L’ANSE – Kathleen Huhtala, 85, of L’Anse, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital.
She was born May 16, 1929, in L’Anse, daughter of Arthur “Babe” and Mary (Coskie) Denomme. Kathleen graduated from L’Anse High School in 1947. She married Roland Huhtala Sr. on August 28, 1948, in L’Anse. Kathleen raised her family and then worked as a cook and hostess at the Hilltop Restaurant in L’Anse.
She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and St. Rita’s Circle. Kathleen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, baking, jigsaw puzzles and playing cards.
She is survived by children, Barbara (Roger) Jahfetson of Baraga, Roland Huhtala, Jr. of L’Anse, Linda (Dale) Hutula of Watton and Mary (Roger) St. Andre of L’Anse; grandchildren, Roger (Heather) Jahfetson, Steve (Dawn) Jahfetson, Brad Hutula, and Betsy Hutula; great-grandchildren, Kodi, Kooper, Kinsei, Sammi, Alex, Marti and Cori, Dani, Izibella, and Arianna; sisters, Audrey Godell of Stanton and Vivian (Garland) Davis of L’Anse.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Roland; and sister, Lorraine Coleman.
Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 14 at noon in Jacobson Funeral Home with Fr. Corey Litzner officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery.
The grandchildren and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
A luncheon will follow in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Hall.
The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Friends may sign Kathleen’s guest book or send condolences at jacobsonfuneralhome.com.