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 Bertha/Priita <I>Haabala</I> Heikkinen

Bertha/Priita Haabala Heikkinen

Death 21 Feb 1947 (aged 86)
Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 13, Plot 4
Memorial ID 100333940 · View Source
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Daughter of Israel Haabala. Mother of Edward J. (b. 5-7-1897), Linda Amelia (b. 4-1-1899), Lylia Adella (Stella) Kangas (b. 12-25-1901), Esther E and Jafet.
NOTE: Obit gives birth year as 1859 - stone gives 1860
Mrs. Bertha Heikkinen passed away Friday, Feb. 21, at her home in Lake Mary township, after a lingering illness.

Bertha Haabala was born May 19, 1859, in Oululand, Finland. She was 87 years, nine months and two days old at the time of her death. She emigrated to America in 1896, coming to Douglas county, Minnesota, and has lived in the vicinity of Holmes City ever since, except for the four years at Soudan, Minn. On Nov. 30, 1883, she married John Heikkinen in Oulun Loani, Finalnd. Mrs. Heikkinen was a conscientious member of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran church ever since coming here.

She is survived by one son, Edward Heikkinen, of Minneapolis, and three daughters, Linda (Mrs. Seth Gylden) of Sandstrone, Stella (Mrs. Henry Kangas), Brandon, and Esther, (Mrs. Willmar Mike) of Alexandria, one grandson, Leonard N. Setala of Portland, Oregon, whom Mrs. Heikkinen raised since he was three years old. Her husband preceded her in death 13 years ago. Five of her children passed away during a diphtheria epidemic in Finland.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 26, at one o'clock at the Engstrom Funeral Home and at 2:00 o'clock from the Finnish Apostolic Evangelical Lutheran church of Moe township with Rev. E. A. Heino of Sebeka officiating. The pallbearers were Edwin Juntunen, Seth Gylsen, Wilmar Mike, Donald Mike, Leonard Satela and Verner Johnson. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
(Park Region Echo, March 6, 1947)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100333940
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bertha/Priita Haabala Heikkinen (19 May 1860–21 Feb 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100333940, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .