December 8, 2019

Irene M. Leinonen

Died Jan. 6, 2018


Irene Mae Leinonen, 86, of Standish, formerly of Pontiac, died Jan. 6, 2018.

She was born March 24, 1931, in Hubbard Township, Minn., to the late Harry and Inez (DeFoer) Flanagan.

She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Millert Leinonen; three children, Gary (Cathy) Leinonen, Vickie (Randy) Leinonen-Cook and Regina (William) Cooney; two sisters, Darlene “Mabel” Breining-Clement and Beryl McGuire; and one brother, Archie Flanagan. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Timothy Leinonen.

Mrs. Leinonen was a member of the Standish Rose Club and Twining Baptist Church.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Village Funeral Home — Ortonville, 135 South St., Ortonville, Pastor Tom Hampton will officiate. Final resting place will be Ortonville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To send a condolence to the family, mail to Millert Leinonen c/o V. Leinonen-Cook, 9006 Hunters Creek Drive, Clarkston, MI 48348.


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