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February 26, 2021

We enjoyed a beautiful funeral service for Leo Dahlberg Feb. 20 at the Atkins Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.

Leo was well-known in Wright and the surrounding communities. His daughter Sharon Lake shared some thoughts at the funeral:

“Most of you probably know my dad as Leo from Groth Lumber. … The thing I am most proud of about my dad is the way he spent his time in the nursing homes after his strokes. He was in Sunnyside in Cloquet for two years before he moved to his man cave at the Villa Vista in Cromwell. I called it that because he insisted on having his model cars and tractors in his room. I brought him lighted decorations to hang in his window for every season to make his room cheery. During the whole time, Dad never complained or was crabby. He tried to be upbeat whenever I visited even though he couldn’t even get out of bed on his own for the last couple of years.

“He had the nurses wrapped around his little finger, in that they would get him anything he wanted. A Coke from the vending machine, a second caramel roll at breakfast, extra grapes for lunch or just a little back rub. He also teased those nurses terribly, but they loved it.

“Dad told his corny nursing home jokes like the one about when he was following an ambulance and saw a cooler fall out of it. He stopped to pick up the cooler and when he opened it, there was someone’s toe on ice. He told his friend in the car with him that they better call the tow truck right away.”

JoAnne Manninen Vigness passed away Feb. 19.

Yoga has resumed at the Cromwell Pavilion, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Mondays. Wear comfortable clothes, wear masks upon arriving and leaving, yoga gear is provided. $3 each, which goes to cover rent and heating costs.

Congrats to our Cromwell-Wright homecoming candidates: Eliana Anderson, Brandi Collman, Katherine Libbon, Madison Running, Daniel Belden, Emmett Clark, Andrew Kosloski, and Jaeger Goranson. Homecoming is March 12.

Attention, parents: Cromwell-Wright School is offering a study hall for high school students who would like extra help 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cromwell Bus Service reminds riders that there is no food or drinks allowed on the bus, and masks must be worn at all times. Bus drivers are enforcing the rules and will stop the bus until riders are compliant.

We all know Leo Dahlberg loved a good Joke. So, here’s a joke I shared at Leo’s funeral that I knew he would have loved:

Two men died and went to heaven. God greeted them and said, “I’m sorry, gentlemen, but your mansions aren’t ready yet. Until they are, I can send you back to Earth as whatever you want to be.” “Great,” said the first guy, “I want to be an eagle soaring above beautiful scenery.”

“And what do you want to be?” God asked the other guy. “I’d like to be one cool stud.”

After a few months, their mansions were finished, and God sent an angel to fetch them back. “You’ll find them easily,” he said. “One of them is soaring above the Grand Canyon and the other is on an ice motorcycle tire in Carlton County.”

That’s all the news from the Edge of Wright.

Send area news to Jennie at [email protected] or call 218-357-2385.


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