WALTER SOUKKALAWalter Jafet Soukkala, 91, of Sawyer, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
Walter Jafet Soukkala, 91, of Sawyer, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton.
Walter was born May 7, 1922, in Cloquet, to Henry and Maria (Wierrimaa) Soukkala. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and worked at Wood Conversion for over 35 years. He also farmed, enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing and playing cribbage.
Walter was an avid inventor and a “Master at Sling Shot”.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Katherine; brothers Henry Jr., George, Art and Wilbert; and sisters Sally, Mayme, Hilda, Esther and Bertha.
Walter is survived by his daughter, Shirley (Jim) Panger; sons Douglas (Gloria) Soukkala and Rodney Soukkala; grandchildren Troy, Monica (Jim), Chad (Melissa), Todd (Angie), Michelle (Keith), Katrina (Joe) and Kourtney (Justin); 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial service Friday, Jan. 10, in Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, followed with a luncheon in the fellowship room.
Military Honors will be presented by the Nicholson-Sellgren V.F.W. Post 2962 of Carlton. See the family online guestbook at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net