Obituary: Nancy Ruth (Abrahamson) Koivisto


September 10, 2021

Nancy Ruth (Abrahamson) Koivisto, 87, of Esko passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton. She was born April 3, 1934, in Duluth to Oliver and Alice (Johnson) Abrahamson. She graduated from Denfeld High School in 1952. After meeting at UMD, Nancy and Melvin Koivisto were married on June 15, 1956 in Duluth. She was a member of Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko. Nancy enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Conrad, Sherman and Wesley Abrahamson; and sisters Lucille Teppen and Janet Burns.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Melvin Koivisto, of Esko; daughters, Susan (Michael) Timmerman of Bloomington, Sally (Kurt) Johnson of Cloquet, and Jane (Bill) Blegen of Excelsior; sister Karlyn (Gale) Gordon of Brainerd; eight grandchildren, David, Sara, Anna, John, Jennifer, Broc, Mariah and Joe; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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The family would like to thank all those who cared for Nancy at Inter-Faith Care Center.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Apostolic Lutheran Church, Esko. Interment in Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery. Services entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute see

Pine Knot News, Sept. 10, 2021


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