ISHPEMING, MI. - Faith E. Rajala, age 71 of 225 Prospect Ave Ishpeming passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she been a resident since January 2014.
Faith was born July 7, 1942 in Negaunee to the late Harold & Inez (Augustson) Peterson and raised in Republic. She married James Rajala on July 16, 1960 and they raised three daughters. Faith was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing BINGO, planting flowers for her garden and spending time with her family. She was a member of the former Riverside ladies club.
Faith is survived by her husband James Rajala, 3 daughters: Kristine (Daniel) Ball of Negaunee, Sandra (Pete) Cittadino of Ishpeming and Sharon (Kevin) Hoffman of Ishpeming, 13 grandchildren: Matthew (Laura) Jarvi, Bethany (Bradley) Perala, Lydia Jarvi, Nathaniel Ball, Samuel Ball, Abby (Stephen) Kulju, Leslie (Greg Frake) Cittadino, Kelly (Justin) Coluzzi, Drew (Natalie) Walker, John Walker, Travis Hoffman, Heather Hoffman and Justin Hoffman, 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Faith was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and 9 brothers.
A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Monday May 12, 2014 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming with Rev. Lauri O. Maki officiating.
Faith's family will greet relatives and friends on Monday at Bethel Lutheran Church from 10:00am until the time of service at 12:00 noon. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Memorial considerations may be directed to Bethel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund 333 E. Ridge St. Ishpeming, MI 49849 or Marquette Adult Day Services 305 W. Magnetic St. Marquette, MI 49855 in memory of Faith.
Faith's obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie .com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.