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Obituary: Florence Elizabeth Clouthier

As received from the Pearce Funeral Home:

Lake Linden: Florence Elizabeth Clouthier, 86, a resident of Lake Linden and Betsy, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2020 at Portage Pointe in Hancock.

She was born March 2, 1934, a daughter of Gust and Laura (Whitford) Mikko.

She attended Calumet High School.

She was joined in marriage to George “Red” Clouthier, the love of her life, on February 3, 1951 in the St. Joseph Church in Lake Linden. They had been married for over 61 years when “Red” passed away on May 5, 2012; and they felt blessed to have shared so many wonderful years and memories together.

She loved going out to their cottage in Betsy and walking the beach, baking for kids and grandkids.  She was famous for her pasties and nisu.

She is survived by: son Terry (Carol), daughters Sherry (Bill) Sandretto, and Debbie (Richard) Wiita, and grandchildren- Chris, Todd, Mike, and Greg Clouthier, Jolene Spencer, Jesse Sandretto, Josh Spurr, Ashley and Matthew Wiita, and numerous great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-Janet Buschell, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, and brothers-Ken and Bill Mikko.

Private family services will be held at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lake Linden United Methodist Church. 

Online condolences may be left at pearcefuneralhome.com

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

                   -Mary Elizabeth Frye

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