Jane Violet (Soderberg) Pucel dies

Jane V. (Soderberg) Pucel passed away in Ely Monday, June 2. 2014.  
Born in Soudan, MN in 1919, she attended the Tower-Soudan schools and as a young lady worked at the Tower Box Factory business office.  Jane married Fred Pucel in 1954 and moved to Ely where she resided until her death.  Jane also worked for many years at Lampert Lumber Company in Ely and later at Boundary Waters Canoe Outfitters.  
She was proud of her Swedish heritage and was a member of the Eastern Stars for over sixty years.  A terrific cook specializing in Swedish and Slovenian foods, she always had something for visitors to munch on or take home.   When not at the cabin at Clear Lake you would find her knitting, picking berries, cooking or talking on the phone with friends discussing local news.  
She is survived by her sister Mildred Cooley of Ely, Roy Soderberg of Soudan, sister-in-law Joye Soderberg of Ely and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.  She was preceded in death by her husband Fred in 1988.  
A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church July 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Memorials to the American Cancer Society preferred.