IRON MOUNTAIN – Lorraine Keller, 87, of Iron Mountain, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford.
She was born May 19, 1926, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Emerico and Elizabeth (Cavalieri) Santi. Lorraine grew up in Iron Mountain and attended Iron Mountain High School. She married Vernon Phillion. Together they had four children. He preceded her in death. She married Chuck Keller and lived in Arizona. He preceded her in death and she returned to Iron Mountain.
Lorraine worked at Kresseg’s and Hancock Wood Products. She loved dancing, music, parties, bingo, going to the casino, and dressing up as Santa for Halloween. She greatly enjoyed her grandchildren and helping her friends and neighbors. Lorraine loved life and was always making people laugh. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her four children, Karen (Chuck) Tolonen, Kathy Agers, Ed (Sherrill) Phillion, Lisa (Gregg Rudd) Salli; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Joe (Janice) Santi.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Lorraine was preceded in death by two brothers, James Santi, Paul Santi; one grandchild, Daniel Ellis; and one son-in-law, Carter Ayers.
The visitation will be Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Msgr. James Kaczmarek will officiate. Burial will be in Breitung Township Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Brian and Mark Brisbane, Clifford, David and Tony Santi, and Dewey Ellis.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Lorraine, or leave a condolence for her family online at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.
The family requests that flowers be omitted.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Lorraine’s legacy of life.