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Selma Leino

10/03/1918 - 03/07/2018

Selma Leino passed away March 7, 2018 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga, MN, at the age of 99. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Faith United Lutheran Church in Iron at 11:00 am. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com

She was born October 3, 1918 to Mike and Sanna Saari in Zim, MN. Selma graduated from Cherry High School. She excelled in school and she especially enjoyed acting in plays, reading, and writing. The love carried into her adult life where she spent her spare time writing short stores and poetry. Her poems were put into a book for everyone to enjoy.

Selma married William Leino on March 16, 1938. They lived in Wolf and raised five children: Faye (Jim) Carpenter, Stanley (Shelia) Leino, Joyce (Archie) Lake, Roger Leino, and Rhonda Leino. Selma was a Senior Companion, a member of Wolf Homemakers for many years, and a longtime member of the Faith United Lutheran Church.

Selma was a wonderful homemaker. She sewed all her children’s clothing, was a wonderful cook, and her delicious biscuit was enjoyed by everyone! She lived a healthy life and walked 3 to 4 miles daily, rain or shine, with dog, Donald by her side.

Left to mourn Selma are her children and family, which includes 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Selma was preceded in death by her husband, William; her parents; and 6 siblings

4 thoughts on “Selma Leino”

  1. Carla Rule says:

    Sending you sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. You were fortunate to have her for so many years and I’m sure your memories will comfort you.

  2. Edith Kaunonen says:

    Our sympathy and prayers are with you Stan
    and Sheila and your family at this sad time.

  3. Cathy Manseau Burton says:

    To the entire Leino family,
    Our thoughts are with all of you today. I will always remember your mom fondly from our time in Wolf. I am sorry I will not be back in MN for the memorial. Know my prayers are with you.
    God’s blessings,
    Cathy Manseau Burton

  4. Nancie (Bergdahl) Ligon says:

    So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing Stan. It’s never easy. Best wishes to you and all your family.

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04/28/2018 at 11:00 AM
Faith United Lutheran Church, Minnesota 37, Iron, MN, USA