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Obituary: Olivia E. LaRue

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes:

Olivia E. LaRue, 97, a resident of Houghton passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Woodland Heaven of Canal View –Houghton County, in Hancock where she had been a resident patient for the past two years.

She was born on January 25, 1923, in Hancock (Chassell?), a daughter of the late Louis and Eileen (Tahtinen) LaRue. Olivia was raised in Chassell and Houghton and was a graduate of the Houghton High School and attended Soumi College.

Ms. LaRue had worked as a Secretary at Michigan Technological University and the Milwaukee County Department of Social Services where she retired from.

In retirement Olivia returned to make her home in Houghton in 1988.

Olivia was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Houghton. She was an active person her entire life and enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing. While residing in Milwaukee she was active with the Finnish American Club.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her brothers John and Floyd LaRue, and nieces Sharon and Susan.

Surviving are:

Her sister-in-law: Mae LaRue of Atlantic Mine

Her nieces: Sandra (Lance) Optenberg of Philadelphia, PA

Denise (Michael) Connell of Brooklyn, WI

Judy (Mike Fik) LaRue of Toivola

Her nephews: Steven LaRue of Newberg, WI

Richard (Freda) LaRue of Chassell, MI

John LaRue of Delavan, WI

And numerous great nieces and nephews. She was lovingly known to many as “Auntie Olly”.

A graveside service for Olivia will be held later this year at the family lot in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.

To view Olivia’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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