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Mae Isaacson

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May 21, 1924-Jan. 20, 2013

Funeral services will be held for Mae Issacson at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills, with Pastor Don Salo officiating. There will be visitation for one hour prior to services.

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Hymns will be sung by the congregation, accompanied by Louise Amberg. Special music was provided by Alvina Kytta. The pallbearers will be Jeff Isaacson, Joe Johnson, Danny Dunlap, Jay Isaacson, Greg Weise and Tim Kulla. The honorary pallbearers are the New York Mills Class of 1942, Rueben and Bernice Anderson, Mary Pary, Pattie Cummin, Anita Hill and Beth Niemi.

A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Oak Crossing Nursing Center Chapel in Detroit Lakes. A gather of family, friends and caregivers will take place a half hour prior to the service. Visitation will also take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in New York Mills, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

Mae will be laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills. 

Mae passed away peacefully Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Mae Deloris Kulla was born on May 21, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her parents were the late Charles and Amanda (Hestenes) Kulla.

In 1925, the Kulla Family made their home in New York Mills, where Charles opened a jewelry store. Mae was baptized in St. Paul, Minnesota and confirmed at Suomi Synod Church, that is now St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York Mills.

Mae graduated from the New York Mills High School with the class of 1942. On July 27, 1947 Mae was united in marriage with Roy William Isaacson at the Isaacson Family Farm in rural Ottertail.

Their marriage was blessed with two children, Janis and Keith. Roy and Mae made their home on the farm.

Mae loved to sew, bake, do crafts, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church.

Mae was employed at the New York Mills Public School for 23 years. She taught the fifth grade and children with learning disabilities, retiring in 1987. In 1995, Roy and Mae retired from farming and they moved into New York Mills.

Roy passed away on October 15, 2001. Since 2000, Mae has made her home at Winchester on Washington and recently in 2011 moved to Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. During her time at the Essentia Health campus, Mae continued her love of volunteering and being engaged in activities and people.

On January 20, 2013 Mae passed away peacefully at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, at 88 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Preceding Mae in death were her parents, Charles and Amanda Kulla; her husband of 54 years, Roy; daughter, Janis; nephews, Karl Oase and John State; brother, Leonard Kulla; and two sisters, Ellen State and Marcella Hagel.

Surviving Mae are her son, Keith (Mary) Isaacson of Blaine; grandsons Jeff and Jay (Renee); sister, Alyce Oase of Shoreview; brother, Harold (Ginny) Kulla of Roseville; sister-in-law, Phyllis Isackson; brother-in-law, Norman State; many other relatives and a host of friends.

Arrangements were provided by the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills.

Tributes may be posted online at www.karvonenfuneralhome.com.

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