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Eleanor Mae (Spruce) Seppanen

January 12, 1925 — January 27, 2018

Eleanor Mae Seppanen, age 93 of L’Anse, MI passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at her home on Pikes Peak Road.

She was born January 12, 1925 in L’Anse, Michigan, the daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Kipsoden) Spruce. Eleanor attended L’Anse School through the sixth grade. She married Waino Seppanen in 1946. In 1970 Eleanor went to work for WigWam Industries for 2 years. She then worked as a cook for 15 years at the New Day Treatment Center, retiring in 1990.

Eleanor enjoyed spending time with her family, going to the casino, playing Bingo, playing cards, crossword puzzles, and watching westerns and game shows on television.

Surviving are her children, Ronald (Elizabeth) Spruce, Robert Seppanen, John (Carol) Seppanen all of L’Anse, William Seppanen, Dorothy Stephens, Wanda Seppanen all of Baraga; sister Rosemary Haataja of L’Anse; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; son Roger Seppanen; brothers, Russell, Robert, Samuel Jr., Kenneth, and William Spruce; sisters, Evelyn Holappa, Barbara Mantila; infants Patricia and Stephen Spruce, and grandson Travis Seppanen.

A graveside service will be held in the spring in the Pelkie Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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