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Jon Jay Wiinanen

12/08/1949 - 06/06/2018

Jon J. Wiinanen, 68, of Iron, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the family farm in Iron. A private family burial will be held at Cherry-Clinton Cemetery. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Jon was born December 8, 1949 to Elmer and Ruth Wiinanen in Virginia, MN. He graduated in 1967 from Cherry High School and was a lifelong farmer, helping run the family’s dairy cow and beef cattle operations.

Jon is survived by his brother, Robert (Marcelyn) Wiinanen of Eveleth; sister, Kathryn (Lee) Bloomquist of Iron; brother, David of Iron; five nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Elmer Jr. and his parents.

11 thoughts on “Jon Jay Wiinanen”

  1. Jon Sarkela says:

    WE are suprised and sad to find out about the passing of
    Your brother, John Jay. Our thoughts and prayers and the
    Grace of the Lord will be with you.


    Love of God and family will keep Jon in our memories. May you have joy knowing he is at peace.

  3. Gary & Nancy Wiinanen says:

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved brother. Our thoughts reflect on the memories we have of family gatherings and school times in Iron. Gary & Nancy Wiinanen. Richmond,VA

  4. Richard Klabechek says:

    My condolences to the Wiinanen family

  5. Leon Baasi says:

    Dave, Kathy and family. I”m sorry for your loss of a brother. I want yous folks to know that my prayers are with you. I just lost a brother, so I know the pain you are going through. He will be misses.

  6. Joe and Judy Bernard says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Robert, Kathryn and David in the loss of their brother Jon. From a fellow farmer. Joe and Judy Bernard

  7. Dick ( Richard ) Perala says:

    Such good memories at the farm as usually Jon and David & I would take on much taller Bob for some fun basketball pickup games. Good memories of home delivery of Wiinannen Dairy Fresh milk at our doorstep every week. I was glad I got to visit with him the last time I was at the Rasula reunion. May the God of COMFORT be with you during this time

  8. Randy Wiinanen says:

    The ranks of local Bachelor Finnish Farmers got smaller with Jon’s passing. My thoughts go out to Dave, Bob, Kathy, and their families.

    Cousin and neighbor, Randy.

  9. David Van Hal says:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family as you have suffered the loss of Jon. We are praying for the Lord to give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    Dave and Dotty Van Hal (Eric’s in-laws)

  10. Tony & Kathy Bernard says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Tony & Kathy Bernard

  11. Joan Hamann says:

    I want to extend my deepest sympathies as you mourn the loss of your Brother Jon. He was a classmate of mine from First Grade to the Class of 1976. Had a nice visit with him last year at our reunion. Joan (Koski) Hamann

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