DONALD EDWARD PUOTINENDonald Edward Puotinen, 86, of Esko, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Sunnyside Health Care Center, Cloquet.
Donald Edward Puotinen, 86, of Esko, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Sunnyside Health Care Center, Cloquet.
Born in 1926 in Thomson Township, Don was the son of Edward and Lempi Puotinen.
He served in the Army during World War II and fought in Europe during the end of the war from March 1945 to July 1946. Don was a lift operator at Potlatch and retired after 33 years of employment. When his sons were young, Don was very active in Boy Scouts. He had also been an active member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Esko and was a member of American Legion Post 262 in Cloquet for 58 years.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria; son, Lawrence; and brother, Melvin Puotinen.
He is survived by sons, Ron (Cindy) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dale (Ronda) of Boyceville, Wis.; three grandchildren, Joshua, Tanya, and Dawn; one great grandchild, Austin; and a sister, Joyce Farrell of Napa, Calif.
VISITATION: 12 Noon until the 1 p.m. Funeral Service, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Esko. Interment will be at St. Matthew's Cemetery with Military honors accorded by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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