David Kankaala, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. He was 68 years old.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.
A TIME OF VISITATION will be held 1/2 hour prior to the service at 1:30 pm at the funeral home.
INTERMENT will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN
David Walter Kankaala, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. He was 68 years old.
David was born on April 26, 1943 in Moose Lake, Minnesota to parents Arthur and Ellen (Kivi) Kankaala. He grew up in Kettle River and graduated from Barnum High School in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in July of 1962. He served his country as a Flight Engineer during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged from the military in 1966. David worked as a commercial airline captain until he retired from UPS in 2003. David enjoyed his retire time at his cabin in Mora and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
David is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Robert Kankaala.
He is survived by his wife Ronnie of Mora, children Eric Kankaala, Justin Kankaala, Naomi (Josh) Wekseth, Ryan Milczark, Hannah Milczark, and Tess Milczark; grandchildren Nadia, Blade, Logan, and Kyle; special caregivers and friends Dr. Stuart Bloom and Nurse Jamie at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home. Honorary Urn Bearers were Ryan Milczark, Steve Anderson, Marc Navai, Josh Wekseth, Joe DAigle, Todd Witt, and Richard Hart. Inurnment was in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery of Minneapolis. Military Honors were provided by the Fort Snelling Honors Team. Arrangements were by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com