Range Funeral Homes


Ida E. Hugger Saari

12/23/1920 - 04/12/2018

Ida E. Hugger Saari, 97, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 in Hibbing. Private services will be held. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home, Hibbing. Please sign online guestbook at www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Ida was born in Drayton, ND to Bertil and Ida (Jacobson) Fridberg on December 23, 1920. She grew up on the farm near Robbin, MN and moved to Hibbing in 1942. In 1945, she was united in marriage to Leland “Bud” Hugger. The couple made their home in the Little Swan and the Swandale area. Bud passed away in 1961. Ida married George Saari in 1965 and moved to live on DuPont Road. After George passed away in 1994, she then moved to the 7th Avenue Apartments in 1996.

Ida is survived by:

Son: Richard (Fawn) Hugger, of Claremore, OK
Grandsons: Dennis Anderson, of Hibbing and Adam Metsa, of Buhl
Granddaughters: Erin (Hugger) DiFilippo, of Coatesville, PA and Karie Anderson, of Hopkins
Numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren
Special son-in-law: Roger Metsa, of Angora
Step-daughter: Sandra Antonelli, of Hibbing
Step-son: Donald (Mary) Saari, of Portsmouth NH
Numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leland Hugger; 2nd husband, George Saari; 2 daughters, Barbara Hugger Philips, of Hibbing, and Carole Hugger Metsa, of Angora; 5 sisters and 3 brothers.

6 thoughts on “Ida E. Hugger Saari”

  1. Lind Miller says:

    My mother was Idea’s older sister,Alma. I remember playing with Richard, Carol and Barbara
    I am sorry for your loss but glad she lived a long, full life

  2. David Fridberg says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I’ll always remember Ida and George stopping at our house in St. Paul on their way to Osh Kosh for the air show. More recently I enjoyed our visits with her in Hibbing and sharing memories. She was a very loving person, always thinking of others. David Fridberg and family

  3. Scott hugger says:

    Love you Ida.

  4. Mike Platt says:

    Sorry for your loss. Ida was our mother’s aunt, our grandmother Helga was an older sister. from the family of Irene Platt.

  5. Mike Platt says:

    From the family of Irene Platt (Gilbert).
    Sorry for your loss, Aunt Ida was a great person. Our grandmother Helga Gilbert was an older sister.

  6. Kristel Gade says:

    The best Great-Grandma these kids could ever ask for!
    Alicia, Amber, and Joe Anderson

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