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Pauline M. Aho


MARQUETTE, Mich. — Pauline M. Aho, 88, of Gwinn, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at U.P. Health System in Marquette.

Pauline was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Bessemer, the daughter of the late James and Theresa (Borgaro) Brack.

Pauline attended Iron Belt (Wis.) schools and graduated from Iron Belt High School with the Class of 1945. She met her future husband, Edward Aho, at an end of the war street victory party after World War II. On Nov. 5, 1949, she married Edward at St. Ann Catholic Parish in Saxon, Wis. He preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1998.

Pauline and Ed made their home in many areas, including Fort Mill, S.C., Kenosha, Wis., Gould City, Mich., Hurley, Wis., and most recently Gwinn. Together they traveled around the country in their RV for many years, visiting relatives and friends.

Pauline was a bookkeeper and florist before marrying, and in later years had experience as a professional photographer. She volunteered with numerous organizations, including senior centers, churches and food pantries around the Gwinn area. Pauline also enjoyed tailoring, sewing, crafts, gardening and gourmet cooking.

Pauline is survived by her daughter, Barbara Aho, of Milwaukee; her son, Kenneth Aho, of Curtis; a granddaughter, Loren (Nathan) Rowley, of Milwaukee; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor (Brack) Lavin; and her brother, James Brach.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood. Father Robb Jurkovich will be the celebrant. Pauline’s family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to the mass at the church on Saturday. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery in Iron Belt.

Range Funeral Service, Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood is assisting the family with arrangements. To send online condolences, visit


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