James “Yama” Pihlaja

Sept. 26, 1958 - Jan. 31, 2022

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - James “Yama” Pihlaja, 63, Detroit Lakes, Minn., died Monday, Jan. 31, in Essentia Health - Oak Crossing.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman, Minn.

Arrangements by West-Kjos Funeral Home.