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Cathleen Aho, 79

Cathleen “Caye” Marie (Wiberg) Aho, age 79, of Waite Park, MN, formerly of Dassel, MN, passed Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at her residence with the comfort of her family by her side.

A memorial service will take place Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 1 p.m., with a visitation one-hour before the service at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel.

Pastor Darren Olson will be officiating. The interment of the urn will be held at the Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Cemetery, South Haven, MN.

A visitation will take place Monday, June 13, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

Cathleen “Caye” Marie (Wiberg) Aho, the daughter of Roy and Signhild (Hasselberg) Wiberg, was born July 23, 1942, in Thief River Falls, MN. Caye was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faith.

She graduated from Greenway High School in Coleraine, MN. Caye attended Itasca Community College and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Bemidji State University in 1963.

Upon graduation, Caye began her teaching career in Saint Cloud, MN, teaching at the elementary level at Wilson Elementary School and North Junior High School.

While residing in Saint Cloud, Caye was united in marriage to Albert Yost on June 4, 1966.

After their marriage, Caye and Al resided in Grand Rapids, MN, where Caye would teach for a few years.

 They moved to Dassel in the early 1970s, and Caye would settle into her teaching career at Kimball Elementary until her retirement, where she taught Kindergarten, second grade, and Title-I. Caye loved teaching, and each and every one of her students held a special place in her heart.

Caye and John Aho were united in marriage on August 3, 1984.

Together they made their home in rural Dassel until John’s death in 2016. Immediately after, Caye moved to Waite Park and lived with her son and his family.

Spending time with her son and grandchildren brought her immense joy, and she valued that time the most.

Caye loved to travel, and she took many road trips with her son. Some of their many journeys involved trips to Florida, California, Washington State, Washington DC, and Texas.

She enjoyed spending time outdoors camping, snowmobiling, or just enjoying nature.

She was an avid reader, loved to crochet, and could often be found doing crossword puzzles and playing cards with friends.

 She was a people person who could easily strike up a conversation with people she had just met. She loved life and everyone that she knew.

Caye is survived by her son, Jeremy Yost, and his partner, Samantha Larson of Waite Park, grandsons, Jaxon and Riley Yost and Caiden Larson, nephew Rodger Rairie, and great-nephew Nathaniel Rairie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Aho, her parents, Roy and Signhild Wiberg, sister, Catherine Rairie, a baby brother, Clayton Paul Wiberg, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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