Obituary of Elvina Clara Soukkala
Elvina Clara Soukkala, 93, of Sawyer passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022 in Villa Vista in Cromwell. She was born in Wright on January 5, 1929 to Joseph and Tillie Solomon. On February 23, 1952, Elvina married Wilbert Soukkala in Carlton.
Elvina worked as a waitress in several area restaurants and farmed with her husband in Sawyer Township, retiring in 1975. She was a member of the Sawyer Cemetery Association and the Cromwell United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed quilting and being a Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma. Her family was her life and we in turn revolved around her.
Elvina was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert; son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Judy; daughter, Lu Olean; infant Grandson Kesty; brother, Joe Solomon; and sisters, Tillie Maruska, Elsie Korpela, Katherine Soukkala and Judy Poukka.
She will be deeply missed by her sons, Duane (Dawn) of Cromwell, Allan (Barb) of Sawyer; daughter, Renee (Ed) Kesty of Cloquet; son-in-law, Steve Olean of Carlton; 11 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; Godchild, Wade Potter of Florida; sisters, Dollie Niemi of Cromwell, Francis Williams of Florida, and Bonnie Potter of Texas; brothers, Ken Solomon and Glenn (Fran) Solomon both of Cromwell; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would like to thank Senior Friends from Larson Commons in Cloquet, the staff at Villa Vista in Cromwell and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care they gave to our mom and grandma.
Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service, Monday, March 21, 2022 also in the funeral home. Luncheon will follow in the Fireside Room. Burial will be in Sawyer Cemetery at a later date. A video of the service will be available on the funeral home website following the service. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com