Ruth L. Yogus,


Ruth L. Yogus, age 89, of Commerce Township and formerly of Howell, passed away September 17.  Born on September 3, 1926, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Neil and Edythe (Kotila) Lund. Ruth had been a member of the Detroit Finnish Cooperative Summer Camp Association (D.F.C.S.C.A.) in Wixom since 1952 and had served on its Recreation Committee and in the Ladies’ Auxiliary. She had also been active in the Arabian Horse Association of Michigan, serving as secretary.  Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Yogus (April 8, 1992) whom she had married in Detroit on June 17, 1949.  She was the loving mother of Joyce (David) Chichila of Commerce Township, Joseph W. (Nancy) Yogus, Jr., of Three Rivers, Ronn L. (Heidi) Yogus of Waterford and Nancy E. Kasparschuster of Fenton. Grandmother of nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, she is survived by her brothers, Robert N. Lund of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Ronald B. Lund of Paradise, Mich. A memorial celebration in honor of Ruth’s life will be held on Saturday, October 10, at 12 noon at the D.F.C.S.C.A., 2524 Loon Lake Rd., Wixom, MI 48393.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the D.F.C.S.C.A. are suggested.  Please sign the family’s online guestbook at Dessert donations will be greatly appreciated at the memorial celebration.

Karen H. Pype

Karen H. Pype
July 18, 1940 – April 07, 2015
Karen Helen Pype of Wixom, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Tuesday morning, April 7, 2015. She was 74 years old. Born on July 18, 1940 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Arne Joel and Hazel Lillian (Finnila) Santti. Karen grew up in the large and loving Finnish-American community, summering on Sun Lake at the Finn Camp in Wixom where she served on the Recreation Committee. She graduated from Southfield High School in 1958. After meeting at a birthday party in Royal Oak, she soon fell in love with and married Richard “Dick” Pype on July 18, 1961 in Allenton, Michigan– her devoted husband of 53 years. Together they raised four children, for whom Karen was homemaker, chauffeur, Girl Scout Leader, short-order cook, Band Parent and Mom; she was active in American Field Service and serving as a Host Mom for the International Student Exchange Program. Karen was counselor and confidant and general comptroller. She was an expert, some would say, a “compulsive” organizer, but it served her family well.

Karen Pype loved deeply and lived life to its fullest with grace and good purpose. She was an avid reader and loved long days at the beach with a good book. She enjoyed the theater and held season tickets to the Fisher and followed the Broadway shows and organized outings to the young people’s productions for her children and then grandchildren. She enjoyed travel – to London and Germany, Italy, Morocco and Mexico – and anywhere to visit family and friends. To keep track of them all, she studied genealogy and joined Facebook to stay in touch with friends and family across generations. A woman of abiding faith, she was an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Milford.

Karen is survived by her beloved husband, Richard “Dick” Pype; children, Robyn (Wayne) Jokinen, Todd Pype, Julie (Jeff) Hoisington and Jeffrey (Justina) Pype; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe (Carol) Santti, Karl (Carol) Santti; sisters, Tina Santti and Sue Andrews; sisters-in-law, Pat (Bill) Cutcher, Charlene Pype and Nanette Pype. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends who join with her family in mourning the death of a dear woman and giving thanks to God for her life among them. ?

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1955 East Commerce Road, Milford on Friday, April 10 at 11:30. Fr. John Budde to officiate. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, Wednesday 4-9 PM & Thursday 2-9 PM. Rosary Thursday, 7PM.

Memorials may be made to: Finn Camp Special Project Fund.

For further information please call 248-684-6645.

Finn Camp is sorry to tell you that we lost Karen Pype early this morning of an apparent heart attack.  We are fortunate that she was able to return home from the hospital and then rehab on Saturday.  She had a nice quiet Easter at home on Sunday. Our condolences to Karen’s family.

Karen will be at Lynch & Sons in Milford 
404 E Liberty
Milford, MI 48381
visiting hours
Weds. 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs. 2:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Rosary Thurs 7:00 p.m.

Funeral service  Fri. 11:00 a.m.
St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows
1955 E. Commerce Road
Milford, MI 48381
Lunch to follow at Finn Camp Clubroom

We will be writing up an obit for the newsletter so please wait for it.

Marion June Pelto

Marion June PeltoMarion June Pelto, longtime resident of Milford, Michigan was received into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Marion passed peacefully in the care of her children. She was 81 years old. Born on August 2, 1933 in Marble Falls, Texas, she was the daughter of Lawrence Petrick and Beulah Green. Marion grew up in Texas at an early age before her family moved back to Michigan after several years of living in there. She attended Cooley High School in Detroit, MI. She met her husband, Andrew Pelto when they were teenagers and started dating. Andrew joined the Marine Corp and served in Korea. Marion waited for her soldier to return from war and they married on June 20, 1953 in Detroit, MI.

Marion and Andrew were active attendees in previous years at Oak Pointe church of Milford (South Hill church of Milford). She enjoyed family gatherings at their long time home in Milford after Sunday Church service for a home cooked meal and fellowship. She enjoyed attending flea markets and craft shows with her sisters and daughters over the years. She also enjoyed reading a book on the deck of the family cottage on Big Wolf Lake in Lewiston, Michigan and winter vacations in Madeira Beach, Florida with family and friends.

Marion is preceded in death by her loving husband of over fifty-eight years Andrew, her youngest son David (Fiancé Maureen) and daughter-in-law, Bridget (Kevin). She is survived by her children, Kevin, Janene (Glynn) Simmons, Greg (Nancy), Brian (Jill), Julie (Chris) Dahlin, thirteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, her sisters Jeana (Bob) Stachura, Pat (Steve) Bogdan, brother Gary Petrick and a large extended family on her Italian side and her husband Andrew’s Finnish side. Funeral Service to be held from Oak Pointe Church of Milford1250 South Hill Road, Milford, MI 48381 on Tuesday, January 13th at 11 O’clock. Friends may visit Monday, January 12th from 2-9 p.m. at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty Street, Milford, MI 48381. Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Milford, MI. Reception after burial service at Bakers of Milford, 2025 South Milford Road, Milford, MI 48380. For further information call 248-684-6645 or visit  Leave your online condolences here.

Our condolences to Marion Pelto’s family.

Bridget Anne Moloney-Pelto

Bridget Anne Moloney-PeltoFormer member Bridget Anne Moloney-Pelto, age 55, passed away peacefully October 28, 2014 at home in the care of her family. She was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in 2012. Bridget was born September 8, 1959, in Detroit, the daughter of Perry and Dolores (Thurner) Moloney. Bridget married Kevin L. Pelto on September 13, 2000.

Bridget is the beloved wife of 14 years to former member Kevin; loving daughter of Perry and the late Dolores Moloney; dear sister of Dianne (Ralph) Chamberlain, Colleen (John) Schneider and Jim (Kelley) Moloney; loving mother of Justin (Julie) Pelto, Ross Pelto and Luke Pelto; and grandmother of Riley, Reese, Mallory and Lil Ross.

Bridget’s family will receive guests at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home23720 Farmington Rd., Farmington, MI., (between 9-10 Mile Roads, just north of Grand River Ave.) on Monday, November 3rd, from Noon-9 pm, with a 7pm Celebration of Life Ceremony. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, November 4th, at 11:00am, at St. Gerald Catholic Church21300 Farmington Rd., Farmington. An online guestbook can be sign here.

Memorial gifts are suggested to either the U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Melanoma Clinic or an 11 year old girl named “Pri” that Bridget sponsored through World Vision. Please make all checks payable to “Kevin Pelto” for appropriate distribution. Thank you for keeping Bridget and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Our condolences to the Pelto’s family.