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Tamey A. Takanen

August 5, 1962 — August 17, 2015

A gathering of family and friends of Tamey A. Takanen 53, of Aurora will be Friday, August 21, 2015 from 2:00-4:00pm at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert. Private inurnment will take place in the Northland Cemetery in Canyon, MN. In lieu of flowers per Tamey’s request, donations are to be made to St. Michael’s Foundation Garden Fund, 1201 8th St. Virginia, MN 55792. Tamey lost her battle with breast cancer on Monday, August 17, 2015 surrounded by family at her cabin in rural Eveleth,MN. Tamey was born August 5, 1962 in Two Harbors, MN to Terrance and Carol (Frye) Huttunen. Tamey was a 1981 graduate of Gilbert high School and later attended Eveleth Vo-Tech in Graphic Arts. Later she graduated from the University of North Dakota in dietary management. On September 17, 1994 she married Shawn Takanen at Embarrass Lake. Tamey worked as a dietary manager at St. Michael’s Health and Rehab in Virginia for 24 years. She was alos an ambassador for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include her husband, Shawn; nephew, who was like a son to her, Austin Briesemeister; mother, Carol Kobe of Midway (Virginia); step-father, Geron Krize of California; a niece who was like a daughter, Skylar Wells; sister, Gina (Dave) Wells of Chisholm; brother, Craig Krize of Texas; father and mother in-law, Donald and Sharon Takanen; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Terrance. The family would also like to extend an invitation to join them Friday evening at Fig Lake.
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