Vaala, Howard Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Passed away on March 23rd, 2013. Howard joins his parents, Elvin and Alpha Vaala Lovander and his sister Mary. Survived by loving wife, Francesca; daughters, Monica (Tony) Sanders and Amanda Ressler; grandchildren, Garrett, Chandler, Harrison, Magna, Ezme and Andrew; sister Ellen Boe; brother Leslie Vaala; niece, nephews and many wonderful friends. Howard was a man who knew something about everything and was always there to lend a hand. He loved to fish, golf, was our computer guru and was active in the Loyal Order of the Moose. He will be deeply missed by all. Memorial service 11 AM Friday 3/29 at Zion Lutheran Church, 8500 Hillside Trail, Cottage Grove. A gathering of family and friends 5-8 PM Thursday 3/28 at Wulff Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury and one hour prior to service at church. Wulff 651-738-9615 WulffWoodburyFuneralHome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.