Sandra L. (Pietro) Laitinen

CHAMPION, MI. – Sandra L. (Pietro) Laitinen, age 71, longtime Ishpeming and Negaunee area resident passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the home of her daughter Jaimie Hollo at 15580 Co. Rd 478, Champion, MI. Sandra was in the loving care of her family and the Lake Superior Hospice at the time of her death.

Sandra was born November 17, 1942 in Milwaukee, WI and moved to this area as an infant, being raised in North Lake and National Mine. Sandra raised her family of five children as a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, playing cribbage and was a member of the Negaunee Eagles and the Negaunee Elks Clubs.

Survivors include a daughter Jaimie (Mark) Hollo of Champion and 4 sons Greg Pietro, Jeff Pietro, Jesse (Mary Ann) Pietro and Jim (Crystal) Pietro all of Ishpeming, a brother Daryl of Ishpeming, along with 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband James Pietro and her second husband Richard Laitinen.

Cremation has taken place per Sandra’s wishes. A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held from 3 until 6pm on Sunday August 17, 2014 at the Negaunee Eagles Club.

Sandra’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkand where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.