Erick M. Huotari
Erick M. Huotari, 26, Cokato, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home following a 10-year illness with leukemia.
Services were conducted Dec. 5 at First Apostolic Lutheran Congregation, rural Dassel, with Pastor William Keranen officiating. Music was by Diane Grangroth. Interment was at Cokato Finnish Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Jeff Huotari, Brian Huotari, Todd Huotari, Craig Huotari, Tim Pinoniemimi, Steve Haataja, Loren Peterson, and Jim Storm.
Erick Michael Huotari was born August 6, 1979, to Wendell and Virginia (Koivisto) Huotari in Minneapolis. He grew up in Cokato.
Survivors include his parents of Cokato; brothers, Jeff (Kristy) of Calumet, Mich., Brian (Cindy) of Buffalo, Todd of Cokato, and Craig of Minneapolis; sisters, Lynn (Tim) Pinoniemi of Delano, Laura (Steve) Haataja, Anita (Loren) Peterson, and Beth Huotari, all of Cokato, Sara (Jim) Storm of Brighton, Mich., Maretta Huotari and Kim Huotari, both of Minneapolis; 28 nephews and nieces; and grandmother, Lempi Koivisto of Cokato.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Toivo and Helen Huotari, and Oswald Koivisto.