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26090 Pine Street
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-4600
Fax: (906) 337-4699
Barbara Haataja

Barbara J. Haataja

Tuesday, September 24, 1940 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Barbara Jean (Barbie) Haataja, 78, of Centennial Heights, Calumet passed away on Wednesday May 15, 2019.

She was born on September 24, 1940, the daughter of Uno and Elsie (Lindquist) Laplander.

Barbie was united in marriage to Bruce E. Haataja in 1959 and they raised four children. She then went to work for the Portage Health System and Houghton County Medical Care Facility for many years as a CNA.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Bruce, her son David, Sister Elaine Dines of Milwaukee, WI, brother Leslie Laplander of Kearsarge, and brother Paul Laplander of Lake Linden.

Surviving are her brother Donny Laplander of Laurium, Daughters Bonnie Hobmeier of Centennial Heights, Dona Haataja of Milwaukee, and son John Haataja of Virginia; her grandchildren jesse Butkovich, Brandon Butkovich, Jacob (Jamie) Haataja, Lillianne Haataja, Hannah Haataja, Emmaliine Haataja, Elaina Hobmeier, and Vaughn (Sierra) Haataja; her great grandchildren Lincoln Haataja, Harper Haataja, and Garron Hobmeier. Along with her Aunt Dori and Uncle Kenny from Wisconsin whom she has always been close. And numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Calumet throughout her lifetime, and had a strong Christian faith and giving heart. She was there for family and those in need.

In her younger years she enjoyed sewing, making pretty Sunday dresses, being a hockey mom and grandma. She loved the outdoors, taking her kids camping, picking berries, and making jams and jellies. She made nisu and pasties and the best broiled trout ever! Her courage and sense of adventure remained in her retirement. You should have heard her laugh when the horse she was riding (JT) decided to trot! She also enjoyed Christmas crafting, knitting, and crocheting, making beautiful outfits, mittens, and afghans.

She was a strong woman in her own right- the embodiment of Finnish Sisu, yet gentle in spirit. A lover of animals and people. A matriarch of her family- she was the foundation from which many relied on and grew from for support and guidance and home.

The funeral service for Barbie will be held at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm with Pastor Tony Laidlaw and Pastor Bruce Nolen to officiate. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 2:00 pm until the time of the service at 4:00 pm.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home
    Address
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home
    Address
    26090 Pine Street
    Calumet, MI 49913
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Tony Laidlaw
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Bruce Nolen

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