Kotila Nels R., age 81, passed away June 19 at Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home. Nels was born March 6, 1921 in Cokato Township to Oscar and Hilma (Kupso-Kutti) Kotila. He is survived by wife, Ardyce (Morris) Kotila; children, Karen (Larry) Goga, Kathleen (Delmond) Young, Susan (Chuck) Hutchins, Ruth (Darrel) Miller and Mark (Joan) Kotila; brothers & sisters; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Services will be held at North Crow River Church Monday, June 24 at 11:00 AM. Visitation at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato Sunday night from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with prayer service at 7:00 PM. Interment Cokato Finnish Cemetery.

Published on June 21, 2002

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