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Dorothea J. Pietila

August 7, 2012
The Mining Journal

WAYNE, Mich. - Dorothea Jean Pietila, 71, of Wayne, MI, died August 2, 2012, at Oakwood Hospital in Wayne. Dorothea was born July 26, 1941, in Munising to John Jacob and Stella Marie (Posont) Henning.

Surviving are her daughter, Karen Pietila of Wayne; a sister, Loretta Jarvis; 7 brothers: Keith, Don, William, Mike, Jim, Roger and Fred Henning; sister-in-law, Joan Tuoriniemi; brother-in-law Jonathan (Rose) Pietila. Mrs. Pietila was preceded in death by her parents and her husband John Pietila in 1995.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 9 at the Community Lutheran Church, Suomi Location, with Rev. Douglas Norquist officiating. Burial will be in the Bakkala Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the church in Suomi, and also at a luncheon following the service in the church basement.

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