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Leikalaas

"Together Again"
Evelyn E. (Alanen) Leikala, age 91, of Fairport Harbor, died Monday, November 26, 2018, at home, surrounded by her loving family.


She was born September 26, 1927, in Redridge, MI.


Evelyn was an active member of her church. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events and traveling with her husband and family. They were able to see most of the US, but she had a special love for Michigan's UP. Evelyn and her husband Ernie were members of the Finnish Heritage Museum.


Survivors include her children, Douglas (Deborah) Leikala, Heidi (Debbie Suba) Bodi; daughter-in-law, Carol Leikala; grandchildren, Justin (Brenda) Leikala, Josh (Christelle) Leikala and Engla Leikala, Andy and Lauren Bodi; great-grandchildren, Jared and Juliana; sister, Violet Moehrke; and sister-in-law, Mildred Sarkkinen.


Preceding Evelyn in death are her husband of 68 years, Ernest E. "Bulla" Leikala; son, Dennis Leikala; parents, Reino and Eleanor Alanen; and brother, Harold Alanen.
The family will receive friends 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, 508 Eagle St., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077.


A memorial service will be 4 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018, with a dinner immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 508 Eagle St., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077.


Evelyn will always be remembered for her kind and generous heart, warm smile and her love of telling jokes, even to complete strangers.


Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH. 44060.
Offer condolences at www.brunners.com.

Published in The News-Herald on Nov. 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

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