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Ruth Elizabeth (Niemi) Karianen

April 20, 1925 ~ February 4, 2017 (age 91)
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Ruth E. Karianen, 91, of Trout Creek, MI passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield, MI   Ruth was born in Bruce Crossing, MI to Jacob and Hilda (Heikkinen) Niemi on April 20, 1925 on the family farm.  She enjoyed making rugs, wine, canning and the outdoors.  Ruth was a member of the General Grand Chapter order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by one son; Kenneth (Gloria) Karianen of Trout Creek,  two daughters; Clare (Jack) Pfeifer of Brookfield, WI and Barbara (Kirk) Piehl of Kenosha, WI.  10 Grandchildren, 17 Great- grandchildren and 7 Great- great grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilho, her son Alvin Karianen and a daughter Christine Hiitola and her grandson Mark Karianen.

Services for Ruth will take place in the spring.  Burial will take place in Agate Cemetery

The Cane Funeral Home of Bruce Crossing in assisting the family with arrangements.


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