Agnes Miriam Kirkeby, age 98, lifelong resident of Hibbing, died Saturday, December 14, 2019 at New Journey Residence in Eveleth. She was born April 1, 1921 in Hibbing the daughter of Emil and Emma (Liimatta) Anderson. She was a graduate of Hibbing High School. Agnes was united in marriage to Sigvald Kirkeby on September 16, 1944 in Hibbing.
Agnes worked for more than 30 years as a Telephone Operator for Northwestern Bell. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Agnes enjoyed carving Diamond Willow, Bowling, Curling, and making handcrafts.
Agnes is survived by her daughter: Jeanne Speece of Hibbing; grandchildren: Daniel Speece, Douglas Speece, Christy (Derric) Halbmaier, and Eric Lehto; great-grandchildren: Ryan, Tyler, Shayna, Alyssa, Kalynn, Kyleigh, Konnor, Tianna, Aleecia, and Onna; and great-great grandchildren: Carson, Braxton, and Leighton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Sigvald; brothers: Axel and Arvo; daughter: Joanne Lehto; and grandsons: Patrick, David, and Troy.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service Friday, December 20, 2019, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Pilgrim’s Chapel. The Reverend Kevin Olson will officiate. Interment will be in the Hibbing Park “Maple Hill” Cemetery.
Family services are provided by Anderson-Daniels, a Bauman Family Funeral Home, in Hibbing. To express condolences on-line please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com.
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