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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
Fax: (906) 337-4699
Rita Tervo

Rita M. Tervo

Tuesday, July 30, 1935 - Saturday, May 4, 2019
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Rita M. Tervo peacefully passed to be with her Lord and Savior in the presence of her family on Saturday morning.

Rita was born in 1935 and grew up Osceola location in Houghton County. A Calumet High School graduate Rita was a life long resident of the Copper Country, where she and husband Elden operated Granter’s Marine in Calumet for 28 years. For the past year, she has been a resident of the Houghton County Medical Care facility.

She is preceded in death by husband Elden Tervo, daughter Marsha Tervo and parents John and Emma Lampela, and two grandchildren, sisters and brothers: Lila (Roy) Liimatta, Shirley (Ronald) Erickson, Rueben (Martha) Lampela, Hedgie (Evie) Lampela, Lillian (Gordon) Bennetts, Tom (Lorraine) Lampela,

Rita is survived by her children, Diane (Karl) Benda, EJ (Kristin) Tervo, Steven Tervo, MaryAnn (Scott Sever) Tervo, Martin (Anita) Tervo, Caroline (Chad) Rajala, Amy Tervo, 30 grand children and 43 great grand children, her sister Leona (Ken) Ryynanen, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Calumet on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Pastor David Taivalkoski to officiate.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Calumet on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 . Visitation will also be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00.

Spring Burial will be at the Lake View Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com.

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Calumet
    Address
    23550 State Hwy M203
    Calumet, MI 49913
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 |
    When
    Wednesday, May 8, 2019
    Location
    Lake View Cemetery
    Address
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    Calumet, Michigan 49913
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Jill (Ryynanen) Andert

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Auntie Rita was one of my favorite people growing up. She always treated everyone so kindly. I felt good just being around her.
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Kelly Rintala White

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To Rita "Detz" family, We are so sorry to hear about Detz passing away. She was like a sister to the Maatta girls when they were growing up. They were much more then neighbors. Detz was always with the 4 Maatta girls. They loved to go to the White Pine Rink on US 41 to ice skate in the winter, snowshoeing, skiing in winter, Barn dances at the Maatta farm in the summer and just hanging out together. The times My Mom LaVerne "Lovey" and I ran into Detz when we were out and about, I remember her being very friendly and funny. Such a great person your Mom, Grandma and Sister was. We are thinking of all of you at this time and hope Good Memories will help you through this difficult time. Kelly and Steve White
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