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Aila Esther Brunfelt

02/09/1912 - 10/19/2018

Aila Esther Brunfelt, 106, of Mt. Iron, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 in the Virginia Care Center. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

Aila was born on February 9, 1912 to Victor and Minnie (Rahjala) Heikkila in Aurora, MN. She was united in marriage to Eino Brunfelt on July 6, 1935. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, blueberry picking, spoiling her dogs, and spending time at her cabin on Lake Vermilion.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Carol) Brunfelt; daughter, Barbara Christofferson; 5 grandsons, Brian Brunfelt, Jarad Brunfelt, Ross (Mindy) Brunfelt, Adam (Jessica) Brunfelt, and Steven Christofferson; 9 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Amanda, Stephanie, Michelle, Tristan, Lucas, Logan, Anna, and Catherine; 3 great-great-grandsons, Jordan, Kayden, and Ian; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended families.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eino; infant daughter, Delores; her parents, Victor and Minnie; sisters, Martha Johnson, Helen Hill, Lillian Mayry, and Irene Heikkila; brothers, Verner, Fillmore, Walter, Robert, John, Wilho, and Arnold Heikkila.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to the VCC Third Floor.

4 thoughts on “Aila Esther Brunfelt”

  1. Carmen Pernu says:

    I have pleasant memories of going to Eino and Wilds home in Parkville and the cabin. I always wondered how Aila got her hair into those waves. Never saw it m easy either Never could figure it out. Used to love when they came to visit. They would have coffee and conversation. Paula lives to a good age I am happy to have been her niece. I will give my condolences at the service. Barbara and Bobby, I m so so sorry for your loss.

  2. Butch Viiala says:

    I learned allot from Aila while she was my neighbor at the Lake. She picked army worms with fishhook remover tool and put the worms in a coffee can with gas in it. Took great patience. She gave us pickled beans, a delight. I built a miniature sauna for her and she brought it to my home to make sure the one she had was indeed the one I made for her. She felt better to know that it was the one I made for her. She welcomed my kids to visit with her. RIP Aila, and thank you for the wonderful visits.

  3. Don Cook says:

    Many good memories growing up in Parkville next to Aila and Eino. I spent a lot of time there. When I was planting my garden she said you need to make two rows so they plants can make love. Also no one has ever made dill pickles like Aila could make. Condolences to Barbra and Bobby and family.

  4. Bowen Family says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible (Acts 24:15, John 5:28, 29). Those who are raised to life on a restored paradise earth will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, and death (Revelation 21:4). These and other comforting Bible verses and thoughts can be found at jw.org.

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