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Lempi Sophie Myllykangas

Lempi Sophie (Antti) Myllykangas, age 94 of Dassel, and formerly of Kingston, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at the Dassel Lakeside Community Home.

She was born Aug. 22, 1911, in French Lake Township, Wright County, the daughter of Isaac and Mary (Branstrom) Antti.

Lempi attended district schooling for her education in the French Lake area.

Baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, Lempi was presently a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston.

Lempi was united in marriage to Roy Myllykangas Oct. 15, 1930 in Kingston. Together, they made their home in the Kingston area until Roy’s death in 1989.

In 1990, Lempi moved to the Dassel Lakeside Apartments, where she lived until 2000, when she moved into the nursing home.

Lempi loved to spend time outdoors in her gardens. She always had a large vegetable garden, and she would can the vegetables that she grew. She had the magic touch with the flowers in her garden and always knew just what to do to make everything thrive.

Lempi was an active member of her church women’s organizations, a Sunday school teacher, and had helped serve many lunches at church social events.

She was a wonderful cook, and could often be found in the kitchen making meals and her delicious bread.

Lempi and Roy both loved to travel, and together, they visited many places in the United States.

Lempi is survived by her children, Joyce (Stanley) Smith, Kenneth Myllykangas, and Harlan (Lois) Myllykangas, all of Kingston; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy, in 1989; her daughter, Gloria Stiff; her parents; sister Lydia Merila; and one infant sister.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston, with the Rev. Orval Wirkkala officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation took place Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and continued for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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