Confirmation History for the Savo Lutheran Church, Frederick, South Dakota


From the brochure for the 100th anniversary of the Savo Lutheran Church.

Typed by Jim Himanga, Houston Texas.

1906 - Rev. Keranen
Joe Forester
Elmer Wiitala
Oscar Luttio
Alfred Erickson
Willie Telin
Arthur Koskela
Aina Anderson
Emma Forster
Selina Erickson
Hilma Telin
Sophia Nixon
1914 - Rev. Keranen
Eino Karvonen
Edward Heis
Art Telin
Bill Koskela
Isaac Erickson
George Laurila
Oscar Kotila
Frank Martilla
Bernhard Peldo
Andrew Bay
Helmi Nisula
Lempi Erickson
Hilda Saari
Hilja Boussu
Helma Polo
Hilda Marttila
1916 - Rev. Keranen
Edward Kotila
Andy Anderson
John Erickson
Jalo Mikkonen
Reino Hukari
John Erkkila
Nilo Heis
Henry Braa
Toivo Erickson
Ed Rauma
Krapu
Krapu
Mamie Saari
Mamie Heis
Josephina Kotila
Aina Koskela
Mamie Marttila
Esther Backman
1918 - Rev. Keranen
Bill Peldo
Waino Heis
Eddie Erkkila
Arvid Forsty
Edwin Martilla
Elvin Forsty
Emil Nixon
August Telin
Waino Koskela
Mamie Kotila
Millie Wiitala
Mamie Erickson
Ida Kotila
1919 - Rev. Keranen
Elna Heis
Veino Erickson
Eva Mikkonen
Impi Karvonen
Arne Groop
Mamie Peldo
Helma Anttila
Lempi Telin
Sadie Kotila
Rauha Luttio
Fannie Saari
1920 - Rev. Keranen
Elsa Erkkila
Mamie Geranen
Elsa Groop
Ruth Kotila
Esther Forsty
Eddie Geranen
John Krapu
Toivo Nixon
Arne Kero
Matt Lippo
Sulo Polo
John Bay
Richard Kotila
Arne Martilla
Arvo Himanga
1923 - Rev. Keranen
Eino Niva
George Erickson
Evald Krapu
Hugo Antilla
Elvin Groop
Edwin Groop
Waino Erkkila
John Geranen
Elmer Gustafson
Herman Mikkonen
Bill Mikkonen
Heino Krapu
Eino Groop
Esther Groop
Hella Keranen
Esther Martilla
Edith Groop
Emma Erickson
Henna Kotila
Sadie Saari
Sorja Luttio
Mary Himanga
Helmi Marttila
Elna Groop
Ellen Mickelson
Esther Heis
Inez Saukko
Emma Groop
Aune Kotila
Aina Telin
Caroline Keranen
Esther Kotila
1924 - Rev. Y. Autio
Eva Marttila
Nelli Saukko
Ellen Groop
Gladys Forster
Nelmi Mikkonen
Edward Groop
Vaino Geranen
Andrew Lippo
Einard Heis
Fred Maunu
Elmer Wihela
Jalmer Krapu
Vera Lippo
Emma Kotila
Impi Himanga
Signe Kotila
Sigrid Groop
1925 - Rev. Y. Autio
Eddie Erickson
Alexander Kaarl Karvonen
Sadie Karvonen
Freedolf Erickson
1926 - Rev. Y. Autio
John Hill
George Eskeli
Iver Hautola
Werner Groop
Leino Peldo
Einard Gustafson
Laimi Geranen
Sadie Forsty
Esther Granroth
Mary Krapu
Carl Himanga
William Krapu
Melvin Marttila
Charles Mickelson
Sylvia Marttila
Hilma Johnson
Linda Himanga
Elide Erkkila
1928 - Rev. Y. Autio
Ernest Saukko
Laurie Kotila
Einard Geranen
Edwin Thompson
Sulo Erickson
Alvar Maki
Floyd Forster
Eino Nikunen
Reino Pietila
Kenneth Abramson
Carl Johnson
Arvo Lippo
Albert Erickson
Nilo Niva
Lillian Granroth
Nelmi Niva
Mabel Telin
Mamie Niva
Lyla Heis
Mamie H. Maunu
Melita Kotila
Signe Maki
Edna Marttila
Lempi Geranen
Mrs. Florence Koskela
Lillian Krapu
Signe Sylvia Nikunen
Violet Krapu
Helen Krapu
Mildred Maunu
Signe Gustafson
Mayme Granroth
Mayme Polo
Mamie Forsty
1930 - Rev. Y. Autio
Mayme Lindi
Florence Nixon
Violet Pesio
Verna Maki
Mamie Saukko
Herbert Thompson
Raymond Geranen
Amy Groop
Ethel Groop
Ida Johnson
Violet Krapu
Arlene Kotila
Julia Salo
Lillian Krapu
Aino Kotila
Edwin Salo
Larry Mikkonen
Edwin Lippo
Lester Marttila
1931 - Rev. V. Koivumaki
Arnold Marttila
Leo Marttila
Arnold Peterson
Alvar Mikkonen
Nellie Gustafson
Hazel Maki
Martha Telin
Edwin Granroth
William Nixon
Adolph Karjalainen
LeRoy Wiitala
Melvin Jarvi
Viljo Jarvi
Preston Forster
Reino Kotila
Frank Krapu
Ernest Maunu
Mae Anderson
Alli Polo
Mamie Maki
Elna Lindi
Bertha Hendrickson
Sigrid Hendrickson
Elsie Nixon
1932 - Rev. V. Koivumaki
Lillian Karjalainen
Marie Luoma
Florence Maunu
Nora Thompson
Inez Mary Ann Geranen
Agnes Groop
Verna Heis
Emma Pesio
Helen Saukko
Violet Salo
Ida Mary Marttila
Dorothy Peterson
Marian Nixon
Lester Bakkila
Leo Laurila
Henry Niva
Clifford Hukari
1934 - Rev. V. Koivumaki
Bernhard Luoma
Leo Polo
John Luttio
Arnold Niva
Vaino Peldo
Edward Gustafson
Archie Halonen
Hilda Peldo
Lorraine Hukari
Phoebe Jarvi
Thelma Maki
Esther West
Mabel Anderson
Irene Pesio
Eleanor Peterson
1935 - Rev. V. Koivumaki
Velma Saukko
Virginia Anderson
Mamie Nixon
Evelyn Bakkila
Alice Hukari
Viola Maki
Toini Margaret Rahja
Marie Raisanen
Rosamond Aro
Dorothy Forster
Hazel Blomberg
Esther Krapu
Edna Luoto
Aune Krapu
Esther Huotari
Emil Salo
Edwin Lindi
Waino Lindi
Leo Luttio
Matt Marttila
Warren (Bill) Wiitala
Theodore Hendrickson
Evert Maunu
Erick Maunu
Oscar Karjalainen
Harvey Nurmi
Willard Mackey
Emil Maki
1936 - Rev. V. Koivumaki
Gilbert Rahja
Stanley Geranen
Reino Karjalainen
Howard Aho
Anna Krapu
Helen Aho
1937 - Rev. V. Koivumaki
Norma Maki
Bernice Jarvi
Sivia Lempi Luoma
Gertrude Krapu
Mayme Salo
Evelyn Telin
Beatrice Jarvi
Mary Luttio
Geneva Anderson
Mae Forster
Violet Wentta
John Marttila
LuVerne Kotila
Raymond Mikkonen
Norman Hokana
Howard Raisanen
1939 - Rev. J. F. Saarinen
Jeanette Peterson
Lyla Selma Luoma
Mabel Maunu
Lily Himanga
Andrew Himanga
Hero Himanga
William Lindi
George Lindi
Helen Holmberg
Dorothy Holmberg
Alice Sammuli
Marion Aro
Norma Johnson
John Karjalainen
Merlon Kotila
Victor Maki
Lester Hukari
Arne Polo
Elmer William Maunu
Irving Anderson
Ervin Peldo
Edwin Nixon
John Jacob Johnson
John Pesio
Kaarlo Maunu
1940 - Rev. J. F. Saarinen
Verna Marttila
Helen Marttila
Vivian Anderson
Elaine Granroth
Dolores Geranen
Mary Luella Kotila
John Telin
Elmer John Johnson
Ray Aro
Mervin Telin
1941 - Rev. A. H. Niskanen
Nels Maki
Peter Rudolf Sammuli
Fritz Eugene Sammuli
Arnold Anderson
Violet Anderson
Jeannette Anderson
Milton Nixon
Arne Nixon
Marion Rosalie Granroth
Edith Raisanen
Norma Wilson
Heino Richard Salo
Myrtis Forster
Harold Kalmi
Ruth Wiirie
Glenn Gustafson
Elna Ellen Maunu
Edwin Maunu
Lester Maunu
1942 - Rev. A. H. Niskanen
Sadie Luttio
Mae Raisanen
Mayme Helen Wilson
Mayme Sylvie Irene Karjalainen
Fred Karjalainen
Bruno Edgar Karjalainen
Jack Telin
Chester Wihela
Shirley Wanttie
Lorraine Wanttie
Doris Karvonen
1943 - Rev. A. H. Niskanen
Archie Anderson
Clayton Kotila
Ray Laurila
Evelyn Luoto
Hilda Salo
1945 - Rev. A. Karlin by M. J. Wilkman, Sem.
Alice Laurilla
Ellen Luoto
Signe Luttio
Betty Hukari
Helen Raisanen
Laila Salo
Vivian Polo
Orville Anderson
Evan Heis
John Himanga
Ray Himanga
Elmer Karjalainen
John Luoma
Lorenze Pesio
Arne Maunu
John Mikkonen
Anna Mae Sammuli
1947 - Rev. J. F. Saarinen
Jean Gustafson
Betty Geranen
Edna Mikkonen
Allen Anderson
Anita Koivisto
Lempi Luttio
Patricia Karch
Betty Claeys
June Polo
1948 - Rev. J. F. Saarinen
Margene Martilla
Elsie Sammuli
Joan Geranen
Jane Ann Jarvi
Rosella Karvonen
1949 - Rev. E. Olaf Rankinen
Thomas Heis
Henry Heis
Clarence Maunu
Donald Preston Forster
LeVon Bay
Velma Anderson
Elizabeth Luoto
1950 - Rev. E. Olaf Rankinen by W. W. Niemi, Sem.
Dayton Geranen
James Geranen
Dwayne Jarvi
Violet June Jarvi
Gerald Marttila
Alan Sammuli
1951- Rev. T. B. Thorson
Fred Geranen
Shirley Mikkonen
Octe Heis
1953 - Rev. W. Ruohomaki
Darlene Bay
John Brown
Carolyn Denise Peterson
Fred Suurmeyer
Jean Rahja
Inez Gustafson
Genevieve Wiitala
1954 - Rev. W. Ruohomaki
Kay Erickson
Myrna Rauma
Joyce Mikkonen
1955 - Rev. W. Rouhomaki
Dennis Geranen
Paula Kotila
Judy Nixon
Keith Peterson
1957 - Rev. W. Ruohomaki
Dale Groop
Jane Groop
Stephen Wiitala
1958 - Rev. W. Rouhomaki
Arthur Erickson
1960 - Rev. Gerhard Lingen
Alan Erickson
Matt Mikkonen
Roger Nixon
Gregg Wiitala
1961 - Rev. Gerhard Lingen
Verla Alatalo
Shirley McCullough
Sue McCullough
Kerry Nixon
1962 - Rev. Gerhard Lingen
Donna Bradke
Jay Connell
Del Connell
Carol Geranen
Linda Gustafson
William Gustafson
Gary Peterson
1963 - Rev. Gerhard Lingen
Lois Mikkonen
Gary Mikkonen
Marc Wiitala
Randy Crawford
1964 - Rev. Robert Haycroft
Debbie McCullough
LeaAnn Erickson
Jessie Jarvi
1965 - Rev. Gerald Bieber
Lynn Crawford
Brian Witte
1966 - Rev. Gerald Bieber
Diane Geranen
Ranae Raisanen
Kevin Luoma
1967 - Rev. Gerald Bieber
Lauren Witte
Leslie Luoma
Barbara Mikkonen
Gayle Jarvi
1968 - Rev. Gerald Bieber
Margaret Peterson
Mary Ann Connell
Miles Bretsch
Karen Crawford
Geraldine Witte
1970 - Rev. Al Goldammer
Karen Wolter
Mark Crawford
1971 - Rev. Al Goldammer
Cheryl Bretsch
Sonja Jarvi
Jackie Witte
Randal Wolter
Calvin Raisanen
Fritz Onken
Steve Karjalainen
Alan Geranen
1972 - Rev. Al Goldammer
Joan Karjalainen
Wayne Jarvi
1973 - Rev. Al Goldammer
Linda Connell
Cindy Hokana
Bernie Witte
Carol Wolter
1975 - Rev. Lyle Klemen, Interim
Lynnette Anderson
Nancy Bretsch
Bryan Crawford
Sandy Hokana
Avis Jarvi
Brian Luoma
Cindy Martilla
Susan Peterson
Randy Reisdorph
Jerry Signs
1976 - Rev. Donald Torala
Barbara Karjalainen
Kathleen Karjalainen
Michael Luoma
Cathy Martilla
1977 - Rev. Donald Torala
Donna Wolter
Donald Moser
Robert Wright
David Anderson
Davey Hokana
Gary Hokana
1978 - Rev. Donald Torala
Darnell Crawford
Sandra Karjalainen
Marina Onken
1979 - Rev. Donald Torala
Debra Hokana
Richard Karjalainen
Scott McCullough
1980 - Rev. Donald Torala
Rajean Anderson
Randy Bretsch
1981 - Rev. Joanne Nagele
Karen Karjalainen
Delores McCullough
1982 - Rev. Joanne Nagele
Barbara Crawford
Leonard Sumption
Susan Luoma
1984 - Rev. Joanne Nagele
Angela Crawford