Benjamen R. Alajoki, age 93, loving husband of the late Laila L.; fond father of
Raymond (Beverly) Alajoki and Jean
(Charles) Sanno; proud grandfather of
Kristine Alajoki, Jennifer (Garrett) Okuda, Karen Sanno, Donna (Peter) Bradley and Daniel (Nicki) Brask; great-grandfather of Emmett, Tyler and Trent. He was preceded in death by his 13 siblings. Memorial gathering Saturday, 3 to 5 p.m. at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Ave., Des Plaines. Memorial service Saturday, 5 p.m. Internment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Deer River, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Family Nursing Rehabilitation, 2380 E. Dempster St., Des Plaines, IL 60016 care of Deacon Jack Smith. Info 847-699-9003.