Tina Marie Kelloniemi, age 41, of Cornell, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from a hard fought battle from cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Tina was born July 17, 1977 in Escanaba, the daughter of Tom and Cathy (Roberts) DeMars.
Tina attended Escanaba Public School and graduated in 1995. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development from Northern Michigan University.
A couple of Tina’s favorite jobs were working at Fran’s Gas Station and the Walmart Pharmacy in Escanaba. Her passion for children led her to her final career change as a teacher at Headstart.
She met her husband on a scavenger hunt at the Rusty Rail and were married September 15, 2001. They built their dream home in Cornell. In 2008, they welcomed their first son David Thomas and Kevin Michael was born in 2010.
Tina was a faithful Catholic that belonged to Holy Family Catholic Church where she taught CCD multiple years. She was also a boy scout leader and volunteered at Gladstone Elementary School in her boys’ classrooms and with the PTO.
Tina loved to socialize. Her many family gatherings, bonfires and camping trips will be remembered by many. She also loved to quilt, garden, ski and hunt. She enjoyed nature and liked to hike, look for frogs and watch sunrises and sunsets with her family. Her favorite season was winter where she could cuddle up and watch a good Hallmark movie with her boys.
Tina will be remembered for always putting others’ needs before her own. Countless amounts of baked goods and food dishes were always given to friends and family members. Most recently, she loved helping at Trotter’s Floral where she could bring smiles to so many different people.
In addition to her loving Husband, Don, Tina is survived by:
2 Sons: David and Kevin Kelloniemi
Mother: Cathy DeMars of Escanaba
1 Brother: Bob (Laura) DeMars of Escanaba
1 Sister: Mickey (Henry) Trottier of Escanaba
8 Nieces & Nephews:
And many Cousins.
Tina was preceded in death by her Father.
Family will receive friends Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Vigil Prayers will conclude visiting hours at 6:00 PM. Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 11:00 AM Friday, July 19, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock with Rev. Fr. Francis Dobrzenski officiating. A luncheon will follow in Father Matt’s hall in the church basement. Tina will be laid to rest in Holy Cross cemetery in Escanaba. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Kelloniemi Family.