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Death Notices


November 9, 2018

Reynold “Bud” Elton Angell

Reynold “Bud” Elton Angell, 96, of Esko, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton. He was born Aug. 25, 1922 in Cloquet, the son of Adolph and Jennie Angell.

Visitation will be from noon until the 1 p.m. Funeral Service, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 12th and Doddridge, Cloquet. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cloquet. Memorials may be made to Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton. To leave an online tribute, see

Richard J. Vnuk

Richard John Vnuk, 93, of Cloquet, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He was born in Cloquet to John and Isabel (Schreiber) Vnuk Oct. 4, 1925.

Services will be held Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Carlton with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Mass. Military Honors will be accorded by Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. A lunch reception will follow in the church social hall. Inurnment will be held in New Calvary Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Kathy Marie Benko

Kathy Marie Benko, 67, of Cloquet, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. She was born Oct. 19, 1951 in Cloquet, the daughter of Chester and Joanne Tobolaski.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. A luncheon will follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home.

Bradley Johnson

Bradley E. Johnson, 77, of Cloquet, died Thursday, Nov. 1, in Sunnyside Health Care Center. He was born Sept. 8, 1941.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a celebration of life at noon, Friday, Nov. 9, at Good Hope Church in Cloquet. Inurnment will be in Atkinson Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care.

Harold A. Haapoja

Harold A. Haapoja, 74, of Moose Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 4. He was born Dec. 3, 1943.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Burial will be at a later date in Salo Cemetery.

Arrangements by Sorensen-Root- Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Aitkin, Minn.


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