MUNISING, MI. - Elma Alena Mellin, age 98, lifelong Alger County resident, entered eternal life Friday, July 4, 2014, at Tendercare Health Center in Munising, where she had resided since 2000.
Born March 15, 1916 in Forest Lake, a daughter of Jack and Elena (Muurmaki) Piippo, Elma was raised in Forest Lake and the Chatham area.
She graduated from Eben High School in 1934, after which she moved to the Detroit area to work.
Elma is survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Toivo Peterson and Henning Mellin; and siblings, Virginia, Hugo, Edward, Eino, Walter, Bertha (Carberry), and William.
Interment will be made at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Chatham. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com.
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