Mindy Michelle Sarkkinen was born Sept. 11, 2001, in Vancouver, Wash. She was God’s own and he took her to Heaven May 23, 2021, at the age of 19. Mindy was a member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church. She loved her family and friends, and was deeply loved by them and all who knew her.
Mindy is survived at home by her parents, Donald and Michelle of Woodland, Wash.; brothers, Jonathan (Katie) with Tyler, Jaylen, and Tanner of Battle Ground, Wash., Kurt, Wade, Arne, and Travis, all of Woodland, Wash. Her maternal grandparents, John and Lillian Sarkinen of Waverly, Minn.; and so many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Wilfred and Doris Sarkkinen; and her tiny infant, sisters.
In spite of her many medical trials, Mindy brought joy and happiness to those around her. She had the most loving and forgiving heart. The simple pleasures in life brought her joy. Mindy graduated from Woodland High School in June of 2019. She loved babies, going to church and weddings, singing hymns and patriotic songs, all birthdays and holidays, and visiting family and friends. We love you, our sweet Mindy! We would like to thank all the staff of Woodland High School and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for the love and care they have shown Mindy and our family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of Woodland, 1610 Dike Access Rd., Woodland, WA 98674. A viewing will be held at the conclusion of the service. Burial will be at Frank Abel Cemetery. A visitation and viewing will be held the evening prior, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2021, at the same location. All are welcome to both.