Muriel Fite

CRYSTAL FALLS – Muriel E. Fite, 93, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.

She was born on June 8, 1921, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Russell and Delia (Savageau) Laplant. She attended school in Crystal Falls, graduating from Crystal Falls High School in 1940.

She was a lifelong resident of Crystal Falls. Muriel married Lloyd Reid on Feb. 18, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1978.

Muriel enjoyed bowling, archery, knitting and oil painting. She was also an avid H.A.M. Radio operator.

She married Calvin Fite on Sept. 19, 1983, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2002. She was further preceded in death by her daughter, Sally E. Reid, on Sept. 28, 1959, a son, James Reid on Dec. 1, 2008, and her twin sister Merle Yurchak in 1999.

Muriel is survived by her daughter in-law, Laura K. Reid of Crystal Falls; and her grandson, Robert L. Reid; nephew Richard Slade of Ironwood.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. Rev. Michael Laakko will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in her memory.

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The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the funeral arrangements.