TOWER -- Illa Harriett Aaseng, age 59, of Tower, died in her home on Sept. 18, 2005. She was born Nov. 7, 1945, in Brainerd, the daughter of John and Harriett (Anthony) Swartout. She was a 1963 graduate of Coleraine High School and then attended the Itasca Junior College. She lived in Brainerd, Bovey, Minneapolis, LaCrosse and Rogers City, Mich., prior to moving to Virginia, where she was a longtime area resident. Illa married Richard Earl Aaseng on Oct. 20, 2001, at the Gethsemane Evangelical Church, Va.
Illa owned the Virginia Vision Center in Virginia since 1998. She was a member of the Gethsemane Evangelical Church in Virginia and its church circles, and liked to sew, cook and really enjoyed being with family and friends, especially during the holidays. Her family meant the world to her.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Kelly (Mike) VanHee, of McAllen, Texas, Nancy (LeRoy) Lustila Jr., of Eveleth, John (Tammy) Kingston, of Mountain Iron, and Roger (Stephanie) Aaseng, of International Falls; mother, Harriett Swartout, of Brainerd; siblings, Joyce (Clarence) Wold, of Brainerd, Wesley (Mary) Swartout, of Columbus, Ga., Nancy (Rod) Ruhoff, of Eugene, Ore., Diane (John) Wilson, of Le Sueur, John (Jeannie) Swartout Jr., of Minnetonka, and David (Maureen) Swartout, of Eden Prairie; 13 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; and a host of friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, John Swartout.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Bauman-Cron Funeral Home Chapel, Virginia. Visitation will continue Friday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service in Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church, Virginia. Pastor Nathan Sager will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Minnesota Chapter of ALS.
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