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Obituary: Theodore Yrjana


     Theodore J. Yrjana, 85, a resident of Hancock passed away Tuesday evening April 30, 2019, at the UP – Health Marquette Hospital shortly after being admitted.

     He was born on September 16, 1933, in Redridge, MI a son of the late Theodore and Winnefred (Alanen) Yrjana.  Ted attended the Redridge School.

     Mr. Yrjana was a veteran having served with the United States Army.

     Theodore had worked various constructions and farming jobs in the area.  He was proud to have worked as a sand Hog during the construction of the Houghton Lift Bridge.

     Ted was a handy man that enjoyed working various projects for himself or helping others.

    Surviving are:

            His sisters:

            Bertha Jarvi of Fairbanks, AK

            Mae Goodreau of Escanaba, MI

            Arlene Pelto, of Dollar Bay, MI

            Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Military honors conducted by the Copper Country Veterans Association for Theodore will be held at a later time at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock.

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

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

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