THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Paige F. Raspor
Issue Date: July 5, 2018
Paige Faith Raspor, 16, of Florence, passed away unexpectedly in an automobile accident on Friday, June 22, 2018 with her best friend, Izzy.
Born March 17, 2002, to Nathan and Rhonda (Sayen) Raspor, she lived in Rapid River and attended school there and in Niagara before moving to Florence where she attended Florence High School and just completed the 10th grade.
She worked at the Svecia Club on the Chain of Lakes in Spread Eagle and was a cheerleader for the Florence Bobcats. She loved children, babysitting and animals and had considered a career involving them and recently dreamed of being a teacher or photographer.
Early on she was an artist, had a passion for painting, drawing, writing, singing and playing the piano. She had many good times dressing up and dancing with her friends.
She loved camping, going to the fair, 4 wheeling-mudding, and playing cards, but especially enjoyed time with her family, cousins and friends. She had a good sense of humor, was a comfort to all who needed her, she loved strong and her smile lit up the room.
She is survived by her parents, Nathan and Rhonda Raspor; a brother, Ethan Raspor; paternal grandparents, Mark and Cindy Raspor and maternal grandparents, Eino and Sue Siirila, all of Rapid River and many aunts; uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ed Sayen and great-grandparents, Gerald and Esther Wils and Antone and Beverly Raspor.
Visitation was held at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain on Saturday, June 30 from 10:30 a.m. until time of a Celebration of Life with family and friends at 1 p.m. A memorial was established in her memory. Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain assisted the family with arrangements.