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Aloha Schuur, 66

Aloha Lee (Starzl) Schuur passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.

Aloha was born on March 15, 1943 in Worthington, Minn. to Francis N. and Evelyn T. Starzl. She lived in Minnesota and South Dakota until 1953 when the family moved to New Richmond, Wis. She attended grade school in New Richmond until 1957 when the family moved to rural Deer Park, Wis. Aloha graduated from Amery High School in 1961.

After graduating she returned to Worthington to stay with and care for her grandmother, Thelma Huerkamp, where she met Jake Schuur. They married on Aug. 25, 1962. They lived in Minnesota and Wisconsin until they returned to Wisconsin permanently. They have lived in Centuria, Wis. for the past 15 years. At the time of her death she was employed by Premier Marine in Wyoming, Minn., where she had been a devoted employee for 16 1/2 years as an industrial sewing machine operator.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Everett (Sheila) Starzl and one nephew, Daniel Viellieux.

Survived by her husband of 46 1/2 years, Jake Schuur of Centuria; three daughters, LeAnn Johnson, Melissa (Clay) Ryberg and Katherine Schuur; son Jake (Vickie) Schuur; nine grandchildren, Christina, Michael, Rose, Richard, Angela, Jessica, Jayden, Jaimeson and Cameron; one great-grandson Tyler; two sisters, Rozella Davidson and Joyce Starzl; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Aloha was an excellent cook and enjoyed crocheting beautiful things. She loved to read and was devoted to her husband and their family.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 9, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Taylors Falls, Minn. at 2 p.m. Interment at Wagon Landing Cemetery, Star Prairie, Wis. Officiating Pastor Mark Woeltge. Visitation was on Wednesday, April 8, from 5-8 p.m. at the St. Croix Valley Funeral Home.

Family entrusted arrangements to the St. Croix Valley Funeral Home & Polk County Cremation Society, St. Croix Falls, Wis.