negaunee; son-in-law, Joe DeChambeau; daughter- in-law, Lynne Palomaki; 7 grandchildren: James (Missie) Palomaki, William (Lisa) Palomaki, Deborah Towslee, Robert DeChambeau, David (Megan) DeChambeau, Marybeth (Sam) Gin and Allison (Irwin Valequez) Palomaki; 8 great-grand- children: Ty, Hunter, Sydney, Samantha, Eli, Annabelle, Theo and Sebastian; a brother-in-law, Donald (Vera) Palomaki; a special niece, Judy Bara; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Taisto T. Palomaki in 2000; a daughter, Linda DeChambeau; a son, Robert Palomaki; 4 sisters: Evelyn, Lorraine, Kay and Betty; and 3 brothers: Jerry, Gordy and Bill.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 pm on Monday, January 21st at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee, with Rev. Steven Solberg officiating.
Interment will be in Northland Chapel Gardens.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 11:00 am until the time of services at 12:00 pm at the church on Monday, and also at a luncheon immediately following services in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Mary’s memory to the Negaunee Senior Center.
Mary’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com, where memories and condolences may be shared.