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Obituaries: Anna Kauma


February 5, 2021

Anna Elizabeth Kauma, 86, of Esko passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in the comfort of her home. Anna was born on February 26, 1934 in Palermo, New York to Albert and Senja Hill. She was a member of the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church. Anna volunteered at the Esko Historical Society and enjoyed her visits with the Esko TOPS gals on Tuesdays.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Elden, and great-granddaughters Alyssa and Anikka. She is survived by her children, Mel (Lisa), Kenny (Marianne), Gerry, Doris (Rick) Tuura, Mary (Dan) Hepokoski, Barb (Morrie) Luke, and Dave (Tina); grandchildren, Melissa (Nate) Patsch, Olivia (Marcus) Cox, Joanna (José) Santana, Lindsay (Matt) Townsend, April Peterson, Kyle Kauma, Mikaela Kauma, Lydia (Jeff) Raivala, Jessica (Michael) Jokinen, Joe Tuura, Jacob Tuura, Andrea Tuura, Eric Tuura, Leila Tuura, Laura (Jerod) Pekuri, Megan Hepokoski, Anna Hepokoski, Danielle (Austin) Armbruster, Corey Kauma, and Brandon Kauma; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church in Duluth. A spring burial will be held at the Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery in Esko. To leave an online condolence, visit the guest book at


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