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Ketola, M. Mildred

Maila Mildred Waltanen Ketola, 85, a resident of Greenwood, South Carolina, widow of William Andero Ketola, died October 21, 2011 at the Wesley Commons.

Born August 28, 1926 in Westminster, MA, she was the daughter of the late Henry and H. Maria Lamminen Waltanen.  She was a retired secretary of the Grass Instrument Medical Supply Company in Quincy.

Mrs. Ketola was a member of Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church in Dedham, and attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenwood, SC.  She was active in church until her declining health prevented her from attending.

Surviving are her three daughters, Joanne Thurston and her husband John of Westwood, Nancy Crooks and her husband Larry of Greenwood, SC, and Christine Dimino and her husband Steven of Norton; her son, Stephen Ketola and his wife Karol of Bluffton, SC; her grandchildren, to whom she was known as “Mummu,”  Dale and Darrell Ketola, Andrea, Jonathan and Nicholas Crooks, and Stephanie, James, Sophia and Thomas Dimino.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Friday, October 28th at 10:30 AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 950 East Street, Dedham.  Interment will follow at 2:15 PM at the National Cemetery at Bourne.  Visiting hours will be held Thursday, October 27th from 4-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 950 East Street, Dedham, MA 02026 or the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, Suite #501, Boston, MA 02210 or would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Reuning
    October 24th, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    God be with you Nancy, Joanne, Chris, Steve, and family. May He comfort you at this time and be with you as always. Millie had a strong faith and is with her Father in Heaven at last. Imagine her joy!

  2. Jean Pohl
    October 28th, 2011 | 10:33 am

    You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Many wonderful memories. Made a Miami Beach Cake just for her! Our love to you all. God Bless.

  3. A Servant of the All Seeing Providence
    October 31st, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    Silent night,‭ ‬glorious night
    All was calm,‭ ‬all was right
    Heard my name‭; ‬a heavenly call‭
    Held by Grace I could not fall
    Sleep in heavenly peace
    Sleep now in heavenly peace

    Silent night,‭ ‬glorious light
    Son of God,‭ ‬shining bright
    Though I die in Him I wake
    Heavenly hosts my soul they take
    To Christ my Saviour I’m borne
    ‭T‬o Christ my Saviour I’m borne

    Gone my night,‭ ‬dawns the day
    Son of God,‭ ‬redeeming ray
    Glorious beams adorn His face
    Heaven’s throne of Love and Grace‭
    In Christ my Lord I live
    In Christ my Lord I live‭!

    Sleep in heavenly peace
    Sleep now in heavenly peace!

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