Eileen (Graf) Perkkio, 1926 - 2011

Eileen R. Perkkio, 84, of Cloquet, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. She was born July 23, 1926, in Linton, N.D., to Edward and Alvina (Sauter) Graf. Eileen was a Cloquet resident for over 60 years, a volunteer at the gift shop for Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet and served as director of Meals on Wheels for many years.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; a brother, Edward Graf; and a sister, Nyla Dolzer.

She is survived by three sons, Donald (Christine), Scott and David (Arlene); two daughters, Renee (James) Kelly and Cindy (Lance) Gray; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Grover; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 7, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service at Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet, followed by a luncheon in the fellowship room.

Arrangements provided by Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet, 218-879-3225. See their online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.

March 10, 2011 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.