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Karl Hugo Oja

June 24, 1966 — October 9, 2023

Delano

Karl Hugo Oja

Karl Hugo Oja, age 57, of Delano, died on October 9, 2023 after battling a lengthy illness. Karl graduated from Sebeka High School in 1984. He was united in marriage to Kathy on June 15, 1991. They were blessed with nine children. He worked as a mold designer until his death.

Preceded in death by father, David Oja; father-in-law, Paul Ylitalo; brother-in-law Ronald Ylitalo, sisters-in-law Shari Ylitalo and Kim Ylitalo, and brother-in-law, Brad Ylitalo. Survived by wife, Kathy; children, Kurt (Janna), Kara (Dave) Wesa, Justin (Katie), Chad (Julianna), Ross (Maria), Linnea (Andy) Pietila, Trevor, Jake, and Connor; grandchildren, Evelyn, Hallie, Alayna, Isaac, Riina, Bennett, Aili, Tanner, Myla, and Jedd; mother, Betty Oja; brothers, Glen (Diana) and Jon (Katie); sisters, Judy (Tom) Ruonavaara, and Betsy Kangas.  Also, the Ylitalo family; Lillian, Dan (Katie), Tom (Chrys), Brian, Linda (Davey) Lasanen, Mark (Barb), Bruce (Lynn), Rachel, Karen (Jim) Linna, Kris (Kevin) Kangas, Aaron (Mindy), Jason (Katie), and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Funeral service 11 AM Friday, October 13, 2023 at First Apostolic Lutheran Church, 2300 Cox Trail, Medina. Visitation 4-8 PM Thursday AT THE CHURCH and 1 hour prior to service on Friday at the church.  Interment Delano Public Cemetery.

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Visitation

Thursday, October 12, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

First Apostolic Lutheran Church

2300 Cox Tr, Long Lake, MN 55356

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 13, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Apostolic Lutheran Church

2300 Cox Tr, Long Lake, MN 55356

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