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Lois Jean Pesavento

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Lois Jean Pesavento, 93, of Ironwood, passed away June 10, 2023, at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital.

Lois was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Ironwood, the daughter of George Walter Anthony Rasmussen and Myrtle (Eplett) Rasmussen. She attended and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood in 1947.

On July 20, 1950, Lois married Dominic Pesavento in Iron Mountain.

At the time, she was a senior telephone operator at Michigan Bell Telephone Company in Ironwood and worked there until retirement. After marrying, she became a meticulous housekeeper, taking great pride in how her home looked. In 1959, she gave birth to her beloved son, David, followed by a daughter, Colleen.

Her greatest joys in life were playing music at the nursing home, playing with The Tamburitzans, and spending time outdoors with her grandkids and friends.

Preceding her in passing were her parents, George Walter Anthony Rasmussen and Myrtle (Eplett); spouse, Dominic (Parcy) Pesavento; and siblings, Robert Rassmussen (in infancy), Doris Bradley, Gordon Rasmussen and Norman Rasmussen.

She is survived by her son, David (Colleen Cummings); daughter, Colleen (Jeff) Gallo; grandchildren, Brianna (Bruce) Scuffham and Eric Gallo; and beloved cousin, Barbara Gaab.

At Sunset Acres in Ironwood Township, a graveside ceremony was celebrated on Friday, June 16.

All that you are is everything we hope to be. Love you, Mom.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Lois’s legacy of life. You can leave condolences or a tribute at

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