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Ridj R Parantala

December 4, 2003 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 20) 20 Years Old
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Ridj Parantala Obituary

Ridj R. Parantala, the man, the myth, the legend,  20 of rural Bovey, MN, died on Monday, December 18, 2023, in St. Mary’s Essentia Hospital in Duluth.

Born on December 4, 2003, in Grand Rapids, MN, he was the son of Dan and Jill (Tanberg) Parantala. Ridj was very passionate about life, doing everything he wanted to do. He grew up in the Lawerence Lake area and graduated from Greenway High School. He was a woodland firefighter stationed in Bismarck. He fought fires in Minnesota, Idaho, Washington and Montana. He loved camping with the boys, their annual fishing and hunting adventures. He enjoyed being with his fire buddies and seeing the country, wildlife. Whatever season it was, he participated in hunting, trapping and fishing. Ridj loved playing video games, especially farming simulators and making hay. He was passionate about music and loved going to concerts with family and friends. Ridj was always helping others and would give you the shirt off his back (unless it was his Clam sweatshirt).  

Survivors include his parents; Dan and Jill Parantala, his siblings; Riley (Scott) Reiser, Joby (Jaycie) Parantala, Joss Parantala and Feather Parantala, his nephews; Jordie & ‘Elmer’ Reiser, his Grandmother Jean Grobove, his uncle; Gordon (Terri) Brest, aunts; Cindi Burgess and Heidi (Brian Bybee) Tanberg. His cousins Jacque Lacy, Jessica (Casey Hageman) Plackner, Alex Plackner and many other cousins. His dear friends “the boys”, who never left his side; Joss Parantala, Reed and Luc Saxhaug and Ben and Alex Plackner. And who could forget his mentee Brian Christie and his beloved, kind, sweet, angelic Mr. Mau.

 He was preceded in death by his grandma Sharon Parantala and Grandpa’s Richard Grobove and Rollie Tanberg.

 The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and on-going support.

 There will be a gathering of family and friends from 12:00-2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in the Peterson Funeral Chapel in Coleraine. Following the service, the family asks you to join them on a procession up to the Bluntach Sawmill and then back to the Lawrence Lake Liquor for a celebration of life. We hope you all will join us in sharing stories.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 2, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine
422 Roosevelt Street
P.O. Box 185
Coleraine, MN 55722-0185


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