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Obituary for Karen Ann Haapala (Kinley)

Karen Haapala Laurium

Karen Haapala, 47, a resident of Laurium passed away on November 2, 2020 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.

She was born August 15, 1973 in Dalbo, Minnesota to Donald Cleveland and Sue Smith. She moved to the Copper Country during middle school and attended local schools. She worked for the BP in Allouez and Calumet, Family Dollar in Calumet, and at the AmericInn as a front desk clerk. She enjoyed time with her family and loved spending time outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her son Maxwell Haapala.

She is survived by her husband, Aaron, son and daughters Amanda, Reba, Dawn, Torri, Erin, and Neko. Her grandson Oliver, sister Kelly (John) Koskela of Lake Linden.

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