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Reino R. Banttari

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Age 82 Cottage Grove, MN He was born in Wing, ND September 27, 1929, passed away May 11, 2012. Reino served in the Army during the Korean War. He married Adeline Elhard Banttari on April 7, 1951 and they spent 6l wonderful years together. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Hilma Josephson Banttari; by five brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Adeline; children: John (Joyce), Catherine Emerson (Rodney), Daniel (Anne), Thomas (Beth), Matthew; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters: Martha Salmela, Linda Eberhardt, Sigrid Letourneau, Ina Backman, Sylvia Johnson; and brothers: Ernest (Marlene) and Wayne (Joyce). A memorial service will be held at Woodbury/Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Rd, Woodbury MN 55125 on Friday, May 18, 2012. Visitation starting 10:00 AM with service at 11:00, lunch to follow. Private interment, Research by Anatomy Bequest of the University of Minnesota. Memorials donors choice. Reino's family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at White Pine memory care unit in Cottage Grove and the Allina Hospice workers that made such a difference on his final journey.

Published in Pioneer Press on May 13, 2012
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