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Helen Hautala Colby
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1923
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 2003
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Helen Hautala Colby, 79, of Minneapolis, formerly of Sturgeon Township, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in her residence.

She was born on Nov. 25, 1923, in Virginia to immigrant parents who pioneered in Sturgeon Township, Andrew M. and Anna (Viinamaki) Hautala. She attended Bear River grade school and was a graduate of Alango High School. Helen then continued her education at the Kahler Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn., with the class of 1969, graduating as a registered nurse. She also attended summer school as an exchange student at the University of Oslo, Norway. Following her classes in Norway, she enjoyed visiting her relatives in Finland and traveled to Europe. She never forgot her family history and visited her family home frequently.

She received her B.S. degree in nursing education at the University of Minnesota, working as a registered nurse at the University the Minnesota in pediatrics and intensive care for many years. She worked as a float nurse for those with congenital heart defects and kidney transplants and also worked with research in new surgical and medical procedures. She also worked as a nurse in many other hospitals in the St. Paul and Twin Cities area. She was a longtime Minneapolis resident. She was an active member of the Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and was an avid reader.

She is survived by two sisters, Elma Salmi of Chisholm and Martha (John) Santanello of Boca Raton, Fla.; special nephew, LeRoy (Carol) Hautala; grand nephew, Sgt. Dale Hautala; numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Neilo, Walter, and Arne; five sisters, Venny, Edla, Sylvia, Lillian, and an infant sister, Allina.

Interment will be in Morcom Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Andrew Hautala (1878 - 1962)
  Anna Viinamaki Hautala (1876 - 1954)
  Venny Marie Hautala (1903 - 1985)*
  Edla Hautala (1904 - 1983)*
  Niilo Hautala (1906 - 1923)*
  Walter Elmer Hautala (1908 - 1980)*
  Arne Rudolph Hautala (1910 - 1998)*
  Sylvia Esther Hautala Hautala (1912 - 1999)*
  Eliina Hautala (1914 - 1915)*
  Lillian Aileen Hautala (1917 - 1995)*
  Helen Hautala Colby (1923 - 2003)
*Calculated relationship
Morcom Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: JudyH
Record added: Dec 21, 2011
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Helen <i>Hautala</i> Colby
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