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 Johan “Little John” Heikkinen, II

Johan “Little John” Heikkinen, II

Birth
Finland
Death 8 Sep 1950 (aged 87)
Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 4, Plot 3
Memorial ID 100333937 · View Source
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Last rites were held Wednesday, Sept. 13, for Johan Heikkinen at the Evangelical Finnish Lutheran church at 2 p.m., with Rev. Reino Heikkinen of Sebeka officiating. Mr. Heikkinen passed away Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Lukes hospital in Alexandria following a short illness. Pallbearers were Jack Johnson, William Johnson, Isaac Johnson, Oscar Olson, Hjalmer Johnson and Andrew Hulkonen. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

Mr. Heikkinen was born in Suomus Solmela Oulun Lassanissa, Finland, March 2, 1863, and was 87 years, 6 months and 4 days of age at the time of his death. He immigrated to America in 1894, coming to Tower, Minn., where he lived until he was married. On July 11, 1893, in Tower, he was married to Fredricka Hiltunen, who survives him. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Douglas county, in Holmes City township, where they made their home since that time. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and for 50 years has been a member of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran church since coming here.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Oscar Peterson (Mamie) of Farwell, Mrs. Emil Gylsen (Alma) of Farwell, Mrs. Victor Little (Edith) of Glenwood, Mrs. Hilda Lordalen of Kensington and Mrs. Eddie Mithun (Helen) , also of Farwell, and three sons: John of Alexandria, Henry of Minneapolis and Emil of Farwell. Two sisters, Mrs. Eva Johnson of Farwell and Mrs. Andrew Heikkinen of Brandon also survive. He is preceded in death by one daughter and two sons who passed away in infancy. One sister Mrs. Holstrom passed away last June, also one sister and one brother preceded him in death.
(Park Region Echo, Sept. 21, 1950)



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  • Maintained by: kj
  • Originally Created by: Lainey
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100333937
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johan “Little John” Heikkinen, II (2 Mar 1863–8 Sep 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100333937, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .