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Wesley Karvonen

April 13, 1948 — February 5, 2014

Wesley Karvonen

Wesley Karvonen, 65, Enderlin, ND died Wednesday evening February 5, 2014 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND.

Wesley Karvonen was born April 13, 1948 at Edgeley, ND the son of Oscar Karvonen and Esther (Dormonen) Karvonen. He received his elementary education in local school graduating from the Lehr High School in 1962. He was confirmed June 9, 1963 at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Frederick, SD.

He entered the National Guard July 7, 1969 at Fredonia, ND and served as a combat engineer. He was discharged in May 6, 1975 with the rank of PVT. He returned to and continued to reside on the farm.

He and Judy Grawe were married April 13, 1990 at Jamestown, ND. They made their home on the farm near Fredonia, ND until 2009 when they moved to Enderlin, ND.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, Enderlin, ND; step-children, Brenda (Steve) Gregorich, Duluth, MN; Jim (Sheila) Grawe, Wahpeton, ND; Jeff (Debbie) Grawe, Aurora, CO; and 11 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 step son, Jason Grawe, his brother, Marvin, 1 half-brother, Norbert Holmstrom and 2 half-sisters Verna Rappana and Florence Kinzler.

Funeral service - 11:00 AM Monday February 10, 2014 in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND with Rev. Raino Maunu, officiating

Interment - Saarie Cemetery, South of Gackle, ND (spring)

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