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Obituary: Linda Louise Luomala

Linda Louise Luomala died Monday, April 3, 2023, but not before writing her own obituary:

I was born Feb. 1, 1946, to two wonderful parents, Gerhardt and Dagmar Dallmann. I had five great sisters, Caroline (Donald) Bong, Bernice (Robert) Haagensen, Bette Wiita, Sandra (Billy) Jones and Wendy (Buddy) Dressen. I still have two great brothers left, Richard (Janice) Dallmann and Roy (Donna) Dallmann, and and one super-great little sister, Rhonda (Keith) Dennis.

I married Bruce Lind in 1964. We had three of the most wonderful children in the world - Kurt, Anna and Toralf Lind - just ask them. They had the best mother in the world.

I married Adolf Luomala in 1985 and moved to Cloquet. He brought along three great girls: Luo Ann (David) Abel, Cynthia (Mike) Amsden and Jennifer (Bill) Luomala. He also brought along a few extra kids: Kiki, Kristi, Kaycee, Kelly and Lonnie. And then we have grandkids: Nicolette and Toriann Lind; Kai, Kaleb and Klayton Lind; Chelsey Collins; Travis, Trevor, Trent and Trace Abel; Kyle, Michael and Aili Amsden; and Libby Elliott.

I graduated from AlBrook High School in 1964. I was the first football queen of AlBrook High. I played basketball, and I was good. I was also a fast runner. I bowled, played horseshoes, and we fished our hearts out. Walleye, crappie and brook trout. My first job was as a carhop at the Frostop in Saginaw. I then worked in electronics, bartending, grain elevators and construction. I then went to Potlatch and finished up my life's work. Oh, I did a little drinking along the way. Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m April 11 at The Jack in Cloquet.