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Lillie Marie Wesala -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Lillie Marie Wesala was today at Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, with the Rev. Dennis Ahl officiating. Burial was in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Mrs. Wesala, 88, of 825 Essex Parkway N.W., No. 123, a homemaker, died Thursday (May 16, 2002) at Seasons Hospice. She had been ill three years.

Lillie Marie Oja was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Moose Lake, Minn. On Nov. 15, 1936, she married John S. Wesala in Minneapolis. Her husband, a machinist and tool and die maker, died Aug. 14, 1975. She lived in Minneapolis most of her life and was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church there. She moved to Realife in Rochester nine years ago. She enjoyed gardening and ceramics and was a Twins fan.

Survivors include three sons, Ed (Madeline) of Portland, Ore., Wayne (Pamela) of Scottsdale, Ariz., and John of Rochester; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Olga Erickson of Milaca, Minn.; and Ailie Scott of Federal Way, Wash. A daughter preceded her in death.

Ranfranz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Memorials are suggested to Seasons Hospice.

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