KINGSFORD - Ellen F. Kusmitch, 74, of Kingsford, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 23, 1938, in Hawkins, Wis., the daughter of the late Loren and Ruth (Sergeant) Dahlke.
Ellen graduated from Ladysmith High School in Ladysmith, Wis. She moved to Kingsford in 1959 from Chicago. Ellen was a member of St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
She enjoyed working with youth as a leader in Campfire Girls and Boys Scouts and as a Catechism teacher. She also enjoyed nature, especially birds and wildlife. Ellen was an avid reader.
Ellen is survived by four children, Dolores "Dee" (Mike) Scholke of Iron Mountain, Wanda Kusmitch of Kingsford, Michael Kusmitch of Kingsford, and Eileen (Dan) Matchett of Iron Mountain; one brother, David Dahlke of Vadnais Heights, Minn.; one sister, Joanne (Donald) Sargent, of McGrath, Minn.; four grandchildren, Michael Scholke, Matthew Scholke, Melissa Scholke, and Amanda Matchett; a great-granddaughter, Julianna Matchett; and nieces and nephews. She also leaves her former husband, John A. Kusmitch.
She was preceded in death by one son, John Paul Kusmitch.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Friday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Father Joseph Gouin will officiate.
Burial will be in Dickinson County Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.