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Barbara Emily Strangfeld Daavettila

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 26 Oct 2011 (aged 68)
Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
Burial Houghton County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 79577278 · View Source
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CHASSELL - Barbara Emily Daavettila, 68, of Chassell, passed away with a peaceful smile, on Wednesday morning, October 26, 2011, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock surrounded by her family.

She was born in Milwaukee on June 6, 1943, to Richard and Mary Ann (Johnson) Strangfeld. She was a graduate of West Milwaukee High School in 1963 and was employed for more than eight years at the Briggs & Straton Company in Milwaukee.

She raised her family in a loving and nurturing manner at her home, where she also babysat for other children over the years. She loved cooking, and was especially well-known for her baking of great desserts. She was a very patient, loving and selfless person, often caring for others before herself.

On July 25, 1970 she married John Daavettila in West Allis, Wis., where they spent most of their married lives. They lived in Chassell for the past 11 years following John's retirement.

Barbara was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Chassell where she often baked for meals following funerals. She was also a quilter at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chassell, and she belonged to the local Red Hat Society.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a nephew Kenneth Myers.

She is survived by her husband John of Chassell; three children, Michelle Daavettila of Milwaukee, Thomas Daavettila of West Allis and James (Raymond Limon, Jr.) Daavettila of West Allis; three sisters, Mary Ann Meyers of West Allis, Kathleen (Gregory) Mikowski of Wausau, Wis. and Linda (Mark) Goelzer of Beldenville, Wis.; a brother Richard (Susan) Strangfeld of West Allis; and many friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Chassell with Rev. Fr. Allen Mott to officiate. Burial will be in the Chassell Cemetery




  • Created by: Dale & Corinne Wise
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79577278
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Emily Strangfeld Daavettila (6 Jun 1943–26 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79577278, citing Chassell Cemetery, Houghton County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Dale & Corinne Wise (contributor 47132213) .