Obit: Hakola, Otto #2 (1882 - 1961)




Surnames: Hakola, Mattson


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/12/1961


Hakola, Otto #2 (13 APR 1882 - 9 OCT 1961)


Otto Hakola, a resident of the Town of Reseburg (Clark Co., Wis.), for 46 years, passed away at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 1961, at the Havenet Nursing Home, Owen.  His health had been failing for some time, suffering from complications of old age.  He was 79 years of age.


Funeral services were held at 1:00 o’clock Wednesday, Oct. 11, from the Bethany Lutheran Church, Owen.  Rev. Karl Wilkman read the burial service with burial being made at Riverside Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Frank Karye, Milton Seaman, John Nissula Jr., Clarence Welzien, Eino Pertunen, and Frank Sonnentag.  Carrying the floral offerings were Mesdames Karye, Sonnentag, W. Kangas, L. Buss, L. Kile and W. Wirtala.


Born April 13, 1882 in Finland, Otto Hakola came to the United States when 20 years of age, residing first at Sparta, Minn.  One year later, in 1903, he moved to Republic, Mich., where he remained two years until 1905 when he made a trip back to Finland.  Returning again to America to make his future home he was married to Jennie Mattson at Republic on Aug. 24, 1907.  The couple made their home there for eight years until 1915 when they moved to his present farm in the Town of Reseburg.  In addition to his developing his farm, he was engaged in the community as a bricklayer, mason and plasterer.


He is survived by two sisters in Finland, five sons, Everett, Bloomington, Calif., George, Whitehall, Mont., Arthur, Loyal, Walfred and Clifford, Greenwood, and eight grandchildren.


His wife preceded him in death, having passed away on April 8 of this year.



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