Lena Faye WilsonLena Faye Wilson, 93, formerly of Ely and Babbitt, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in Interfaith Health Care Center in Carlton, Minn.
Lena Faye Wilson, 93, formerly of Ely and Babbitt, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in Interfaith Health Care Center in Carlton, Minn.
She was born in Little Rock, Ark. on Jan. 2, 1920 to Martin and Flora Stephens.
As a young child the family moved to Aitkin, Minn., where her parents farmed. She graduated from Aitkin High School in 1938. She was proud of her swimming ability and her lifesaving status.
She married Bert Wilson on Aug. 3, 1941 and they had three children.
She worked at the Aitkin Cafe, Land O’ Lakes Turkey Plant in Aitkin and later at the Voyageur Cafe in Ely. In her spare time she helped milk cows, cut hay, saw lumber and she canned, cooked and cared for her husband and children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bert Wilson; her brothers, Eric Waugh Stephens, Lovell Ross Stephens, Wayne Hibberd Stephens and Sanford Oren Stephens; her son-in-law George Jauss.
She is survived by her son Curt (Judy) Wilson of Bovey; daughters, Jeanne Jauss of Cloquet and Wendy (Ken) Schlueter of Babbitt; grandchildren, Forrest, Shannon, Sandi, Jill, Amber and Crystal; and several great grandchildren.
SERVICE: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with visitation an hour earlier. Memorials may be sent to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Babbitt. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
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