Iverson-Kassian Funeral Services

In Loving Memory...

Kenneth R. Hietala

Kenneth Roy Hietala, age 76, resident of Michigan, ND, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo, ND.


Ken was born March 9, 1941, the son of Roy & Lillian (Karna) Hietala in Brocket, ND.  He was raised on a farm at Pelto.  Ken was baptized and confirmed at Finnish Evangelical Lutheran National Church of Brocket.  He attended grade school at Enterprise School and graduated from Lakota High School in 1959.  Ken served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Mannheim, Germany.  He married Lois Wilkison on July 2, 1966 at Fairview, Montana.  Ken worked elevator construction, was a policeman, owned a service station, and began farming in 1973.  He and Lois farmed until 2011. They moved to Michigan in 1975 and operated a construction company until Ken’s death.


Ken will be deeply missed by his wife of 50 years, Lois; 2 daughters, Stanna (Hietala) Flom and her children, Tanner and Taylin of Harwood, ND and Michaela (Kevin) Misialek and their children, BreAnna and Kendra of Adams, ND; 2 sisters, Marlys Elvick of Lakota, ND and Beverly (Bob) Walford of Bismarck, ND; 1 niece and 6 nephews.


Ken is preceded in death by his parents and a special granddaughter, Kelsey Mae Misialek.


In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Enterprise Finnish Cemetery, PO Box 204 Brocket, ND, 58321.


The Funeral Service for Ken will be held at the Michigan Lutheran Church, Michigan, ND, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be at Enterprise Finnish Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Friday, from 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service starting at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Posted Condolences:


My deepest sympathies to Lois and all the family.  Ken n Lois were our neighbors by Brocket and were very good to us.  They let us go out to see n spend time with the horses whenever we wanted n were so good to my little girl who's now 24. Rip Ken.

Lesa Kadlec Haase


My condolences.  In my thoughts and prayers.

Andrew Helgeson Saarby


Prayers to the family!  Kenny was a good! Hard working man!!!

Alice Lund


My Condolences Lois & Family.  Ken was a great boss & friend when I worked for him & Lois after high school at Deep Rock in Devils Lake.  We had many fun times together with my wife & Lois many years ago.  GOD BLESS!!!

Kevin & Annie Riggin, Devils Lake


My deepest sympathy to Lois and the family!  A lot of memories with Kenny and Lois at their farm and with dad in Lakota.  Thoughts and prayers to the family.



Dear Friends,
We are so sorry to hear of your great loss - please know we keep you close in our thoughts and prayers.

Our love, Chuck and Alice


"Michigan City" will always remain this Finnlanders home.  May the water tower remind us of this Godfather above.  May the Legend of Ken live in our hearts forever.
Your Rugrat,
#1 Girl,
Stanna Jo




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