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Obituary: Milton G. Anderson


Milton G. Anderson, 90, a resident of the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton following a lengthy illness.

He was born on April 13, 1929, in Elo, a son of the late John and Senia (Ihamaki) Anderson. Milton attended the Doelle School.

He then sailed with the merchant marines and was a veteran having served with the United State Army during the Korean War.

On June 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to Hanna Oja. The couple moved to the Detroit area where Milton had worked as a Hydraulic pipefitter for Excello Corporation. In retirement, the couple moved to Elo. In 2005, Hanna preceded Milton in death.

On August 4, 2007, he was united in marriage to Ingrid Puuri and the couple had resided in Liminga until making their home at the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton.

Milton was an active member of the Doelle Senior Citizens. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the garden and making wood.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, his parents and infant brother Leslie.

Surviving are:

His wife: Ingrid Puuri of the Bluffs Senior Living Community

His daughter: Karen (Dan) Flora of Shelby Township

His step-children: James Puuri if Columbia Falls, MT

Joanne Hodges of Hancock

Duane (Brenda) Puuri of Houghton

Matthew (Pauline) Puuri of Kalispell, MT

Joyce (Steve) Smith of Dollar Bay

Thomas Puuri of Baltic

His grandchildren: Bryan and Nathan

18 step-grandchildren

Numerous great-grandchildren

His sisters: Pearl Wanttaja of Madison Heights, MI

Pat (Claude) Smith of Virginia Beach, VA

Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

A graveside service for Milton will be held at a later time in the Elo Cemetery.

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

The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock have been assisting the family with the arrangements.

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