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Helga Esther Raappana (Laulainen)

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Birthplace: Hazel Dell, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
Death: Died in Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
Place of Burial: Longview Memorial, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Viktor Laulainen and Greeta Stina Laulainen
Wife of Walt Raappana
Mother of Walter Lawrence Raappana; Arlene Hausserman; Ilene Mardell Sickels; <private> Raappana and <private> Raappana
Sister of Tillie Hendrickson; Hilma Christina Gunnari; Vic Laulainen; Tekla Maria Helen Raappana; Eva Marian Laulainen and 6 others

Occupation: Homemaker
Managed by: Karen Dorothy Plummer
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About Esther Raappana

Aunt Esther, along with Rudy Laulainen, was key in the holding of the Laulainen-Makela-Raappana Reunions held every summer. She was also active in the Grange, PTA, 4-H, and community and county fairs. She enjoyed writing and regretted until the end of her life that her parents made her quit school after 8th grade to help with the farm and home chores.

Esther Helga Raappana, 93, of Longview, died Dec. 3, 2004. She was born Nov. 7, 1911, in Hazel Dell, Wash., to Victor and Gretta (Makela) Laulainen. On July 25, 1931, she married Walter Raappana and became a homemaker. He preceded her in death in 1990. Survivors include three sons, Walter Raappana, Ken Raappana and Keith Raappana; two daughters, Arlene Hausserman and Ilene Sickels; a brother, Reino Laulainen; 18 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park & Crematory. The viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632 or the Rose Valley Friends Church, 1437 Rose Valley Road, Kelso, WA 98626.

1930 Census Esther Laulainen Gender: Female Birth: Circa 1912 Washington, United States Residence: 1930 Owl Creek, Cowlitz, Washington, USA Age: 18 Marital status: Single Race: White Language: English Father: Victor Laulainen Father's birth place: Finland Mother: Margaret Laulainen Mother's birth place: Finland Siblings: Victor Laulainen, Eva Laulainen, Walter Laulainen, Reino Laulainen, Sofia Laulainen, Lillian Laulainen, Ellen Laulainen Township: Owl Creek Enum. District: 0045 Line: 35 County: Cowlitz Series: T626 Image: 684 State: Washington Roll: 2487 Date: 1930 Sheet: 1-A

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Esther Raappana's Timeline

1911
November 7, 1911
Hazel Dell, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
1932
April 26, 1932
Age 20
Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
1934
March 28, 1934
Age 22
Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
March 28, 1934
Age 22
Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
2004
December 11, 2004
Age 93
Longview Memorial, Cowlitz, Washington, United States
December 2004
Age 93
Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States