MARQUETTE, MI. - Martha E. Leppanen, 94, of Marquette, died Sunday evening, October 13, 2013, at the Superior Health Haven in Munising.
She was born January 15, 1919, in Winona, MI, a daughter of Victor and Ida Sophia (Kivioja) Tienhaara. On July 29, 1939 she married Carl Otto Leppanen in Hancock, MI and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2000.
Martha had lived in the Marquette area since 1990. She enjoyed life and her interests included knitting, handcrafts and spending time with her grandchildren.
Martha is survived by a daughter, Carole (Ken) Morris of Marquette; four grandchildren, Kimberly (John) Demarest, Kristen Morris, Justine Shoemaker and Frank Leppanen; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Carl F. Leppanen and 9 siblings.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Toivola Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Superior Health Haven Activity Fund, 815 W. Munising Avenue, Munising, MI 49862.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.