Todd James SaaristoTodd James Saaristo, 45, of Cloquet passed away May 20, 2013 after an eight year battle with brain cancer.
Todd James Saaristo, 45, of Cloquet passed away May 20, 2013 after an eight year battle with brain cancer.
He was born July 2, 1967 in Cloquet to James and Joanne Saaristo.
He graduated from Cloquet High School in 1985. Todd worked at Super One Foods in Cloquet while attending college to earn his degree in firefighting. He worked as a mechanic at Potlatch and Sappi for the past 22 years.
Todd was a volunteer firefighter for the Cloquet Area Fire District for the past 20 years. He enjoyed working on classic cars and riding his Harley.
Todd was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
He is survived by his parents, James and Joanne Saaristo of Cloquet; sisters, Tammy (David) Ronkainen of Carlton and Teresa Heath of Cloquet; nephews and nieces, Peter, Timothy, Matthew, Joshua, Eli, Seth, Abigail, Luke, Adam, Isaiah, Rebekah, and Elizabeth Ronkainen, and Mitchell Heath.
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, May 24, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Burial will be at Pine River Cemetery, Brevator Township. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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