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William Rajaniemi

October 8, 2004 — November 3, 2022

William Rajaniemi, 18, of Bedford passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 8, 2004, in Bedford, VA.

Will loved music and had a wide variety of styles that he liked from rock to Christian and everything in between. He was very tough and strong and was not demonstrative. He always had a sense of humor and had a special love for his “Mommy”, “Daddy” and “Auntie Pam”.

He is survived by his parents, Eric and Mary Denise Rajaniemi; siblings, Rae Gangon, Rose Campbell and Ian Rajaniemi; nieces, Kiersten and Jesse; nephews, Wesley and Liam; five great nieces and nephews and his special Auntie Pam.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Lakeside Church of the Brethren in Moneta.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit
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