Oscar Herman Majava, age 92, of rural Cokato, MN, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Cokato Manor.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Albion Evangelical Free Church in Cokato.
Arrangements are by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com.
Oscar was born Sept. 19, 1928, in Cokato Township, to Edward and Mary (Kuha) Majava.
After schooling, Oscar began working for local farmers, before serving in the United States Army stateside during the Korean War. While serving, he spent time in Texas and traveled the West Coast.
Upon completing his service, Oscar returned home to the farm. He led a simple life, loved animals, and knew the value of hard work, family, and friends.
He enjoyed cheering for the Green Bay Packers, keeping an active lifestyle, and conversing and sharing stories with friends. Oscar was ready with coffee, lemonade, and cookies for visitors who dropped in. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors and friends.
Oscar loved to have fun and watch kids grow. For several years, he dressed as Santa Claus, and on Halloween, all the neighborhood kids knew to stop by for a dollar and a treat.
Oscar was patient with greenhorns trying to help work on the farm, and always found opportunities to make work fun.
Oscar was a proud member of the American Legion Post 209 for more than 50 years. He carried the American flag during the national anthem at Dassel-Cokato football games, marched with the Legion in many Corn Carnival parades, and honored fellow veterans with a military gun salute. Oscar was a soldier, farmer, and friend to all.
Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Majava; and brothers, Clarence, Pete, and George.
Oscar is survived by his brother, Eino Majava; nieces, nephews, many relatives, and friends.