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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Hattie Johnson Taskila

Daily Mining Gazette Monday October 9, 1961 pg 2

Mrs. Michael Taskila, 61, died in St. Joseph Medical Center Sunday evening following a long illness.

She was the former Hattie Johnson and was born in Toivola October 27 1899. Mrs. Taskila spent her life in Toivola.

Mrs. Taskila was married to Michael Taskila April 11, 1916 in Calumet by the late Rev. A. L. Heideman.

Surviving are her husband, six daughters, Mrs. John (Ann) Tienharra, Mrs. Eino (Helmi) Bakki and Mrs. Toivo (Verna) Lammie all of Ironwood. Mrs. William (Lillain) Eakim of Donken. Mrs. Urho (Ruth) Niemi and Mrs. Wayne (Violet) Wiitala of Toivola, five sons, Albert of Centerline, Donald of Negaunee, Roy of Laurium, Loyal of Wakefield, and Reino of Chassell, 33 grandchildren, two brothers, Ralph Johnson of Milwaukee, Wilhart and Jalmer of Toivola, a sister, Mrs. Walter Salmi of Toivola and three stepsisters.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m.in the Apostolic Lutheran Church, Toivola. The Rev. Andrew Mickelsen will officiate and burial will be in the Toivola Cemetery.

The body is in the Memorial Chapel and will lie in state from 12 noon Tuesday until Wednesday when it will be taken to the church at 12 noon.

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