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Lila Marie Ranta Angell

Lila Marie Ranta Angell

Lila Marie Ranta Angell, 89, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014. Lila was born on Feb. 9, 1925, to the late John and Mary Ranta. She married Gordon (Tuddy) Angell Sr. on Feb. 7, 1942. Lila worked at several jobs in her lifetime. She was proud of her pin from RJ Reynolds. Her most important job in her life was that of a house wife, mother and grandmother. Anybody was welcomed into her home and never left hungry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tuddy; infant son Peter and son Donald; daughter, Peggy; two infant grandsons; grandson Levi Angell; and her brothers.

Lila is survived by her children, Gordon (Tuddy) Jr., Dennis (Cindy), Mary (Mike) Gibson, John (Karen) and Cindy (Blair) Nygren; three angel daughters, Linda (Jim) Angell, Jean Ryan and Shirley (Albert) Soukkala; special friend, Lorraine Henschel; best friend and loving sister, Gloria (Chuck) Pfisthner; over 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and two special sisters-in-law, Doris Reed and Joyce Angell.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Luke's Hospice and Diamond Willow for their loving care, and to Pastor David Horman for giving his loving support and bedside service.

Lila had her farewell party and, in accordance with her wishes, there will be no services. Private family services will be held at Fort Snelling where she will be laid to rest by her husband of 56 years together.

Arrangements provided by the Cremation Society of Minnesota, Duluth.

July 31, 2014 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.