Sjodin, Phyllis Anne (nee Hogan)
June 16, 1932 – February 11, 2014
Age 81 of Elk River, MN. Phyllis was born June 16, 1932, in Omaha, Neb. She married Dallas McWilliams in 1950. In 1961, she married Gillette Sjodin in Portland, Ore. They moved to Aitkin and raised their family on the family farm until Gillette’s death in 1976. Phyllis went to LPN school and worked at the Aitkin Community Hospital. She went to the Brainerd College and graduated the RN course in 1985. She moved to the Northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis and worked at Methodist Hospital and North Memorial Hospital working in the baby and delivery area 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 the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Aitkin. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Aitkin also. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Gillette; son Dallas (Pete); daughter, Denise; stepson, Larry; parents and two brothers. She is survived by her son, Michael (Carol) McWilliams, Aitkin; daughters, Linda Anderson, Hugo; and Annette Weimer, Elk River; and stepsons, Gary and Ron McWilliams, Conway, Ark.; grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Mark, Heather, Emily, Lee (Nikki) and Jill (Aaron); great-grandchildren, Addie, Maycie and Lucas; sister, Deedee (George), Spokane, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aitkin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, with Pastor Cindy Gray officiating. A memorial service will be held at the Guardian Angels Apartment at a later date, to be determined. Burial will be in the spring.