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Marla Jean Rowe, 63, Virginia, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Michael's Health and Rehab. Center in Virginia. Marla was born in Minneapolis, February 10, 1955. She was adopted by Melvin and Mavis Mikkola of Hibbing. A free spirit and a wide array of interests took her across the country before she settled back on the Iron Range in 2008. Marla was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 14 years. She was an amazing artist and a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux. Marla was preceded in death by her adopted parents, Melvin and Mavis, biological mother, Evelyn, sister, Jan, special aunt, Fanny, and grandchild, Jennifer. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Mitchell, Lynn Maki and Susan Maki, grandchildren, Amy Kate Forsberg, Taylor Cyr, Samantha Jean Schmidt, Samantha May Mitchell, Audrianna Trunnell, Joseph Preston, Ally Maki, great-grandchildren, Levi, Charlotte and Aurora, brothers, Jeff Mikkola, Fred Yonke and special friend and companion, Joe Roswold. Memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing. Visitation will be held one hour prior.