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Eero J. Latvala

Male 1918 - 2012  (93 years)


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  • Name Eero J. Latvala  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 10 November 1918  Helsinki, Finland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Emmigration 27 October 1923  Gothenburg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 8 November 1923  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cemetery Woodland Cemetery 
    Death Notice Eero J. Latvala, 93, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Heritage Pioneer Senior Cottage in Fergus Falls. He was born November 10, 1918 in Helsinki, Finland to Nick and Maria Latvala. He sailed to America at the age of five and lived in Superior, Wisconsin, New York Mills, and Calumet, Michigan. Eero was employed by Northwestern Publishing Company, the Wadena Pioneer Journal, the New York Mills Herald, and as a typesetter for the Finnish language newspaper. In 1940 he married Bernice Bernu. They moved to Fergus Falls in 1960. Eero worked at the Daily Journal until he retired in 1983. Eero and Bernice loved dancing. They were instructors for the Rounduets Dance Club in Fergus Falls for 20 years, and were leaders for the Fargo-Moorhead Round-A-Vous Round Dance Club. In Fergus Falls they taught ballroom dance classes through the Community Education program. Bernice died in 2004. Eero was an avid bowler, and enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church. Eero’s final years were spent at the Pioneer Cottages, where he found new romance at the age of 91. Eero is survived by his special soul mate, Lillian Franke, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Bernice, his parents, and brothers Carl and Vic. His funeral will be at the PioneerCare Center Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2012, with a visitation one hour prior. Eero will be buried at the Woodland Cemetery in New York Mills. Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls is in charge of the arrangements. 
    Residence(s) 1923: Helsinki, Finland
    1935: Calumet, Michigan
    1940: New York Mills, Minnsota
    1960-1989: Fergus Falls, MN  [1, 3
    Died 4 February 2012  Fergus Falls, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried New York Mills, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I3774  Lisa's Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 August 2014 

    Father Nickolai Latvala,   b. 15 November 1884, Finland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 June 1950  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Rosa Maria Walmari,   b. 12 February 1886, Finland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 July 1969, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F2525  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Bernice Bernu,   d. 2004 
    Married 1940  [2
    Family ID F2526  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Death Notices.

    2. [S2832] Ancestry.com. U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

    3. [S2833] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.

    4. [S2533] Re: Eero, Victor, and Karl Latvala, Ed Desautels.



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