Simo Sakari Torma

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  • Name: Simo Sakari Torma
  • Location of Birth: Isojoki, Finland
  • Date of Birth: July 1, 1942
  • Date of Death: November 3, 1992 (50 years old)
  • Parents: Lenni Torma and Vieno (Pihlaja) Torma
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  • Highest Rank: SP 4 (Specialist 4)
  • Branch: Army
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    Simo was an Army veteran after the Korean Conflict.

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  • Civilian Life:
    Simo immigrated to Canada in 1952 and to the United States in 1960. He has been a Chisholm, Minnesota resident since 1991.

    Simo worked as a carpenter for Riihiluoma Construction Company of Cloquet, Minnesota for the past year. He was a member of the Chisholm Assembly of God Church and of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America-Union Local #606 of Virginia, Minnesota.

    Survivors include two sons, Matias and John; his father and step-mother, Lenni and Heleena Torma, three brothers, Pekka, Tapani, and Timo; two sisters, Vuokko Serala and Tuula Kube; and numerous nephews and nieces.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Vieno in 1987 and by a sister, Marja Kangas, in 1984.

    Simo died at Virginia Regional Medical Center in Virginia, Minnesota as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot

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