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Nancy Korpi, 79, former resident of Oskar Bay, died Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Canal View – Houghton County where she was a resident patient. Nancy (Somero) Korpi, was born in Highland Park, MI on January 7, 1943. Nancy grew up in Utica, MI with her parents, Wilbert and Mildred Somero, and 3 siblings, Maria Somero, Patricia (Somero) Kaczor, and Matthew Somero. Nancy married Larry Korpi on February 29, 1964. They lived most of their lives in Copper Country, but also resided in MA and TN. They were married for 58 years and had 8 children. During this time, Nancy enjoyed her life as a homemaker raising her children, cooking and baking for her family, and attending church. She had a strong faith in God and lived her life filled with grace, humor and sisu. Nancy’s employment positions included working as a caregiver for children and the elderly, as well as working as a secretary in Ithica, NY, where she met her husband, Larry. Nancy is survived by her husband, Larry, her sister, Patricia (Alan) Kaczor, and her 8 children. Lisa (Thomas) Storm, Kristen (Michael) Jankowski, Mark (Sally) Korpi, Jennifer (Micheal) Valitalo, Carolyn (James) Williams, Loren Korpi, Keith (Medina) Korpi and Priscilla (Daniel) De Lisle. She was adored by her 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and several other nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Wilbert and Mildred, her sister, Maria, her brother, Matthew (Mickey) and her great-granddaughter, Dahlia Rose. A private memorial service will be held at a later date, for Nancy’s immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 400 Ingot Street, Hancock, MI, 49930. To view Nancy’s obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit The Memorial Chapel – Hancock Chapel Funeral and Cremation Service helped the family make the necessary arrangements.


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