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Alice Lucille Markkanen

Alice Lucille Markkanen

Alice Lucille Markkanen, 90, of Tamarack and Cloquet, Minn., passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, Minn. She was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Duluth, Minn., to Frank and Pauline (Barteski) Postal. Alice worked as a cook for many restaurants in Duluth, on the North Shore, and in Tamarack, Lawler and Hinckley. She enjoyed knitting, watching TV, animals (especially dogs), going to the casino, and playing her harmonica.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin Markkanen; brothers, Frank, Bernie and William Postal; and sisters, Laura Holmes and Irene Leander.

She is survived by generations of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Inter-Faith Care Center, St. Luke's Hospice, and Senior Friends for the wonderful care given to Alice.

Visitation: Friday, Aug. 1, from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, followed by the interment service at Fine Lakes Cemetery.

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August 7, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.