COVINGTON, MI. - Helen "Susie" Rajala, 64, of Covington, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at her home. She was born in L'Anse, MI on February 25, 1948 the daughter of the late Toivo and Lempi (Niemala) Kanniaijnen. Susie attended L'Anse Area Schools. She married Peter Rajala at Trinity Lutheran Church, Covington in 1964. Susie had been employed for several years at Celotex Corp. and also worked at the Hutala Sawmill. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Susie enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
Mrs. Rajala is survived by her loving husband Peter, son Jamie Rajala of Amasa, daughter Deborah (Tom) Magnuson of Mendota Heights, MN, grandchildren Ales, Kaia, Andy, and Aren, and sisters Marie (Jack) Kauoppila of N. Las Vegas, NV, and Betsy (Roger) Bennet of Watton. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceeded in death by her son Mark, and her brother Steve.
Funeral services for Mrs. Rajala will be held at 12 noon on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Covington with Pastor Mark Reinsch officiating. Interment will take place in the Covington Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 6 until 8pm and on Monday from 11am until the time of the service.
Mrs. Rajala's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.rfsc.net
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Rajala have been entrusted to the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse, MI.