Howard Abrahamson Memorial Service
Fri. Dec. 6th 1:00 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Memorial Service for Howard Abrahamson will take place on Friday, December 6th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Grand Marais, at 1:00 PM. Coffee and fellowship to follow in the Social Hall following the service.
Howard Abrahamson, 90, Grand Marais, died November 27, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. Howard was born March 7th, 1929 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and was adopted by Thomas and Lucille Abrahamson from Aberdeen, South Dakota. Howard grew up and attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He served as seargent in the U.S. airforce during the Korean war and was an ROTC instructor at the University of Illinois. He worked for St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis and then Fairview Hospital for over twenty years as a Data Processing Supervisor. He then worked with Nedra Mahaney, sister-in-law, with a Special Education Cooperative. Upon moving permanently to Cook County he worked with the Grand Portage Tribal Council in employee services.
Howard served for many years on the following boards: Great River Energy, Bethlehem Luthern Church, Grand Marais Hospital and the Arrowhead Electric. He and Joan were honored as the Cook County Senior Citizens of the Year in 2000. As Master Gardener’s Joan and Howard were active in planning and development of outdoor spaces in Grand Marais. He was a member of Bethlehem Luthern Church, Grand Marais. Howard enjoyed wood working, reading, gardening, singing in the Bethlehem Church Choir, conversing with everyone but most of all, spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; children Mark (Steve Byers), Lynn Abrahamson, Lisa Rillo (Arnel); grandchildern Lana Meisner (Daniel), Victoria Fahey (Kyle), Antonio Rillo (Anna), Beckley Rumph, Naomi Smith (Mark) and Chad Byers; great-grandchildern Garrett Rillo, Jacqueline Meisner, Siena Fahey, Olivia Smith, Laiten, River, and Gentry Byers, and his sister Mary Lou Thompsen.
Burial will be at Fort Snelling in the spring, date to be determined. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred North Shore Healthcare Foundation.
Date & Time
Weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Dec 04, 2019 through Dec 06, 2019
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church 417 W. 1st Ave. Grand Marais 55604 MN US https://www.boreal.org/businesses/mn-grand-marais-bethlehem-lutheran-church
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