Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Nettee Kuivala, 81
Nettee Kuivala, 81, of Austin died on July 5, 2008 at the Austin Medical Center.
Nettee was born on Nov. 28, 1926 to William and Helen Warrens in Rochester, Minn. Nettee grew up in Austin.
She married George Schmidt on Nov. 28, 1945. They began their life together farming in Grand Meadow. They moved to Austin and later Albert Lea. Together they had six children, four boys and 2 girls.
Nettee moved to Minneapolis where she lived for 10 years. She met Ed Kuivala and they were married in 1984. Ed and Nettee moved to Austin in 1987, where they enjoyed country living for the rest of their lives.
Survivors include her sons, Steven Schmidt, Eagan, Minn., Fred (Pixie) Schmidt, Austin, Donald Schmidt, Austin; daughter, Helen (Dick) Lee, Farmington, Minn., Viky Helland, Emmons, Minn.; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; sister, Hazel and son, Michael.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26, at Nettee’s Home.