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James V. “Jim” Pastore

James V. “Jim” Pastore, Sr., 74, of Hibbing, MN died Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. He was born on August 7, 1941, in Virginia to James V. and Agnes (Cerar) Pastore. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 03:12 PM

Marjory F. Konu

Marjory F. Konu, 91, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. Marjory Frances Konu was born in Tower on August 8, 1924, (8th child born on the 8th day of the 8th month, 3-8’s is 24, year born 1924). More...

Posted 12/9/2015 02:55 PM

Violet M. Laukkonen

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Posted 12/9/2015 02:30 PM

Joyce Maureen Ritchie

Joyce Maureen Ritchie, age 71 of Hoyt Lakes, MN died Sunday, November 29, 2015 in her home of natural causes. She was born May 16, 1944 in St. More...

Posted 12/2/2015 02:02 PM

Patricia ”Pat” J. Ulen

Patricia ”Pat” J. Ulen ,84, Crane Lake, MN formerly of Hibbing, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.  She was born Patricia Joan Knowlton on July 21, 1931 in Kenyon. More...

Posted 11/30/2015 05:40 PM

Mary Elizabeth Meyer

Mary Elizabeth Meyer, age 71 of Mountain Iron, MN died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in St. Luke’s Hospice in Duluth, MN. More...

Posted 11/30/2015 05:28 PM

Brian J. Highum

Brian J. Highum, 42, of Virginia, MN passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at his home following a lengthy illness. More...

Posted 11/30/2015 05:16 PM

Bernard G. West

Bernard G. West, age 72, longtime resident of Mt. Iron and Virginia, MN died Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Essentia Health Hospital in Virginia.  He was born August 12, 1943, in Virginia, the son of James O. More...

Posted 11/30/2015 05:03 PM

Elizabeth (Liz) Corrine Schramm

Elizabeth (Liz) Corrine Schramm, 82, of Hibbing, MN passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at her residence.  Elizabeth was born July 31, 1933 in Garfield, MN to F. Conrad and Esther (Hanson) Foslien. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 04:31 PM

Irma T. New

Irma T. New, 94, of Virginia, MN passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 04:13 PM

Margaret Helen Kliewer

Margaret Helen Kliewer, 68, of Chisholm, MN passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing, MN.  Margaret was born July 3, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY, to John and Marion (Lamoureux) Buchwitz.  She attended schoo More...

Posted 11/18/2015 03:15 PM

Violet Harris

 Violet Harris, 89 of Rochester, MN formerly of Lake Vermilion-Cook passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in Rochester, MN.  She was born Violet Marion Jackson on February 20, 1926 in Idington, MN the daughter of August and Laina (Ala More...

Posted 11/18/2015 04:19 PM

James “Jimi” Giles Hildebrand

James “Jimi” Giles Hildebrand, 21, Superior, WI, formerly of Orr, MN, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. He was born on September 4, 1994 in Maplewood, MN, the son of Daniel and Gwendolyn “Wendi” (Isham) Hildebrand.  He grew up in St. More...

Posted 11/18/2015 03:46 PM

Orville O. Johnson

Orville O. Johnson, 87, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm, MN.  Orville was born in Hines, MN in 1927 to Oscar and Nora Johnson. He lived in Guthrie, MN and graduated high school from Bemidji, MN. More...

Posted 11/18/2015 03:29 PM

Shirley M. Olson

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Posted 11/11/2015 03:59 PM

Verionica M. “Booty” Lageson

Verionica M. “Booty” Lageson, 82, of Biwabik, MN died Saturday, November 7, 2015 at St. More...

Posted 11/11/2015 04:18 PM

Toni R. Lindgren

Toni R. Lindgren, 54, Virginia, formerly of Angora, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. More...

Posted 11/5/2015 02:46 PM

Elvie Eleanor Mackey

Elvie Eleanor Mackey died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Essentia Health-Northern Pines Medical Center in Aurora, MN. More...

Posted 11/4/2015 04:46 PM

William Harold Tuomala

William Harold Tuomala, 82, of Hoyt Lakes, MN died Monday, Novovember 2, 2015 at Essentia Health – Northern Pines Medical Center in Aurora, MN. More...

Posted 11/4/2015 04:23 PM

Raymond “Ray” C. Johnson

Raymond “Ray” C. Johnson, 77, of Cook, MN, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. More...

Posted 10/28/2015 03:15 PM

Roland "Dee" Lee Ballard

Roland "Dee" Lee Ballard, 66, of Gheen, MN, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at St Raphael’s Health & Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth, MN.  He was born on December 28, 1948 at Warsaw, NY, the son of Robert H. More...

Posted 10/28/2015 02:59 PM

Jack Robitaille

Jack Robitaille, 84, died October 17, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV.  He was born January 3, 1931, in Virginia, MN.  He is survived by his Wife: Pat; Son: Steve; Granddaughter: Christina; two Great-Grandchildren; and Brother: Allan Robitaille. More...

Posted 10/28/2015 02:38 PM

Frances Lucille Kucera

Memorial service for Frances Lucille Kucera, 88, of Hoyt Lakes will be 1 PM Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Hoyt Lakes with Pastor Brendan Johnston officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the More...

Posted 10/22/2015 02:06 PM

Ann King Whitecrow

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Posted 10/21/2015 03:43 PM

Bob Zgonc

Bob Zgonc, 78, of Chisholm, MN passed away at Heritage Manor on October 10, 2015, after a 32 year battle with Parkinson Disease. He was born on February 19, 1937, to Frank E. More...

Posted 10/14/2015 02:12 PM

John Charles Charter

John Charles Charter, Jr., 61, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. John was born on December 16, 1953, in Marquette, MI, to Margaret and John Charter, Sr. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 03:04 PM

Verna Ellen (Wehmas) Ohlgren

Verna Ellen (Wehmas) Ohlgren passed away December 6, 2015 at Guardian Angels Health and Rehab in Hibbing, MN.  Verna was born on March 12, 1922 to Eddie and Ellen (Honga) Wehmas in Wolf Lake Hills in Becker County. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 02:41 PM

Ernestine “Tina” L. Barto Stanley (“Ewan-isek")

Ernestine “Tina” L. Barto Stanley (“Ewan-isek") 62, Tower, MN passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015, at Essentia Health-Virginia. She was born on August 23, 1953 in Cloquet, MN to Ernest L. Barto, Sr. More...

Posted 12/2/2015 02:13 PM

Ronald Robert Burland

Ronald Robert Burland, 78, of Orr,MN passed away peacefully at the Cook Nursing Home on the morning of 28 November  2015. Ron was born on December 26, 1936 in Minneapolis the son of Frank and Nora (Beedy) Burland. More...

Posted 11/30/2015 05:46 PM

Julie A. Reed-Neumayer

Julie A. Reed-Neumayer, 65, of Gilbert, MN passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth. Julie was born October 31, 1950 in Brainerd to Clarence and Delia (Kastanek) Courier. More...

Posted 11/30/2015 05:56 PM

Lucille T. Erchul

Lucille T. Erchul, age 82 of Virginia, MN died Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in her home. She was born December 19, 1932 in Virginia the daughter of Frank and Rosalie (Lasky) Andrezcjczyk. More...

Posted 11/30/2015 05:22 PM

Melissa Irene Sather

Melissa Irene Sather, 63 of Eveleth, MN passed away Monday, November 23, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia. Melissa Irene Sather was born May 7, 1952 in Virginia to Hjalmer and Myrtle (Aaseng) Sather. More...

Posted 11/30/2015 05:09 PM

Rojean “Roje” Strong Hartland “Ozaawa Anagookwe” (Yellow Star Woman)

Rojean “Roje” Strong Hartland “Ozaawa Anagookwe” (Yellow Star Woman) 42, Virginia, MN, formerly of Nett Lake, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Virginia, MN. More...

Posted 11/23/2015 05:25 PM

Gloria J. “B1” Drift

Gloria J. "B1" Drift, 64, Nett Lake, MN passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015, at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.  She was born on July 16, 1951 in Nett Lake.  Her parents were James Drift Sr. More...

Posted 11/18/2015 03:03 PM

James Louis Krikelas

James Louis Krikelas, 87 of Aurora, MN died Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. James was born May 18, 1928 in Duluth, MN to Louis J. More...

Posted 11/18/2015 04:34 PM

Kristina M. Jurek

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Posted 11/18/2015 04:10 PM

Beverly Jean "Bev" Cherro

Beverly Jean “Bev” Cherro, 74, of Aurora, MN died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at her home with family at her side. More...

Posted 11/18/2015 03:55 PM

Audrey Frances Geshick

Audrey Frances Geshick was born in Nett Lake, MN on April 1, 1952 and began her journey November 9, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Audrey moved back and forth from Virginia, Hibbing, mostly living in Nett Lake in her early years. More...

Posted 11/18/2015 03:36 PM

Averille Ruth Lislegard

Averille Ruth Lislegard, age 86 of Embarrass, MN died Saturday, November 14, 2015 in the Edgewood Vista Care Community. More...

Posted 11/18/2015 03:23 PM

Sherilyn Kay Martinson

Sherilyn Kay Martinson, 64, of Hibbing, MN passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015 at her residence. More...

Posted 11/11/2015 04:31 PM

David E. Jacobs

David E. More...

Posted 11/11/2015 04:07 PM

Gregory Brian Reynolds

Funeral service for Gregory Brian Reynolds, 67, of Chisholm, formerly of Aurora, will be 11am Friday, November 6, 2015 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora with Fr. More...

Posted 11/5/2015 02:40 PM

Dolores A. Palo

Dolores A. Palo, 79, of Embarrass, MN passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center, MN. Dolores was born January 6, 1936 in Chicago, IL to Frank and Mildred (Heaton) Gilmartin. More...

Posted 11/4/2015 04:48 PM

Jackson Fiedler Lesar

Jackson Fiedler Lesar died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. More...

Posted 11/4/2015 04:11 PM

Larry Palmer Johnson

Larry Palmer Johnson, 65, Foley, MN formerly of Mt. Iron, MN, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 23, 2015, in Mt. Iron, with his daughter at his side. Larry, also known to his St. More...

Posted 10/28/2015 03:29 PM

Harry T. Rinta

Harry T. Rinta, 79, of Virginia, MN, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. Harry T. Rinta was born September 27, 1936 in Ely to Jacob and Suoma (Salmentausta) Rinta of Babbitt. More...

Posted 10/28/2015 02:49 PM

Gene W. Metsa

Gene W. Metsa, 70, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at St. Michaels Health and Rehab in Virginia. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015 at St. More...

Posted 10/22/2015 01:50 PM

Eldon Leroy “Frenchy” Powell

Memorial service for Eldon Leroy “Frenchy” Powell, 91, of Aurora will be 10 a.m. More...

Posted 10/22/2015 01:54 PM

Charlotte Skibicki

Charlotte Skibicki, 81, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. Charlotte Ivy Skibicki was born December 5, 1933 in Biwabik, MN to Victor and Irene (Lahti) Maki. More...

Posted 10/21/2015 01:32 PM

Carol J. Kleven

Carol J. Kleven, 73, Cook, MN passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN. She was born Carol Jean Enzmann on February 19, 1942, to Walter and Sophia (Anthony) Enzmann in Cook, MN. More...

Posted 10/14/2015 02:03 PM

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