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Lana Marie (Christian) Tuthill
December 9, 1941 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Lana Marie Tuthill December 9, 1941 - October 15, 2023
Lana Marie Tuthill , 81 of Ely, MN passed away peacefully on Sunday October 15th at Carefree Living in Babbit, MN.
She was born on December 9th, 1941 in Winton, MN to Ken and Helvi Christian.
Throughout her life Lana worked very hard to provide love and support for her family and friends and received such incredible joy making them happy with great love and kindness. Lana truly had a gift to light up an entire room with her beautiful smile and big heart.
Lana started out working at the Winton Hospital as a kitchen aid, cleaned rooms at the Lakeland Motel, and in the cafeteria at the Ely school district. She found her passion working as a para professional in Ely, this was a role that she was exceptionally gifted in. Students long since out of school would greet her and chat with a big hug, Lana retired early to care for her parents.
Lanas greatest joy was her family, friends, and being a homemaker. She loved to fish and camp where she enjoyed numerous trips always trying to catch the "big one", and she did.
The most important role in her life was sharing love and laughter with her husband, children, and grandchildren. We will all cherish the precious time we had with her. We will continue to be kind to others everyday as you did!
Lana married her husband Gary Tuthill on August 18th, 1962 in Ely, MN where they resided.
Lana is survived by her loving husband of 61 years Gary Tuthill, Ely, MN; Son Neil (Brenda) Tuthill, Peshtigo, WI; Daughter Susan (Mark) Tarvin, Savage, MN; Four grandchildren, Hope Tuthill, Christian Tarvin, Connor Tuthill, and Jacob Tarvin; Brother Keith (Susie) Christian, Seattle, WA; Brother Stan (Kathy) Christian, Chicago, IL; Cherished nephews, nieces, and extended family members.
Lana is preceded in death by her parents; Ken and Helvi Christian, parents-in-law; Ralph and Mrytle Tuthill
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday October 28, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in Ely, Minnesota. A gathering time for family and friends will begin one hour prior to the service at to church.
A Luncheon will follow at the Grand Ely Lodge after the service.
In Lieu of Flowers Memorials are preferred to: Alzheimer’s Association
Family services provided by Bauman-Vermilion, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower. To share condolences, please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com .