Armas Sulo Yuhala

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  • Name: Armas Sulo Yuhala
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 14, 1933
  • Date of Death: May 14, 2015 (82 years old)
  • Parents: Sulo and Aili Yuhala
  • High School and Class: 1951 - Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SP 3 (Specialist 3)
  • Branch: Army
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    Korean Conflict

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    Armas attended grade school in Cloverdale in the Nashwauk, Minnesota area and graduated from Greenway High School in Coleraine, Minnesota.

    Armas married Nancy Salminen in 1961. Nancy passed away in 1992. Armas married Karen Cress in 1993.

    They resided in Nashwauk, Minnesota until 2000 and then moved to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area.

    Armas farmed for 65 years, worked as a welder in the mines, and was the co-owner of Yuhala Brothers. Armas was a mine interpreter for Hill Annex State Park. He was active on the Itasca Mutual Insurance Board, an Itasca County Commissioner representing Commissioner District 5, Itasca County and State of Minnesota Soil and Water Board, Nashwauk Township Board Supervisor, and a commerical fisherman.

    He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Federal Dam, Minnesota, American Legion of Nashwauk, Minnesota, NRA, and Itasca County Beef Growers Association. Armas loved fishing, hunting, traveling, and camping.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Nancy; a granddaughter, Kailey Steere; and a son-in-law, Jim Sella.

    Armas is survived by his wife, Karen; six daughters, Marjorie Sella, Brenda (Jim) Keranen, Susan (Greg) Hunter, Shelly (Jeff) Steere, Rebecca White, Carla (Mike) Losh; four sons, Duane (Cindy), Clifford (Tammy), Wade (Jessica) and Chuck (Jenny) Losh; two sisters, Eleanor Linnerud and Helen (Ken) Scott; one brother, Arnold (Elsie); twenty-six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

    Armas died at his home in Cohasset, Minnesota and is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery at Nashwauk, Minnesota.

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