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Wilho John Porspakka
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1916
Embarrass
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 2011
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Published: Saturday, April 23, 2011 10:08 PM CDT
Mesabi Daily News

Wilho John Porspakka, 95, of Duluth, formerly of Embarrass, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Viewcrest Nursing Home in Duluth.

Wilho was born April 6, 1916, in Embarrass to Finnish immigrants John and Wilhelmiina (Hori) Porspakka. He served in the Army during World War II overseas at Italy, North Africa and Sicily. In March 1945, Wilho married Helen Ina Koskela. He worked as a track laborer on the railroad and a blaster for Erie Mining Company, which he retired from in 1978.

Wilho was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 241 in Aurora, Last Man's Club of Aurora, Disabled Vets Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a charter member of the Embarrass Volunteer Fire Department and Sisu Heritage of Embarrass. Through life, he enjoyed family and friends, socializing and dancing and spending time at his cabin on Birch Lake.

He is survived by his children, Bernice (Floyd) Tenquist of Andover, Minn. and Bruce Porspakka of Duluth; grandchildren, Chad (Becky) Porspakka, Beth Tenquist, Eric Tenquist and fiancİe Jena and Emily Tenquist, all of Minneapolis, Minn.

Wilho was preceded in death by his parents; wife Helen; sister Mayme Salo; and brothers, Lauri, Eino and Paul.

Services 11 a.m. Monday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Virginia with visitation one hour prior to service. The Rev. Don Stauty will officiate. Burial will be at Waasa Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. 
 
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Waasa Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 24, 2011
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