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Lillian E. Kelto

November 21, 2012
The Mining Journal

MUNISING, MI. - Lillian E. Kelto, age 84, of 409 Prospect Street, Munising died surrounded by her children on Monday evening, November 19, 2012 at the Harbour View Assisted Living Center in Munising. She was born in Ramsay, Michigan, the tenth of eleven children to the late Jacob A. and Kaisa Emelia (Riikonen) Heikkinen. Lillian grew up in Ramsay and graduated from Bessemer High School in 1945. On December 22, 1948 she married her high school sweetheart Rudolph E. Kelto. Lillian and Rudy spent most of their married lives together in Munising where they raised their five children. She was an active member of both the Sion Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Lillian and Rudy served for two years in a group called, Laborers for Christ. They traveled around the country in their Airstream and helped build churches in Georgia, New Mexico, Colorado, Wisconsin, and also in Ishpeming and Escanaba. Lillian enjoyed many good times and laughs with her coffee klatch over the past fifty years. She was also an avid sports fan, following the Wolverines, Packers, golf, and her grandchildren. Lillian loved being with her family and enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



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