UTICA, Mich. - Leslie Allan Harju, 82, of Utica, Mich., formerly of Rock and Gladstone, passed away Sept. 2, 2013, at Angelica's Place Assisted Living in Romeo. He was born April 1, 1931, in Rock, Mich., and was the son of Henry and Hilda Harju. He married the former Vienna Rajala on Aug. 4, 1956. Les was employed with General Motors as a tooling auditor travel all over the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Leslie Allan Harju is survived by: wife, Vienna; daughters, Yolonda (Jerry) Bernhoft of Beebe, Ark., and Valerie (Arto) Manninen of Armada, Mich.; grandchildren, Leslie, Maija and Anja.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Rock Senior Center in Rock. Funeral services celebrating the life of Leslie Allan Harju will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rock Senior Center with Mike Lepisto officiating. Burial will take place in the Rock Cemetery.
A luncheon will be served following the burial at the Rock Senior Center. The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.