Lee Scholljegerdes, 96, died July 18, 2010 at her daughter's home in Eau Claire, WI.
A private memorial service will be held in Minnesota at a later date.
She was born in St. Paul to August and Gustava Wanhala. She will be remembered for her positive outlook, her great strength, her Finnish "sisu" and her sparkling sense of humor.
She is survived by two sons, David (Janie) Wuollett of Texas and Jeffrey (Jeanette) Wuollett of New Hope; two daughters, Carol Persons of Spooner, WI and Mary (Terry) Pierce of Eau Claire, WI; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Dorothy Evans, of Pahrump, NV and many nieces and nephews.