Tuura, Ione Annebelle (Langlie) (1925-2014)

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM Tues, at First Lutheran Church in Middle River with Pastor Rena Peterson officiating. Visitation will be after 6 PM Monday with a 7 PM prayer service at Collins Funeral Chapel in Middle River and at the church one hour prior to services Tues. morning. Interment will be in the Finnish Cemetery near Middle River.

Ione Annebelle Tuura, the daughter of Hans and Thora (Moe) Langlie, was born on April 27, 1925 in New Solum Township of Marshall County, near Newfolden, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in Bethlehem Lutheran Church there and graduated from Newfolden High School in 1943. She was employed in the war effort in the Twin Cities for a short time.

On June 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arne Tuura at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The couple purchased their farm in Spruce Valley Township and farmed there for many years. In 1982, they retired and moved to the Royal Manor Apartments in Middle River where they lived for many years. Arne passed away June 23, 2010.

Ione was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church of Middle River and of the Middle River American Legion Auziliary and was very active in her community. Ione was a member of the Middle River Senior Group, the Community Club and of the Holt Homemakers Club. She was Marshall County Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1998. This past winter, she moved to The Meadows Assisted Living Center in Karlstad and was presently residing at the Thief River Care Center.

Ione passed away at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls on Friday afternoon, August 22, 2014, at the age of 89 years, 3 months and 2 days.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Janice (Wayne) Larson and Marlene (Jerome) Lund, both of Middle River, daughter-in-law Ann Tuura, of Thief River Falls: 11 grandchildren: John (Dawn Marie) Larson of Middle River, Andy Larson, Tacoma WA. Russell (Kelly) Larson of Moorhead MN., Roy (Jessica) Larson Wasilla AK., Jeremy Lund, Moose Lake MN., Ericka (Corey) Peterson, of New Praue MN., Melissa (Ben) Lindquist of Perham, MN., Michelle (Todd) Berard, of Greenbush, MN, Scott Tuura of Middle River, Justin (Amy) Rewertz of Shelby WI., and Jenea (Sajid) Rewertz-Targui, of Maplewood, MN: 22 great-grandchildren: 1 brother: Gale Langlie of Minneapolis, 2 sisters: Gloria (Orvald) Rokke of Newfolden and Mavis Hansen, of Phoenix AZ: 2 sisters-in-law: Ruby Langlie of Thief River Falls and Myra Wiechart, Nashville TN; in addition to several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Ione was preceded by her husband, parents, son: Michael in 2003, brothers: Howard and Dennis Langlie, sister: Millie Oseth, 2 brothers-in-laws: Gene Hansen and Glen Oseth and sister-in-law, Carol Langlie.

Collins Funeral Home

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