ROCK – Micha Sirtola, 52, of Rock, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 2013, at home following a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer.
Micha was born Jan. 12, 1961, in Kunsan, South Korea, the daughter of Kim Kee Suk and Yu Ok Son. She was raised in South Korea where she received her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Idi University in Idi, Korea. Micha owned and operated a dress shop in South Korea and she also worked at the Kunsan Air Force Base.
Micha was united in marriage in September of 1987 to William Sirtola in Seoul, South Korea. They moved to Rock in 1988 where they raised their three children. Raising her children and spending time with her family was very important to her. She treasured being a stay at home mom and watching her three children grow and flourish.
Micha was a member of the Rock Bible Chapel in Rock and the Grace Korean Baptist Church where she served as treasurer. Her hobbies included cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
In addition to her husband Bill, survivors include: daughter, Jennifer of East Lansing, Mich.; sons, Matthew and Daniel, both of Rock; six brothers and one sister, all of South Korea; numerous nieces and nephews.
Micha’s parents preceded her in death.
Micha’s family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Rock Bible Chapel in Rock.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Micha Sirtola will follow at 2 p.m. at the Rock Bible Chapel with Pastor Mike Lepisto officiating. Luncheon will follow in the Rock Bible Chapel Fellowship Hall.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Sirtola family.
Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the Sirtola family or to leave a memory tribute about Micha.