Obituary for Ed's wife Elida Mae Pelto:
Birth: Oct. 27, 1927 in Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 2010 in Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, USA
"ELIDA MAE JOKIPII, age 83 of L'Anse, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Marquette General Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. The former Elida Pelto was born in Highland, MI. on September 27, 1927 the daughter of the late John Pelto and Ida (Simula) Pelto. Elida graduated from Milford High School in 1945. She married Ed Jokipii in Pelkie, MI. in 1949. He preceded her in death in January of 1999. Elida Jokipii worked as a nurse's aide at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L'Anse and retired after 27 years of service. She was a member of the L'Anse United Lutheran Church. Elida enjoyed dancing, whether it was square dancing or going to the senior dances in South Range, making quilts at church, making clothes, canning, upholstering, and making homemade goodies. Mrs. Jokipii was survived by her loving children Dennis Jokipii of L'Anse, Kirtland (Melanie) Jokipii of Plant City, FL., Diane (James) Grigsby of Virginia Beach, VA., Jonelle (Timothy) Pope of Waukeshaw, WI., and Lisa (Mike) Giddings of Baraga, grandchildren Dana, Kara, Laurie, Jared, Jessica, Daniel, 8 great grandchildren and 1 soon to arrive, brother, Mervin (Martha) Pelto, sisters, Marcella Manning, Margaret (Calvin) Gantner, and Anita (Ken) Lindblom, sisters-in-law Sylvia Jacoby, Jeanine Pelto, and Jeanne Pelto, and special friend Curtis Menard. She was preceded in death by her brothers Jack Pelto and Ron Pelto."
U.S. Postmasters Appointments
NAME: Ralph H Jokipii
RESIDENCE: 30 Apr 1954 - Pelkie, Baraga, Michigan
1940 US Census
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Address: 16895 Lesure Avenue
Fred Jacoby 33, office manager
Jean Jacoby 30
Fred Jacoby 8
Here is a notice from a woman whose family history includes an obituary for John Jokipii and offers to send; found in the Finnish chuch paper Laurium in Michigan.