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Marjorie Erkkila

November 14, 2012
The Daily News

KINGSFORD - Marjorie L. Erkkila, 85, of Kingsford, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain.

She was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Negaunee, daughter of the late James and Edna (Pascoe) Piper. Marjorie married Lee Erkkila on Feb. 27, 1945, in Negaunee. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1995.

Marjorie and Lee moved from Negaunee in 1948, and returned to the Upper Peninsula to Iron Mountain, in 1965. While living in Iron Mountain, Marjorie worked as a bookkeeper for Montgomery Wards, Strand Accounting, and the Mid-Peninsula Library which later became Dickinson County Library.

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She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain, past member of Oak Crest Golf Course and the Pine Grove Country Club. Marjorie enjoyed many hobbies including sewing, knitting, playing cards, and reading.

Marjorie is survived by two sons, Lee "Skip" (Joann) Erkkila of Kingsford and Forrest (Mary) Erkkila of Kingsford; four grandchildren, Jason (Christine) Erkkila, Brandon Erkkila, Jennifer Erkkila, and Ryan (Stacy) Erkkila; three great-grandchildren, Carlee, Zander, and Brian; three step-grandchildren, Stacey Long, Bradley Senger, and Amy (Tim) Nixon; and a very special friend, Beverly McCole.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Northey and JoAnn Johnson.

The visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

The funeral service will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. Paul Mallory will officiate.

Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Marjorie or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain to honor Marjorie's legacy of life.



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