Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

KILPELA-BOULAN LOIS I. age 87, formerly of Madison Heights, passed away December 5, 2012. She was born April 12, 1925 in Telfair Co., Georgia. Beloved wife of the late William Kilpela (1964) and Burton Boulan (1994). Loving mother of Michael (Melanie) and Dale Kilpela. Dearest grand-mother of Lisa (Ron) Sampson, Michelle (Al) Perez, Kristi (Todd) Phillips, Kimberly, Jessica, and Kari Kilpela and great-grandmother of one girl and six boys. Dear sister of Homer Bloodworth, Margie Nell Shepard, Maggie Sue Sheffield, James (Leda) Bloodworth, and Jeanette Ray. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Visitation Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Rd., Madison Heights. The funeral will be Monday at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 814 N. Campbell Rd. Royal Oak with visitation at 10:00 a.m. followed by an 11:00 a.m. service. Burial in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lois's name to "Angels of Albania" 2420 W. Square Lake Rd., Troy, MI 48098. Online condolences:

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kathy schuck12/07/2012

You have been in my life longer than any family member. I will miss you, but I know you are with the Lord and all others who have gone before you, especially Bill. We will meet again. Love, Kathleen

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