Marion L. Keto

ISHPEMING, Mich. – Marion Louise Keto, age 88, of 309 W. Ridge St., Ishpeming, and a resident of the Mather Nursing Center for the past 2 months, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at the Bell Hospital emergency room.

Marion was born on March 10, 1924, in Negaunee to Oscar and Clara (Almli) Hammar. Marion worked as a payroll clerk at J.C. Penney in Ishpeming and still enjoyed the monthly luncheons with the former employees of J.C. Penney.

Marion was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Alter Guild, served on the luncheon committees and where she enjoyed quilting with the ladies. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and her feline friend “Miranda”. Marion and her husband enjoyed time spent with their grandchildren, especially at their camp they built on Lake Arfelin.

Marion is survived by her husband, Roland Keto, whom she married on July 31, 1948; 3 sons: Dennis Keto of Ishpeming, Gary (Linda) Keto of McKinney, TX and Steven (Chris) Keto of Ocono-mowoc, WI; 2 grandsons, Dan (Jessica) Keto of Milwaukee and Brian Keto of Chicago; and a stepgrandson, Jared Sandifer of McKinney, TX. Marion was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Clarence Hammar, a sister Gladys Hammar, and a stepson Justin Sandifer.

Marion’s family will greet relatives and friends from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church where a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Lahners officiating.

Memorial considerations may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church in memory of Marion Keto.

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