Vasily Ivanovich Artyomenko, 80, of Littlefork, Minn., died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Rainy Lake Medical Center, International Falls, Minn.
He was born Aug. 18, 1938, at Kurinki, Ukraine, to Ivan and Motria Artyomenko.
He enjoyed writing, building, wood work and preaching.
Vasily was the father of 10 children; he was hardworking, caring and known and loved by many people.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Diana Artemenko.
Survivors include wife, Alexandra Artyomenko; sons, Alexander, Sergey, Alexey, Paul, Peter, Fred and Ivan; daughters, Anna and Tanya; 76 grandchildren; and sisters, Nastia and Olga.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Littlefork Evangelical Free Church, 1236 Sixth Ave., Littlefork.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, June 8, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 810 Fifth St., International Falls.
Immediately following the committal prayers at the cemetery, family and friends are invited for a time of food and fellowship at the Union Hall, 509 Third St., International Falls.
Interment will be at Oakley Cemetery, Littlefork.
Condolences may be left at www.greenlarsen.com.
Arrangements are with Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc., International Falls.