GRAND RAPIDS -- Clifford "Pluggy" Gust Kauppi, 91, Grand Rapids, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Itasca Nursing Home in Grand Rapids.
He was born June 22, 1911, in Eveleth. He graduated from Eveleth High School, Eveleth Junior College and St. Cloud State Teacher's College. He was a World War II veteran and former teacher and hockey coach in Williams and Grand Rapids.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Trace; two daughters, Sharon Pleimling, Plymouth, and Roberta Erickson, Henderson; a son, Chuck Kauppi, Brainerd; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Community Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids. Memorials are preferred to the Cliff Kauppi Youth Hockey Fund.
Arrangements are with Cremation Society of Minnesota.
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