BACKUS - Sheila Colleen Mekola, age 48, of Backus, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Bethany Good Samaritan Center in Brainerd. Sheila was born May 23, 1960, in Brainerd to Denton and Beverly Newman.
She is survived by her daughter, Staff Sgt. Alicia Sexton serving in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Eustis, Newport News, Va.; son, Daniel Sexton (Tara), of Backus; parents, Denton and Beverly Newman, of Backus; brothers, Denton Newman Jr. (Christine), of Backus, Andrew Newman (Pamela), of Backus; sister, Holly Geissler, of Silver Bay; four nieces; six nephews; aunt, Kathy Hanson (Roger); and one cousin, of New Hope. Preceded in death by an infant sister.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Backus with Pastor Ronald Carnicum officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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