Eli Mathew Harju
November 2, 1920 - December 31, 2015
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Eli Mathew Harju, 95, passed away December 31, 2015, in his home in Springfield, MO. Eli, the youngest of 12 children, was born November 2, 1920, in Rudyard, MI, to Finnish immigrants Isaac and Sofia Harju. After high school, Eli enlisted and served almost five years in the Army Air Corp during WWII. His next…

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Peggy Dean Brinkman left a message on May 23, 2016:
Dear Mary Lou, Victoria, Tim, and Cindy — I am so sorry for your loss. Eli’s focus on bringing Christ to others led him to achieve a tremendous amount during his lifetime. My family lived next door to your’s in the late 1950’s, and I remember you all with affection. Vicky, my sister (Janet), and I played on the swings and in the sandbox together almost daily. We moved away in 1963. Janet passed away in 2000; my mother, “Ginger,” in 2011; and my dad, “Bill,” on Mother’s Day, 2016. With deepest sympathy , Peggy
Mary Shellenberger left a message on February 11, 2016:
May our loving Lord continue to give you comfort and joy both now and in the days to come. (He was just about five months younger than my father when he passed away in 1980)
Forrest Lambeth left a message on January 8, 2016:
He had a wonderful influence on our lives. PRAISE GOD FOR HEAVEN!!! Forrest Lambeth
Jody Skelton left a message on January 6, 2016:
Cindy my thoughts & prayers go out to you & your entire family at this difficult time. Take refuge in knowing he was a child of God. Hugs!
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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