Obituaries

Brett William Anderson

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Brett William Anderson, 37, of Britt, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Brett was born on November 1, 1984, to Dennis and Susan (Fortman) Anderson in Hibbing, MN. He graduated from Mt. Iron-Buhl, Class of 2004. Brett was an avid car enthusiast, who enjoyed car shows and cruises. He was very active in the iRace Club with […]

Margaret Louise Hodnik

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Margaret Louise Hodnik, 65, of Aurora, MN, formerly of Duluth, died on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, MN. She was born on August 24, 1956, in Virginia, MN, to Ralph and Anna (Kermouner) Hodnik. Margaret was a 1974 graduate of Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School and later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Macalester College […]

Darrin David Bahr

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Darrin David Bahr, 54, of rural Gilbert, MN, died on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Essentia Health–St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN. Darrin was born on May 4, 1967, in Little Rock Arkansas Air Force Base Hospital to Ronald and Shirley (Markgraf) Bahr. Darrin was a graduate of Jordan High School and later earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business […]

Ron (Ronnie) Tague

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Ron (Ronnie) Michael Tague, 58, of Iron, MN, died on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in his home, with his wife by his side. Ron was born on September 16, 1963, in Ft. Collins, CO, the son of Richard and Cherryll (Smith) Tague. Ron served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged on 12 JUN 1985. Ron met […]

Jack Maynard Harju

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Jack Maynard Harju, 64, of Eveleth, MN, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Essentia Health in Virginia. No services are planned. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

Delphi Linette Hallfors

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Delphi Linette Hallfors, 87, of Virginia, MN, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Essentia Health-Virginia. Delphi was born October 3, 1934, in Duluth to Oscar and Jennie (Peterson) Lorentzson. After graduating from Cotton High School, she worked at the Halfway House in Cotton. Then she worked at Cluett, Peabody for several years, sewing men’s shirts, until they closed. […]

Joanne Mae Plevell

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Joanne Mae Plevell, 86, of Aurora, MN, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Essentia Health–Northern Pines in Aurora, MN. She was born November 24, 1935, in Eveleth, MN, to Louis and Jennie (Turk) Putzel. Joanne was a 1954 graduate of Aurora High School. On July 10, 1954, she married Bill Gauthier. Joanne worked at Virginia Regional Medical Center, Ely […]

Todd Ranua

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Todd Ranua, 57, of Soudan, MN, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, from advanced pulmonary fibrosis with COVID-19 complications in Hibbing. Todd was born on April 24, 1964, in Mora to Walter and Beverley (nee Lusti) Ranua. He served in the Marine Corps (Okinawa, Japan and California). He lived in Blaine, Menahga, Virginia, Shakopee/Prior Lake, and Soudan. Todd lived […]

Katherine Marie “Belle” Vukelich

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Katherine Marie “Belle” Vukelich, of Virginia, MN, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Essentia Health in Virginia. Katherine was born on April 25, 1924, to Mike and Katherine Begich. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Paul Vukelich. One of the greatest honors in Katherine’s life was being a Rosie the Riveter in World […]

Roger S. Andresen

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Roger S. Andresen passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021. Roger was born December 22, 1950, to Anton and Stella Andresen in St. Paul, MN. Roger spent his early years in St. Paul, later moving to Northern Minnesota where he could enjoy the outdoors. Roger enjoyed outdoors in all seasons and was an avid skier. Roger was a member of […]


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