Phyllis K. Tapani
- November 25, 1933 - January 26, 2012
- Lake Mary, Florida
of Phyllis 's Passing
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“Joan and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and best wishes to you.
Nancy -- ME-EM
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“My prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Swim - Spokane Valley , WA
“I eally enjoyed getting to know your Mom. It was fun getting together and spending time with her. I especially liked hearing my Mom and yours telling...Read More »
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“Dear Carolyn, Jim, Donald, Joan and families, I give you my sympathy in the loss of your dear mother. I fell in love with your parents, at one of...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Frances Soumis Northam - Hugo, MN
“My deepest condolences for your loss, Carolyn and family. She was such a lovely lady when I knew her when we were in high school together. I'm sure...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Janet Ahlquist-Niemi - Edmonds, WA
“Dear Carolyn, Mike and Family,
Certainly, Phyllis's was a life well lived. She was blessed with a great husband, wonderful children and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Rejeana - Bay City, MI - cousin
“What a beautiful lady! Even though we had never meant her, she is just as I pictured as you would speak of her. You can see warmth and kindness in...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Debi - Standish, MI - cousin
“What a beautiful picture of your Mom. That is exactly how I remember her. She always had a beautiful smile. Even though we weren't really related she...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mari Beth Walker - Cedar Springs, MI
“We are so blessed that we were able to know your mom/grandma and see how much she enjoyed being in Florida with all of you, Carolyn, Mike, Staci and...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: The Matte Family - Lake Mary, FL
“So sorry to hear about Aunt Phyllis's passing but also happy that she is now in heaven with Uncle Art and not suffering any longer. I have so many...Read More »
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LAKE MARY, Fla. - Phyllis K. Tapani, 78, a former resident of Chassell and Hancock, most recently of Lake Mary, Fla., passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012, at her home, following a lengthy illness.
She was born November 25, 1933, in Hatley, Wis., the daughter of the late Jacob and Augusta Marks.
She graduated from Ontonagon High School.
On May 29, 1954, she was united in marriage to Arthur Tapani. The couple made their home on the North Entry Road in Chassell for 48 years, where they raised four children.
Phyllis enjoyed her carpet loom, canning and freezing fruits and vegetables, reading, working puzzles and crocheting.
Phyllis was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton.
She retired from the School of Technology at MTU.
Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; her brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her children: Carolyn (Michael) Heinrich of Lake Mary, Fla., Jim (Joyce) Tapani of Minneapolis, Minn., Don Tapani of Dallas, Texas, and Joan Tapani of Hancock; her grandchildren, Braden (Sarah) Tapani, Kristopher Tapani, Whitney Tapani, Nathan Heinrich, Staci Heinrich, Quincy Lorenzetti, Paul Lorenzetti and Maria Lorenzetti; one great-grandchild, Bristol Tapani; her siblings, , Leona T'Niemi, and Elaine Lampinen; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service for Phyllis will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, June 23, 2012, at S.S. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton. Friends may call on Saturday June 23, 2012, from 1 pm until time of services at the S.S. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church of Houghton. Burial will be in the Chassell Cemetery.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family suggests memorials be given to S.S. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church bell restoration in memory of Phyllis Tapani.
To view Phyllis's obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock has been assisting the family with arrangements.