Guestbook for Harold A. Haapoja

Judy VonDeLinde
My deepest sympathy to Harold's family and dear friends. What a guy! He was so much fun and so very talented. So very sorry.

Bob Harder
I was stunned and very sorry to hear of Harold's passing. I guess it's true the good die young. The first thing I thought of was how Harold always went out of his way when we were at UMD regards offering me a ride back to Tamarack on weekends. It made a real difference. I am sure there are hundreds of other similar stories from hundreds of other people. Goodbye old friend

Sanda Oslin
Harold was one of the nicest people I've ever met. I worked with him at the MN Sex Offender Program on the night shift....I am sad that he is no longer in this world, the world became a little darker as his light dimmed. I wish I'd stopped to visit more often and I wish I'd known of his passing, I would have made a point to celebrate his life with the folks that loved him....jäähyväiset ystäväni

Joe and Lee Mogen
The world was a happier place with Harold. We enjoyed his love of music and his willingness to share music. We will miss his smile and voice.

James Niemi
Thoughts and prayers to Harold’s Brothers and families and friends. You were a great cousin since we were born. So long HAROLD. Rest In Peace.

He is with heavenly ancestors his smile and laughter his memory will not be forgotten a good friend he will be missed condolences to the family our prayers are with you

Pastor Hal Kamppi
Harold has been described accurately. Smiles. Laughter. Sweet spirit. Kindness. Helpful. Kind. Complimentary. Enriched to have had Harold as a friend over the decades.

Ellen Lehto Liddle
May Harold's family and friends feel the comfort of God's presence as you grieve this loss. Recently, Harold and I learned through 23andme that we were 3rd or 4th cousins, probably through my Kallio ancestry from Isokyro. Fond memories include squeezing into Alvin's car with Alvin, Doris, Verna, Carol, and Harold during FinnFest 2002 in MPLS, splashing and laughing in the waves on Lantana Beach, Florida with Doris, Claudia and more FinnFest friends in 2004, watching Harold perform in the Kalevala play during FinnFest 2008 in Duluth, and Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festivals in Moorhead. Finally, one last Harold hug in August when Jerry and I visited Harold trying to figure out exactly how we were related.

Joanne Hannula
I am so sorry to have never met you. I am a cousin through the Matti Pelkola/Anders Haapoja side which would have been my paternal g-grandfather and g-g-grandfather. We could have had so many nice talks about genealogy. To my newly found family, please accept my deepest condolences. Your cousin, Joanne (Franti) Hannula from the Keweenaw Peninsula in the U.P. of Michigan

Amy Haapoja Harth
I was so sorry to hear about Harold's passing, and as I read through others' comments, I couldn't help but agree with how much Harold seemed to bring happiness to all around him with his laugh and his smile, and his stories. He made a lasting impression on all who knew him, and he will surely do the same in Heaven.

Carol Pelletier
Harold loved to sing. He sang with Autumn Voices and at Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake. He was very loyal, kind and helpful. His sense of humor was precious. The roll has called up yonder for this dear man.

Joel Soukkala
Harold will be dearly missed by his extended theater family at the County Seat Theater Co. His laughter and stories were one of a kind. We will keep him in our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

John and Kim Samuelson
Harold was a wonderful friend who easily and happily shared huge smiles, infectious and booming laughs, and sweet "teddy bear" hugs. He loved life, people, music and acting, and he lived life with such zest, joy and excitement that he infected everyone around him! Harold was an inspiration to a lot of people and will be greatly missed by many, especially those in the Finnish community. God has gained another angel and we on earth have lost an irreplaceable friend. Rest in peace, Harold.

Dave and Marilyn Ruud
So sorry to hear Harold passed away. Our sympathy to the Haapoja family. Many good memories and fun times at the bowling alley and other places too.

Rinkineva family, Finland
This is so sad loss. We are really happy that we got opportunity to met Harold and we got so many memories to remember and photos to watch. We can almost hear Harold's laugh while watching those photos. Our thoughts are with Harolds relatives and friends at this most difficult time of loss.

Helen & Bud Nelson Mesa, Az
So sorry to hear this sad news..He was very special to everyone in our family. He loved life and everyone in it. We were so lucky to have him in our family. Loved growing up around the three brothers and we will miss Harold forever.. Your Cuz Helen

Jeff & Virginia (Ginny) Maijala
This is a sad loss. Harold has always been family to us and we are beyond blessed to know him. I’ll miss his emails, random phone calls & even unexpected visit!! We love you uncle Harold.

Arlene Putikka Tucker
It's so unbelievable that Harold is gone. He was at my party last Tuesday and I am so glad to have given him what I didn't know a last big hug. He has been the leader for our kantele group. We love him and will miss him. This is an incredible close knit group, we we have practiced almost weekly. God Bless You Harold. Heaven has another angel.

Ben Ament - Moose Lake
Harold was one of a kind. In my short friendship with Harold I was struck by his extraordinary kindness. It is rare to find a man of his physical stature with such a sweetness about him and willingness to pass out gentle bear-hugs just when needed. Harold will be missed. Hugs in heaven await you!

Sharon (Wigen) Hill
I am so very sorry to hear of Harold's passing. He was such a great all-around good guy, so much fun to talk to and always ready for a hearty laugh. We traded e-mails to catch up with each others' news and talked periodically on the phone. He will be missed.

Elsie Lundorff Sandstone MN.
I am glad I got to meet Harold while singing with the Autumn Voices in the same section. He was friendly, helpful and fun to visit with. My sincere sympathy to the family.

Sam Anderson
My thoughts and prayers go out to Harold's family and friends. Growing up with Harold & getting older has been special. All those years he has coordinated our class reunion and kept tabs on everyone. Harold rest in peace. We have been fortunate to have shared our lives with you.

Rita Baresh-Autumn Voices
I guess all I can say is Harold will be sooooooooo missed by everyone in the communities he did get things for all of his life. He was the "bestest" friend anyone could ask for and I am not sure just how a person will ever get over this loss. Harold was there for everyone and he was my friend in all sense of the word. We all love you Harold and will miss your voice and your hearty laughter like none other. Rita

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