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Mildred R. HAKOMAKI Obituary
Passed away peacefully on July 9, 2018. She was born on July 7, 1920, in Mobridge, SD. She was the daughter of Oscar Huettner, who immigrated to the U.S. from Germany following service as a merchant seaman, and later operated a nationally recognized photography studio. Millie's mother, Emma Huettner (nee Fjord), was born on her family's farm near Mobridge -her parents had emigrated from Norway. She graduated from Mobridge High School in 1938 and from the University of Minnesota in 1943 where she earned a BS degree as a diagnostic lab tech. Millie worked at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Lab from 1963 to 1985. She distinguished herself for her hard work and attention to detail, which she also carried into her personal life. In 1944, she married Ray Hakomaki on December 21 in Mobridge, SD. They eventually settled in Roseville, Minnesota, where they built the family home in which she and Ray lived from 1951 to 2017. Millie was an avid gardener and took great pride in her flower beds. She was an active member of the St Anthony Park United Church of Christ where she served on many committees and workgroups. Their children include Sue (Steve Granger) of St. Anthony Park, Jim of Denver and St. Paul, Nancy (Bill Moss) of St. Paul, and Mark (Bill Huebsch) also of St. Paul. Her grandchildren include Andrew Granger and Carla Barnes (Matt). She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, and by her brother Oscar and sister Helen. Instead of flowers, gifts can be made to the St. Anthony Park UCC (sapucc.org) or to Common Hope (commonhope.org). Funeral services will be held at the St. Anthony Park UCC on Thursday, July 19. Visitation at 10 AM, funeral at 11 AM with lunch to follow.
Published in Pioneer Press from July 14 to July 15, 2018
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