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Doris Adeline Seikkula

Doris Adeline Seikkula

Doris Adeline Seikkula, 83, of Lakeville, Minn., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

Doris was born on June 16, 1930, and grew up in Esko, Minn. She was married to Leo Seikkula for 62 years. She enjoyed reading, sewing, travel, Lynx and the University of Minnesota women's basketball.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ellen Pykkonen; and brothers Merton, Kenneth and Roger.

Doris is survived by her husband, Leo; four children, Lynn Guenette, Lisa Lord, Lori Seikkula and Luke Seikkula; her brother Don Pykkonen; eight grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan, and Nadia Guenette, Maria Lord, Olivia Selby, and Samantha, Matthew and Brian Seikkula; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Peterson and staff at the University of Minnesota and all other caregivers.

Visitation will be held at Friday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lakeville, Minn. The Rev. Gregg Helland will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, Doris requested any memorial donations be given to the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, or Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota.

January 30, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.