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 John “Iso-Big John” Heikkinen, I

John “Iso-Big John” Heikkinen, I

Birth
Finland
Death 25 Feb 1934 (aged 75)
Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 13, Plot 5
Memorial ID 100333935 · View Source
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Born in Suomussalmi, Finland. Son of Saara Luukkonen and Juho Heikkinen. John's first wife, Elsia Seppanen died in Finland. Parent of Edward J, Linda A, Estella Lylia Kangas, Esther E and Jafet.
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John Heikkinen passed away at his home Sunday, Feb. 25th, at 10 o'clock p.m. following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Heikkinen was born in Finland November 6, 1858 and came to America in 1892. He has resided in Douglas county ever since with the exception of a short time at Sedan. He was married in Finland, his first wife dieing and leaving one child, Sadie. His marriage to Brita Haabala took place Nov. 30, 1882. Mr. Heikkinen came to America a year before his family. Five of their children died in Finland while Mr. Heikkinen was in this country. The daughter, Sadie (Mrs. Sattala) has since passed away and her son Leonard now makes his home with the Heikkinen family.

Those left to mourn his loss are his wife, one son Eddie of Zumbrota and three daughters, Linda (Mrs. Seth Gylden) of Wing, N. Dak., Estella (Mrs. Henry Kangas) and Esther (Mrs. Wilmar Mike). He is also survived by 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Finnish Lutheran church in Holmes City. Interment took place in the Finnish cemetery. The pallbearers were Charley Mike; Ed, Jack, Charley, Math and Jack Johnson.
(Park Region Echo, March 8, 1934)



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  • Maintained by: kj
  • Originally Created by: Lainey
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100333935
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John “Iso-Big John” Heikkinen, I (6 Nov 1858–25 Feb 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100333935, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .