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Virginia M. Soumis


Spring graveside services for Walter and Virginia Soumis, residents of Chassell, MI who passed away this past winter will be held 10 am Saturday May 26, 2018, at the Chassell Cemetery with Fr. Ben Hasse to officiate and military honors for Walter will also be conducted.

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


Virginia M. Soumis, 86, a longtime resident of Chassell passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on October 27, 2017, at Bayside Village in L’Anse.

Virginia was born on July 14, 1931, in Gay, MI, the daughter of the late Leonard and Hilma (Lasanen) Hamina.  She was a 1949 graduate of the Chassell High School.

On August 25, 1951, she was united in marriage to Walter Soumis at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Chassell.

Virginia and Walter operated the Soumis Greenhouse in Chassell from 1959-1995.  Virginia was a wonderful mother.  She was known for her delicious cooking and baking and opened her home to many over the years.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a grandson, Gino Zielinski.

She is survived by

her husband Walter

two sons: Pierre (Nancy) Soumis of Gwinn, MI

Andre (Gayle) Soumis of Chassell, MI

Five daughters: Ann Elliott of Cedar Hill, TX

Sandra (Tim) Zielinski of Bella Vista, AR

Jane (Brian) Waters of Chassell, MI

Gina (Chris) Sayen of Chassell, MI

Beth (Tim) Theut of Memphis, TN

12 grandchildren: Roland, Amanda, Marty, Tony, Chad, Kelli, Ashley, Ginger, McCall, Heather, Olivia and Dustin and 21 great-grandchildren

Her six sisters: Agnes Pyykkonen of Detroit

Elaine Weisbach of San Diego, CA

Victoria (Bill) Reynolds of Alpena, MI

Gloria Karpinen of Bellaire, MI

Helen Swisher of Jacksonville, FL

Arlene (Bill) Ensley of Trevose, PA

A memorial service for Virginia will be held at a later time.

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

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

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