Obituaries: Alice Arlene Harju


December 18, 2020

Alice Arlene Harju, 80, of Esko passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. She was born Dec. 29, 1939, in Kettle River to Evert and Delphie Luomanen.

She graduated from Barnum High School in 1957. After high school she worked at Northwest Paper until 1959, when she went to work at Diamond Match.

She married Linze Broady on Sept. 19, 1959. He died on March 7, 1978. From 1971 until 1984 Alice worked at Conwed. On July 10, 1982, Alice married Roger Harju.

Alice was a member of Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko.

Alice was preceded in death by a sister, Aileen Hillstrom; and three brothers, Franklin, Floyd and Jimmie Luomanen.

She is survived and will be sadly missed by her husband of 38 years, Roger; sons, Randy (Peggy Schmidt) Broady of Cloquet and Daniel (Patricia) Broady of St. Cloud; stepchildren, Lance (Candy) Harju of Moose Lake, Lee (Kris) Harju of Barnum, Lyle (Lavita) Harju of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, Michael Harju of Two Harbors, and Michelle (John) Graham of Cambridge; three grandchildren, Michael, Lynzie and Daniel; two great-grandchildren, Aurora and Arlo; and four step-grandchildren.

Saturday, October 9 is the last day of operation for the season at the Carlton Co. Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

A family-only funeral service was held at Dec. 13 at Atkins Northland Funeral Home. A video recording of the funeral is available on the funeral home website. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see

Pine Knot News. Dec. 18, 2020


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