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Edna Esther Elizabeth Kotila

Edna Esther Elizabeth Kotila

Edna Esther Elizabeth Kotila, 90, of rural Bovey, Minn., passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Grand Village Nursing Home in Grand Rapids, Minn.

Edna was born on Nov. 25, 1923, in Esko, Minn., the daughter of Jenny Matilda (Markus) and Nels Constance Sunnarborg. Edna grew up and went to school in Esko. She was married to Waino Arthur Kotila on May 18, 1957, in Esko. She attended the Apostolic Lutheran Church in both Esko and Trout Lake, Minn. Edna was homemaker and a home health aide most of her life. She enjoyed rug looming (anyone who knew her received one), baking, and making special hangers to give to everyone.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Jenny and Nels Sunnarborg; her husband, Waino Kotila, in 2004; her sisters, Irene Forstie, Amelia Koivu, Mary Hakala and Jenny Kinnunen; and her brothers, Charles, John, Edward, George, Emil, Oscar, Henry and Verner.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Darlene Sunnarborg, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation: Monday, June 23, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service in the Peterson Funeral Chapel in Coleraine, Minn.

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June 19, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.