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Obituary: Nancy Kathleen (Hyrkas) Bohlsen

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home:

Nancy Kathleen (Hyrkas) Bohlsen, 66, a resident of Calumet, went home to be with her lord and savior on Wednesday December 4, 2019.

She was born on January 21, 1953 to Albert and Helmi (Keranen) Hyrkas. She attended the Copper City School before graduating from Calumet High School with the class of 1971. In 1994, she graduated from Suomi College as a Registered Nurse.

Nancy worked for Calumet Public Hospital, Portage Health, and also worked as a traveling nurse for several years.

In her younger years, she was an avid berry picker and loved making jams, juustoa and baking with her mother. She also enjoyed playing hockey and was on one of the first girls hockey teams.

Her greatest love and joy was her children and her five grandchildren. Nancy enjoyed reading, shopping, crocheting, knitting, and many other crafts. She will be remembered for her beautiful infectious laughter that made everyone smile.

She is preceded in death by her son, Dean Bohlsen, her parents, Albert and Helmi Hyrkas, her two sisters, Betty and Susan, and her brother in law Michael Fletcher.

She is survived by:
Her children: Lori (Dave Luokkanen) Bohlsen of Mohawk
Tricia (Dave) McKinstry of Traprock
Robert Bohlsen of Laurium

Her grandchildren: Jacob Luokkanen, Aili McKinstry, Eli McKinstry, Camden Bohlsen, and Keegan Bohlsen

Her brothers and sisters: John (Teri) Hyrkas of Zimmerman, MN
William (Karen) Hyrkas of Traprock
Kenneth (Lana) Hyrkas of Mayflower
Ronald (Amy) Hyrkas of Traprock
Michael Hyrkas of Traprock
Gordon Hyrkas of Traprock
Mary Hyrkas of Dewitt, MI
Patricia (Craig) Pemble of Mohawk

Along with Larry Bohlsen and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral service will be held at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Saturday December 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Tony Laidlaw to officiate. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Saturday December 7, 2019 from 12:00 until the time of the service.

Burial will take place in the spring at Lake View Cemetery in Calumet.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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