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Obituary: Carolyn Marjorie (Huisinger) Lehikoinen

Carolyn Marjorie (Huisinger) Lehikoinen, 89, passed away in her home Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. She was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Ivanhoe, Minnesota to Richard "Dick" and Kate (Woltjer) Huisinger.

She grew up in the Porter and Canby area and graduated from Canby High School in 1954.

Carolyn married Robert Lehikoinen on June 19, 1954, and they built a home on Twin Lakes Drive in Cloquet. She worked at the Northwest Paper Company in Cloquet. Carolyn was junior director for the Modern Woodmen Club 5020 for 60 years. She also provided home care for Kimberly Quality Care in Duluth. Carolyn was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, writing poetry, drawing, and coloring pictures.

Carolyn is survived by her four children, Jerome (Euteva) of Baxter, James of Superior, Robert of Cloquet, and Sandra Lind of Cloquet; her grandchildren, Leah Lehikoinen, Holly Lehikoinen, Lynsy Lehikoinen, Shannon Menth, Jenna Brandfas, Amber Swenson, Tyler Lehikoinen, Cassy Lind, and Larissa Lind; and great-grandchildren, Dylan, Lexis, Josh, Lillian, Cade, Anorah, Josephine, and Jane.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; brothers, Dick, George (Rena), Ralph (Beulah), Peter (Irene), Martin (Miriam), and William Huisinger; her sisters, Ella Huisinger, Kate (Armas) Koskela, Ralphina (Hans) Dysvick, Jennie (Arnold) Luoma, and Elizabeth (Ivan) Hanson.

Visitation: 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service Saturday, Jan. 22, at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Spring inurnment will be held in Perch Lake Cemetery.