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“I was sorry to hear about Alma's passing. I used to work in the Lab at Portage when Alma worked there in the ER. She used to call me in at night. ...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Elaine Wanhala

“I was in church today & we prayed for your mom..was so surprised to hear of her passing..she was such a dear person & such fond memories of her & dad...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: betty samuelson - Houghton, MI

“I am so sorry about your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Tanya Evrenson - Co-worker

“I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Coni Caudle ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Coni Caudle - Nashville, TN

“Keeping you and your family in my prayers Linda. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: LaTonya Emory - Nashville, TN

“Condolences to the entire family on the loss of your loved one. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Gayle Age

“So sorry to hear the news of Alma's passing. Pete and Alma were a couple that everyone liked. I'm glad to know they are together again. Your family...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Gina and Duane Snell

“Aunt Alma was a beautiful and kind person who will be missed by all. I fondly remember her, especially when I was a kid. Now she is with Uncle Pike...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Ricky Valls - Corpus Christi, TX

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of my Aunt Alma. I have fond memories of her and Uncle Pyke. To the whole Pyykkonen family....We send our most...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Valls - Athens, AL

“Aunt Alma you were always so very sweet to everyone. I didn't see you much since I was a child as we lived far from each other but rest in peace....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Rodney Valls - Austin, TX, TX

Alma V. Pyykkonen, 82, a former resident of Painesdale passed away Tuesday evening July 23, 2013, at Woodland Haven of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a resident patient for the past three years.
She was born on March 16, 1931, in McAllen, TX, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lucricia (Villanueva) Valls. As a child, she moved with her family to Alice, Texas, where she graduated from William Adams High School.
On September 15, 1953, she was united in marriage to Clarence "Pete" Pyykkonen. The couple first resided in Alice, TX, and since 1963 had made their home in Painesdale. On August 17, 2009, Pete preceded Alma in death.
Alma was employed as a nurse's aide mostly in the Emergency Room for Portage Hospital, retiring in 1995 after 30 years.
Mrs. Pyykkonen was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in South Range where she was active with the Altar Society. She was a member of Ranger's Post #6165 VFW Auxiliary of South Range. Alma also enjoyed sewing projects.
Preceding her in death were her husband Pete, her parents, her sister; Lily and her brothers; Robert, Joe Jr., Arnold and Ernesto.
Surviving are:
Her children: Linda (Charles) Yahn of Nashville, TN
Robert (Katie) Pyykkonen of Spencerport, NY
Richard (Betty) Pyykkonen of Greece, NY
Joseph (Lisa) Pyykkonen of South Range
Her grandchildren: Sara (Bill) Ture of Rush, NY
Nicole, Mikaela & Megan Pyykkonen of Greece, NY
Brendan & Alexis Pyykkonen of South Range
Her brothers: Eddie (Corine) Valls
Louis (Olga) Valls
Andy Valls
Her sister Bessie Garcia
Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
A Mass of Christian Burial for Alma will be held 11 am Friday July 26, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church of South Range, with Fr. John Martignon to officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. View Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday July 26, 2013, from 10 am until time of services at the church.
To view Alma's obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock has been assisting the family with the arrangements.

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