Raymond Tulkki, age 95, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 in Southfield, Mich.
He was born and raised in Cokato, and later attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
Raymond married Maria Rosten May 26, 1936 in Chicago.
He became a minister in 1936, serving the Apostolic Lutheran congregations in many areas of the country. He retired after serving as the minister of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Raymond is survived by children, Irene (Larry) Luedeman of Novi, Mich., Sandra (Edwin) Tolkkinen of Cokato, Phyllis (Dennis) Falls of Strawberry, Ariz., Raymond (Elizabeth) Tulkki of San Marcos, Calif., Ruth (Carl) Nevala, and James (Judith) Tulkki, all of Tempe, Ariz., Donald (Nancy) Tulkki of Milford, Mich., Christine (Arthur) Seiter of Howell, Mich., David (Marcia) Tulkki of Walled Lake, Mich., Kathryn (Kari) Pudas of Finland, Europe, Allan (Kathleen) Tulkki of Phoenix, Ariz., Patricia (Charles) Kantola of Howell, Mich., Sara (John) Gush-Halav of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Daniel Tulkki of Phoenix, Ariz; 90 grandchildren; and 130 great-grandchildren.
He is further survived by a brother, Walter (June) Tulkki of Minneapolis, and sisters, Agnes Kosola of Finland, Europe, and Eva (Robert) Johnson Plymouth.
In addition to his wife, Maria, Raymond was preceded in death by daughters, Karen Seppanen and Susan Tulkki
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills, Mich., with pastors Donald Pennala and John Tulkki officiating.
Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington, Mich.