Elwood Norman Koivu was born November 10, 1933, in Mohawk, Mich., and passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 31, 2019, at the age of 85. He grew up in Prescott, Ariz., and served in the Navy during the 1950s.
He moved his family to Lake Isabella in 1976 to work for the United States Forest Service, retiring in 1988. In the 1990s, he drove for the transit bus.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, all four daughters, all 11 grandchildren, all 11 great-grandchildren, and his two younger sisters.
His memorial service will be held Saturday, April 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mt. Mesa at noon with a viewing at 11.