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Published April 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

Laurie G. Karvonen

Laurie Gary Karvonen was born on June 22, 1947 in Jud, ND, the son of Eino and Doris (Nelson) Karvonen. They lived in Menahga, MN until he was in the 5th grade, at that time, they moved to the Lehr-Gackle, ND area. He attended school in Lehr.

As a young man, Laurie served in the Army National Guard. He moved to Minnesota and worked at Western Gear as a machinist. After moving to Elk River, MN he worked as an independent truck driver. Laurie returned to ND, making his home in Eckelson working in Jamestown at Goodrich as an aeronautics machinist.

Laurie G. Karvonen

Laurie Gary Karvonen was born on June 22, 1947 in Jud, ND, the son of Eino and Doris (Nelson) Karvonen. They lived in Menahga, MN until he was in the 5th grade, at that time, they moved to the Lehr-Gackle, ND area. He attended school in Lehr.

As a young man, Laurie served in the Army National Guard. He moved to Minnesota and worked at Western Gear as a machinist. After moving to Elk River, MN he worked as an independent truck driver. Laurie returned to ND, making his home in Eckelson working in Jamestown at Goodrich as an aeronautics machinist.

He enjoyed the simple life, riding his Harley to various areas of the United States, including several trips to the Black Hills.

Laurie died at his home on April 25, 2013. He is survived by his children, Matthew of Golden Valley, MN, Arthur of Plymouth, MN, and Joseph of West Fargo, ND; a sister, Karen (Delvin) Pfaff of LaMoure, ND; and two nieces, Aleisha and Sephra also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service for Laurie G. Karvonen will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel, Valley City, ND. Pastor Reino Maunu will officiate. A memorial will be placed in the Saari Cemetery, Gackle.

Arrangements for Laurie have been entrusted to Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel of Valley City. An online guestbook is available at www.oliver-nathanchapel.com

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