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1922 – 2012

Reno Delvin Juntunen, age 90, of Menahga, passed away October 1, 2012 after a brief illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, Minnesota.

Reno was born to Charles and Olga (Carlson) Juntunen on July 22, 1922 on a farm near Rolla, North Dakota. He graduated from Rolla High School in 1940. He was united in marriage to Marian Herrala on November 6, 1941. This union was blessed with four daughters: Carole, Marlene, Loraine, and Barbara. Reno and Marian farmed for 41 years near Hansboro, North Dakota. After retiring in 1982, they moved to Menahga. Marian passed away in 2010. Reno was a loving father and diligent farmer. In retirement he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and yard work. He also enjoyed doing maintenance work at their church and camp facilities. He and Marian always enjoyed hosting meals and overnight visitors in their home. He was a member of the Laestadian Lutheran Church of Menahga.

Reno is survived by daughters Carole (Gene) Groff of Bloomington, Marlene Lake of Menahga, Loraine (Gordon) Kumpula of Loretto, and Barbara (Lawrence) Byman of Longview, Washington; 26 grandchildren, 105 great-grandchildren; two sisters Hazel Koistinen of Sturgis, South Dakota, Helen (Gerald) Halvorson of Bellevue, Washington; two brothers Melvin (Betty) Juntunen and Dale (Linda) Juntunen both of Rolla, North Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marian, one sister Eileen Herrala, four brothers Carlo, Roy, Fred, and Clarence; son-in-law Rodney Lake; grandson Lannon Lake; and great-granddaughter Jessica Alajoki.

Friends may call at the Wevley Funeral Home in Sebeka from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 and one and one half hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m. at the Laestadian Lutheran Church of Menahga. Interment services will be held at the Balmi Cemetery.

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