NEGAUNEE, MI. – Jeanne Knuuttila, age 75, of 564 State Hwy. M-35, Negaunee passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Marquette General Hospital.
Jeanne was born February 5, 1938 in Escanaba to Uno & Ruth (Dalton) Norman. She married Reynold C. Knuuttila on October 6, 1956. Jeanne worked at Beth’s Kake Kreation in Negaunee for many years.
Jeanne was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ishpeming. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, craft shows, shopping and traveling. Jeanne was an excellent baker and known for her wonderful chocolate chip cookies.
Jeanne is survived by 2 children: Cheryl (Gary) Schafer of Crystal Lake, IL and Scott (Lisa) Knuuttila of Brandon, WI, 2 sisters: Jewel Shortridge of Milwaukee, WI and Roberta (Roger) Payne of Portland, TN, a brother, Robert (Donna) Norman of Shakopee, MN, 4 grandchildren: Danielle, Derek, Megan and Tegan, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, husband Reynold in 2012, 2 sisters: Jeannette Stewart and Theresa Brady and a brother James Norman.
Jeanne’s family will greet relatives and friends from 4 until 7pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home, and from 10 11am on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ishpeming Twp. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Ishpeming Twp, with Frank Honkala to officiate. Interment will take place in the spring at the Oskar Cemetery.
Jeanne’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie .com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.