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“Tom, Colleen & family, with deepest sympathy. A very fine lady. ”
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Esther Ketola, 90, of Gwinn, died peacefully Thursday, March 2, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. She was born December 31, 1926 in Negaunee, a daughter of the late Alexander and Beda (Johnson) Carlson and was a lifelong area resident. Esther was employed as a supervisor for H.W. Gossard in Ishpeming. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn and in her spare time enjoyed sewing and cooking. She is survived by two children, Tom (Kayleen Barnett) Ketola of Gwinn and Colleen (Ed) Cook of Zion, IL; grandchildren, Alex (Nicole) Ketola and Edward Cook; great-granddaughter, Hailey; a brother, Edwin Carlson of Ishpeming; and nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Rudolph Ketola and brothers, Everett and Enoch Carlson. A private graveside service will be held in the spring in the Gwinn Cemetery. The Canale Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com

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