Ruth L. Kellan

Ruth Kellan

NEGAUNEE, MI – Ruth L. (Kangas) Kellan, age 93, of Negaunee, entered eternal life Friday, January 10, 2020, at Mill Creek Assisted Living, in the loving, comforting care of her family and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice.

Born June 14, 1926, in Ishpeming, a daughter of Solomon and Elin (Hautakangas) Kangasluoma, Ruth was raised in Ishpeming and graduated from the Ishpeming High School. On July 15, 1947, Ruth was united in marriage to Norman L. Kellan. In addition to raising their family of three children, for many years, Ruth operated a beauty shop next door to her husband’s jewelry Store in Negaunee. Together, they also remodeled homes to rent and sell. Over the years, Ruth served as a caregiver to many family members. She was a member of the Mitchell United Methodist Church and a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

A loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Ruth is survived by her daughter, Cynthia K. (Randall J.) Wuorenmaa of Negaunee; her grandchildren, Jenifer K. Wuorenmaa (Jonathan) Hollinger of Lexington, KY, Jade N. (Jeremy) Thomas of Louisville, KY, and Jarrett (Jill) Kellan of Appleton, WI; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Geri) Kangas of Duluth, MN; numerous nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Norman L. Kellan; sons, David Louis and Norman Lee Kellan; eleven brothers and two sisters.

Honoring Ruth’s request, no services will be scheduled. Interment will be made in the Negaunee Cemetery.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the wonderful staff at Mill Creek and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice for their compassionate, professional care, and for the many kindnesses extended to the family.

Special thanks also to Ruth’s faithful friend at Mill Creek, Ann Parrish.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Activity Fund at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans, 425 Fisher Street, Marquette, MI 49855 or Mitchell United Methodist Church, 207 N Teal Lake Ave, Negaunee, MI 49866, in Ruth’s memory.

Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswansonhansen.com