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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
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Mayme Jurmu

Mayme Myrtle Jurmu

Thursday, April 17, 1930 - Friday, February 15, 2019
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Mayme Jurmu, 88, a former resident of Mohawk passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet.
She was born on April 17, 1930 in Laurium to Gust and Esther (Kero) Simila.
She attended the Allouez Township Schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1948.
Mayme liked to golf with her friends. She also loved to sing in the church choir. She and her husband "Buckshot" enjoyed time on the dance floor as well. She married Robert “Buckshot” Jurmu on March 6, 1954 in Calumet.
Mayme was also a very hard worker throughout her life. She worked as the secretary at the Allouez Township Schools for many years and then went to CLK Schools after the Allouez Township School closed. Many former students will remember her overseeing the lunch room. She loved to travel, whether it was to her daughter's house in Cadillac, or on her way to Florida for a few winters.
She loved spending time with her family and her friends. She loved having company come over to the house.
She was a member of the Mohawk Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Gust and Esther Simila, her husband, Robert “Buckshot” Jurmu, her son, Gerald Bruce Jurmu, her brothers, Toivo, Edwin, Charles, Eino, Oiva, Uno and Art, and her sisters, Esther, Martha, Mary and Rita.
She is survived by:
Her daughters: Terry (Ronald) Saarela of Cadillac
Joan (George) Sever of Mohawk
5 grandchildren: Erin Flintoff of Cadillac
Sara Saarela of Austin, Texas
Matthew Saarela of Cadillac
Joseph Sever of Mohawk
Cady (Phil) Sever of Appleton
2 great-grandchildren: Hazel and Henry Flintoff of Cadillac
And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home at 3:00 pm with Pastor Ken Toth and Don Zappa to officiate. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 1:00 pm until the time of the service at 3:00.
Online condolences for the family may be left at
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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  • Service

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:00pm
    Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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    Pastor Ken Toth
    Don Zappa
  • Interment

    Lake View Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Calumet, Michigan 49913
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John and Dottie Simila

Posted at 08:56am
Aunt Mayme was the youngest of my dads family. She always opened her home for us when we were young and when we visited as older adults. She always loved to share stories about our family
and insisted we share church services with her. We did not live close so her cards and phone calls made us feel connected and loved. Mayme will be missed but not forgotten. Her love and
warmth will be with us always.


Posted at 03:40pm
I have nothing but good memories when I visited with Aunt Mayme. She was a very dear person with a big heart. Our condolences to her family.
Marsha Holmberg Siciliano/Peter Siciliano

Sharon Erickson

Posted at 12:29pm
With love and deepest sympathy for the loss and of your Mom, Joan and Terry, and also all family members who are also feeling the loss of a loved one. May loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. Aunt Mayme will be missed, my heart is breaking for you both, your husbands and your children. The last of the Simila siblings joined her heavenly family. Rest in Peace Dear Aunt Mayme.

Sharon Erickson

Posted at 11:38am
Sent with love from Sharon, Kenny, Nova and Sam. Rest in Peace Dear Aunt Mayme
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