Elorine Strom

KINGSFORD – Elorine V. Strom, 87, of Kingsford, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.

She was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Harris, daughter of the late Archy and Myrtle (Allen) McLeod. Elorine was a certified nurse’s aide and worked at ManorCare for several years before taking a position at the Iron County Medical Care Facility where she worked until retirement.

She married Axel Strom on Dec. 6, 1984, and he preceded her in death in 1989.

Elorine spent her entire life in the U.P. and loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. She also enjoyed traveling, singing and music, and took several trips to the Dakotas for the Polka Festival.

Elorine is survived by a son, Gary (Sue) Beaudoin of Aurora, Wis.; a daughter, Jeanette (Ron) Nicholson of Monroe, Wash.; a brother, Danny (Joyce) McLeod of Peoria, Ill.; four sisters, Marion Claunch of Colorado, Eva Stockton of Arizona, Helen Miller of Powers and Jessie Beaudoin of Green Bay, Wis.; three grandchildren, Mark Beaudoin on Minnesota, Lisa (David) Erickson of Iron Mountain, and Andy (Melissa) Nicholson of Monroe; eight great-grandchildren, Jovanna and Keaton Erickson, Kendall and Alyssa Beaudoin, Josh, Bethany and Whitney Hoover, and Daniela Zepada; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Donna Clayton; three brothers, Lauren, Archy and Gordon McLeod; and a sister, Patsy.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

Funeral services will follow Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Lloyd Nelson will officiate.

Burial will be in the Bark River Township Cemetery.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.