NORWAY - Evelyn D. Poppe, 88, of Norway, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
She was born on Dec. 3, 1924, in Norway, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Brum) Poppe. The doctors told her parents she wouldn't make her it to her 7th birthday, but Evelyn defied the odds.
Evelyn was known for her cheerfulness and her good nature; she was always upbeat and never complained.
She had a great sense of humor and always had a smile on her face and a cheerful word for all her caregivers.
Evelyn enjoyed reading, playing cards, bingo, and most of all visiting with people.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Sandra Blom of Ocala, Fla., James Bianchi of Iron Mountain, Sally Stedman of Ormond Beach, Fla., and David Stedman of Chicago.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her sisters, Irene Bianchi and Margaret Stedman.
Her family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital and the staff at Maryhill Manor for all their care and concern over the years.
A memorial service will be held for Evelyn in the spring at the Norway Township Cemetery.
Condolences to family of Evelyn may be expressed online Ortman Funeral Home website.
Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.