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Helenann Hyytinen

September 2, 1936 ~ July 7, 2022 (age 85)

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Helenann Wright Hyytinen, 85 of Lacey WA and Tucson AZ, died Thursday, July 7th, 2022 at St. Pete's Hospital in Olympia, WA, due to complications leading to cardiac arrest.  Helenann was born September 2, 1936 in Brainerd, MN to Kenneth and Verla (Pribyl) Wright.  She worked at Anoka Senior High School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District then was a long-time employee of Olympic Jr High School in the Auburn School District in Washington State. Retiring in 1998.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Eugene Wright in 1966, Verla Emily Pribyl Wright in 1999, and her brother, Gordon Pribyl Wright in 2000.

Helenann is survived by her husband, Raymond;

4 sons: Michael (Sheri) of Bonney Lake WA., Dr. Jeffrey (Peggy) of Emily, MN., Richard (Kristin) of Mesa AZ., and David of Eatonville WA.; 

7 grandchildren: Alison Nance (Rob) of Eugene OR., Amylou Jurgensen (Matt) of Springfield, OR., Melanie Smieja (Brandon) of Lakeville, MN.,

Ky Hyytinen of Bonney Lake WA., Jennifer Fransen (Micah) of Spicewood, TX., Keri Hyytinen (Mike Clark) of Puyallup WA., and Sonja Babich (Chris) of Rice, MN;

7 great-granddaughters: Sophia and Mei Nance, Elin and Ava Fransen, Elsie Smieja, Freya Clark and Sophie Babich;

7 great-grandsons, Carter and Luke Jurgensen, Cameron and Weston Smieja, James Fransen, Colson Clark, and Unto Babich;

Many beloved nieces and nephews, other special relatives and friends.

A Graveside service to celebrate Helenann’s life will be 11am – Friday, September 2, 2022 at Rabbit Lake Cemetery, Glen Township, Aitkin County, MN.  Following the graveside service, a gathering for lunch and fellowship will be at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin.  Memorials are preferred to: Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library, 101 First Street SE, Crosby Minnesota 56441. Ph.218-546-8005. 

Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.  Go to to leave a message of condolence

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Graveside Service
September 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Rabbit Lake Cemetery
31479 331st Place
Aitkin, MN 56431
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Celebration of Life and Luncheon
September 2, 2022

12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
107 2nd Street SE
Aitkin, MN 56431
Guaranteed delivery before the Celebration of Life and Luncheon begins


Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library
101 First Street, Crosby MN 56441
Tel: 1-218-546-8005

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