Ristamaki, Arthur Oswald age 87, of Finlayson, MN was born May 29, 1926, peacefully passed at home on August, 25, 2013. Art was co- founder and co-owner of Eagle Tool in Spring Lake Park, MN until retiring to Finlayson, MN. Art was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Ramona Evelyn Ristamaki; as well as his parents and seven brothers and sisters. Art is survived by daughters, Lynn Eley and Terry Ocel (Joseph); grandchildren, James Eley, Scott Eley, Melissa Shuman (Jeff), Tracie Smith (Marc), Kristine Schoenrock (Troy); and 13 great-grandchildren. Service 11 am Friday 8/30 at the Sandstone Evangelical Free Church. Visit. 6-8 pm Thursday at Methven Funeral Home in Sandstone, and 1 hour prior to services at church. www.methvenfuneralhome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.