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Warren Hillukka

Warren Arthur Hillukka, 58, of Pembina, ND passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at his home in Pembina. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pembina Community Center in Pembina. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the community center. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Pembina Ambulance Service.

Warren was born November 27, 1960, in Park Rapids, MN, to Edwin and Sylvia (Samuelson) Hillukka. Warren graduated from Patrick Henry High School where he was active in baseball and basketball. After high school he graduated from Wadena Tech, and began a 30-year career with Otter Tail Power Company. On January 21, 1984, Warren married Joy E. Lee.

Warren was very active in Pembina, where he served as mayor for 20 years. Some of the things he enjoyed was coaching his children in baseball, softball, and basketball, he also enjoyed sharing his wisdom. Warren had a passion for traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include Joy Hillukka; adoring children: Larissa Hillukka (Eckhard Koehler), Alison (DeWilliam) Moore, and Alex Hillukka; beloved grandchildren: Trevor Hillukka-Moore, Tavian Moore, and Cierrah Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kelsey Kay; granddaughter, Kaira Luna; brother, Wilfred; and father-in-law, Robert F. Lee.

*Hotel Accommodations near Pembina:

Red Roost Motel - Pembina - 701-825-6254

Cedar Inn - Cavalier - 701-265-8341

Budget Host-Caribou Inn - Hallock - 218-843-3702

Visitation for one hour before the time of services on Saturday.

Memorial Service

Saturday, March 30, 2019
2:00 PM

Pembina Community Center
172 North 2nd Street
Pembina, ND 58271

Visitation for one hour before the time of services on Saturday.

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My sympathies to the family of Warren. I have often thought of Warren and wondered how he was doing. I can see from the pictures that he truly loved his family. With much love from his Cousin Bernice and Glen.

Bernice Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM

Our love, thoughts, & prayers are with you all. Richard had so many good visits with Warren and felt he was a good friend. We extend our deepest sympathy. Love, Richard & Judy

Richard & Judy Skinner Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM

We will not be able to be there at the memorial service with you physically, but we are present there in our hearts. i (Gladys) have memories of visiting together when we were kids, especially at Sylvia and Edwin's home in Minneapolis. Then, as adults, we have not had the times to visit so frequently. But when seeing Warren, visiting with him was always such a pleasure. Thank you for sharing the video with all the great pictures. We have looked through them and really enjoyed seeing them. The love for his children a n d grandchildren is so apparent. It is so hard to believe that he is gone. We are sending our love and sympathy to you all. Matt and Gladys (Hillukka) Anderson

Mathew and Gladys (Hillukka) Anderson Mar 30 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences go out to the entire Hillukka family. Warren was a good man and a great coworker and will truly be missed. God Speed

Scott Sigette Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

We are so saddened to hear about your great loss. We enjoyed Warren and he was a vital part of Pembina. We will miss him. May you trust in the Lord as you grieve. He is close. Very sincerely, Mike & Karin Ohmann

Mike & Karin Ohmann Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Warren will be missed dearly. Always a cheerful greeting when I would run into him or he would come to office. Prayers and hugs to you all.

Lisa Hall Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

Joy & Family, There are no words, no hugs too tight that can take away the pain that overwhelms your hearts, minds and souls. Losing someone so young and so full of life is just wrong. Our deepest sympathy to all of you during this very difficult time. Let those who surround you provide comfort, strength and may the stories shared bring smiles through the tears. Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

Warren was a good man. He was great as mayor, always friendly. He will be missed by our town. Sorry for your loss.

Betty Pelletier Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

Joy,Larissa, Allison and Alex Warren was and always will be remembered and known as a Man that had a heart of gold He cared he taught and he loved .. May he the giver of Life and the one that take it away be with you as you lay Warren to rest.. With much love and sympathy.. Mark and kiddos !

Mark Jarvi Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy as you mourn the loss of a wonderful and so very special figure in your lives. May the Lord give you comfort and peace in the coming days. My prayers and love are sent to each of you!

Nora Schaaf Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

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