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“Family of Estelle you all have my condolences & mayy the good lord watch over her. Estelle was a deer friend of mine, I worded with her for adult...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Rhoda O'Brien - Laurium, MI

“Love the picture of Estelle. You can see each of her children in her warm smile. The world has lost a "tell it like it is" kind of lady. We're gonna...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Gina and Duane Snell - friend

“my deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. although i have not seen much of her over the past few years i will always remember that since...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: ron riutta

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Estelle's family at this time. She will truly be missed. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Keith and Debbie - Hancock, MI

“Losing a mother is especially hard. Jesus cried at his friend, Lazurus's death. Take time to grieve. Jesus is with you. He loves you. Remember...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Smith (Riutta) - Hancock, MI

“Kathy, so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: karen jakovic - dodgeville, MI

“Kathy and family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Sertich - Dollar Bay, MI

“Kathy - Carl and I send our sympathy to you and your family. Please let us know when the service will be. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Carl & Linda Wuornos - Sherwood, WI

“Praying for God's peace and love to comfort you during this difficult time. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: James and Mitzi Dube

“Estelle was one of my favorite people, without a doubt. Her wit, great sense of humor and kindness will never be forgotten. Long ago, I gave her the...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Brian Juntikka - Fort Myers, FL

“My condolence to April and her sisters and Mark and Ward.Your mother along with Elaine D were my "second" Mom's.I saw her not too long ago in Econo...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Don Wanhala Jr. - Grand Rapids, MI

“sorry to hear about Estelle passing on. I hope she did not suffer because we had long conversations of what she would do if she was able if she had a...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: sean g. forsman - sarasota, FL

“Kathy and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Jayne ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jayne (Wuornos) Walbridge - MI

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I liked your mom and she was a good friend. My heart goes out to the family. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Bonnie Geborkoff - Atlantic Mine, MI

“Estelle and I were friends in Hancock during her early school years. As time passed we saw each other only seldom, but she always had a smile and a...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: gery witting - friend

“Wanda, Mark, Ward and Family, I am so sorry to hear of you Mom's passing. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Angie (Schutz) Kolehmainen - MI

“Our deepest sympathy is with you Kathy and your family. We knew your mom from way back and she was quite a dandy lady, always had a smile on her...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Rick & Pat Hayrynen - Toivola, MI


Painesdale, MI
Estelle M. Riutta, 74, a resident of Painesdale passed away Saturday morning July 20, 2013, following a lengthy illness.
She was born on April 8, 1939, in Hancock a daughter of the late Theodore and Esther (Haurunan) Lahti. As a child, she attended the local schools and then Soumi College.
Estelle had resided in Hancock, the Detroit area, and for most of her life in Painesdale.
Estelle loved to spend time at the family cottage at Twin Lakes.
Preceding her in death were her infant son Robert Greg, her son Theodore, her daughter Marina E. Giannelli-Sirekis, along with her parents.
Surviving are her children:
Kathleen Cleary, Wanda Anderson, April (John) Schoeninger, Richard Mark Riutta and Ward Riutta. 10 Grandchildren, Sasha Anderson, Alanna (Joe) Sweeney, Dustin Peterson, William (Andrea) Schoeninger, Wade Serikis, Sierra Serikis, Kylie Cleary, Bryana Riutta, Greg Cleary and Tianna Schoeninger. 6 great grandchildren, Aiva Sweeney, Patience Griggs , Keira Sweeney, Billy Griggs, Faith Cleary and John Schoeninger.
A private graveside service for Estelle will be held at a later date at the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton MI.
To view Estelle's obituary or to send condolence 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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