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Martha J. Keranen Coponen
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Birth: May 15, 1921
Atlantic Mine
Houghton County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 2001
South Range
Houghton County
Michigan, USA

From The Mining Gazette:
South Range -- Martha J. Coponen, 80, a resident of South Range, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, July 26, 2001.
She was born May 15, 1921 in Atlantic Mine, a daughter of the late Adam and Emily (Tulppo) Keranen and attended school in Atlantic Mine and Painsdale.
Martha worked for the Stella Cheese Factory in Baltic; Al's Halfway in Atlantic Mine, the Cozy Corner in South Range and was also a caregiver where needed.
She was first married to Arthur Tapani, who was killed in action while serving in the United States Army during WW II in Germany. She later married Clarence Coponen and for the past 40 years has been a companion to Marty Phytila.

Surviving are a daughter; four grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two sisters, Alma Taylor of Atlantic Mine and Anna Cross of Toledo, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins

Martha was also preceded in death by one son, Richard; seven brothers, George, Henry, Matthew, Einard, Harold, Elmer and William; two sisters, Jennie Karppinen and Aini Keranen ; and a son-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, at Mountain View Mortuary in South Range with Rev. Lillian Richards to officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in South Range.
Arrangements are being handled by Antila Funeral Service, Inc. 
 
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 Parents:
  Adam Keranen (1876 - 1958)
  Emily Tulppo Keranen (1889 - 1966)
 
 Spouses:
  Arthur J. Tapani (1918 - 1945)
  Clarence Walter Coponen (1919 - 2010)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Duane Coponen (1947 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry J. Keranen (1903 - 1988)**
  Jennie M. Keränen Karppinen (1905 - 1973)**
  Mattie W. Keranen (1907 - 1969)**
  Arne Einard Keranen (1911 - 1955)**
  Harold Jacob Kernen (1912 - 1991)*
  Elmer John Keranen (1915 - 1952)*
  William Walford Keranen (1917 - 1949)*
  Alma Aliina Keranen Taylor (1918 - 2006)*
  Aini Keranen (1919 - 1920)*
  Martha J. Keranen Coponen (1921 - 2001)
  Anna A. Keranen Cross (1922 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
South Range
Houghton County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: sec412
Record added: Sep 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42421677
Martha J. <i>Keranen</i> Coponen
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