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Yvonne "Sookie" Morzenti

 

March 24, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. - Yvonne "Sookie" Morzenti, 73, of Montreal, Wisconsin, passed away on March 16, 2021, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1947, the daughter of Emil "Walter" and Eleanor (Lipske) Peltonen. She attended local schools and graduated from the J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley, Wisconsin, in 1967.

Sookie met Gary Morzenti at the bank where she worked in 1979, and they were married on Sept. 11, 1982.

She was a devoted mother and caregiver. She worked at Michigan Financial Corporation and Gogebic Range Bank for close to 40 years as an investment officer. Her grandchildren called her "The Shopping Grandma" and asked her how do you know everybody as she talked with friends while shopping. She was a great cook and baker. She was a very strong and loving woman who passed that on to her children.

Sookie is survived by her children, Darren Siirila, K.J. Siirila, Shannon Siirila and Megan (Troy) Morzenti-Trulove; grandchildren, Matthew, Aspen, Bryce, Nolan, Ava and Sophia; great-grandchild, Raiden; brothers, Robert (Vicki) Peltonen and Richard (Kathy) Peltonen; sister, Deborah (Steve) Wilkie; and nieces and nephews, Shereen (Mark) Veley, Kristin Peltonen, Amanda McCarty, Kevin Peltonen, Troy Kretzschmar, Travis (Brenda) Kretzschmar, Josh (Sarah) Kretzschmar, Carlyn (David) Evans and Kody Wilkie.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil "Walter" and Eleanor Peltonen; and grandson, Nathan.

A celebration of Sookie's life will be held at the Calvary Cemetery in Upson, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 31, at 2 p.m. A luncheon will be held at the Upson Town Hall following the ceremony. We would love to have you join us in celebrating Sookie's life, but please leave the number of people who will be attending the celebration on the McKevitt-Patrick website.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Sookie's legacy of life. You can leave a condolence or a tribute at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.

 
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