Elmer John MalinenElmer John Malinen, 90, of St. Cloud, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell, Minn. Elmer was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Cloquet, Minn., to John H. and Ida (Viinamaki) Malinen. He graduated from Cloquet High School in 1941 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a major in business and economics. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943-1946, earning the rank of Sergeant and serving in the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Later in St. Cloud, he was a life member of the Eastside VFW 4847.