Caroline Benita Kujala
05/01/1951 - 01/26/2019
Caroline Benita (Barone) Kujala, 67 of Mountain Iron passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Essentia Health Care Center in Virginia after a courageous four year battle with cancer. Caroline will be cremated. There will be no immediate service, but there will be a private service and mass for close family and friends in the spring. In lieu of cards or flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society in Caroline’s name. Thank you. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Caroline was born on May 1, 1951, to Louis and Violet (Marks) Barone in Virginia. She grew up in Mountain Iron and graduated from Mountain Iron High School in1969. Caroline was proud to have earned her secretarial certificate from Eveleth Vo-Tech in 1970. She became united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Clayton Kujala on July 29th, 1972. Together, they lived and raised their two children in Mountain Iron. Caroline held various jobs throughout her life. She worked at the First National Bank, taught computer skills at Marquette Catholic School, and worked at Sacred Heart Church for over 20 years. She had a strong faith and was very involved at her church as a member also. Caroline was a dedicated mother who was very active in her children’s lives. She involved herself with a variety of activities with and for her children including the PTA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sports Booster Club, and taught catechism. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and her love for her family was always foremost in her life.
Thank you to the Essentia Health and Hospice staff for the care and kindness to Caroline and her family.
She is survived by her spouse of 46 years, Clayton Kujala of Mountain Iron; children, Nicholas (Alicia) Kujala of Duluth and Kristen (Chad) Duame of Cook; her grandchildren, Kendal, Keegan and Addison; sisters, Pauline Barone of Mountain Iron and Corrine (Kevin) Zinter of Iron; a brother, Byron (Kandy) Barone of Mountain Iron; mother-in-law, Gladys Kujala of Virginia; brother-in-law, Larry (Jane) Kujala of Britt, her very special friend, Sheri Johnson of Mountain Iron and several nieces, nephews and many other loved ones and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Violet Barone and her father-in-law, August Kujala.