|Esther Linnea Wik (1919-2009)|
|Esther Linnea Wik, 89, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 in Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet. She was born on December 21, 1919 in Blackhoof Township, MN to Carl and Hilda (Jonsson) Wik.
Esther went to school in Blackhoof and graduated from Carlton High School. She worked at Diamond Match in Cloquet for 39 1/2 years, retiring in 1982. She moved to Cloquet in 1988. Esther was a member of Elim Lutheran Church of Blackhoof, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent of the Sunday School for over 25 years. She was also a member of the "Young at Heart" group.
She was preceded in death by 1 brother Philip Wik, 2 sisters Irma Duesler and Ellen Lofgren and a cousin Oscar Lund. Esther is survived by her cousin Edith Nelson; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and several relatives in Sweden and Canada.