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Winnifred “Winnie” Costley

Winnie Costley, 90, of Two Harbors, died Monday, Jan. 13, at Ecumen Scenic Shores in Two Harbors.

She was born June 12, 1923, to Fritz and Nan (Peterson) Olson in Two Harbors, where she was a lifelong resident. Winnie operated the local Sears catalog store and later worked at the IGA grocery store. She will always be remembered by her children and grandchildren for her home cooking, especially her rye bread. Family was most important to her, and she especially enjoyed family vacations with her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, Paul.

Winnie is survived by her sons, Jeff of Canada and Kevin (Kim) of Walker, Minn.; daughters, Ginny (Bill) Young of Two Harbors and Barbara Schau of Lindenhurst, Ill.; sister, Gwen Whiting of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the 1 p.m. memorial service on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Cavallin Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook please visit