Marjanen, Pekka Tapani 92

Pekka Tapani Marjanen, passed away a his home in Litchfield on July 17, 2020

Funeral Servcie: 10:30 AM Wednesday July 22. 2020, at Cokato Laestadian Church
Visitation: begins at 10 AM on Wednesday
Interment: Cokato Finnish Cemetery
Pekka Tapani Marjanen was born to Karl Edward Marjanen and Martta Marjanen nee Forssell on April 13, 1928 in Jyvaskyla Finland.
He was united in marriage to Laina Tiainen on September 30, 1950. They were blessed with 68 years together. Pekka and Laina had 5 children: Juha, Tarja, Heini, Riitta and Jari.
They spent their early years in Finland before moving to the United States. They lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Arizona and Minnesota.
Pekka enjoyed fishing, visiting and traveling. Children were especially special to him. His greatest joy was that his children were preciously believing.
He worked as a postmaster in Finland. In the United States he worked in sheet metal, plumbing and carpentry.
Leina went to her heavenly home on September 4, 2018.
Pekka was joined in marriage to Dagmar Siltala nee Nevala on May 1, 2019. She brought much joy to his life. They enjoyed taking saunas and visiting with friends. They resided together in Sebeka, MN.
God took Pekka home on July 17, 2020.
He is survived by his wife; Dagmar, Siblings, Ilkka Marjanen, Sirkka Marjanen, and Vieno Marjanen, Children: Juha (Annette) Marjanen, Tarja (Joe) Brown, Heini Aho, Riitta Wuollet, and Jari (Anita) Marjanen; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.