Doris A. Eiken
Doris Audrey (Halverson) Eiken, 94, of Duluth passed away peacefully in the early morning of March 27, 2019 with family by her side.
Doris was born in Houston, MN and grew up on a farm. She married Talfourd J. Eiken on December 22, 1941. They moved to Duluth in 1951 and owned and operated the Eiken Mink Farm for many years. It would eventually become the Eiken Game Farm, raising rare and exotic birds. Their business continued when they moved to Haines City, Florida in 1977 until 1990 when they returned to Duluth to be with family.
Doris is preceded in death by her beloved husband Talfourd (TJ) Eiken in 1995; 4 brothers, 3 sisters, son-in-law Roger Saarela, and granddaughter Larissa Nelson.
Doris is survived by daughters; Sandra Eiken, Mary Lou Nelson, Susan Cherbousky, Nora Saarela, Niska Swor, Rhonda (Anthony) Potter and son, Thomas Eiken; 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.
Mother was caring, happy, a little mischievous and always joking. Her favorite saying was "sit down and have a cup of coffee!" We will never forget her wit, her smile and the way she made us laugh. She was loved and we will miss her dearly. There will be a private memorial service to celebrate her life.