Mary Hokkanen, 97

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Mary Hokkanen, formerly of Kimball and of Annandale died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at St. Benedict's Senior Community in St. Cloud. She was 97.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Kimball United Methodist Church with Pastor Luke C. Nelson officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball and one hour prior to services at the church. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Monday. Burial at Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery in Kingston will follow the funeral services.

Mary Elizabeth Hokkanen was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Kingston to Karl Johan and Hanna Effina (Matsen) Saukkola. She was a 1932 graduate of Kimball High School and married Alfred Leonard Hokkanen Feb. 22, 1935 in Minneapolis. He preceded her in death Sept. 26, 1957. She was an insurance clerk for North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, and later for the Heart of the Lakes Clinic in Annandale. She was a member of Kimball United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and making craft items.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Alfred; son-in-law Larry Robinson; grandchildren Gary Robinson, Jesse and Jordan Hokkanen; sisters and brothers Helen, Mabel, John, Eva, Evelyn, Karl, Arthur, George, and Robert.

She is survived by her children James (and Bernice) of Blanco, Texas, Joan (and Howard) Fuchs of St. Cloud, Janet (and David) Linn of Albertville, Jerry (and Vicki) of San Antonio, Texas, and Jack (and Marsha) of Las Cruses, N.M.; sister Verna Dahnke of South Haven; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be granddaughters Dawn Marie Wiener, Jodie Meckle, Amy Peterson, Arielle Robinson, Jessica Hokkanen and Jamie Champagne. The music for the service will be provided by Joan Fuchs, Janet Linn, and Barb Root. Memorials are preferred to the Kimball United Methodist Church.