Richard E. Perkins



 Richard E. Perkins, 60, died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora, MN. He was born on April 27, 1955 to Leslie and Delores (Gohl) Perkins in Grand Rapids, MN.  He grew up and attended school in Aurora, g… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

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. Following school, John entered the US Army and was a vetera… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

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 A… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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. Tom was born August 13, 1953 in Virginia, MN, and spe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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. Edmond was born at home, the oldest of five brothers, on April 8, 1932 to Eino and Lydia (Hill) Salo in… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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. She was born April 13, 1962 in Aurora, MN to Wallace “Bud” and Grace (Elj) Whitman.  Rhonda was a graduate of Auror… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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. Carl lived in the Bear River area, then north of Nashwauk, before movin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Julia Beryl Toms



Julia Beryl Toms, 94, of Hoyt Lakes, MN died Saturday, December 19, 2015 at The Alton Assisted Living facility in St. Paul.  She was born on May 20, 1921 to John and Anna (Odgers) Hester in Butte, Montana.  She grew up in Butte, and earned… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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 And the Word became flesh and made his home among us. I am writing to you in front of a fire I lit in the woodstove that heats the old converted granary on the farmstead my husband and I started renovating over twenty years ago. I am sitting … Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Finnish church in Embarrass to be featured on TV



The historic Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church in Embarrass, Minnesota, on County Highway 21. Photo courtesy of waymarking.com.EMBARRASS – The historic Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church in Embarrass, Minnesota, will be featured on U.S. Farm Report&r… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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