Celebrating the life of Oliver Eric Putkonen
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Oliver Eric Putkonen, 85, of Chisholm, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Chisholm. He was born March 22, 1932, in Hibbing, MN, to Eric and Amelia (Maki) Putkonen. Oliver grew up in Pool Location and became a longtime Chisholm resident.
He was a Corporal in the United States Air Force, serving from 1950 – 1954. Oliver was united in marriage to Patricia J. Bussey, and they enjoyed 57 years together. He was a heavy equipment mechanic for the State of Minnesota, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family at the cabin.
Oliver is survived by his children, Deborah (Larry) Thronson, Becky Toldo, Brenda Putkonen, Roxanne (Geno) Silvestrini, Ollie (Angie) Putkonen, Patti (David) Pogorelc, Shelli Anderson, Tom Putkonen, Melissa (Ron) Smith; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; his buddy dog, Jack; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; daughter, Laurie Thronson; and one infant granddaughter.