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Loretta Hepola 1928-2007

Loretta Hepola ? 1928-2007 Loretta Florence Hepola, 79 of Brookston died Thursday, November 1, 2007 in her home. She was born August 23, 1928 in New York Mills to Reuben and Sylvia Niemala. She attended her first four years of school in a one roo...

  • 1928-2007

Loretta Florence Hepola, 79 of Brookston died Thursday, November 1, 2007 in her home. She was born August 23, 1928 in New York Mills to Reuben and Sylvia Niemala.
She attended her first four years of school in a one room country school in New York Mills and graduated from Menahga High School in 1946. On March 3, 1951, Loretta married Arnold "Bo" Hepola in New York Mills. She worked as a business secretary for TeLex Corp. Loretta was the Arrowhead Township Treasurer for over 25 years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brookston and a member of the church council for over 15 years. Loretta was a devout follower of God and an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for many decades. She was a superb cook and baker. Loretta won various acclaim for her baking and was featured in the Minneapolis Tribune for her baking and recipes. Loretta was a wonderful wife and mother and thoroughly enjoyed working with children. She taught Sunday School for over 30 years.

Loretta is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bo; three sons, Thomas of St. Paul, Timothy (Karina) of Savage, and Kim of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Betty Niemala of Brookston; grandchildren, Matthew, Tiffany, and Samantha Hepola.

Visitation was Monday, October 29, 2007 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brookston and from Noon until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, October 30, 2007 also in the church. Burial was in Arrowhead Cemetery in Arrowhead Township. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.northlandfuneralhome.com .

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