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Milton H. Karppinen, 71, Frazee, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at Sanford Health, in Fargo, N.D., surrounded by his family.

Milton H. Karppinen was born April 30, 1942, in Detroit Lakes to Henry and Mary (Aho) Karppinen. He was raised in the Toad Lakes area of rural Frazee and is a 1961 graduate of Frazee High School. Following graduation, he farmed the family farm near Toad Lake.

Milton enjoyed duck and deer hunting, and fishing.

Survivors include a sister, Elaine (Bruce) Wothe of Atwater; brother, Mahlon (Cathie) Karppinen of Glyndon; nieces and nephews, Lissa (Mark) Borchert of Atwater, Steve (Robin) Wothe of Atwater, Susan (Dominic) Popowski of Louisville, Ky., Bob (Meredith) Karppinen of Sioux Falls, S.D., Chris (Jennifer) Karppinen of West Fargo, N.D.; grand-nieces and nephews, Miranda, Erica and Carson Borchert, Hunter & Brooke Gronli, Dominique and Ladislia Popowski, Emma, Jaxon Karppinen, Eleanore Karppinen.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation: 4 - 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Funeral service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake, with Rev. Elmer Yliniemi officiating.

Interment: Wolf Lake Cemetery.

Furey Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at