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Obituary: Lauretta "Lori" Lee McCollum


May 1, 2020

Lauretta “Lori” Lee McCollum, 67, of Esko passed away April 30, 2020 at home.

She was born August 25, 1952 in Minneapolis to Lyle and Jenny Mae Putnam.

Lori worked as a cook at the Black Bear Casino Resort for 10 years, Gramma Polo's Bottle Shoppe and, most recently, at the Rendezvous Sports Bar & Grill in Scanlon. She loved going to the Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth, and belonged to the Cloquet Cribbage League. Lori was always caring for people and liked to party like a rock star.

Lori was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her life partner, Kevin Little; one son, Shawn McCollum; 11 brothers and sisters, Marcia, Gail, Jennifer, Christopher, Bridget, Andy, Aimee, Erin, Anthony, Nicholas, and Jessica; and numerous nieces and nephews.

No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.


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