Edwin Oscar Wiita


Edwin Oscar Wiita, 88, passed away while at home at Keystone Bluffs, Duluth, MN, on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Edwin was born May 24, 1934, in Menanga, MN to Richard and Stella (Burkman) Wiita. He married Anita Schinigoi on September 1, 1954 in Duluth, MN at St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Albert, Arnold, Alvin, Archie, anEd lmer; sister Darlene; and a great-grandson, Connor.

Surviving are his wife, Anita; daughter Debra (Steve); son Robert (MaryJo); brothers Donny (Paula), Roy (Mary); sisters Dorothy, Tudy, Donna (Ron), and Diane. In addition, Edwin is survived by several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Edwin enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being at the cabin. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; each of them brought him great joy and would bring out the jokester in him. He will be lovingly remembered as a happy-go-lucky man whose personality was larger than life. With that perpetual twinkle in his eye and a lifetime of stories, Edwin entertained all who visited him, and he will be greatly missed by many.

Services will be held at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave., Duluth, MN, on Monday, November 28. Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m., with a ceremony to follow at 10:00 a.m. and a luncheon served at 11:00 a.m.

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