Leona Marie Jahfetson

BARAGA – Leona Marie Jahfetson, 92, of Baraga, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Bayside Village in L’Anse.

She was born March 3, 1921, in Pelkie, daughter to Jacob and Hilda (Raja) Haka.

Leona married Wilhart Jahfetson on June 26, 1948, in Pelkie. She enjoyed her hobby farm, flower beds and cooking.

Surviving are her children, Roger (Barbara) Jahfetson of Baraga, JoAnn (Richard) Juntunen of Marquette, Mary Karkanen of Chassell, Jacob (Elaine) Jahfetson of Keweenaw Bay, Jane (Keith) Paulson of Nisula, Brenda (Mike) Harkonen of Baraga; grandchildren, Becki (Jerry) Hoult, Roger (Heather) Jahfetson, Steve (Dawn) Jahfetson, Donald and Eric Tauriainen, Tiffany Karkanen, (Chris Reavill), Erin (Jim) Peterson, Krystal (Darin) Tollefson, Amanda (Craig) Putala, Todd Paulson, Tyler Harkonen, Sara (Jim) Tembreull, Wendy Rogers, Karen (Craig) Palosaari, Tricia (Ryan) Bates, Jackie, Jason, David Jahfetson; 31 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents; grandson, Jerry Juntunen; son-in-laws, Donald Tauriainen and James Karkanen; five brothers, Wilbert, Waino, Wesley, Wilho and Raymond Haka; and two sisters, Thelma and Bertha.

Her funeral service will be held on Monday, September 16, at 1 p.m. in the Mission United Lutheran Church with Rev. John Autio officiating.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service in the church.

Burial will be in the Pelkie Cemetery.

The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends may sign Leona’s guest book or send condolences at