|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 2005|
Violet E Erkkila, 85, Poplar, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, in the Villa-Marina Health Facility. She was born on Feb 22, 1920, to Axel and Sandra (Maki) Nelson in Maple, and was a longtime Maple and Town of Lakeside resident. She married Walter Erkkila on Oct 28, 1941, in Wyandote, MI and celebrated 63 years of marriage.
Violet and her husband owned and operated the family dairy farm in the Town of Lakeside for many years. She was also an avid gardener, cook, baker and crafter. She was a longtime member of the Lakeside Homemakers Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Anna Nelson.
In addition to her husband, Walter, Violet is survived by one son, David (Dione) of Ashland; one daughter, Ruth Erkkila of St Paul, MN; two grandchildren, Dale (Nancy) Erkkila of Omaha, NE and Dana Martin, Ft Worth, TX; three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Grace and Kaitlyn; one brother-in-law, Rudolph (Clarice) Erkkila of Superior; a foster son, Donald Sullivan of Bayfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
(Ashland Daily Press)
Axel A Nelson (1879 - 1953)
Alexandra F Maki Nelson (1886 - 1945)
Walter A Erkkila (1917 - 2009)*
Created by: Oscar Sandstrom
Record added: Dec 02, 2009
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