Mary Cecelia (Ruonavaara) Skoog, 89, of Albertville, MN, passed away Nov. 19, 2022, at Engel Haus Assisted Living in Albertville.
Mary was born the fifth of seven children in Gay, MI, Sept. 14, 1933, to Anna and Felix Ruonavaara.
Mary is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roy Skoog, of Albertville, MN; nine children, Juliana (Gerald) Johnson of Skanee, MI, Janet (Karl) Niemela of Lake Stevens, WA, Thomas (Janet) Skoog of Otsego, MN, Dale (Laura) Skoog of Rogers, MN, Darlene (Timo) Sutinen of Phoenix, AZ, Andrew (Hanna) Skoog of Waverly, MN, Wayne (Susan) Skoog of Greenfield, MN, Annemarie (Steve) Jones of Longview, WA, and Jennifer Skoog of New York, NY; 65 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren; siblings, Nathan (Mimi) Ruonavaara and Luella (Robert) Grangroth; countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Anna Ruonavaara; siblings, Helen (Dan) Karineimi, Julia Holman, Anna (Izzi) (George) Wisuri, and Quentin (Gladys Lahti) Ruonavaara; and grandchildren, Brady Alan Niemela and Ashley Rose Johnson.
Visitation will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Rockford Laestadian Lutheran Church Saturday, Nov. 26, followed by the funeral at noon. Burial will take place 2:30 p.m. in the Finnish Cemetery in Cokato, MN.