Judith Haataja

CEDAR BAY — Judith Haataja, 82, of Cedar Bay passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at her home after a short illness.

She was born on January 7, 1939, in Laurium, a daughter of the late Walter and Aili (Harju) Torola.

Judith graduated from Calumet High School in 1957.

Judith was united in marriage to John “Jack” Haataja on November 30, 1957.

She was a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Calumet.

Preceding her in death was her daughter, Ruth; a great granddaughter; two sisters, Eva and Ellen (Chester) Ylitalo and three brothers, Leo, Peter and Paul.

Surviving are her husband, John “Jack,” Children, Mary Kay (Tim) Anderson of Rockford, Minnesota, Joann (Dave) Taivalkoski of Cedar Bay, Roger (Trudi) Haataja of Cedar Bay, Ronald Haataja of Boston Location, Laura (Leonard) Hill of Traprock Valley and Kathleen (Joe) Helppi of Salo and daughter in law Cynthia Macgowan of Virginia; 48 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Mary Tolkkinen, Bob (Lorraine) Torola, Helen Heinonen and Allan (Maria) Torola; sister-in-laws, Esther Torola, Ellen Torola, Kathy Pieti and brother-in-law, Bruce (Anne) Haataja and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 3 p.m. in the First Apostolic Lutheran Church in Calumet with Pastor Richard Eskola to officiate.

Visitation will be on Monday April 5, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. in the First Apostolic Lutheran Church and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Tuesday.

Online condolences can be left for the family at Ericksoncrowleypeterson.com.

Burial will be in the Waasa Cemetery.

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.