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Ellen Eleanor (Makila) Mikkola


February 8, 2019

Ellen Eleanor (Makila) Mikkola, 101, of Cromwell, Minn. passed away Jan. 30, 2019 in Villa Vista Care Center.

She was born June 29, 1917 in Hibbing, Minn. to John and Aino (Huhtala) Makila. She grew up in Suomi and graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1935. Ellen worked as a bookkeeper for Farmers Co-op in Cromwell and CAP Oil in Kettle River. She married Emil Mikkola on June 1, 1945.

Ellen was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Armas and Eino Makila; and sister, Taimi Korpi.

She is survived by one sister, Alice Martwig of Deer River, Minn., and several nieces and nephews.

Gathering of family and friends: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 in the Fireside Room of the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. Inurnment will be in the spring in Eagle Lake Cemetery.

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