Rodger Suihkonen

November 14, 1951December 6, 2012

Rodger Suihkonen, 61, of Van Buren, AR, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, in Fayetteville, AR. He was born November 14, 1951, in West Hollywood, CA to the late Earnest and Betty Suihkonen. He was a truck driver and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn of the home; two daughters, Kacy Campbell and Penny Porter, of Van Buren; three sons, Tommy Sangster of New Mexico, Donald Amos of Alabama, and Jeff Suihkonen of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister, Gloria Correy of California; two brothers, Dennis Suihkonen of Idaho, and Bob Syjarne of Minnesota; and seven grandchildren. Graveside service will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR. Pallbearers will be Tommy Sangster, Donald Amos, Frank Bird, Robert Porter, Jeff Suihkonen, and Roger Amos. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, December 10, 2012, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren, AR.


  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rodger Suihkonen

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July 18, 2013

To th eentire Family of Rodger Suihkonen I am deeply sadden to hear of Rodgers passing. I knew both Rodger and his older brother Sam. I went to Hawthorne High School and graduated the same year in !969. I played on the Varsity football team with Rodger. He was a defensive tackle and I was a middleguard. I had the highest of respect for Rodger and I will have good thought of him the rest of my life. . May God Bless the Suihkonen family Jon M. Sloey

Kacy Campbell

December 10, 2012

Dad, I greatly miss you. I know your enjoying your grand mansion that the Lord set aside for you with no pain or suffering. You were an amazing man who touch more people than you were ever aware of. We will be reunited again. I love you dad.

Carolyn Suihkonen

December 8, 2012

To my best friend, husband, soul mate. You may have left me for a short time to be with our Father in Heaven. To visit your new mansion.Soaring with the Angels.You go do your singing with the Angles and Jump Dance .You just know your memories will always be cherished, with every beat of my heart. You will always be with me where ever I go and always on my mind.Always and forever in my heart. You will be greatly missed. I have been so blessed to have you in my life and Thank God that you Came to me through the lord. I love you since there is so little space and not enough words to tell you how much I do love you. Im always yours. Love you my dear sweet Honey. God speed.