Blanche Samuelson, 89, Aitkin - obituary

Blanche Ida Samuelson, age 89 of Aitkin, Minnesota, formerly of Lakeside Township of Aitkin County died Friday, October 11, 2019, at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Malmo Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Glenn Browning officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Opstead Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.

She is survived by children and spouses, Marcia and Phil Heppner of Warroad, Minn., David and Elana (Loni) Samuelson of Isle, Minn., Joanne (Joey) and Dan McGuire of Aitkin, Minn., Linda and David Burright of Jones, Okla.; one brother, Lonnie Voss of Milaca, Minnn.; sister, June Nickel of Bruce, Wis.; three granddaughters; nine grandsons; 18 great -granddaughters; 10 great -grandsons; one great -great-granddaughter and numerous other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters; and one brother.

Ida was born July 16, 1930 in Round Lake Township of Jackson County, Minnesota, the daughter of Harry and Ida (Bastman) Voss. She moved with her family to Lakeside Township near Isle at the age of 12. She attended the Eastwood School. She married Wilbur Samuelson on November 9, 1945, at Lakeside Township of Aitkin County. They lived various places and then moved to Brainerd in the early 1950s. In 1959 they returned to Lakeside Township and made their home on the Samuelson Homestead. She and her husband operated a beef and dairy farm for many years. She retired from farming in 1993 when her husband Wilbur passed away. She also had worked at the Isle Bakery for many years and the Cenex Deli. She was a member of the Malmo Evangelical Free Church in Malmo and had volunteered at the Anne Remer’s Day Care. She loved spending time with her family and providing what she could for them.

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