Anita R. (Hiltonen) Wiemeri
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Anita (Hiltunen) Wiemeri, 82, of RosePointe Senior Living in Roseville, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2021.
She was born October 6, 1938, in Hancock. She married Ronald Wiemeri at Zion Lutheran Church in Ironwood in 1959.
Anita was a 1956 graduate of LL Wright HS in Ironwood. In 1958, she was a graduate of Spencerian Business College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While living in Duluth, she received her B.S. business edutation from The University of Minnesota – Duluth in 1972. She also instructed at the Duluth Business University, Duluth, Minnesota, for four years. Moving to Owatonna, Minnesota, she was an instructor for 14 years at University of Minnesota – Waseca. Upon their retirement and moving to the lake in Center City, Minnesota, Anita volunteered for 29 years at the Lindstrom, Minnesota, Food shelf and Chisago, County Meals on Wheels. While living in Roseville, for the past five years, Anita has been a member of Roseville Lutheran Church.
Anita was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She was always interested in hearing what was going on in everyone’s life around her. She will be remembered for her kindness to all, positive attitude, generosity and Finnish SISU.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Julia (Hahka/Kuitila) Hiltonen from Chassell and buried in Atlantic Mine; brother, Douglas; and sister, Shirley Hiltonen, buried in Waasa Cemetery in Hougton County; parents-in-law, Waino and Aili Wiemeri of Ironwood Township; brothers-in-law, Leon Schuler of Mt Prospect, Illinois, and Thomas Wiemeri of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; nephew and his wife, William and Cathy Koski of Melrose Park, Illinois; and pet calico cats, Fluffy and Gretchen.
Anita will be dearly missed by her husband, Ronald Wiemeri; daughter, Karen Wiemeri; sisters, Delores Schuler and Elaine (Donald) Koski; sisters-in-law, Florence (Albert) Johnson and Nancy (Michael) Zbaracki; brother-in-law, Michael (Donna) Wiemeri; nephews, Jeffery (Mary) Koski, Dan (Dee) Johnson, and Stephen (Kimberly) Johnson; nieces, Ruth (Michael) Kalin, Gloria (John) Sterns, Jean Wiemeri, Julie Zbaracki and Carolyn (Brian) Bennetts; grand-nieces, Christina (Jake) Fabian, Allison Koski, Melissa Johnson, Anna Johnson, and Abby Wiemeri; grand-nephews, Johnathan Koski and Kevin Koski; dear Finnish friends, Maarit Tienaho-Ilkonen, Tuija Jurvanen; and many friends.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions her funeral was private. A service graveside will be held later in Ironwood. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association https://diabetes.org, to further the research and to advance the discovery to minimize or cure type 1 diabetes, which Anita lived with for 55 years; or donation made to Rose Pointe Senior Living Memorial Floral Garden, rosepointeseniorliving.com. Arr. By Roseville Memorial Chapel, 651-631-2727.