Mrs. Anna Pulkas,89, of Trout Creek, died early Saturday morning, January 20, at the Ontonagon Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for eight weeks.
Mrs. Pulkas was born on March 28, 1878 in Muhoksella, Finland and came to the United States and directly to Trout Creek in 1891. She was married to Andrew Pulkas in 1896 at Hancock. He preceded her in death in July 1938.
Mrs. Pulkas was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church of Bruce Crossing.
Surviving are three sons, Arthur and Andrew of Trout Creek and Louis of Ontonagon; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Hauser and Mrs. Dorman McMillan of Chicago and Mrs. Michael Hampsten of Toledo, Ohio; one brother, Andrew Besonen of Trout Creek; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
The Brown Funeral Home at Bruce Crossing opened for visitation from noon Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday, when the body was taken to the Apostolic Lutheran Church at Bruce Crossing for services at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. Reuben Kauppila of Negaunee officiated and burial was in the family lot at the Agate Cemetery.
From the Ontonagon Herald, Thursday, January 25, 1968.