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Sharyn Christine Franzinelli

Sharyn Christine Franzinelli, 70, of Hibbing, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Fairview Range Medical Center.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 15, 2016 at Hibbing Christian Assembly at 2:00 p.m. More...

Posted 1/14/2016 01:18 PM

Thomas Mortaloni

Thomas Mortaloni, 86, of Lake Vermilion, MN passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Virginia with his family by his side. He was born to Mary and Romolo Mortaloni on December 5, 1929 in Virginia, MN. More...

Posted 1/13/2016 02:07 PM

Jeffrey S. Wudinich

Jeffrey S. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 03:22 PM

Thomas “Tupu” Lloyd Lesemann

Thomas “Tupu” Lloyd Lesemann, 67, of Pike River, MN, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at his residence. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 02:50 PM

Ann L. Katzenberger

Ann L.  Katzenberger, 57, of Cook, MN, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospice in Duluth. She was born Ann Louise Whiteside on November 26, 1958 in Cook, the daughter of John “Jack” and Dorothy (Stenbeck) Whiteside. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 02:29 PM

June A. Johnson

On December 17, 2015, June A. Johnson entered through the gates of Paradise. Born in Watford City, ND on June 20, 1933 to Theodore and Myrtle Hayes, June was the 8th child of 13. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 02:10 PM

Patricia F. (Mitchell) Parent

Patricia F. (Mitchell) Parent, 70, of Virginia, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Northland Village Assisted Living in Buhl. Patricia Fay Parent was born January 28, 1945 in Chisholm, MN to Chester and Florence (Gilness) Mitchell. More...

Posted 12/30/2015 02:33 PM

Nancy M. Claviter

Nancy M. Claviter, 86, of Virginia, MN passed away, Thursday, December 24, 2015 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth. Nancy Marie Claviter was born April 6, 1929 in Virginia to Nicholas and Carmella (Dote) Poce. More...

Posted 12/30/2015 01:49 PM

Julia Beryl Toms

Julia Beryl Toms, 94, of Hoyt Lakes, MN died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at The Alton Assisted Living facility in St. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 02:52 PM

Rhonda Joy Henry

Rhonda Joy Henry, 53, of Aurora, MN died Saturday, December 12, 2015 surrounded by family at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, MN. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 02:37 PM

Tom Michael Royer

Tom Michael Royer was 62 years old when he passed away peacefully at his home in Andover, MN, surrounded by his daughter and caregivers. His humor and courage were present until his final breath. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 02:18 PM

John H. Aho

John H. Aho, 68, of Aurora died December 19, 2015 at the Essentia Health – Northern Pines in Aurora.  John was born on January 9, 1947 in Hibbing, MN. He grew up in Hibbing and Aurora. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 02:05 PM

Agnes F. Bakke

Agnes F. Bakke, 92, of Virginia, MN passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehab Center in Virginia. Per Agnes’ wishes, private services will be held Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia. More...

Posted 12/16/2015 05:27 PM

Karen Marie Pecha

Karen Marie Pecha, age 63 of Clear Lake – Ely, MN passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 in the Essentia St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. More...

Posted 12/16/2015 03:29 PM

James “Jim” Ernest Glover

James “Jim” Ernest Glover, Sr., 73, of Cherry, MN died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Virginia Care Center.  Jim was born in Pine River on August 25, 1942 to the late Ernest Glover and Ellen (Hiles/Glover) Tollefsrud.  Following his schoo More...

Posted 12/16/2015 02:57 PM

Terttu Helmi Helander

Terttu Helmi Helander, 89, of Aurora, MN died Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora. She was born on May 7, 1926 to John and Olga (Seppanen) Kilpela in Eveleth. More...

Posted 12/16/2015 02:18 PM

Rev. Victor “Vic” Carl Eliason

Rev. Victor “Vic” Carl Eliason, 79, of Brookfield, WI passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 after a 15 year battle with cancer. Victor was born on May 14, 1936 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa the son of Oscar and Norma (Olson) Eliason. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 02:48 PM

Mary B. Gagnon

Mary B. Gagnon, 98, of Mountain Iron, MN passed away Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehab Center in Virginia. Arrangements are pending with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 04:55 PM

Gene Alfred Anderson

Gene Alfred Anderson, 86, of Babbitt, MN died Friday, December 04, 2015 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 03:38 PM

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

Violet M. More...

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

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

William J. “Dale” Aho

William J. “Dale” Aho passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at University Medical Center in Hibbing, MN.  William was born December 1, 1935 to William “Bill” and Ina (Koski) Aho in Florenton, MN. More...

Posted 1/13/2016 02:25 PM

Twila Mae Saloga

Twila Mae Saloga, 77, of Hoyt Lakes, MN died Saturday, January 11, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Makinen surrounded by family. More...

Posted 1/13/2016 02:16 PM

Joyce D. Voigt

Joyce D. Voigt, 74, of Melrude, MN, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015 at her residence.  Joyce Darlene Voigt was born April 16, 1941 in Perham, MN to Christopher and Fern (Rader) Ebeling-Anderson. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 03:28 PM

Shane Ward Anderson

Shane Ward Anderson, 62, of Hibbing, MN passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 03:14 PM

Thomas Edward Smolich,

Thomas Edward Smolich, 91, of Aurora, MN, died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Northern Pines Medical Center in Aurora, MN. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 02:13 PM

Scott George Thomas

Scott G. Thomas, 52, Cook, MN, passed away unexpectedly the result of a logging accident on December 31, 2015 near Cook. He was born Scott George Thomas on April 19, 1963 in Virginia,MN,  the son of Robert and Norma (Nieters) Thomas. More...

Posted 1/6/2016 03:00 PM

Thomas B. Gobats

Thomas B. Gobats, 65, of Eveleth, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family and friends, Thursday, December 24, 2015. Thomas B. Gobats was born June 13, 1950 to Sam and Doloris (Smeland) Gobats. More...

Posted 12/30/2015 02:10 PM

Richard E. Perkins

Richard E. Perkins, 60, died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora, MN. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 02:02 PM

Carl L. Olson

Carl L. Olson, 83, of Chisholm, died Friday, December 18, 2015, at his home. He was born January 18, 1932, in International Falls, MN, to Clarence T. and Frances (Rodman) Olson. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 02:44 PM

Edmond Eino Salo

Edmond Eino Salo, 83, of Virginia, MN went to heaven on December 19, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia as the result of multiple medical ailments. More...

Posted 12/23/2015 02:26 PM

Dennis Henry DePaulis

Dennis Henry DePaulis, 79, of Gilbert, formerly of Aurora, MN died Monday, December 21, 2015 at Essentia Health – Virginia, MN.  Dennis was born August 13, 1936 in Aurora, MN to Henry and Evelyn (Braaten) DePaulis.  He attended school in Au More...

Posted 12/23/2015 02:11 PM

Arthur J. Noteboom

Arthur J.  Noteboom, 68, of Cook, MN. passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Art is a Vietnam veteran and life member of the Disabled American Veterans. More...

Posted 12/16/2015 03:20 PM

Mary B. Gagnon

Mary B. Gagnon, 98, of Mountain Iron, MN passed away Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehab Center in Virginia. She was born June 6, 1917 in Mountain Iron to Frank and Raffaela (Gliatta) Norcia. More...

Posted 12/16/2015 03:06 PM

Kenneth Gordon Hartz

Kenneth Gordon Hartz, Sr., age 78, of Virginia, MN went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Evergreen Terrace in Grand Rapids.  He was born October 8, 1937, in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Gordon and Vivian (Strong More...

Posted 12/16/2015 02:44 PM

Anna Jean Kurtz

Anna Jean Kurtz, 83, of Hoyt Lakes, MN died Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at her home. She was born on November 24, 1932 to Fredrick and Martha Virginia (Norton) Williams in North Little Rock, AR.  She grew up and attended N. More...

Posted 12/16/2015 02:06 PM

Betty Jane Hendrickson

Betty Jane Hendrickson, 78, of Fayal Township passed away on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at her home due to cancer. Betty was born in Gilbert, MN on October 29, 1937 to Delia and William Bodas. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 05:03 PM

Marian Peterson

Marian Peterson, of Eveleth, MN passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at her residence. Marian Peterson was born September 21, 1940 in Fosston, MN to Roy and Mildred (Brusven) Thronson. She grew up and attended school in Hibbing. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 03:52 PM

William Joseph Walker

William Joseph Walker, age 85, of Babbitt, MN died peacefully Saturday, December 5, 2015 at his home in Babbitt.  Billy Joe was born in Ashland, Kentucky on October 2, 1930 to Wilbur and Mary Walker. More...

Posted 12/9/2015 03:22 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

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

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