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Margaret Ann (Will) Haapoja

October 6, 1942 ~ June 22, 2018 (age 75)
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          Margaret A. Haapoja, 75, rural  Bovey, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 in her home.

          Born October 6, 1942 in Grand Rapids, she was the daughter of Harlen and Ann (Grimsbo) Will.  Margaret graduated summa cum laude (top 9 of 480) from U.M.D. in 1964 and was married to Don Haapoja two weeks later.  Margaret was a member of the Calumet Community Presbyterian Church, loved gardening, swimming, reading, sewing, and cooking.  She enjoyed annual trips to the western United States and the Canadian Rockies and loved spending time each winter on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.  Fishing trips to Ontario were a big part of her life.  Margaret had served on the ICC Foundation Board for many years, was a Minnesota Master Gardener emeritus, and received the Minnesota State Horticulture’s highest award; the Life award.

          Her parents, Ann and Harlen Will preceded her in death.

          Survivors include her husband, Don; her children, Tom (Terri) and Amy (Chad); grandson, Levi; and sister, Kathy.

          Memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, June 29, 2018 in the Calumet Community Presbyterian Church.  The family prefers memorials to the Calumet Community Presbyterian Church. 

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