Eugene Carlisle Puumala


Eugene Carlisle Puumala, 89 of Esko passed away on October 11, 2021 in his home. He was born on September 3, 1932 in Rudyard, Michigan to Edward and Elsa Puumala. He married Jeanne Nicholson on August 22, 1959 in Esko. He served in the U.S Army

Eugene retired from Cutler Magner Salt Co. in 1992. He was a long time member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Edward, Edwin, and David; and sisters, Kathleen Besonen, Doris Puumala, Delores Levijoki, Lorraine Puumala and Carol Megginson.

Eugene is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanne of Esko; son, Jon (Cheryl) Puumala of Andover; daughters, Joyce (Philip) Bergstedt of Esko and Linda (Scott) Clasen of Roseville; brother, Marshall (Nancy) Puumala of Jellico, TN; eight grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

Visitation: 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko. Burial will be in Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard.

Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute see,