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Kenneth W. Pulkinen

09/04/1924 - 08/21/2020

Kenneth W. Pulkinen

Born: September 4, 1942

Place: Ely, MN

Ken Pulkinen passed away peacefully at his home with his lovely wife Linda at his side on Friday, August 21, 2020. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

He is survived by his wife Linda of 52 years, a great wonderful marriage; sister, Carol Pulkinen; his children, daughter, Tina (Marty) Petron, son, Eric (fiancé, Paula); grandchildren, Sam, Jacob, Christopher, Alex, Lilly; great granddaughters, Coraline, Brylly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eino and Adele Pulkinen, sister, Arelene, brother, William “Billy”, sister, Lois.

He was an Army Veteran from 1961 – 1964 served in Germany.

His passions were fishing, hunting, canning, baking, making walking sticks and canes with his brother out of willow trees branches.

9 thoughts on “Kenneth W. Pulkinen”

  1. Norm Korpi says:

    Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. May all your good memories you have help you at this difficult time.

  2. Edna LaFrenier says:

    So sorry, Linda, for Ken’s passing. I remember you two as newly married and your great happiness together. Those cherished memories will be your comfort in the years to come. God is holding you in his hand today.

  3. Edna LaFrenier says:

    So sorry, Linda, for your great loss. I remember the two of you as a newly married couple and your love and respect for each other. God is holding you in his hand today and caring for you.

  4. Kathy Jarve-Baltich says:

    So sorry for your loss. Ken was a great person and a joy to talk with.

  5. Carla and Arnold Boelk says:

    our deepest sympathy to you Linda and family

  6. Bernice Roseth {Bunnie} says:

    I am so sorry about the passing of Kenny and am glad we met up at the Dairy Queen in Virginia that one day and got to visit for awhile. Dick and I had such wonderful times with you both; from fishing, camping and just being good friends. May God enfold you and your family in his arms and give you peace, love and strength during this time. God Bless!!

  7. James&Percy White says:

    Very sorry for your loss Linda, We will keep you , Tina ,Eric and families in our prayers.

  8. Chloette Eddy says:

    Linda, this is Chloette Eddy-I did your travel arrangements with the Mackeys on several occasions. While I actually never had the pleasure of meeting Ken, I was so fond of you, and have always been grateful for the business. My sympathies to you and your family for the loss of Ken. May the memories help comfort your hearts.

  9. Linda Pulkinen says:

    Thank you to all for your kind words.

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