Sylvia M. Hillukka, 77, Brainerd, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at St. Joseph's Medical Center of Brainerd.
She was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Wadena County to Benjamin and Sophia (Nevala) Samuelson. She married Edwin Hillukka. He died in 1977. She had been a resident of the Brainerd lakes area for the past 10 years.
Survivors include five sons, Wayne Hillukka, Ronald Hillukka and John Hillukka, all of Elk River, Wilfred "Butch" Hillukka, Menahga, and Warren Hillukka, Pembina, N.D.; three daughters, Beverly Hillukka, Great Falls, Mont., and Donna Ford and Diane Hillukka, both of Minneapolis; 30 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Art, Ray and Harry Samuelson; and three sisters, Alina Niemala, Florence Hillukka and Ruth Samuelson.
Her husband, two brothers and two sisters died earlier.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Brainerd Laestadian Lutheran Church. Burial will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Balmi Cemetery of Wolf Lake.
Friends may call at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home of Brainerd from 5-8 p.m. Friday and at the church an hour before services Saturday.
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