Tricounty News

Mabel Huro, 103

Mabel Huro of Kingston died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the Cokato Manor. She was 103.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston with Rev. Orval Wirkkala officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. at the church Sunday evening, and one hour prior to the service Monday. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Mabel Thelma Isaacson was born Nov. 19, 1906, in Allouez, Mich., to August and Mary (Peltoniemi) Isaacson. When she was young, her family moved to the Kingston area where she grew up and attended school. Mabel could speak and write fluently in Finnish.

Mabel was united in marriage to George Albert Huro on Oct. 24, 1925, at the Isaacson home. Together they made their home in the Kimball area for the majority of their 74 years of marriage. In 1988 they moved from the family farm into Kingston. George preceded her in death, and after his death Mabel's grandson Todd was her primary caregiver.

She was employed as a cook in the nursing home in Kimball for a few years. She also sold chicks, and wrote a column for a local newspaper. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and was considered a grandmother to everyone. Mabel was an active member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston for many years. She had been one of the first Sunday school teachers. She deeply believed in the grace of God and lived that grace daily.

Mabel was a born caregiver who always had time for a kind word and a good meal. She was hospitable to all, and she always enjoyed a good laugh. She had many hobbies: quilting, rug making, cooking, baking, and Saturday night saunas. She would often entertain her children and grandchildren with wonderful stories and songs that have been passed down through the generations. She had taken into her home many children over the years, and she will be missed deeply by her family and her friends.

Mabel was preceded in death by her husband George, son Gerald, grandsons Dean Dorman and Benji Schaaf, eight siblings, son-in-law Bob Schaaf, and daughters-in-law Violet Huro and Darlene Huro.

She is survived by her children Russell Huro of Annandale, Gina Schaaf of Kingston, Carol (and Bob) Fischer of Dassel, and Doris (and Ken) Dorman of Kimball; 18 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 37 great-great-grandchildren, and foster children Sharon Meyer and Rose Mary Justison.