IRONWOOD, Mich. - Edla Helen Morin, 96, of Ironwood, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Ironwood.
She was born March 9, 1916, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Olli and Hilia (Mattson) Maki.
Edla was united in marriage with Leo Anderson in 1933, and with Kenneth Morin in 1968. She had been employed as a nurse at the Rundstrom's Twin City Hospital, and later at Grand View Hospital. She had also been employed as a chef at Frankie and Johnny's Supper Club in Ironwood.
Edla was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ironwood. She loved gardening, arts and crafts, sewing and quilting. She made all her own clothes. Her greatest joys in life were her children and grandchildren. Everyone was always welcome in her home, and a pot of soup was always on the stove.
Edla is survived by two sons, Leo and Russ (Janice) Anderson, both of Ironwood; two daughters, Darley (Rev. Rudolph) Kemppainen, of Ishpeming, and Helen (Edgar) Wills, of Ironwood; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren;11 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eleanor Springer of New Richmond, Wis., Eunice Gougen of Clinton Township, and Florence Kott of Ferndale; and numerous nephews and nieces.
In addition to her parents, Edla was preceded in death by her husbands; two sons, Charles in 1998, and Raynard in 2008; four brothers, Eugene, Roy, Ray and John Maki; and two sisters, Viola Snell and Olivia Thomas.
Cremation has taken place at the Range Crematory in Hurley.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ironwood. Pastor Peggy A. Rose will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service at the church.
Inurnment will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood.
Arrangements are by Range Funeral Service and Crematory, Ketola-Burla Funeral Home in Ironwood.