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Georgia Ellen Fraser Oja

04/27/1931 - 02/01/2019

Georgia Ellen Oja, 87, of Keewatin, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Congregation of the Good Shepherd Church in Keewatin at 12:00 noon. Pastor Aaron Lofgren will officiate. A reception will follow at the Keewatin Community Center. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

Georgia was born April 27, 1931 in Seattle to Robert N. Fraser and Cecelia (Kinney) Fraser. They divorced when she was 2. When she was 4, Robert married Nina (Peg) Smith and Georgia lived mostly with them in the Puget Sound area. She met Rudy Oja from Keewatin, they married in 1949 and soon moved to Keewatin where they spent most of their married life.

Georgia was happiest and most at peace near water and enjoyed time spent at Swan Lake. She enjoyed going just about anywhere-if a car was going out of the garage, she waned to be in it. She enjoyed shopping, especially thrift stores, and was known for her sense of style, color and her jewelry. She also enjoyed music, crossword puzzles, eating out, entertaining, being with friends and life in general. Most of all, she loved her family.

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother; brothers, Arthur Craig and Robin Fraser; husband, Rudy Oja; and son, Arthur Oja.

Survivors include her daughter, Irene (Jerry) Gaige; grandchildren, Mike and Chris Gaige, Krystina

(Robert) Delzoppo, and Vinnie Oja; and several great and double great grandchildren.

4 thoughts on “Georgia Ellen Fraser Oja”

  1. Lisa Juhlin Gruszka says:

    Irene and family I am so sad to hear this news. Please let me know when the service is I would want to be there. She was a VERY important part of my life for so many years.

  2. Kathi and Jim Chase says:

    I loved her so much. I miss the 3 of us getting together, sitting at the kitchen table and all the long talks. I’m glad you have so many wonderful memories and I know you are missing not only your mom but your best friend. Our hearts and love go out to you. Wish we could be there physically for you and give you a big hug and help in anyway we could. Take care and know we love and miss you. You know you’re welcome here ANYTIME…OR PVD!!

  3. J. Chambers says:

    Dear family and loved ones, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. It has helped me and many others to know that the Bible promises that soon God “will swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8) and that He will bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones (John 5 : 28, 29) . May “the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,” comfort you during your time of sadness. (2 Corinthians 1: 3)

  4. Tom and ZuHui Wang-Garmaker says:

    Shay, Jerry, and family,
    we are very sorry for your loss, Georgia was a great person and a wonderful “newly found” friend for us. Although it was a short couple of years, she was a joy for us to share time with. No matter what the situation, it is always difficult to lose Family and Friends, but, thank God, we will always have memories.
    Tom and ZuHui Wang-Garmaker

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 12:00 Noon
Congregation of Good Shepherd, West 3rd Avenue, Keewatin, MN, USA