Jill Vista Jutila


Jill Vista Jutila, age 78, of Hudson, WI, passed away May 13, 2020 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson. Jill was born May 17, 1941, in Bloomington, Illinois, to James and Hazel (Marcellus) Armstrong. Jill spent most of her years in Cloquet, MN. She graduated from Cloquet High School in 1959 before taking a job with First National Bank of Cloquet. Jill and her former husband Michael Jutila were blessed with two children, Heather and Corey. Once the kids were in school, Jill went to work with Carlton County Abstract & Title, retiring in 2007. She moved to Somonauk, IL in 2008 to be closer to her grandchildren and then relocated to Hudson in 2014.

Jill loved being active and independent. She could be found attending her kids’ youth sports, band concerts, or volunteering on the slopes for her son’s ski racing team. In her free time Jill could be found reading, doing needle work, making crafts, doing puzzles, and being with friends. During the Christmas season she would spend time in the kitchen baking cookies and candies. She enjoyed the beautiful gardens at CCH in Hudson, WI and she could be found reading or enjoying the ducks and fish in the pond.

Jill will remain in the hearts of her children, Heather (Eric) Markwardt, and Corey (Michelle) Jutila; grandchildren, Clay (Heidi), Cole (Liah Frederick), Maya, and Cade; and great-grandson Liam. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Jack Armstrong. A Celebration of Life for Jill will be held at The O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson at a future date. Memorials can be sent to Christian Community Home in her name.

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