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Carole Marie Leppala-Mehling

DULUTH, Minn. — Carole Marie Leppala-Mehling, 60, of Ironwood, Mich., died Monday, May 27, 2019, at Essentia St. Mary’s in Duluth.

Carole was born Oct. 13, 1958, in Ironwood to Bill Leppalla and Pat Junti (deceased). Bill later married Diane Leppala. Carole’s siblings included Lori, Evelyn, Deb, Dawn, Bill and Desiree.

Carole had a close relationship with her Grandfather Bill until his death in 1970. She married Bob Mehling in 1985. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in deaf studies at Gallaudet University.

Carole was very involved with the deaf community. She started a non-profit ag...