Vienna J. Aili

Ironwood daily Globe
Published Friday, July 1, 2005 11:39:19 AM Central Time

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP -- Vienna J. Aili, 80, of E5326 Spring Lane, Ironwood Township, died Wednesday afternoon, June 29, 2005, in her home.

The former Vienna Estola was born July 10, 1924, in Ironwood Township, daughter of the late William and Ada (Kivi) Estola. She attended Roosevelt School in Ironwood Township and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1942.

She was married to Edwin A. Aili on March 1, 1942 in Three Oaks, Mich. They made their home in Ann Arbor, Mich., for 35 years before returning to Ironwood in 1977. Ed preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2004.

While living in Ann Arbor, Vienna worked as a bookkeeper and payroll clerk for her husband at his Amoco station for many years, and also was employed at Automotive Control Corp. and Xerox Corp. She also worked as bookkeeper and payroll clerk at her husband's Amoco station on U.S. 2 in Ironwood for several years.

Vienna was a member of the Good Shepherd Community Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kimball, Wis. She loved making crocheted rugs, embroidering, and planting trees and flowers. She also loved music.

Vienna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She enjoyed life and her many good friends, and will be dearly missed by all.

Surviving are a son, Bill (Laurie), Chelsea, Mich.; two daughters, Barbara (John) Allen, Williamsburg, Mich., and Brenda Aili-Angus, Ironwood Township; five grandchildren, Brian (Tiffany) Allen, Livonia, Mich., Bonnie (Upton) Bowden, Canton, Mich., Jennifer Lee Angus, Chicago, Catrina Aili, Albuquerque, N.M., and Courtney Aili, Chelsea; four great-grandchildren, Sierra and Madison Bowden, and Dane and Devin Allen; two brothers, Reino (Doris) Estola, Ironwood Township, and Donald Estola, Petaluma, Calif.; four sisters, Inez Sisko and Helen Carr, both of Ironwood, Ada (Jack) Hurula, Jackson, Mich., and Judy King, Petaluma; sisters- and brother-in-law, Ruth MacDonald, Ann Arbor, and Nada and Chuck Bauer, Ironwood Township; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her parents and husband, Vienna was preceded in death by a son-in-law, John Angus, on June 28, 2004; three brothers, Walter, Elmer, and Arne Estola; and three sisters, Mildred Estola, Irene Komac, and Aune Wieland.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 2, at noon, at Good Shepherd Community Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kimball, with the Rev. Norman Kangas officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Inurnment will be in Sunset Acres Cemetery in Ironwood Township.

Lunch will be served in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

Relatives and friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Bauer, LeRoy and Jim Kangas, Reino Estola, Upton Bowden, and Brian Allen.

Memorials are preferred to the Good Shepherd Community Apostolic Lutheran Church, U.S. 2, Hurley WI 54534.

Arrangements are with the McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home Inc. of Ironwood.