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Ellen Hilma Mikkola

09/11/1918 - 08/24/2019

Ellen H. Mikkola (100) of Eveleth, MN died Saturday, August 24th, 2019 18 days shy of her 101st birthday. At Ellen’s request a private service will be held Friday. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Ellen Hilma Ekquist was born September 11th, 1918 to Alfred & Hilma Ekquist. She grew up and attended school in Eveleth where she went on to work for the telephone company for many years until meeting the love of her life. Ellen married Wayne Mikkola on June 26th, 1956. They later moved to Waukegen, IL before settling in Florida in 1981. Wayne & Ellen lived a true love story!

Ellen enjoyed gardening, baking, drawing, sewing, walking her dogs, supporting local animal shelters, but more than anything she loved and adored her family.

She is survived by her twin sister, Alice Novakovich; great nieces, Belynda (Cliff) Tse & Corinne (Denny Vest) Glumack; 7 great-great nieces and nephews, Lacie, Taylor, Nicole, Cameron, Alysha, Amanda & Logan; 7 great-great-great nieces and nephews – Olivia, Gianna, Sophie, Airabella, Carter, Aikley, & Wyatt; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, sister Agnes, her parents, and her favorite niece Karen.


5 thoughts on “Ellen Hilma Mikkola”

  1. Lacie says:

    Aunty Ellen you truly were the definition of a kind soul. I will forever miss your Christmas cookies, shopping trips, and hearing about your life stories with Uncle Wayne. You were and always will be the most kind hearted woman I have had the pleasure of knowing. Love you so much Aunty, I will miss seeing you.
    Love Lacie & the girls.

  2. Rosemary Novakovich says:

    Aunty Alice, Belynda, Corrine, and families,
    My deepest condolences for your loss.

  3. Rosemary Novakovich says:

    Dear Aunty Alice, Belynda, Corrine and families,
    My deepest condolences for your loss.
    Rosemary Novakovich

  4. Corinne Glumack says:

    Today was hard to say goodbye, thinking of all of the amazing memories that I have of you and uncle Wayne. You were most definitely an angel on earth to our family, you had the most caring and compassionate heart. I will treasure all of my memories safely tucked in my heart ❤️ this isn’t goodbye, it is until I see you again 🙏 I love you more than words could ever express, always and forever ❤️ Love Corinne 😘

  5. Kim Eimerman says:

    Today, your birthday, just found out you passed away.
    Devastated that we missed the funeral. You were such a part of our lives growing up in Illinois. We loved you and Wayne more than you would ever know. We have had many life changing, unexpected events happen this year but we will be coming to Minnesota, beautiful-memory filled Minnesota, shortly to honor your resting place. Aunty Ellen is also survived by Kim, Gwen, and Howard Meyers and their families from Illinois. Miss and love you forever. Thanks for all our childhood memories!

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