Jon K. Engstrom passed away at the Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Cloud Monday, June 8, 2009. He had reached the age of 60 years, 2 months and 5 days.
Jon was born at the Cokato hospital April 3, 1949 to LeRoy and Linnea (Kotila) Engstrom.
He grew up in Cokato, and graduated from Cokato High School. Jon lived and worked in the Cokato area all of his life. Most recently, he owned and operated DC Express Trucking.
Jon served in the Army Reserve from June 28, 1968 to Oct. 31, 1973.
He is survived by his children, Dawn (Evans Mburu) Mwaniki, Stephanie Anne, Jacob Engstrom, Collin Engstrom and Derek Engstrom. Grandchildren: Courtney, Brandon, Koffi, Clayton, and Jasmine. and siblings: Sandra (Gerry) Holles, Judy (Jerry) Joy, James (Kathy) Engstrom, Cheryl (Bruce) Provo, Elizabeth Jordan and Hans (Mary) Engstrom. He is further survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Jon is preceded in death by his parents LeRoy and Linnea Engstrom, grandparents John and Dora Engstrom, Oscar and Hilma Kotila.
Funeral service was 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11 at the North Crow River Lutheran Church. Officiant was Reverend Michael Nelson. Music was by Yvonne Rammel and Kieth Yates
Casket bearers were Ron Olson, Lennie Anderson, Kenneth Kotila, Lyle Webb, Harlan Kotila, and Gary Forsman.
Interment was at the Sunset Cemetery at Happy Corners.