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Obituary: Mamie Karpinen

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes:

Mamie D. Karpinen, 95, a resident of Calumet, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Green Tree of Hubbell Health and Rehab where she had been a resident patient for the past six months.

She was born on July 10, 1926, in Painesdale, MI, a daughter of the late Dominic and Josephine (Aimone) Feira.  Mamie was raised in Painesdale and was a graduate of the Jeffers High School.

On October 19, 1946, she was united in marriage to Leslie Karpinen.  They moved to make their home in Houghton.  On April 1, 1968, Leslie preceded Mamie in death.

In 1971, Mrs. Karpinen moved to make her home in Phoenix, AZ, and since 1995, has made her home in Calumet.

Mrs. Karpinen was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton and a VFW Auxiliary member.

Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents, her brother Dominic Feira, her sisters: Mary Stephanik and Irma Soumis and a special friend Alan Morin

Surviving are:

              Her children: Lelsie (Lorraine) Karpinen of Park Falls, WI

                                           David (Prisilla) Karpinen of Calumet

                                           Lucille (Chuck) Brunner of Hartland, MI

              7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren

Her sister: Josephine Rockett of Texas

Her sister-in-law: Susan Feira of South Range

Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

     A prayer service for Mamie will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the Memorial Chapel/Mountain View Mortuary in South Range, with Fr. John Martignon to officiate.  Burial will be in the Mt. View Cemetery of South Range.

     Friends may call on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 10 am until time of services at the Memorial Chapel/Mountain View Mortuary of South Range.

     To view Mamie’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.

     The Memorial Chapel Funeral and Plowe Funeral Homes have been assisting the family with the arrangements.

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