The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

March 28, 2013

Elvi Haapanen

Star Beacon

MADISON — Elvi Haapanen, age 95, of Madison, formerly of Conneaut, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Cardinal Woods Nursing Home.

Mrs. Haapanen was born on June 19, 1917, in Worcester, Mass.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Conneaut and had been a member of the Finnish American Club in Florida and the American Bell Association.

Survivors include her daughters, Lorna (James) Palagyi and Ellen (Robert) Geisler, both of Madison; son, Erland (Fran) Haapanen of Chicago; seven grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Onni Haapanen; son, Donald Haapanen; brother, Sulo Peura; and great-granddaughter, Kathryn Hutchison.

Funeral Services are private.

The family thanks Hospice of the Western Reserve and the staff of Cardinal Woods for the loving care given to their mother.

Arrangements by POTTI FUNERAL HOME in Madison. Obituary and condolences at