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Obituaries: Betty May Abrahamson

Betty May Abrahamson passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021 in Hermantown at the age of 95. Born Oct. 10, 1925 in Wausau, Wisconsin, she was the loving daughter of Gustav and Grace Melling. After high... Full story

 

Obituaries: Alice J. Lake

Alice J. Lake, 83, of Cromwell passed away and went to heaven in the arms of her loving family on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Villa Vista Care Center in Cromwell. Alice was born in Streeter, North... Full story

 

Obituaries: Arnold Gene Tribby

Arnold Gene Tribby, 83, of Sandstone passed away peacefully at home June 13, 2021. Arnie was born in Cloquet on Sept. 3, 1937 to Emery and Alyce (Holmquist) Tribby. He grew up in Carlton and... Full story

 

Obituaries: Freda Petersen Carlson

Freda’s earth walk ended June 17, 2021 after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully in her home at age 70. Freda was born Nov. 15, 1950 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to E.G.... Full story

 

Obituaries: Kenneth L. DeFoe Jr.

Kenneth L. DeFoe Jr., "Niizhoo Gwaanabe," 57, passed away with his family by his side June 14, 2021, at Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth. He was born Nov. 17, 1963, in Cloquet to Kenneth L. DeFoe... Full story

 

Obituaries: Margaret Alexander

Margaret Alexander, 86, of Keowee Key, South Carolina, passed away at her home Oct. 19, 2020. Born in Cloquet, she was the daughter of Floyd and Mildred Nelson, and wife of the late Robert George... Full story

 

Obituaries: Sheila Cartwright

Sheila Cartwright, 52, of Barnum, passed away with her family by her side June 10, 2021, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born July 23, 1968 to Roger and Shirley Lund in Moose Lake. Sheila graduated from Cromwell High School in 1986. Sh... Full story

 

Obituaries: Betty Lorraine Dancer

Betty Lorraine Dancer, 91, of Cloquet passed away June 12, 2021, in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born June 29, 1929, in Sandstone to John and Alice (Dupuis) Voit. Betty grew up in Sands... Full story

 

Death Notices

Loren Arvin Olson, 66, of Duluth, passed away in his home May 23, 2021. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 25 at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery in Hermantown. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral... Full story

 

Obituaries: Robert L. Fjerstad

Robert L. Fjerstad, 89, of Carlton passed away Feb. 27, 2021. He was born on June 21, 1931, in Fosston to Lloyd and Sadie (Carver) Fjerstad. Robert was united in marriage to Marie (Cumber) Fjerstad... Full story

 

Obituaries: Marie Carlson

Marie Carlson, 82, of Cloquet passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, May 31, 2021. She was born Feb. 2, 1939, in DeWitt, Illinois, the daughter of Carl Dean and Isabelle (Monaghan) Callison.... Full story

 

Death Notices

Bernard “Ben” Allan Hanson, 87, passed away Dec. 15, 2020, at New Perspective assisted living in Cloquet, surrounded by his family. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12 at Grace Baptist Church, Cloquet, followed by lunch at the... Full story

 

Obituary: Floyd Eugene Novack

Floyd Eugene Novack, 88, of Cloquet passed away April 21, 2021 during an extended stay with his son in Hudson, Wisconsin. Floyd was born in Saint Paul to August "Auggie" and Estella Novack. He grew... Full story

 

Obituary: Isabell Marie Hedine

Isabell Marie Hedine, 91, passed away May 26, 2021, at the Benedictine Health Center in Duluth. She was born April 19, 1930, to John and Helen (Houseman) Dolzer in Cloquet. Isabell married Russell... Full story

 

Obituary: John Edward Maki

John Edward Maki was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 29, 1933 in Esko, where he lived his whole life. He passed away on May 25, 2021 at age 87. John graduated from Esko High School in 1952 and went to... Full story

 

Obituary: Kyle Burggraff

On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Kyle lost his battle with the struggles of this life and passed away at his home. Kyle was born on June 5, 1991 in Duluth, the son of Kelly Burggraff and Craig Hopp. From... Full story

 

Obituary: Robert Michael Nelson

On Sunday, Nov. 28, 2020 Robert Michael Nelson passed away at the age of 53 in St. Charles, Missouri. The world lost a beloved son, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Robert “Rob” was born March... Full story

 

Death notices

Terrance Michael Koski, 71, died Dec. 3, 2020 at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday, June 7 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet. Nelson Funeral Care, 218-879-3225 Kay Lenore Burgraff, 69, of Duluth,... Full story

 

Obituaries: Victor Moretto

Victor Moretto, 86, died at home May 16, 2021, from bone cancer. He was born May 13, 1935, at home, the youngest of 10 children, in Dewey, Wisconsin. He worked at U.S. Steel in Duluth for many years... Full story

 

Obituaries: Lori Marie Alaspa

Lori Marie Alaspa, 59, of Cloquet passed away May 17 in her home due to health complications. She was born Nov. 15, 1961 in Cloquet, the daughter of Arthur and Helen (Nelson) Petersen. Lori attended s... Full story

 

Obituaries: Edward "Ed" Donald Thornton

Edward "Ed" Donald Thornton, 95, passed away peacefully at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Proctor on May 17, 2021. Ed was born in St. Paul, the second eldest of seven children to Ada and Edward L.... Full story

 

Obituaries: Laurel (Cahill) Peltier

Laurel (Cahill) Peltier, 74, of Farmington passed away March 10, 2021, from respiratory failure. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Jessica and Eli Peltier, and her grandchildren, Breanna... Full story

 

Obituaries: Bimbo Nordrum

Bimbo Nordrum, 51, left this world on an Indian Motorcycle in Sherman County, Oregon, May 5, 2021. Born April 6, 1970, to James and Judy Nordrum, he grew up in International Falls with his sister, Jo,... Full story

 

Obituaries: Bonnie J. Carter

Bonnie J. Carter, 75, of Cloquet passed away May 13, 2021, at Sunnyside Health Care Center. She was born May 11, 1946, in Cloquet, the daughter of Douglas and Lorraine (Proulx) Carter. Bonnie graduate... Full story

 

Death Notices

Melanie Joy Synkiew, 57, of Cloquet died Feb. 13. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29 at Round Lake Cemetery in McGregor. Arrangements by Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.\ Kay Lenore Burgraff, 69, of Duluth and formerly of Holyoke,... Full story

 

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