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Jonathan (Jay) Haverinen

1965 – 2019

Jonathan (Jay) Scott Haverinen, of Dalbo, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 25, 2019, of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 53 years old.

Jay was born May 25, 1965, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, to Edwin and Sylvia (Spiegelberg) Haverinen. He spent his early childhood in Menahga and attended elementary school there until his parents divorced in 1974.

Jay grew up in Dalbo and graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1983. Following graduation, Jay joined the Air Force, and was assigned to Lindsey Air Station in Wiesbaden, West Germany. He served as a cable splicer for the 1836-EIG in the years 1984-1988.

He was united in marriage to Mary Jo Christianson on September 15, 1984, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.

After Jay and Mary moved back to the United States they made their home near Dalbo. He was employed as a network technician for 30 years at the phone company that is now known as CenturyLink.

A daughter, Heidi, was born on July 9, 1996, and was his pride and joy. She grew up alongside of her father as he proudly passed down his knowledge of softball, sports and the outdoors.
Jay enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and sports. He shared his love of the outdoors closely with his brother Steve and his beloved daughter Heidi along with many other family members.

Jay is survived by his loving wife, Mary; daughter, Heidi; stepfather, Victor (Carol) Lindgren of Dalbo; sister, Susie (Butch) Larson of Menahga; brother, Steve (Glenda) Haverinen of Princeton; and sister, Deanna (Jay) Kohl of Mora; sisters- and brothers-in-law: Debra (Tom) Zinken, Dennis (Jonie) Christianson, Kevin Christianson, Tom (Chris) Christianson, and Judy (Donny) Cassman; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father, Edwin Haverinen; mother, Sylvia Lindgren; sister, Lorie Stromberg; and brother, Daniel Haverinen.

Services were held at Karmel Covenant Church of rural Princeton, on Monday, January, 28, 2019, officiated by Pastor Gary Tonn. Burial was at Karmel Covenant Cemetery

Pallbearers were co-workers: Paul Moyer and Greg Keller-Spence; cousins: Loren Carlson, Larry Carlson, Steven (Bucky) Lindgren, and Paul Lindgren; brother-in-law Thomas Zinken, and nephew Ryan Zinken.

Arrangements were handled by Rock Ingebrand Funeral Services of Braham, MN. Online condolences may be left at

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