April 14, 1947-July 7, 2010
Reuben Robert Aho, 63, a lifelong Wolf Lake area resident, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones, following a long battle against brain cancer.
Reuben was born to Hugo and Elsie (Kumma) Aho on April 14, 1947 in Detroit Lakes. It was in the Wolf Lake area that he attended country school and then went on to attend high school in Menahga, where he graduated with the Class of 1965.
After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserves, completed his basic training in Fort Knox, Ky., and served for six years. Reuben engaged in farming with his dad and brothers on the family farm.
On July 10, 1977 Reuben was united in marriage to Nola Sue Matson in an outdoor ceremony on the farm. This union has been blessed with 11 children.
Reuben continued to farm with his brothers as a partner in Aho Brothers Dairy until he retired in 2009, due to ill health.
Reuben was a faithful lifelong member of the Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church near Wolf Lake. He served as a member of the Wolf Lake Township Board and also as caretaker of the Balmi Cemetery for many years. He enjoyed deer hunting, ice fishing, woodworking, and gardening.
Reuben will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Nola; his three daughters, Krista (Jed) Estola of Ironwood, Mich., Karen Aho and Marisa Aho at home; six sons, Randon (Tyra) Aho of Landrum, S.C., Reid (Ashley) Aho of Jaffrey, N.H., Roy Aho, Rosten Aho, Rylan Aho and Raul Aho, all at home; three much loved granddaughters, Bryn, Kaelyn and Lae; mother, Elsie Aho of Wolf Lake; six sisters, Eva (Larry) Salo of Greer, S.C., Elvie (Walter) Ketola of Ashboro, N.C., Alice (Marc) Ruotsala of Ironwood, Mich., Gladys (Jesse) Fraki of Ottertail, Martha Aho of Detroit Lakes and Esther (Paul) Impola of Hillview; six brothers, Elias (Hazel) Aho of Menahga, Raymond (Janet) Aho, Reino (Peggy) Aho, Joshua (Deborah) Aho, Harry (Lori) Aho and Harvey (Patricia) Aho, all of Wolf Lake; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Reuben in death were his eldest son, Ross Reuben; his youngest daughter, Noelle Joy; and his father, Hugo Aho.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, continuing on ehour prior to services Saturday at Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10 at Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church.
Casket bearers are Reuben's sons and son-in-law: Randon Aho, Reid Aho, Roy Aho, Rosten Aho, Rylan Aho, Raul Aho and Jed Estola.
Interment will be in Balmi Cemetery, Wolf Lake.
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