Mäntylä Cemetery, Red Eye Township, Wadena County, Minnesota


Mäntylä Cemetery is located in Red Eye Township, Section 22, Wadena County, Minnesota.

From Sebeka, take Highway #71 north 2.8 miles to 308th Street. At 308th St. follow a dirt road east for about 0.5 miles.

Mäntylä Cemetery was named for the nearby Mäntylä farm. It was the cemetery of the Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church. The deed for the Cemetery was recorded Dec. 14, 1909. The land for the cemetery was sold by Herman and Sophia K. Mattila. It also is referred to at times as Red Eye Cemetery which leads to some confusion. Early records make it difficult, at times, to determine which cemetery an individual is buried in since this cemetery is called Red Eye and Red Eye Finnish Cemetery as is the Red Eye Township Cemetery, which originally was the cemetery of the National Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Submitted by Lucille Kirkeby, lkirk@brainerd.net, Brainerd, Minnesota, January 2004.

Name Age / Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Death Place of Death Date of Burial Grave Marked or Unmarked Cause of Death or Other Comment
Abramson, Abram 1859   28 Dec. 1933 Wadena Co.      
Abramson, J. H. 5 Dec. 1885   13 June 1907     M  
Abramson, Margareeta 9 Dec. 1861   17 Sept. 1926     M  
Aslakson, Bradley Allen Dec. 29 1967   28 Sept. 1968     M  
Aslakson, Jane 28 June 1947 Sebeka 24 Jan. 1997 East Grand Forks, ND 30 Jan. 1997 M  
Aslakson, Stanley W. 55/6 Dec. 1945   20 Mar. 2001 Downers Grove, IL 28 Mar. 2001 M  
Backen, Jean V. (Isaacson) 19 Aug. 1940 Ottertail Co. 24 Dec. 1994 Bloomington, MN 29 Dec. 1994 M  
Backen, Stephen C. 62, 9 May 1937   31 Mar. 2000 St. Paul, MN   M  
Bimberg, Anna     3 July 1930 Wadena Co.      
Bimberg (baby boy) 1948   19 Ju ne 1948 Wadena Co.   M  
Bimberg (babygirl) 1940   1940     M  
Bimberg, Henry 11 July 1876   10 Aug. 1959 Wadena Co.   M  
Bimberg, Herbert William 28 June 1904 Virginia, MN 4 July 1989 Abbott NW Hosp, Mpls 8 July 1989 M M. 6 Jan 1933
Bimberg, Lila Elma (Mantyla) 20 Dec. 1912 Red Eye 2000 St. Louis Co. 26 Feb. 2000 M Mrs.Herb
Bimberg, Mary Josephine 24 Nov. 1880   25 April 1961 Wadena Co.   M  
Bimberg, Mats 1842   1921     M  
Bimberg, Reuben 12 July 1908   3 Feb. 1976 Wadena Co.   M  
Bimberg, Richard E. 1917         M  
Bimberg, Sylvia Esther 78, 31 Oct. 1911 Frederick, SD 6 Nov. 1989   10 Nov. 1989 M  
Bimberg, William 26 June 1874   11 April 1954 Wadena Co.   M  
Bramson, J. H. 5 Dec. 1885   13 June 1907        
Connell, Lucia (Wirkkala) 1905   1978     M  
Davis, Milton H. 15 Aug. 1917   13 March 1975 Anoka Co.   M  
Davis, Viola E. 1 Jan. 1909   27 Nov. 1981 Anoka Co.   M  
Dawson, Patrick C. 35   7 Oct. 1995 Tempe, AZ     acc. gunshot Wound
Forrester, Helia 90/June 1923   29 Dec. 1993   4 Jan. 1994    
Gustfson, Erick 1874   1936     M  
Gustfson, Johanna 1878   1962     M  
Helppie, Everett Kent 1926   1926     M  
Helppie, Kermit 4 days         M  
Helppie, Nils 14 July 1844   19 July 1913 Wadena Co   M  
Helppie, Oscar 1883   20 Dec. 1923 Wadena Co.   M  
Helppie, Sophia 25 Oct. 1843   20 Dec. 1918     M  
Hepokoski, Ernest 11 May 1919 Otto Twsp. near N.Y. Mills 21 Jan. 1994 Fargo, ND 25 Jan. 1994 M  
Hepokoski, Ruth 26 Aug. 1924   19 Oct. 2002 Park Rapids   M  
Hepokoski, Ruth 78 / 26 Aug. 1924 Sebeka 19 Oct. 2002 Park Rapids 24 Oct. 2002    
Hepola, John J. 18 Aug. 1895   7 Sept. 1974 Menahga Nur. home   M Pvt. US Army WWI
Hepola, Lempi Mary 26 May 1900   31 July 1985   3 Aug. 1985 M  
Hihnala, Maria 1836   8 Aug. 1938 Wadena Co.   M  
Hill, John              
Hillstrom, Linda J. 27 Mar. 1904   Sept.15, 1904     M  
Hillstrom, Maria 10 Jan. 1852   21 Nov. 1904     M  
Hillstrom, Selma Josephine 1885   16 June 1915 Wadena Co   M  
Hiltunen, Amanda Kustava (Sjogren) 1881   23 Aug. 1950 Wadena Co.   M  
Hiltunen, Elizabeth Maria (Wiirkala) 23 Nov. 1879   7 July 1960     M  
Hiltunen, Jaako 12 Aug. 1880   20 June 1976     M  
Himanga, Henry 15 July 1894   19 Sept. 1961     M  
Himanga, Tilda 7 Jan. 1889   20 April 1973     M  
Hyrkas, Anna 27 July 1871   8 May 1946     M  
Hyrkas, Arthur J. 1897   1963     M  
Hyrkas, Eino J. 25 March 1913   30 March 1964     M  
Hyrkas, Florence G. 1897   1979     M  
Hyrkas, Nanna H. 27 Sept. 1906   17 March 1957     M  
Hyrkas, Walter W. 29 Dec. 1899   3 Sept. 1939     M  
Hyrkas, William J. 16 Dec. 1859   11 Oct. 1940     M  
Isaacson, Helmi Viola 67 /24 Sept. 1918 Blueberry Twsp. 8 Dec. 1985 Wadena Co. 11 Dec. 1985 M Dau. of B. Samuelson
Isaacson, Victor (child) 17 June 1911            
Jacob, Jacob 1868   1960        
Kanniainen, Hilda Kaisa 21 Sept. 1867   9 March 1956 Wadena Co   M  
Kanniainen, Hjalmer A. 1912   1954     M  
Kanniainen, John 1868   1936     M  
Kanniainen, Lillian Laverne     23 Aug. 1931 Wadena Co.      
Kela, Hannah Clara 14 Nov. 1895   19 Jan. 1975 Wadena Co.   M  
Kela, Otto Alfred 9 Oct. 1891   29 May 1962 Wadena Co.   M  
Keranen, Victor 6 Jan. 1907   1 Feb. 1907     M  
Kirch, Baby              
Kitkijarvi, Isaac     15 March 1926 Wadena Co.   33 (Fred Mattila lot)  
Kokkonen, Charles (Kaarlo Johannes) 12 March 1881   8 Dec. 1956 Wadena Co.   M  
Kokkonen, Hilma 29 Nov. 1866   6 Sept. 1954     M  
Kokkonen, Kalle 16 Dec. 1859   16 Feb. 1907     M  
Kokkonen, Lydia 1879   17 Dec. 1949 Wadena Co.   M  
Koski, Hilda E. (Komula) 20 July 1902   9 March 1977   12 March 1977 M  
Krekula, John 1885   31 May 1948 Wadena Co.   M  
Kukas, Alina I 80 / 30 May 1901 Sebeka 21 April 1982 St. Paul, Ramsey Co. 24 April 1982 M  
Kukas, Einar W. 27 July 1912   30 June 1980 St. Louis Co.   M  
Kukas, Helmer Gust 30 June 1903   3 April 1987 Wadena Co.   M  
Kukas, Otto John 1896   1 Dec. 1928 Stearns Co.   M influenza
Kummala, A. J. 1849   1930     M  
Kummala, A. K. 1849   1914     M  
Kumpala, Alex Alis (?) 1851   14 May 1924 Wadena Co.   M  
Kumpala, Ida E. 1893   1954     M  
Kumpala, Ida S. (Wirkkala) 18 May 1869   9 Dec. 1953     M  
Kumpula, David W. 11 Feb. 1941   30 Nov. 1941     M  
Kumpula, Gary Allen 15 Sept. 1945   18 March 1946     M  
Kumpula, J. Benjamin 1893   1955     M  
Kumpula, Kathryn I. M. 18 May 1937   24 Jan. 1938     M  
Kumpula, Sadie Johana 81/ 24 Aug. 1913   16 Aug. 1995 Monterey, CA 5 Sept. 1995 M  
Kumpula, Wm R. 23 Nov. 1912   14 Aug. 1967     M  
Kuukas, Gust 69 yrs/ 1 Nov. 1862 or 9 Finland 20 Nov. 1932 Wadena Co. 24 Nov. 1932 M  
Kuukas, Hilja              
Kuukas, Mathilda 1873   25 June 1953 St. Louis Co.   M  
Laitinen, Mamie 91 / 30 Nov. 1911 Ottertail Co. 7 Jan. 2003 Duluth 12 Jan. 2003    
Lake, August 1870   13 April 1954 Wadena Co.   M  
Lake, Mathilda 1880         M  
Limanen, Edward J. 30 May 1909   29 June 1966     M  
Limanen, Elsie J. 31 July 1941   2 Nov. 1941        
Lind, Rudolph 72 / 16 Aug. 1911   24 Jan. 1984 Codington Co Watertown SD   M  
Logan, Able 24 Feb. 1888   29 March 1972     M Pvt. 127 Inf. 22 Div WWI
Lukinen, Rita 1845   1923     M  
Lukinen, Sophia     20 Feb. 1921 Wadena Co.      
Lusti           four or five children  
Luukinen, John 1836   1904        
Luukkonen, Antti (Andrew) 3 April 1882   21 April 1958 Wadena Co.   M  
Luukkonen, John 1844   22 M arch 1921 Wadena Co.   M  
Luukkonen, Margreeta 1887   1969     M  
Luukkonen, Riita 1845   1923     M Mrs. John
Makela (baby boy)     1 April 1952 Hubbard Co.      
Makela, Charles 3 Jan. 1870   12 Nov. 1943     M  
Makela, Charles Arthur 20 Aug. 1902   3 Jan. 1984     M  
Makela, Clifford 15 April 1921   12 Nov. 2002 Wadena      
Makela, Eino Walter 92 / 1 Feb. 1907 Wadena Co., Menahga 5 June 1999   10 June 1999 M  
Makela, Elmer J. 29 Jan. 1909   24 Sept. 1971     M  
Makela, Erwin Elmer 26 May 1953   16 Oct. 1979 Wadena Co.   M  
Makela, Gust 11 Feb. 1877   18 Aug. 1917     M  
Makela, Ida 4 Jan. 1916 Wadena Co. 2 Feb. 2002 Menahga, MN 9 Feb. 2002 M  
Makela, Laura J. 20 Aug. 1912         M  
Makela, Mary 25 Dec. 1875   29 Mar. 1944     M  
Makela, Sylvia 8 July 1915   23 April 1980     M  
Makela, Uno William 85 / 30 Dec. 1912 Red Eye 28 Dec. 1998 Menahga Nur. Home 1 Jan. 1999 M  
Mantyla, Charles 5 Sept. 1884   20 Aug. 1972     M  
Mantyla, Fredrick 18 April 1921 Red Eye 25 Sept. 1991   28 Sept. 1991 M  
Mantyla, Johan M. 25 Sept. 1851   18 Aug. 1924     M  
Mantyla, Kathryn Ethel (Crockel) 64, 14 June 1919 Hand Co., SD 23 Jan. 1984 Fargo, ND 28 Jan. 1984 M  
Mantyla, Lillian 23 Jan. 1927   24 Oct. 1932     M  
Mantyla, Maria 27 July 1843   29 Dec. 1923     M  
Mantyla, Mayme S. 20 Feb. 1896   26 Feb. 1976     M  
Mantyla, Roy 4 Sept. 1916   12 Oct. 1960     M  
Mantyla, Tillie 9 Jan. 1881   6 May 1984     M  
Mattila, Albert 20 May 1903   24 May 1950     M WWII vet.
Mattila, Elma Maria 1871   1949     M  
Mattila, Esther A. 26 April 1894   1 Dec. 1969        
Mattila, Everett 84 / 17 April 1912   28 Sept. 1996 Wadena 1 Oct. 1996 M  
Mattila, Fred 1855   17 April 1938     M  
Mattila, Henry     3 Dec. 1930 Red Eye Twsp.      
Mattila, Henry A. 6 July 1917   17 July 1923 or 24 Wadena Co.   M  
Mattila, Herman 1863   1936     M  
Mattila, John W. 1922   1953     M  
Mattila, Lucille 29 Feb. 1930         M  
Mattila, Matti 1825   1905     large rock With plate  
Mattila, Selma Maria 1871   18 June 1949 Wadena Co.      
Mattila, Sophie 51 / 1861   2 May 1925 Wadena Co.   M  
Mattila, Willie 21 June 1889   23 Dec. 1959     M  
Mattson, John              
Mattson, Mrs John              
McConnell, Aili E. (Wirkkala) 85 / 18 June 1908 Sebeka 20 Sept. 1993 Madison Heights, MI 25 Sept. 1993 M  
McConnell, John C. 27 June 1896   11 Nov. 1961     M Pvt Co E214 Eng, WWI
Meyers, Lila Jane (Bimberg) 64 / 18 Dec. 1936   25 July 2001 Moose Lake 30 July 2001 temp. Marker  
Mitchell, Anna Helppie (Weappa) 22 April 1889 Calumet, MI 20 Nov. 1988 Minneapolis 22 April 1989 M  
Moilanen, Jacob 53   4 Feb. 1907     M  
Moilanen, John           Henry Mattila Ila lot  
Nevala, Hilma 85 / 18 Sept. 1915 Wadena Co. 5 Nov. 2000   9 Nov. 2000    
Nevala, John Samuel 74 / 12 Feb. 1915 Paddock Twsp. Ottertail Co. 24 Mar. 1989 Park Rapids   M  
Nevala, Marian I. 3 Aug. 1939   17 Jan. 1978 22 Jan. 1978   M  
Nevala, Viola 19 Sept. 1915         M  
Nicholson, Jennie L. (Wiirkala) 1901   25 Dec. 1975 Hennepin Co.   M  
Niemala, Aaser 1923         M  
Niemala, Aldrich 1919            
Niemala, Alina 15 Feb. 1915         M  
Niemala, Carroll Quentin 76 / 20 July 1922   3 Sept. 1998 Troy, MI Oakland Co. 9 Sept. 1998 M  
Niemala, Dorothy Mildred 74 / 20 July 1920 Cloquet, MN 18 May 1995 rural Menahga 22 May 1995 M (Mrs. Aldrich)
Niemala, Edwin J. 12 Nov. 1908 Wadena Co. 2 Feb. 2002 Menahga 6 Feb. 2002 M  
Niemala, Eleanore Margaret 12 Dec. 1924 Blowers Twsp., Ottertail Co. 21 Sept. 1994 Detroit, MI 26 Sept. 1994 M  
Niemala, J.           marker ÒJ.N.9Ó  
Niemala, Jacob 1880       1959    
Niemala, Jacob 1868   1960     M  
Niemala, Jacob Brenton     21 June 1991     M  
Niemala, Jerry 57, 23 Feb. 1943 Wadena Co. 3 Jan. 2000 rural Menahga 7 Jan. 2001    
Niemala, Jerry 57 / 23 Feb. 1943 Wadena 3 Jan. 2000 Menahga 7 Jan. 2001    
Niemala, John M. 1913         M  
Niemala, Lila S. 1916   1918     M  
Niemala, Mary A. 1880   1959        
Niemala, Theophilus 20 Jan. 1898   3 March 1949     M  
Pajari, Jennie K. (Kaikkonen) 85, 4 Jan. 1903 Finland 5 Oct. 1988 Park Rapids Hospital      
Peterson, E. N.              
Peterson, Gladyce J. 3 June 1924   2 Oct. 1991 Hennepin Co.   M  
Peterson, Hilma G. 1888   1964        
Peterson, Hulda 25 May 1889   5 April 1937 Wadena Co.   M  
Peterson, John A. 25 April 1881   21 Sept. 1963 Wadena Co.   M  
Peterson, R. T.              
Peterson, Ralph A. 21 Feb. 1919 Cokato, MN 29 April 1988 Minneapolis 2 May 1988 M John & Hilma Peterson
Peterson, Toby              
Pilger, George F. 16 April 1886   16 Nov. 1961 Wadena Co.   M  
Pilger, Hilja Josephine 93 / 11-27 1 April 1898 Newton Twsp. Ottertail Co. 28 March 1992 Wadena Co. 1 April 1992 M  
Pinoniemi, Anna H. 24 Nov. 1855   18 July 1921     M  
Pinoniemi, Lempi K. 25 Nov. 1910   13 Nov. 2002 Menahga   M  
Pinoniemi, Mathias 1856   1941     M  
Pinoniemi, Uno Wilbert 1 Nov. 1909   13 Dec. 1980 Hubbard Co.   M  
Rautio, Matilda Rauha 11 Jan. 1897   12 June 1972 Wadena Co.   M  
Rautio, Oscar 1888   3 March 1951 Hennepin Co.   M  
Ray, Evelyn Mattila 17 July 1900   6 June 1968 Wadena Co.   M  
Riikkula, Hilda E. (Koski) 1902   1977        
Riikkula, Jemina 1904   1904     M  
Riikkula, Mary 1877   1 Jan. 1934 Wadena Co.   M  
Riikkula, T. S. 1868   19 March 1943 Wadena Co.   M  
Riikula, Baby              
Ruona (baby boy)              
Ruona, Kenneth 1917   31 Aug. 1922 Wadena Co.   M  
Rydie, Charles A 21 Aug. 1903   1 Jan. 1974 Otter Tail Co.   M  
Rydie, Mamie (Laitinen) 30 Nov. 1911         M  
Rytinki, Charles 36 / 31 Aug. 1903         M  
Salmela, Andrew 1879   7 July 1929 Wadena Co.   M  
Samuelson, Elma 18 Dec. 1910   17 Nov. 2001     M  
Samuelson, Elma 18 Dec. 1910 Menahga, MN 17 Nov. 2001 sons home 21 Nov. 2001    
Samuelson, Everett 17 March 1900   1 Jan. 1980   4 Jan. 1980 M  
Sarkela, Elma M. 55 / 12 Dec. 1918   3 Sept. 1973 Wadena 6 Sept. 1973 M  
Sarkela, Emil M. 11 May 1914   16 Sept. 1985     M  
Sasson (baby)           Aug. Lake Lot #21  
Savaloja (baby)              
Savaloja, John Emil 1893   2 May 1948 Wadena Co.   M  
Savaloja,Selma Charlott (Wirkkala) 89, 30 Oct. 1898 Red Eye 16 May 1988 Wadena 20 May 1988   Mrs. John E.
Schubert, Alma Esther 89, 17 Dec. 1905 rural Sebeka 10 Jan. 1995 Menahga Nur. Home 13 Jan. 1995 M  
Schubert, Herman Nicholas 24 Sept. 1900 Melrose 22 Feb. 1994 Menahga Nur. Home 25 Feb. 1994 M to Herman & Anna
Sundberg, Carl Albin 17 May 1894   25 Feb. 1982 Wadena Co.   M  
Sundberg, Evert R. 27 Dec. 1903   9 Sept. 1982 Wadena Co. 13 Sept. 1982 M  
Sundberg, Hilda M. 29 Dec. 1917         M  
Sundberg, John Edvard 17 March 1896   3 Nov. 1955 Otter Tail Co.   M  
Sundberg, Maria 16 Sept. 1869   17 Feb. 1954 Otter Tail Co.   M  
Tauriainen, Johanna Walpuri 20 June 1863   3 May 1927     M  
Tauriainen, Matt 25 July 1858   13 July 1933        
Waaraniemi, Hilda 18 July 1903   29 Oct. 1937     M  
Waaraniemi, Ida 5 March 1883   13 Jan. 1955 Wadena Co.   M  
Waaraniemi, Peter 4 June 1871   6 Jan. 1955 Wadena Co.   M  
Waaraniemi, Vernie Edwin 20 Aug. 1920   5 March 1962 Wadena Co.   M  
Waaraniemi, Walfred Wilho 27 June 1906   20 Nov. 1983   23 Nov. 1983 M  
Waarth, John Clifford 12 Jan. 1915   12 Jan. 1915 Wadena Co.   M  
Weappa, August J. 14 Oct. 1885   27 Feb. 1963 Wadena Co.   M  
Weappa, Betty 2 July 1924 Britt, Iowa 30 Oct. 2001 Nur. Home, Menahga 2 Nov. 2001    
Weappa, Donna E. 5 Feb. 1933   15 Feb. 1935     M  
Weappa, Ellen Lydia 24 Dec. 1902 Finland 5 May 1986 Wadena Hospital 9 May 1986 M Dau. of Chas. Kokkonen
Weappa, Harry 1929   1938     M  
Weappa, Hilma L. 7 Oct. 1891   4 Aug. 1962 Otter Tail   M  
Weappa, John 23 March 1857   30 May 1920     M  
Weappa, Josephine 14 Nov. 1859   27 Feb. 1932     M  
Weappa, Richard Sr. 26 June 1923 Wadena Co. 15 Oct. 2001 Menahga, Gr.Pine Acres 19 Oct. 2001    
Weappa, Rufus R. 1921   1984     M  
Weappa, William A. 91, 3 Aug. 1895 Calument, MI 27 May 1987 Menahga Nur. Home 30 May 1987 M  
Wierimaa, Frank John 81 / 13 Sept. 1907 Alavieska, Finland 25 March 1989 Wadena Hosp. 29 March 1989    
Wierimaa, Roger W. 1944         M  
Wierimaa, Ruth V. C. 11 March 1917   1 Jan. 1992 Hennepin Co.   M  
Wierimaa, Ted R. 1943         M  
Wierimaa, Theodore Richard 28 Aug. 1913 Sebeka, MN 24 April 1986 Spokane, WA   M  
Wiippa, Emell N. 12 Feb. 1907   14 June 1907     M  
Wiippa, Ruben 27 May 1902   13 Nov. 1912     M  
Wilson, Wm Jr. 21, 1897   4 Nov. 1918   5 Nov. 1918    
Wirkkala, Anna K. 1882   16 June 1941 Wadena Co.   M  
Wirkkala, Elina Jennie 9 Sept. 1903   29 Jan. 1981     M  
Wirkkala, Emil Matt 95, 28 March 1902 Red Eye Twsp. 25 Nov. 1997 Wadena Hospital 29 Nov. 1997 M  
Wirkkala, Henry G. 1891   1956        
Wirkkala, Henry G. 1871   11 July 1929 Wadena Co.   M  
Wirkkala, Hjalmer Arthur 24 Nov. 1903   19 Dec. 1979 Hennepin Co.   M  
Wirkkala, John 31 Aug. 1869   9 Aug. 1943 Wadena Co.   M  
Wirkkala, John Oscar 30 April 1905   23 Aug. 1968 Wadena Co.   M  
Wirkkala, Lempi 96 / 9 Nov. 1901 Becker Co. Wolf Lake Twsp. 10 Oct. 1998 Park Rapids 16 Oct. 1998 M  
Wirkkala, Lester R. 9 Oct. 1913   6 Sept. 1944     M Pfc 38 Armd Inf Ba7 armdi
Wirkkala, Matt L. 21 Feb. 1896   16 March 1973 Wadena Co.   M  
Wirkkala, Matti 18 Oct. 1858   11 March 1906     M  
Wirkkala, Reino Alfred 29 Oct. 1916   29 May 1985 Wadena Co. 3 June 1985 M  
Wirkkala, Senia Maria 29 July 1891   7 Sept. 1956 Wadena Co.   M  
Wirkkala, Sylvia F. 25 Nov. 1915   20 May 1977 Anoka   M