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Elsie Aho

April 19, 1923 — February 10, 2015

ELSIE EVELYN AHO "Mummu" April 19, 1923 - February 10, 2015 Elsie Evelyn Aho, also known as "Mummu" age 91, a lifelong resident of the Wolf Lake, MN area entered into eternal glory on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 while at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids with her loved ones at her side. Elsie was born on April 19, 1923 to Matt and Eva (Wickman) Kumma at her family's home in Spruce Grove Township. She attended country school near her home where she grew into womanhood. She was united in marriage to Hugo Elias Aho on June 14, 1939. This union was blessed with thirteen children. Elsie devoted herself to making a Godly and loving home for her husband and children. She was a wonderful cook and baker who will be long remembered for her delicious cooking and baking; especially, her homemade breads and caramel rolls. Elsie loved the out doors where she always enjoyed watching and listening to the birds sing. She greatly enjoyed working in her gardens raising beautiful flowers for all to see and enjoy. She also enjoyed raising raspberries and strawberries with her husband to make jam and jelly for her family. Elsie also looked forward to the times she and Hugo would take their grandchildren wild berry picking. To help supplement the family farm income, Elsie along with her husband and children cared for over 300 laying hens. Elsie was a life long member of the Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church of Wolf Lake and she loved to sing hymns to God's Glory and for many years served as one of the song leaders at her church and also led singing at services at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home. She was a woman who deeply loved the Lord. She taught her children the importance of treasuring things of Heaven and not the temporary things of this earth. Her legacy of faith has been strongly instilled in the lives and hearts of her children and grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by her six daughters: Eva (Larry) Salo of Greer, South Carolina, Elvi (Walter) Ketola of Ashboro, North Carolina, Alice (Marc) Ruotsala of Ironwood, MI, Gladys (Jesse) Fraki of Otter Tail, MN, Martha of Detroit Lakes, MN and Esther (Paul) Impola of Sebeka, MN; her six surviving sons: Elias (Hazel) Aho of Menahga, MN, Raymond (Janet) Aho, Reino (Peggy) Aho, Joshua (Deborah) Aho, Harry (Lori) Aho and Harvey (Patricia) Aho all of Wolf Lake, MN; her daughter-in-law, Nola Aho also of Wolf Lake; 107 grandchildren, 338 great grandchildren and 21 great great grandchildren; as well as five sisters-in-law, Linda Aho, Marjorie Kumma, Ida Kumma, Judith Kumma and Dorothy Kumma. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo, her son, Reuben; six grandchildren and ll great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; as well as her six brothers: Victor Alfred, Eino, Harry, Elmer, John Raymond and Matt Robert; her two sisters: Alice who died in infancy and Helen Koskiniemi/Saukkola, her parents Matt and Eva, and her stepmother, Olga (Palo) Kumma. Funeral services will be held 12 Noon on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church of Wolf Lake, MN with the Rev. Dennis Hannu officiating. Deborah Aho will be the organist. Her six sons will serve as her casketbearers. Interment will be made in the Balmi Cemetery near Wolf Lake. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8:30 PM on Sunday, February 15 with a prayer service at 7:30 PM at the church and again on Monday beginning one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will be hosted by the family and church women following the service. To leave on line condolences please visit www.cardinipearson.com.
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