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Bertha June Hill

December 31, 2012
The Mining Journal

SKANDIA, Mich. - Bertha June Hill, age 86, of Skandia, entered eternal life Saturday morning, December 29, 2012, at Marquette General Hospital.

Bertha was born June 5, 1926, in Munising, and was the daughter of Oscar and Elizabeth (Neimi) Kinnunen. She was raised in Munising and attended school there. She graduated from Graveraet High School in 1946. On June 7, 1955, she married Toivo Hill and they had one son. The couple resided in Skandia where Bertha worked as a cook at the Skandia School for many years before retiring.

Bertha was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Skandia. She had a full life and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved baking, singing, dancing and traveling. She was always known for her positive and caring attitude.

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Bertha June Hill

Bertha is survived by one son, Paul (Kathleen) Hill; one grandson, Michael Hill; two sisters, Ann Birkholg and Nancy Lindell; one brother, Jerry (Roberta) Kinnunen; and special friend, Arvo Juntinen.

Bertha was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, William, Eino, Reino, Raymond; and three sisters, Helen, Ginger, and Lillian.

Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Thursday, January 3, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Leon Jarvis, Marquette General Hospital chaplain, presiding. Spring burial will be made in the Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Skandia.

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