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Mabel T. Huro, 103

Mabel Thelma Huro, age 103, of Kingston, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born Nov. 19, 1906, in Allouez, MI, the daughter of August and Mary (Peltoniemi) Isaacson. At a young age, her family moved to the Kingston area, where Mabel grew up and attended her schooling. She could speak and write fluently in Finnish.

An active member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston for many years, Mabel had been one of the first Sunday school teachers. She deeply believed in the grace of God and lived that grace daily.

Mabel was united in marriage to George Albert Huro Oct. 24, 1925, at the Isaacson home. They made their home in the Kimball area for the majority of their 74 years of marriage.

Mabel had been employed as a cook for the nursing home in Kimball for a few years. She had also sold chicks, and wrote a column for one of the local newspapers.

In 1988, they moved from the family farm into Kingston. After the death of her husband, Mabel’s grandson, Todd, became her primary caregiver.

Mabel enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was considered a grandmother to everyone. A born caregiver, she always had time for a kind word, and a good meal. She was hospitable to all and always enjoyed a good laugh.

Mabel had many hobbies. She liked to quilt, make rugs, cook, and bake, and she enjoyed their Saturday night saunas. She would often entertain her children and grandchildren with wonderful stories and songs that have been passed down through the generations.

Mabel had taken into her home many children over the years and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Russell Huro of Annandale, Gina Schaaf of Kingston, Carol (Bob) Fischer of Dassel, and Doris (Ken) Dorman of Kimball; 18 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; and two foster children, Sharon Meyer and Rose Mary Justison.

Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, George; a son, Gerald; grandsons Dean Dorman and Benji Schaaf; eight siblings; a son-in-law, Bob Schaaf; and two daughters-in-law, Violet Huro and Darlene Huro.

The funeral service took place Monday, Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston with the Rev. Orval Wirkkala officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery.

Visitation was at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening, Oct. 10, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and continued Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.