May 15, 1936 - January 19, 2016
Carol A. Richards, age 79, of Baraga passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Houghton County Medical Care Facility, Hancock, MI. She was born in L’Anse on May 15, 1936, the daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Partanen) Karvonen. Carol attended school in Baraga and L’Anse and graduated from L’Anse High School in 1954. She married Ronald E. Richards on June 19, 1954 in L’Anse. She was a member of the L’Anse Baptist Church. Carol enjoyed making baby/Barbie clothes, baking, sewing and cake decorating. She was an avid reader. Carol is survived by her loving husband Ronald of Baraga, children Susan (Daryl) Bickell of Hawaii, Beth (Robert) Bobnock of Channing, MI, Debra (Marc) Wilson of Cheswick, Pa, Jeanne Grandy of Loganville, GA, Barbara (Kru) Olsen of Chamblee, GA, Mary DeRuiter of Durand, MI and Timothy “Tim” (Sherri) Richards of Benton Harbor, MI, grandchildren Christopher, Marsha, Pamela, Steven, Cedric, Sarah, Becky, Robert, Aimee, Heather and Laura, great grandchildren Julie, Courtney, Hunter, Cody, Tyler, Damien, Isabella, Sierra, Marley and Reagan, brothers Wayne (Pat) Karvonen of Arnheim, Robert Karvonen of L’Anse and Michael “Mike” (Ellen) Karvonen of Nisula. Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Dennis, 1 sister, her brother David and her son-in-law Gordon. Funeral services for Carol were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse with Pastor Jerry Bishop officiating. The family greeted friends at the funeral chapel on Saturday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Immediately following the funeral service, the family invited friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon at the L’Anse Baptist Church. Spring interment will take place in the Baraga Cemetery.
Carol A. Richards, age 79, of Baraga passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Houghton County Medical Care Facility, Hancock, MI. She was born in L’Anse on May 15, 1936, the daughter of the late Edwin and Martha (Partanen) Karvonen. Carol... View Obituary & Service Information
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