Steven L. SaarelaSteven L. Saarela, 49, of Barnum, Minn., passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his home. He was born on Sept. 2, 1963, in Cloquet, Minn., to William and Susanna (Foster) Saarela.
Steven L. Saarela, 49, of Barnum, Minn., passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his home. He was born on Sept. 2, 1963, in Cloquet, Minn., to William and Susanna (Foster) Saarela.
Steve was raised from the age of 11 by Gordon Westendorf. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Panama at "Just Cause."
Steve loved to bowl.
He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Steve is survived by his parents, Susanna and Gordon Westendorf; children, Steven and Susanna; siblings, Rodney (Theresa), Vivian, Tony Westendorf and Lena (Duane Jr.) Doble; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 19, from 5-8 p.m. in Handevidt Funeral Home, 900 Washington Ave., Cloquet. The visitation will continue on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3756 Fair St., Barnum. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Barnum.
To leave an online condolence for Steve’s family, please visit www.handevidtfh.com. Arrangements with Handevidt Funeral and Cremation Service, 218-879-4636.
July 18, 2013 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.