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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

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. and Bruce Porspakka; grandchildren, Chad (Becky) Porspakka, Beth Tenquist, Eric Tenquist and fiance Jena and Emily Tenquist.

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

Burial will be at Waasa Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Porspakka (1882 - 1960)
  Wilhelmina Hori Porspakka (1883 - ____)
 
 Siblings:
  Mayme Marie Porspakka Salo (1908 - 1994)*
  Laurie Elias Porspakka (1912 - 1953)*
  Wilho John Porspakka (1916 - 2011)
  Eino Edwin Borspakka (1919 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Waasa Cemetery
Embarrass
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Originally Created by: JudyH
Record added: Apr 24, 2011
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Wilho John Porspakka
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US Army WW II Veteran
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