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Wes Kutsi

August 15, 1937 July 10, 2018
Wes Kutsi
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A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel in Chisholm. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Siyanda Elizabeth, Life-Cycle Celebrant, will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at a later date in Alango Township Cemetery.

Wes Kutsi, 80, of Chisholm, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, surrounded by family. He was born August 15, 1937, in Virginia, MN, to Arthur W. and Vieno A. (Koivisto) Kutsi. Wes was a graduate of Alango High School and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He was united in marriage in 1962 to Connie J. Germ. He worked as a standard machinist for Erie and LTV Mining for 36 years.

Wes was a loyal and active community member. He was a “life member” of the Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church, first in Alango and then in Virginia. Through the years, he served as president, vice-president, and treasurer of the church. He was a member of the Finnish American and Friends for 12 years and served as their president for six. He was also an active member of Palo Senior Citizens and the Northern Lights Senior Federation. He belonged to the Order of Moose in Hibbing, Grand Rapids, and Two Harbors. Wes was proud of his Finnish heritage, and was a member of the Knights of Kaleva since 2005

He is survived by his children, Kevin Kutsi (cat, Maddy) of Ely and Judy (Dennis) Koponen (dog, Aunna-Liisa) of Babbitt; fiancée, Carolyn “Cari” Nelson; and many special cousins. Wes was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Connie; and his many special furry companions, most importantly, Molly Sue.


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Visitation

Sunday

15

Jul

10:00 AM 7/15/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel

205 NW First Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel
205 NW First Street Chisholm 55719 MN
United States

Celebration of Life

Sunday

15

Jul

11:00 AM 7/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel

205 NW First Street
Chisholm, MN 55719

Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel
205 NW First Street Chisholm 55719 MN
United States
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