Phyllis Sjodin

Phyllis Sjodin

Phyllis Ann Sjodin passed away early on February 11 at the Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River after a brief illness. Phyllis was born on June 16, 1932 in Omaha, NE. She married Dallas McWillams in 1950. In 1961 she married Gillette Sjodin in Portland, OR. They moved to Aitkin and raised their family on the family farm until Gillettes death in 1976. Phyllis went to LPN school and worked at the Aitkin Community Hospital. She graduated from Brainerd College with a RN degree in 1985. She moved to the northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis and worked at Methodist Hospital and North Memorial Hospital in the Baby and Delivery unit until retiring in 1997. She enjoyed her work at the hospital very much. After retiring she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and then the great-grandchildren that came later. She loved reading and joined a quilting club at her apartment complex. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Aitkin. She was a longtime member of the Aitkin American Legion. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Gillette; son, Dallas (Pete); daughter, Denise; stepson, Larry; her parents; and two brothers. She is survived by son, Michael (Carol) McWilliams of Aitkin; daughters, Linda Anderson of Hugo and Annette Weimer of Elk River; stepsons, Gary and Ron McWilliams of Conway, AR. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Mark, Heather, Emily, Lee (Nikki) and Jill (Aaron); great-grandchildren, Addie, Maycie, and Lucas; her sister, Deedee (George) of Spokane, WA; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aitkin on Saturday, February 22 at 11AM with Pastor Cindy Gray officiating. A memorial service will be held at the Guardian Angels Apartment at a later date. Burial for Phyllis will be in the Spring.

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