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Julia Ann (Durant) Cardinal

June 16, 1937 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 82)


Julia Ann Cardinal, age 82 of Baraga, MI passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at The Lighthouse in Houghton, MI.

She was born June 16, 1937 in Baraga, MI daughter of Leo and Bertha (Nadeau) Durant. Julia graduated from Ontonagon High School in 1976. She worked as a nurses aide and ward clerk at Ontonagon Hospital. Julia was married to Eino Ekdahl and later married Leonard Cardinal(Bill Glasson) on June 8, 1991. They resided in Baraga.

Julia was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus church, KBIC, and Ojibwa Seniors,

Surviving are her son Clayton (Pam) Ekdahl of Baraga; Kathleen (Rob) Chapman of Ontonagon; brothers, Melvin (Katherine) Durant of Grand Rapids, MI, Leo Durant of Baraga; sister Catherine Sanquist of Baraga; step children, Leonard Cardinal Jr of North Dakota, Jim Cardinal of Minneapolis, Colleen Gann of Minneapolis; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Ashly; 3 great grandchildren; special niece Lynelle Bolo of Baraga; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband Leonard (Bill); brother Dominic Durant; sisters, Leona Bolo, Viola Banuchie, and Martha Roy.

Per her request there will be no funeral service. Burial will be in the Assinins Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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