Lempi W. Koivisto, 90

Lempi Wilhelmina Koivisto, age 90, of Cokato, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born Oct. 20, 1926, in Middleville Township, Wright County, to Charles and Wilhelmina Aho.

Lempi grew up in the Cokato area, and married Oswald Koivisto Nov. 4, 1944.

They lived for a short time in Duluth before moving to Cokato, and were members of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Cokato.

Oswald passed away in 1974, and Lempi resided in Cokato for the rest of her life.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Philip; her father and mother, Charles and Wilhelmina Aho; a grandson, Erick Huotari; great-granddaughter Lila Pennala; brothers Eino and Melvin Aho; and a sister, Ellen Tormanen.

Lempi is survived by her children and their families, Virginia (Wendell) Huotari, James, Paul (Ruth), Joel (Sandra), Mark (Paula), David (Josie), Maria (Mark) Jarvie, John and Karen; and two sisters, Esther Simonson and Lorraine Wisuri.

Lempi will be missed by her family, friends, and brothers and sisters in faith.

Her funeral service took place Monday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at First Apostolic Lutheran Church in Dassel. Interment was in the Cokato Finnish Cemetery.

There was visitation Sunday, July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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