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Ellen Christine Laitinen

October 2, 1929 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 88)

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     Ellen C. Laitinen, 88, a resident of the Bluffs Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home.

     She was born on October 2, 1929, in South Range, MI, a daughter of the late Albin and Katri (Pyykkonen) Laitinen.  Ellen was a graduate of the Jeffers High School.

     Ms. Laitinen moved to lower Michigan where she began a career working as a Social Worker for the State of Michigan.  Since 2004, she has made her home at the Bluff Senior Living Community in Houghton.

     Ellen enjoyed listening to music, reading books and spending time with children.

     Also preceding her in death was a half-sister Esther.

     Surviving are:

          Her care giver Sharon (Roger) Harry of Hurontown.

     Burial for Ellen will take place later this spring in the Mt. View Cemetery of South Range.

     To view Ellen’s obituary or to send condolences please visit

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


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