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Juho Kaapriel Ojutkangas

Juho Kaapriel Ojutkangas 1927 - 2014

Juho K. Ojutkangas, age 86, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Essentia Health Care in Duluth.

He was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Lapua, Finland, and served in the Finnish Military and also farmed. Juho immigrated to the United States in 1961 and was united in marriage to Ailene Heine on June 6, 1964, in Cloquet. He worked for the Potlatch Corp. for 33 years and was a member of the Potlatch Quarter Century Club. Juho was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and he loved hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, and photography.

Juho was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ailene; one brother; and two sisters.

He is survived by two sons, Perry (Linda) and Tom Ojutkangas; one daughter, Tammy (Jeff) Doran; 5 grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Cody, Maija, and Brady; 1 great-grandson, Jedidiah; brothers and a sister in Finland; and numerous nieces and nephews in Finland and the U.S.

The family would like to thank the staff at Inter-Faith Care Center and Essentia for the care given to Juho. Special prayers and love from his family in Finland.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. The visitation will resume on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, followed with a luncheon in the social hall. See the family online guest book at