Brenda Bardo, 69, a resident of Ahmeek passed away on Tuesday June 30, 2020 at her home.
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She was born on July 16, 1950 in Laurium to Waino and Mae (Lantto) Hiltunen. She attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1968. After graduating from high school, Brenda moved and worked in Detroit until 1978.
On August 19, 1978, she was united in marriage to Thomas Bardo in Hancock.
Brenda worked as a secretary for Horner Flooring for 35 years, retiring in 2013. She was very active in her church, and served on the church council for 12 years. She also loved going on motorcycle rides with her husband, Tom.
She was a lifetime member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Mohawk
She is preceded in death by her parents, Waino and Mae Hiltunen, her husband, Thomas Bardo, her brothers, Fred “Farmer” or “Sonny” Hiltunen, John “Jocko” Hiltunen, and Jerome “Jerry” Hiltunen, her sister, Jean Poshak, brother-in-law Russ Richards, and several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by:
Her sisters: Karen Laukka of Ahmeek
Marie Richards of Sterling Heights, Michigan
Her brother: Robert “Tubba” Hiltunen of Ahmeek
Her step-son: Dan (Dawn) Bardo of Copper City
2 grandsons: Zac Bardo of Copper City and Travis Bardo of Calumet
3 great grandaughters
Lifelong best friend Joanne Mrosz of Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Along with several special nieces and nephews
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday July 3, 2020 at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home with Pastor Peter Vorhes to officiate. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Friday July 3 from 11:00 am until the time of the service.
Burial will take place in the Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.