Ida Eleanore Santi


Ida Eleanore Santi, 96, of Lakewood, Washington formerly of Duluth, MN died Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Lakewood. She was born in Belden, ND, daughter of Hjalmer and Lillian Niemi. Ida married Richard Santi on November 3, 1946 in Floodwood, MN.

She was a civilian clerical worker for the for the military during WWII in Dayton, Ohio. She also worked at Duluth Laundry and St. Mary’s Hospital in the laundry department. She and her husband volunteered at St. Benedictine working with the elderly.

Ida is survived by sons, Gary (Sandra) Santi of DuPont, WA and Michael (Dana) Santi of Puyallup, WA; daughter, Carol (Robert) Talarico of Moose Lake, MN; four grandchildren, David Santi, Jeffrey (Alisa) Santi, Sonya (Jason) Wennberg, and Dominic (Morgan) Talarico; and five great grandchildren, Gavin, Preston, Dylan, Jaysa and Ryker.

The family would like to thank Gladys and staff at Jade Park Care Center in Lakewood, WA for providing excellent care in a very compassionate manner.

Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service, Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet, MN. Due to construction, please use the temporary back entrance, off of 12th Street. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see

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