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Obituary: Lauretta A. “Ann” Heikkinen

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel:

Lauretta A. “Ann” Heikkinen, age 78, of Michigamme, MI passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. She was born in Ishpeming, MI on August 15, 1941, the daughter of the late James and Loretta (Solf) Watters. Ann graduated from Champion High School in 1958. She married Edmond “Ed” Heikkinen in Ishpeming on October 31, 1959. Ann attended nursing school and had worked as a nurse’s aide at Mather Nursing Home in Ishpeming for 1 year and then was employed at Baraga County Memorial Hospital in L’Ansse for over 20 years, retiring in 2012. She enjoyed knitting, baking, reading and taking daily rides with Ed. Ann was a hospice volunteer and had knitted hundreds of baby sweaters for expectant mothers.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 60 years Ed of Michigamme, children Judy (Paul) Mikkola of Westland, MI and James Heikkinen of Watton, MI, grandchildren Bridget Mikkola of Dearborn Heights, MI, Jessica Attieh of Dearborn, MI, Kristen (Jorge) Rosa Jr of Hinesville, GA and Autumn Heikkinen of Watton, great grandchildren Samantha Mikkola of Dearborn Heights, MI, Alexander Attieh of Cleveland, Ohio, Ava Hernandez of Dearborn, MI, Natalia Rosa, Jorge III Rosa and Ziva Rosa all of Hinesville, GA, brother Samuel (Janet) Watters of Ishpeming, MI, 3 nieces and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial funeral service for Ann will be held at 11 am, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, MI. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Ann’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechaepl.com

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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