Mary Joyce Smith

LAKE LINDEN – Mary Joyce Smith, 63, of Lake Linden, passed away on September 27, 2013, at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium.

She was born on December 14, 1949, a daughter of Robert and Joyce (Haralson) Mills.

She attended Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools.

She was married to Bernhard Smith on July 5, 1975 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hubbell.

Mary loved being a mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Steven (Joyce) Mills; brother-in-laws, Reuben Sauvola and Donald Bukema.

She is survived by her husband, Bernhard of Lake Linden; four daughters, Lori Mills Smith of Calumet, Lisa (Michael) Dorvinen of Marquette, Kelly Mills of Marquette and Wendy Smith of Calumet; 10 grandchildren, Jeremy (Jessica), Jody, Kristopher, Lacey, Lilli, Amanda, Jacob, Kyle, Megan and Mason; three great-grandchildren, Kyara, Cooper, Jaxson; brothers and sisters, William (Shirley) Mills, Marsha Sauvola, Susan Bukema, John (Debra) Mills, Darcy (Diane) Mills; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, at the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden with Rev. Robert White to officiate. Friends may call for an hour before the service at the funeral home.

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