Armas John Laine, 87, of Wyoming, MN, formerly Cloquet passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in his home. He was born on October 21, 1934 in Grand Rapids, MN to John and Mary Ellen (Pajuola) Laine. Armas served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. On April 26, 1961 he married Shirley Heittola.
Armas worked at the Duluth Dock and Transport for 6 years. He also worked at Lundin Construction as a truck driver, crusher and heavy equipment operator until his retirement.
Armas enjoyed playing the guitar and organ, as well as writing poetry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ellen and John; wife, Shirley; step-dad, Eino Sander; and his sister, Sonja Keiski.
Armas is survived by his children, Sam (Teri) Laine of Hamilton, Montana, Keith (Carole) Laine of Cromwell, and Cindy (Dean) Schumacher of East Bethel; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Johnson.
A Celebration of Armas’s Life will be held at a later date.