Viola I. Mayworm

ISLE ROYALE LOCATION – Viola I. Mayworm, 87, a former resident of Isle Royale Location, Houghton, passed away Monday morning, March 18, 2013, at the Winona House of PortagePointe where she had been a resident patient for the past three years.

She was born May 12, 1925, in Rockland, a daughter of the late John and Ina (Luttinen) Koistila. Her family moved to Isle Royale Location when Viola was a child and she attended Houghton Schools.

As a young adult, Viola had worked for various retail businesses in the Houghton area.

In November of 1952, she was united in marriage to Robert Mayworm. The couple made their home in Isle Royale Location next door to Viola’s family home. Robert preceded her in death on May 6, 2002.

Mrs. Mayworm was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton.

She was a wonderful homemaker, loving to bake and cook for her family. Her meatballs and Bandit brownies will especially be missed.

Preceding her in death were her husband; her grandson, Bradley Kallungi; her parents; her siblings, Andrew, Arne, Otto, Gertrude, Rachel and Fannie.

Surviving are her children, Paula (Bob Zulinski) Kallungi Zulinski of Hancock, Brian (Christina) Mayworm of Calumet; her grandsons, Greg (Kelly) Kallungi, Anders Kallungi, Gabe Kallungi and Craig Mayworm; her great-granddaughters, Allison and Hannah Kallungi; her nieces and nephew, Trudy Richards, Judy Maki, Jana Chambers and David Riutta; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

A memorial service for Viola will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2013, at S.S. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton with Rev. David Weber to officiate. Friends may call on Friday from 1 p.m. until time of services in the church. Spring burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.

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The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting the family with arrangements.