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Obituary: Ella Mae (Couture) Netland

Ella Mae (Couture) Netland passed away peacefully Feb. 1, 2024 at Essentia Health in Duluth after a brief illness. She was born June 1, 1949 to David and Catherine (Church) Couture.

Ella grew up in Brookston and was a proud member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Ella retired from the Potlatch mill after more than 30 years there.

Ella loved her daughters, granddaughters and great-grandson. She was very involved in their lives.

Over the years, she had many hobbies that she would do but she most enjoyed watching her granddaughters play sports. She was active in the FDL historical society.

Ella is proceeded in death by her parents, siblings, and many other family members.

She is survived by her daughters, Terri Redding (Shaun Naalsund), Gidget Netland and Kim Seacord; her granddaughters Noel Redding (Derek Rengo), Taylor Netland and Brooke Seacord; and her great-grandson Ryker Rengo; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins, especially her favorite cousin, Sharon Shuck; and her furbabies and grand furbabies.

Ella was always there for her daughters and granddaughters for whatever they were going through in life. She was very proud of her great-grandson Ryker, who brought joy to her.

A special thank you to the staff at Essentia Health and Dr. Z, aka Snoop Dogg, who cared for Ella.

A Celebration of Life will take place noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at Fond du Lac Cultural Center in Cloquet. All are encouraged to come celebrate Ella's life, share a meal 1-2 p.m.), memories and stories. Spring burial will be in Indian Hill Cemetery in Brookston. Arrangements by Atkins-Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, visit http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com

Pine Knot News, Feb. 9, 2024