Lucille Ellen WALKAMA

Lucille Ellen WALKAMA

Female 1938 - 2017  (78 years)

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  • Name Lucille Ellen WALKAMA 
    Born 9 Jun 1938  Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Mar 2017  Ely, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 16 Mar 2017  Virginia, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mesabi Daily News 
    • LUCILLE E. CARLSON

      Lucille E. Carlson, 78, of Ely, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.

      Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Ely with a gathering of family and friends being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
    Funeral Memorial Card 18 Mar 2017  Ely, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    First Presbyterian Church of Ely 
    • Born: June 9, 1938 - Duluth, MN
      Died: March 15, 2017 - Ely, MN
      Funeral Services: First Presbyterian Church of Ely - Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2 p.m.
      Officiant: Pastor Katie Slack
      Musician: Michael Rouse
      Survived by - Her children: Robert Carlson of RIverton, WY, Martin (Jayme) Carlson of Helena, MT and Julie (Bob) Petrusha of Aurora, MN; four grandchildren, Zachary (Caitlyn Burak) Hillman of Ironwood, MI, Allison (Larry) Hillman-Meskill of Babbit, MN, Eric Carlson of Portland OR and Garrett Carlson of Helena, MT; and six great-grandsons; sisters Elsie (Melvin) Tapio of Aurora, MN, Christine Trenholm of Virginia, MN, and Donna (Emil) Jalonen of White Bear Lake, MN; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.


      Lucille (Lucy) Ellen Carlson, age 78, of Ely, MN passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Boundary Waters Care Center. She was born on June 9, 1943 in Duluth, MN to Waino and Vieno (Simola) Walkama. She spent her youth on the family homestead in Makinen and graduated from the Cotton High School in 1956 as valedictorian.

      Not long after graduation she married Bob Carlson and moved to New York and started her family. Four years later they moved back to the Iron Range, a few years later settiling in Tower-Soudan. After raising her children, now single, she went on to continue her education in business and the majority of her working career was spent as a professional seamstress, owning her own business in Virginia and Ely. If she could not sew it, you probably didn't need it! Her specialty custom sewing included draperies and wedding gowns. She worked as a cook in a number of different resteraunts and hand addressed cards for Irresistible Ink in Ely.

      After moving to Ely in 1994, Lucy joined the Ely Presbyterian Church in 1995 where she served as elder and clerk of the session. She trained as a lay paster, and served on may "tech" weekends working with teenagers. Her passions included travel, photography, knitting, gardening, music, cooking, golf and crossword puzzles. One of her biggest joys was kintting "baby socks" and delivering them to hospitals for newborn babies. She lived a faith driven life and in the process touched the hearts of many people.

      She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Robert Carlson of Riverton, WY, Martin (Jayme) Carlson of Helena, MT and Julie (Bob) Petrusha of Aurora, MN; four grandchildren, Zachary (Caitlyn Burak) Hillman of Ironwood, MI, Allison (Larry) Hillman-Meskill of Babbit, MN, Eric Carlson of Portland OR and Garrett Carlson of Helena, MT; and six great-grandsons; sisters Elsie (Melvin) Tapio of Aurora, MN, Christine Trenholm of Virginia, MN, and Donna (Emil) Jalonen of White Bear Lake, MN; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Lucy was preceded in death by her parents and great-grandson Aiden Meskill.


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    Person ID I295  Brenda's Branches
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2018 

    Father Waino Henrick WALKAMA,   b. 31 Mar 1913, Makinen, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1996, Virginia, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Vieno Matilda SIMOLA,   b. 26 Aug 1916, Brimson, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 2001, Eveleth, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1937  Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Charles CARLSON 
    Children 
     1. Robert Charles CARLSON, Jr.
    +2. Martin Eric CARLSON
    +3. Julie Kay CARLSON
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart