The Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay, WI, March 27, 2007
Dagny Maria Kallio, 96, joined her husband Toivo Kallio in heaven on March 23, 2007. She was born July 3, 1910, to the late John and Sanna (Wainionpaa) Rautio in the town of Marquette, Mich. Dagny married Toivo on Nov. 13, 1937. For a short time she worked on the Chicago & Northwestern "400" train. She also had 14 years at the Gassard Co., an undergarment manufacturer in Ishpeming Mich.
Dagny is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce (Ray) Harmala, Green Bay; two grandchildren, Michael (Terri) Harmala, Pulaski; Lori (Kevin) Kingsfield, Green Bay; one great-granddaughter, Christina Kingsfield, Green Bay; two great-granddaughters by marriage, Andrea Ludlow, Pulaski; Kelly Sommers, Pulaski; one great-great-granddaughter by marriage, Alexis Sommers, (grandma called her "Baby"); a sister-in-law, Jean Rautio, Marquette; along with several nieces and nephews.
Dagny was preceded in death by her husband, Toivo; her parents, three sisters, and three brothers.
Dagny was cared so lovingly for, at her daughter and son-in-law's home, then moved to the Harmony Haus in Pulaski, owned and operated by her grandson, Michael and Terri, then lived with Michael and Terri for the rest of her days. Each family member holds a special gift in caring for Grandma.
The family would also like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to Heartland Hospice for the time, friendship and comfort they gave when caring for Grandma.
At the time of her passing, an intimate personal service was held at Grandma's bedside, surrounded by family and friends. There will be a visitation at Racine Funeral Home in Ishpeming, Mich. with the time and day to be announced at a later date.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com