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Susan L. Pittsley

BARAGA, Mich. - Susan L. Pittsley, age 71, of Baraga, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.

Susan was born in Phelps, Wisconsin, on July 21, 1951, the daughter of the late Herman and Irma (Dain) Prey. She attended school in Watersmeet. She married Thomas "Tom" Pittsley in Watersmeet on June 20, 1970.

Susan had been employed as a housekeeper with various hotels. She enjoyed painting pictures on her iPad, reading, cooking, taking road trips, puzzles, and going to the stock car races in Greenland. Susan loved spending time with her grandchildren and having a full house with her family and friends.

Susan is survived by her loving husband, Tom, of Baraga; children, Melissa (Tim) Cherney of Green Bay, Wisconsin, John (Jennifer) Pittsley of Kewaunee, Wisconsin, and Jennifer Pittsley (Taylor Mayo) of L'Anse; grandchildren, Krystle, Ryan, Macy, Hunter, Autumn, Maverick, Maddison, Mason, Sophia, Elijah, Amelia and Danica; great-grandchildren, Adrianna, Gabriella and Amara; and sisters, Arlene Janik of Watersmeet, and Judy Kuntz of Kenton. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gerald, Ronnie, Robert and Gary; and sister, Nancy.

A visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in the Ceremonial Room, located at the Ojibwa Senior Center in Baraga from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services, officiated by Pastor Robert Yerks, will be held at 11 a.m. Immediately following the funeral service, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon at the Senior Center.

Spring interment will take place in the Baraga Cemetery.

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The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel of L'Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.