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 Helen/Briita Leena <I>Makkonen</I> Lahti

Helen/Briita Leena Makkonen Lahti

Death 10 Aug 1950 (aged 69)
Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 27, Plot 1
Memorial ID 100333997 · View Source
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Funeral services were held Sunday in Urness township for Mrs. Matt Lahti of that community who had resided there for the past 30 years. Mrs. Lahti passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, following an illness of about three months.

Britta Leena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Makkonen, was born June 8, 1881, in Piipola, Finland, and was over 69 years of age at the time of her death. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Finland. She came to Douglas county from Finland May 24, 1903. On May 2, 1916, in Minneapolis, she was married to Matt Lahti, who survives her. They lived in Minneapolis for five years, after their marriage, then moved to Urness township on a farm where they lived since.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Isaac Lehto (Selma) of Brandon and Mrs. John Lee (Katie) of Sebeka, and two brothers, Jacob and Vaino of Brandon. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 13, at 2:00 p.m. from the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran church, with Dr. O. O. Gustafson officiating. Pallbearers were Emil Lehto, Alfred Lehto, Benhard Lehto, William Lehto, George Lehto and Wesley Siira. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
(Park Region Echo, Aug. 17, 1950)

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Helen/Briita Leena Makkonen Lahti (8 Jun 1881–10 Aug 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100333997, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .