LYDIA ANN WHEALELydia Ann Wheale, 55, of Cloquet, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth.
Lydia Ann Wheale, 55, of Cloquet, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth.
She was born in Aitkin, the daughter of Edward and June Piispanen. Lydia was a 1975 graduate of Aitkin High School.
She married David Wheale on June 18, 1977.
Lydia was employed at Pinewood and worked with the physically and mentally disabled most of her working life. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Lydia loved spending time with her granddaughters and doing crafts. She enjoyed camping, spending time in the outdoors, and the motorcycle trips with Dave.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Piispanen; and mother-and father-in-law, William and Barbara Wheale.
Lydia is survived by her husband, David, of Cloquet; sons, Kristofer and Matthew (Nicole), both of Cloquet; granddaughters, Clara and Ada; brother, Daryle (Sharon) Piispanen of McGregor and sisters, Carol (Dennis) Statsman of Grand Rapids and Donna (James) Blomberg of Silver Bay.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012 with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Visitation will continue, Monday, July 16, 2012 from 10 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Cloquet. Private family inurnment will be at New Calvary Cemetery, Cloquet. In lieu of flowers, consider a plant or a memorial to Cloquet Special Olympics. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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