Laila L. Alajoki of Des Plaines for 60 years Services for Laila L. Alajoki, 84, will be held at 5 p.m. today, at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Ave., Des Plaines. Born March 15, 1920, in Deer River, Minn., she passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Lutheran General Hospital. Interment will be in Olivet Cemetery in Deer River. Laila worked in the family business, Alajoki Heating and Air Conditioning. She was the wife of Benjamen R. Alajoki for 63 years; mother of Raymond (Beverly) and Jean (Charles) Sanno; grandmother of Kristine Alajoki, Jennifer (Garrett) Okuda, Karen and Donna Sanno and Daniel (Nicki) Brask; and sister of August (Toni) and Rolph Erickson, and the late Carlos (Margaret) and Edmund (Teimi) Erickson, Nora (Joe) Danielson and Irene (Willard) Blume. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home Memorials may be made to Brookfield Zoo. Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (847)699-9003.