Obituary: Ailie Evelyn Calverley


April 22, 2022

Ailie Evelyn Calverley, 89, of Carlton passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born on June 24, 1932, in Automba Township to Oscar and Matilda Rautio. She grew up in Kalevala Township and graduated from high school in 1950. On May 4, 1974 she married John Calverley in Nashua, Iowa.

Ailie worked at Potlatch for 16 years. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Mahtowa. She enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling. She spent three months in Finland learning her heritage and two months in Europe traveling. Ailie and John wintered in Florida and Texas for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; stepsons Bob and Bruce Calverley; brothers Ernest, Mike, Leslie and Melvin; and sisters Alice and Sylvia.

Ailie will be missed by her stepchildren Don (Diane) Calverley, Judy Olson, Carol (Barry) Goodnature, Dale (Sue) Calverley, and Brenda (Bruce) Stevens; daughter-in-law Darla Calverley; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, April 22 at Salem Lutheran Church, 2702 First St., Mahtowa. A luncheon will follow in the church social hall. Burial will be in Mount Salem Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute see


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