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Rayetta J. Applekamp


March 9, 2017

L’ANSE, Mich. — Rayetta J. Applekamp, 86, of Ontonagon, passed away at Bayside Village Nursing Home in L’Anse on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

She was born in Florence, Wis., on Aug. 7, 1932, to Ray and Irmaguard (Gilmer) Peters. Rayetta had lived in the Bergland area and later in life moved to Ontonagon.

She had been a member of the Bergland Ladies Aid Society, and enjoyed agate picking and knitting. She also loved to attend church services and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Throughout her whole life, she was always a very happy person.

Rayetta is survived by her children, Judy (John) Niskanen, of Ontonagon, and Michael (Toni) Applekamp, of Ewen; grandchildren, Travis, of Ontonagon, Jeremy, of Marquette, Gabriel, of Portland, Ore., Jarvis, of Channing, and Michelle, of Spring Valley, Wis .; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Irmaguard and Melvina.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Ellis, Clifford, Imogene and Henry.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, March 10, at 1 p.m., at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ontonagon.

The Cane Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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