Edwin Armas [Jokela] Oja, 80, entered eternal rest on Friday, November 16, 2001 in St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, MN, with his family by his side. Buried was in Leonard Cemetery, Kalevala Twp. Military Honors were performed by the Kettle River American Legion Post #360.
Edwin Armas Oja was born to Frank and Ida (Jokela) Oja on March 15, 1921 in Kalevala Twp. Carlton Co. He was the fifth of eleven children to the Oja family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ida Oja; 4 brothers: Uno, Ernest, Eino and John; and a sister Aili Keinanen.
He is survived by 4 brothers: Arvo of Kettle River; Bill of Silver Bay; Niilo (Mary) of Cromwell; and Harold of Minneapolis; a sister Mae Wuroi of Duluth.