Detta Annette Juusola, age 74, of Buffalo, long-time resident of Independence, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Buffalo Hospital.
Funeral services will take place Friday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at The Laestadian Lutheran Church of Monticello, with Curt Simonson officiating. Interment will be in the Cokato Finnish Cemetery.
There was visitation Thursday, Feb. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and visitation will continue Friday, one hour prior to the services.
Detta’s 10 sons will be her casket bearers.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.
Detta was born October 2, 1945, in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of Paul and Luella (Raymond) Siljander.
She was the proprietor of Detta’s Spindle in Buffalo.
Detta enjoyed dogs, spinning and knitting, baking homemade bread, visiting with friends, and staying up late and drinking coffee. She loved her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by William D. Juusola; her 14 children: Lance W. (Jeannie) Juusola, Brent A. (Beth) Juusola, Jared P. (Karla) Juusola, Jana R. (Paul) Keranen, Toni A. (Phillip) Muhonen, Jay K. (Karn) Juusola, Davin J. (Lori) Juusola, Brock D. (Dulce) Juusola, Nohl P. Juusola, Marla E. Hernandez, Jessie L. (Olivier Belzile) Juusola, Willis D. Juusola, Dustin L. (Chris Moccia) Juusola, and Logan R. (special friend Tahne Herren) Juusola; 49 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.
Detta is further survived by her siblings: Raymond Siljander, Janice (Lee) Fredrickson, Karen Woolsey, Jacquelyn Reina, Kenneth (Cathy) Siljander, Mark Wuollet, Lois Siljander, Philip (Debi) Siljander, Roger Siljander, and Raina (Pete) Wuollet; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Yvonne Wuollet; and by a grandson, Spencer Juusola.