Lillian E. Harju, 91, of Eveleth died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Essentia Health-Virginia Care Center.
She was born on March 31, 1928 in Eveleth to John and Mary (Peltola) Harju. Lillian graduated from Eveleth High School and worked as a sewing machine operator for Cluett-Peabody Shirt Factory in Gilbert. She loved to craft, needle point and do word search. Lillian was a news junkie and especially loved to coffee with family and friends.
She is survived by her nieces, Cynthia Capin, Debbie Hendrickson, Pamela Capin, Sheila Carl; nephew, Jack Harju; numerous great nieces and nephews and great-great nephews, Gino, Philip and Rocco; special friend, Zora Williams and her beloved cat, Sarah.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2019 at Eveleth Cemetery. Pastor John Dietz will officiate. A luncheon will follow at United in Christ Lutheran Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home, Eveleth.