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Terttu "Terry" Annikki Sormunen Kearney

Terttu "Terry" Annikki Sormunen Kearney, 79, of Duluth, Minn., passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in St. Mary's Hospice. She was born June 23, 1929, in Outokumpu, Finland, to Paavo and Lydia Sormunen. Upon sailing to America from Finland she cele...

Terttu "Terry" Annikki Sormunen Kearney, 79, of Duluth, Minn., passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in St. Mary's Hospice. She was born June 23, 1929, in Outokumpu, Finland, to Paavo and Lydia Sormunen. Upon sailing to America from Finland she celebrated her 21st birthday. Terry began her new life in Cloquet, Minn. She married Eugene C. Kearney in 1960 and then moved to the Duluth Air Force Base and began their family. They raised their three children together in Duluth before Eugene's death in 1979 when she finished raising the children on her own. Terry loved bowling and dancing and especially being a mother and grandmother (Mummu).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chief Master Sergeant Eugene C. Kearney; parents; and several brothers and sisters.

Terry is survived by her children, Darla (Scott) Collver, Wendi (Nicholas) Hockert and Dennis (Brenda); grandchildren, Brittany, Chase, Nichole, Gene, Annikki, Nicholas, Spencer, Marco and Aleena; brother, Aulis Sormunen; nephew, Seppo Sormunen; and many more nieces and nephews in Finland.

Private family services were held.

Arrangements with Sunrise Memorial Park, Hermantown, Minn.

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January 22, 2009 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.

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