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Gertrude O. Lahti

Modified: Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2012

Gertrude O. Lahti
Gertrude O. Lahti, 96, of Forest Grove, Ore., died Oct. 29, 2012 at Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Ore.

She was born June 16, 1916 to Sefania and Maria Pauliina (Lehto) Holso in Biwabik, Minn. She was raised and received her education in Biwabik, graduating with the class of 1934 from Biwabik High School.

Gertrude married Emil M. Lahti on May 30, 1936 in Virginia, Minn. Following their marriage, she resided in the communities of Astoria, Corvallis, and Gig Harbor, Wash. until 2001 when she moved to Jennings McCall Assisted Living Center where she has resided since.

While in Astoria, Gertrude and Emil owned and operated E.M. Lahti Plumbing and Heating Company for more than 15 years.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a past Worthy Grand Matron.

Among her special interests, Gertrude enjoyed arts and crafts and was an accomplished watercolorist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sefania and Maria Holso; and her husband, Emil Lahti.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Rodgers of Redmond, Wash. and Mary Stafford of Lincoln City, Ore.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is pending.

Fuiten, Rose & Hoyt Funeral Home-Forest Grove is handling arrangements.

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