Obituaries

Timothy Karl Scherkenbach

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Timothy Karl Scherkenbach, 73, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, September 12, in Duluth, MN, with his family by his side. He suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Tim was born on May 19, 1948. Tim was raised by his parents, Joseph and Marie (Bigot) on the Iron Range in Virginia, MN, where he cultivated his love of hockey. He went […]

Virginia Dare Peterson

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Virginia Dare Peterson, 93, formerly of Melrude, MN, died peacefully on Sunday, September 19, at Edgewood Memory Care in Virginia. Virginia was born on October 4, 1927, to Edward and Florence (Adams) Sherrill in Andrews, NC. After graduating from high school, she came to northern Minnesota where she met and married Stanley B. Peterson in Virginia in 1948. They were […]

Jeanette K. Korsman

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Jeanette K. Korsman, 86, passed peacefully on September 19, 2021, at her home at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. Jean was born on May 1, 1935, to Annie and Anton Purkat and grew up in McKinley, MN. She graduated from Gilbert High School in 1953, and was married that year to Bob Perpich. They lived and raised their four children in […]

Thomas Gillach

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Thomas Gillach, 89, of Aurora, MN, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, with family by his side and prayer in his heart. Born to parents Joseph and Rose (Cashman) Gillach, Tom graduated from Aurora High School in 1950; earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, in 1955; and acquired a Master’s Degree in Education in 1958. […]

Sharon Kay Pollary

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Sharon Kay Pollary, 78, of Chisholm, died on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Fairview Range Hospital in Hibbing, MN. She was born on March 6, 1943 in Virginia, MN, to Arthur and Madge Herrmeyer. She was a proud graduate of Mountain Iron High School. After high school, she went to the Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis for dental assisting and […]

Craig Timothy Kohler

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Craig Timothy Kohler, 70, of Gilbert, MN, died on Friday, September 17, 2021, at his home. Craig was born on July 23, 1951, to William Sr. and Dorothy (Prince) Kohler in Eveleth, MN. Craig graduated from the Gilbert High School, Class of 1969, and furthered his education at the Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis in HVAC service. Craig was […]

Raymond James Isaac Pohto

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Raymond James Isaac Pohto, 88, of Cook, MN, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021. Ray was born to Isaac and Lydia (Alojoki) Pohto on August 31, 1933, in Idington Township, MN. He married Carole Degrugillier on July 30, 1955. Sadly, Carole passed away in 1982. Ray later married Carol Novak on August 6, 1983. Ray worked for St. Louis […]

Joan Marie (McNulty) Willett

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Joan Marie (McNulty) Willett, 66, of Hoyt Lakes, MN, died on September 17, 2021, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN. She was born on May 19, 1955, in Grand Rapids, MN, to Boyd and Inez (Whalen) McNulty. Joan was a 1973 graduate of Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School. In June 1990, she was united in marriage to Russell Willett. Joan’s […]

John Donald Dowling

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John Donald Dowling, 88, of Palo, MN, died on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Spectrum Carefree Living in Aurora. John was born on January 9, 1933, to Larry and Lela (Pasold) Dowling in Boscobel, WI. He grew up in Boscobel and graduated from Boscobel High School. John was united in marriage to Marion Damon on November 19, 1955. John was […]

Mary Ann “Duffy” McClellan

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Mary Ann “Duffy” McClellan, 90, of Bella Vista, AR, and formerly a longtime resident of Hibbing, MN, died on Friday, September 10, 2021, in the Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. Duffy was born on January 7, 1931, in Fairmont, MN, the daugh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]


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