View Full Version : Wilfred Reuben Sarkkinen 28 Sep 1923 ~ 19 Oct 2011

22-10-11, 22:40
September 28, 1923 ~ October 19, 2011

Wilfred Reuben Sarkkinen was born on September 28, 1923 to Joe and Flora Sarkinen of Gackle, North Dakota. He passed away in Vancouver, WA on October 19, 2011 at the age of 88.

Wilfred graduated from Gackle High School in 1941 and enlisted in the US Army in 1944, serving our country during the Second World War, where he was wounded in action.

He was married to Doris on September 3, 1949 and resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota until 1969 when they moved to Clark County, WA where he spent the remainder of his life. He enjoyed traveling to meetings and visiting Christian friends. Wilfred was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church.

Wilfred was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a stillborn son. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris of Yacolt, WA along with 12 children: Joe with Sharon, Dick with Nancy, Douglas with Helen, Timothy with Anita, all of Battle Ground, WA; Robert at home, James with Brenda, Bonnie with Jeff Lipka, William with Jacquelyn, all of Yacolt, WA; Paul of Monticello, MN, Gail with Matt Waatti of Kalispell, MT, Donald with Michelle of Woodland, WA and Marietta Bigloo of Kennewick, WA; along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren;, one sister, Helen with Clifford Homola of Battle Ground, WA; and a host of precious Christian brothers and sisters in faith.

Both the funeral services and viewing are to be held at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, 16603 NE 142nd Ave, Brush Prairie, WA. Viewing and family visitation will be on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the funeral on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The casket will be open prior to the funeral services starting at 1:00 p.m. on the day of the funeral, and closed prior to the commencement of services. Burial is to be at Elim Cemetery.

Please view/sign Wilfred's guestbook at www.columbian.com/obits
Published in The Columbian on October 22, 2011