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Charles Koivun


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Posted Online: April 03, 2013, 7:01 pm
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Dr. Charles Wilhart Koivun, 80, of Heber Springs, Ark., passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center, Heber Springs.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Olmstead Funeral Home, Heber Springs. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, at First United Methodist Church of Heber Springs, with the Rev. Tommy Toombs officiating. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home, Heber Springs, www.olmstead.cc.
Born in Moline on Aug. 27, 1932, he was the son of the late George W. and Gertrude Farr Koivun.
Dr. Koivun attended Moline Public Schools and graduated from Dartmouth College. After earning his medical degree from the University of Chicago Medical School, he began his medical practice with his father in Moline.
Dr. Koivun also was a veteran of the United States Army. In 1984, he married his wife, Don Anna. Upon his retirement in 1993, he and his wife spent their retirement years in Heber Springs, where he enjoyed fishing, watching wildlife and his beloved dog, Sassy. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs.
Dr. Koivun is survived by his wife, Don Anna Koivun, Heber Springs; seven children, Jennifer Alvarez, Kewanee, Kathryn Mary Jacobs, Bettendorf, George Koivun and his wife, Meghan, San Jose, Calif., Susan Lobb and her husband, Tim, Moline, Jon Koivun, Villa Park, Ill., Lisa Seier, Geneseo, and Missy Brennick and her husband, Matt, Bristol, Wis.; 13 grandchildren, Ashley Alvarez, Sara (Nick) Peterson, Sarah and Bekka Jacobs, Jackson, Ela, Julia and Stevie Koivun, Jesse and Joe Lobb, Nicole Gitson and Carter and Jacob Brennick; two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Natalie Peterson; and his sister, Suzanne Beebe, Tempe, Ariz. Dr. Koivun also is survived by other relatives and his many friends.














 



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