Helen M. Latva, 78, dies

Helen M. Latva, 78, of Ely, passed away on Thursday, Aug.14, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born on April 30, 1936, in Ely to Louis and Esther (Roiko) Loushin. Helen married Edwin Latva on Aug. 14, 1954, in Virginia and they raised four children. Helen was a lifelong resident of Ely and First Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years: Edwin, their children: Luann (Keith) BaDour of Glenwood City, WI, David Latva of Fairbault and Joel (Veronica) Latva of Mantua, OH; four grandchildren; one great- grandchild; and sister-in-law: Jean Loushin of Babbitt.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law: Doris (Edgar) Dorn; brother and sister-in-law: Robert (Sandra) Loushin and brothers: James and Robert Loushin.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug, 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Ely with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.