Carole M. |
May 25, 1944-July 20, 2013
Carole M. Kahkonen, age 69, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday July 20, 2013 at her home with loving family by her side after her long battle with cancer.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 1 p.m. from the Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd. Internment will be in Salt River Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday July 22, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berry Funeral Home.
Carole was born May 25, 1944 to Frank and Katharine (Lupin) Virtanen in Beacon Hill, MI. Carole was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by her family. She married Wes Kahkonen January 31, 1971 in Mt. Pleasant. Carole retired from Central Michigan University after 22 years as a cook.
Survived by her husband Wes; five children, John (Deb) Makela of Mt. Pleasant, Karen (Kyle) LaCross of Alma, Kelly (Brian) Manley of Lake Isabella, Mike (Kim) Makela of Mt. Pleasant, Kimberly Makela of Mt. Pleasant; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Katharine (Tom) Nowak of Ontonagon, Gurtrude Fallon of Hancock, Dodie (Bill) VanDeventer of MN; 2 brothers, Chuckie Virtanen of AK, Gerry Virtanen of Texas.
Preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marilyn Kotila, and Arelia Virtanen; and two brothers, Francis and Melvin Virtanen; and a grandson.
Published in The Morning Sun on July 22, 2013