Jeanne Marie Koponen of Aurora, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Essentia Health-Northern Pines Nursing Facility in Aurora.
Jeanne was born in Ironwood, Michigan to Louis and Mary (Kalata) Rosga. Jeanne moved to Germany to be with her husband, Gerald , while he was stationed there. They moved back to Ironwood after his service, and then moved to Leonidas and eventually Embarrass. In the late 70’s, Jeanne divorced, and then moved to Aurora. She got her cosmetology degree and worked for a few years in the area. She then received her C N A degree, and worked for the White Community Nursing Facility for 25 years until she retired.
Jeanne was member of the Aurora American Legion Auxiliary. She had a passion to play pull-tabs, and make stops at the area casinos. She learned to cook from her mother, making family favorites of peorogies and halushkis. She was a great cook and especially enjoyed making late night fried egg sandwiches for family. She enjoyed visits from her furry grand-kids, Oskar, Chloe, and Aunna-Liisa. They brought great joy to her life.
Survivors include her children: Debra (Duane) Johnson, Daniel (Robin) Koponen, Darlene (Bruce) Petron, Darrell (Angel) Koponen, Dennis (Judy) Koponen; 14 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson; a brother, Larry (Cheryl) Rosga, several nieces and nephews, and her furry grand kids, Oskar, Chloe, and Aunna-Liisa.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Kathy; former husband, Gerald, fiancé, Francis Turk; great great grand-daughter, Kennedi Mae, and her cats, Felix and Danny Boy.
Memorial service will be 1:00pm Monday, August 15, 2022 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora with Fr. Kristoffer McKusky officiating. Friends may gather one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date in Michigan.
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