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Doris Jane HARJU

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Doris Jane HARJU Obituary
77, of Mounds View Died November 18, 2013 after an 8 year battle with multiple system atrophy. Doris was born in Minneapolis to Sverre and Mary (Sushoreba) Kvaale. She graduated from Washburn High School in 1954 and maintained several lifelong friendships with classmates there. Doris worked as a secretary at IDS before she married and later at Control Data and Medtronic. Doris married Richard Harju in 1958. Throughout their 55-year marriage, Doris and Richard enjoyed a love for travel and spending time with family and friends. Doris' passions were cooking, crocheting, and shopping. She leaves a collection of hundreds of cookbooks and several afghans which will serve as treasured memories. Doris is preceded in death by son Allen and brother John. Survived by loving husband Richard; son Rob of Golden Valley; daughter Judy (Rick) Galliher of Reston, VA; daughter-in-law Mary Harju of St. Charles, IL. Grandchildren Russell (Lindsey) Harju of Omaha, Kelley (Tyler) Bryan of Houston, Alanna Harju of Denver, Tyler and Rachel Harju of St. Charles and Ryan and Jess Galliher of Reston. Brother Tom (Mary Lee Pratt) Kvaale. The family wishes to thank Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills for their loving care. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 6180 NE Hwy 65, Fridley (763-571-1500). Visitation 6-9 PM Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home, 6210 NE Hwy 65, Fridley (763-571-1300) and at St. Philip's one hour prior to service. Memorials to Presbyterian Homes Foundation, 2845 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113, Alzheimer's Foundation, 322 Eight Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or donor's choice are preferred in lieu of flowers. www.millerfuneralfridley.com

Published in Pioneer Press from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2013
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