Frank Kuusisto
Ida Pihlava

Sylvia Kuusisto


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Sylvia Kuusisto

  • Born: 1913
  • Marriage (1): Lawrence K. (Lauri) Hokkanen
  • Died: 2003 at age 90
  • Buried: Shingle Point Cemetery, Sugar Island, Michigan

bullet  General Notes:

Sylvia Kuusisto grew up on Sugar Island which is located in the St. Mary's River below Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Lauri and Sylvia Hokkanen wrote the book "Karelia", which was about their experiences as a Finnish-American couple in Stalin's Russia. This took place in 1934-1941.


Sylvia married Lawrence K. (Lauri) Hokkanen, son of Emil L. Hokkanen and Eva Miettinennand. (Lawrence K. (Lauri) Hokkanen was born on 26 Mar 1909 in Green, Michigan (Upper Peninsula), died on 8 Jun 2002 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and was buried in Shingle Point Cemetery, Sugar Island, Michigan.)

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