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Tunie Soderena

December 3, 2012
The Daily News

CRYSTAL FALLS - Tunie M. Soderena, 99, of Crystal Falls, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.

She was born Sept. 13, 1913, in Vaasan Lni, Finland. Tunie came to the United States as a child. She married Ben Soderena on Jan.17, 1937, in Crystal Falls and he preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1979.

Tunie was an activities director at Medicare for 15 years, retiring in 1975. She was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary, and the Dickinson and Iron Home Extension Club. Tunie was Crystal Falls Citizen of the Year in 1993.

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Survivors include two sons, Verner "Butch" (Candy) Soderena of Crystal Falls and Jon (Sharon) Soderena of Lumberton, N.C.; six grandchildren, Brandine Williamson, Patti Saudan, Barb Galarno, Julie Schoenung, Jon Paul Soderena, and Amy Frazier; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Tunie was preceded in death by one daughter, Lennea (Donald) Stachowicz; one brother, Marti Seppi; and two sisters, Hilda and Linda.

Visitation will be held Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.

The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Micheal Laakko will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Tunie or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls, to honor Tunie's legacy of life.



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