2017-09-15

Larry J. Sokoloski



Larry J. Sokoloski, 67, of Virginia, died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Essentia Health in Virginia. Larry was born November 21, 1949 in Virginia, MN to Joseph and Antonia (Car) Sokoloski.  He was a 1967 graduate of Mt. Iron High School and later worked for Duling Optical as an optician.  He traveled around the country […]

Donald Melvin Markstrom



Donald Melvin Markstrom, 78, of Stewartville, formerly of Aurora, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.  Don was born June 12, 1939 in Roseau, MN to Melvin and Edith (Knutson) Markstrom.  He attended Roseau schools and after graduation in 1959, he moved to Aurora.   On February 13, 1960 he married Susan DePaulis in Biwabik.  He worked […]

Lorraine Marie “Sue” Chiabotti



Lorraine Marie “Sue” Chiabotti, 89, of Eagles Nest Lake, Ely, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.  She was born May 1, 1928, at home in rural Swan River Township, MN, the daughter of Vincent and Dominicka (Krebs) Suska.  Sue attended a rural two-room elementary school before attending Little Falls […]

Robert James Walkama



Robert James Walkama, 82, of Makinen, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at his home.  Robert was born May 6, 1935 at home in Makinen to Wilho and Edith (Davey) Walkama.  He was a graduate of Cotton High School and later married Estelle Spehar on October 27, 1956 in Virginia, MN.  In his earlier years, he was a logger with his […]

Ronald “Ron” Charles Seinola



Ronald “Ron” Charles Seinola, 80, of Rochester, formerly of Cook, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Shorewood Commons Assisted Living in Rochester. Ron was born to Carl and Vienna (Leinonen) Seinola on December 4, 1936 in Cook, MN. Ron was raised in Angora and attended school in Alango, graduating from Alango High School in 1954. He was united […]

Eileen Smock



Eileen Smock, 85, of Hibbing, passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at St. Raphael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth.  Eileen was born May 20, 1932 in Hibbing to Henry and Ruth (McDowell) Sanders.  She graduated from Hibbing High School.  Eileen married Ernest Smock on October 22, 1951 in Hibbing.  She was a C.N.A. For 27 years. Eileen like crocheting, […]

Lawrence S. “Pal” Cuffe



Lawrence S. “Pal” Cuffe, 89, of Virginia, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. He was born on November 23, 1927 in Minneapolis to Lawrence A. and Emma (Carlson) Cuffe.  He graduated in 1946 from Virginia Roosevelt High School. Larry was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 720th MP […]

Beverly Jean Culbert



Beverly Jean Culbert, 89, a longtime resident of Virginia, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in the Essentia Virginia Care Center. She was born October 8, 1927 in Duluth, the daughter of Carl and Edna (Locken) Anderson. Beverly married Walter William Culbert, Jr. on December 7, 1946 in Virginia. She attended the Peace United Methodist Church in Virginia, and was a […]

Louise Anne Hill



Louise Anne Hill, 95, of Maplewood, formerly a longtime resident of Hibbing, died quietly Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Lakeview Commons Assisted Living in Maplewood.  She was born March 4, 1922, in Dawson, GA, the daughter of James and Estelle (Cook) Lee.  She graduated from Fitzgerald High School in Fitzgerald, GA, and went on to attend Martha Berry College where […]

Thomas G. Sacco



Thomas G. Sacco, a lifelong resident of Hibbing, died peacefully on Sept. 9, 2017 in Duluth at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born to Thomas and Jean Sacco (Chiaravalle) in Hibbing on Sept. 4, 1941. He graduated from Hibbing High School in 1962. He married Sandra Lee Sullivan on December 17, 1966, in Malone, NY. He served in the U.S. […]