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Harriet Ann (Ossell) Wiita

February 22, 1931 ~ December 26, 2016 (age 85)

The Piano Brothers


Harriet Ann Wiita, 85, passed away peacefully of natural causes at her home in Minnetonka, Minnesota, the early morning hours of December 26, 2016. She was in the loving care and comfort of her daughter, Lesli Wiita. Harriet was born February 22, 1931, in Superior, Wisconsin. She and her husband raised their five children in Duluth, Minnesota. 

It was known by all who loved and adored her that she would rather be fishing on the peaceful lakes of Canada and Minnesota in the evenings with her husband than cooking in the kitchen. 

Harriet was deeply loved by her family, nieces, nephews and many friends.  She will always be remembered for her love of family and friends.  She was born with a compassionate heart and listening ear which she carefully guarded and preserved for 85 years the benefit of which many loved ones obtained with her great counsel, wisdom and friendship.  She was the voice of reason.  Up to her last awaken days she had a great sense of humor and contagious laugh.  Harriet lived with unsurrendered grace and dignity which she embraced to her last breath.

She was preceded by her husband, Ray Donald Eugene Wiita; parents, Soren & Dorothy Ossell; sister, Patricia Dahlquist; brother, Soren Ossell; and her great-grandson, Jackson Ray Cox.

Harriet is survived by her five children, Linda (Brad) Ehlenfeldt, June (Michael) Noldin, Sandy (Roy) Levin, Jeff (Sandy) Wiita, and Lesli Wiita; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Dorothy Bruce.

Harriet will be laid to rest with the love of her life, Donald Wiita, on their wedding anniversary, July 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Hermantown, Minnesota.  She has found the blazed trail her husband paved for her two decades before.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
July 14, 2017

11:00 AM
Sunrise Funeral Home
4798 Miller Trunk Hwy
Hermantown, Mn 55811

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