Russell Carrol Odell Rokala passed away at the Cokato Manor on March 13, 2017.
Memorial Service: 3PM Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Apostolic Lutheran Church of Kingston, 71580 CSAH 27, Kimball, MN 55353
Visitation: begins at 1 PM on Saturday at the church
Interment: Cokato Finnish Cemetery in the spring.
Russell Carol Odell Rokala was born in Kingston Township on December 23, 1932, to Henry and Elma (Tormanen) Rokala. He grew up on the family farm in Kingston, was baptized and confirmed at the Cokato Apostolic Church. On August 7, 1954 Russell Married Betty Lindquist; they were married at Russell’s parent’s home. They made their home first at Russell’s parents, and then Sleepy Eye for a short time then returned to the Dassel and Cokato area where they stayed and raised their family. They farmed and Russell worked for Cokato Township for a time and Annandale Rock Products. He enjoyed heavy equipment.
Russell loved family time, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He enjoyed watching all sports and listening to country music.
Russell passed away at Cokato Manor on March 13, 2017, he had reached the age of 84 years, 2 months and 10 days. Survivors include: his wife Betty of Cokato, children: Debra of Kimball, Terry of Kimball, Joel (Kris) of Dassel, Susan (Dave) Jarl of Kingston and Chad (Melissa) of Cokato. Grand children: Jon Moe, Christa Vaughn, Steve Moe, Beth Klein, Josh Rokala, Jason Rokala, Emily Farniok, Michael Jarl, Alex Jarl and Marquese Rokala. Breanna Rokala, Brenden Rokala, and Benny Rokala. 16 great grand children