Mrs. Zella (Kahler) Toutant

LAKE LINDEN – Mrs. Zella (Kahler) Toutant, 90, former resident of Lake Linden and Laurium, passed away on May 3, 2013.

Zella was the daughter of the late Henry and Edith (Wareham) Kahler of Lake Linden, born on August 24, 1922. She lived in Lake Linden for 61 years and in Laurium for 27 years.

She worked for Turner’s Garage in Lake Linden for three years, Armstrong-Thielman in Calumet for four years and Carpenter’s Store in Calumet for 20 years.

Zella was married to Conrad “Cobb” Toutant in January 1947 and he passed away in 1981.

She was a member of the Lake Linden United Methodist Church.

Zella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Marvin) Hiltunen of Lake Linden; a grandson, Paul (Missy) Kalcich; two granddaughters, Terri (Ken) Olsen and Marla (Randy) Thyrion; five great-grandsons, Andy (Kelly Liimatta) Kalcich, Alex (Amanda LaBonte) Kalcich, Trevor (Ashlynn Monette) Kalcich, Justin Kalcich and Randy (Jody Kotola) Thyrion; four great-granddaughters, Synthia Fountaine, Nicole Thyriob, Marissa Thyrion and and Carly Thyrion; three great-great grandchildren, Ian Kalcich, Aubrey Kalcich and Nathan Thyrion; a brother, Donald (Shirley) Kahler of Tapiola; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10 in the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden with Rev. Robert White to officiate. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 6 p.m. until time of the service on Friday. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Lake Linden.

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