Laurie O. Hyytinen, 95, Vancouver, Wash., passed away Oct. 14.
He was born to Selma and Gust Hyytinen in Aitkin on April 17, 1924. He graduated from Aitkin High School and became a country school teacher in Bain, Minn. before moving to Rainier, Ore. in 1948 to teach. In 1954 he married Helen Rengo and they made their life in Vancouver, Wash. for 65 years. Laurie (Olavi) taught in Washougal and Park Rose, Ore. for 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Jon (Shelley); granddaughters, Anna (Ryan) Hyytinen-Hamilton, Eeva (Nate) Hyytinen-Pukal; and brother, Donald (Lois) Hyytinen; sister-in-law, Marcia Hyytinen; and a host of brothers and sisters in faith.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, 14000 129th Ave N., Dayton, Minn. 55327 with visitation starting at 10 a.m. and lunch to follow the service.
Evans-Nordby 763-424-4000. www.evansnordby.com.