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Obituaries: John "Danny" Van McFatridge


September 24, 2021

John "Danny" Van McFatridge, 83, of Cloquet, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born on Dec. 31, 1937, to Van Thomas McFatridge and Annabelle Dare.

Danny married Elaine DeFoe on July 18, 1973.

He enjoyed doing yard work and working on family vehicles. Danny and Elaine were avid bingo players. They enjoyed traveling, going out for dinner, and spending time with their great-grandchildren. He was a Green Bay Packer fan and he watched most of their games.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Thomas McFatridge.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; sons, Guy (Jodi) McFatridge and Gary (Charlie Rose) Miskwaa Bineshii; his grandchildren, Shawn Randall, Katrina (Jeremy) Compton, Samantha-Jo McFatridge, Dana (Derrick) Houle-McFatridge, Gye Houle-McFatridge, Derek (Cherokee) McFatridge, Brandi (James) Fisher, Greg LaCroix, Tiffani LaCroix, Tommi Weiland, Carissa Diver, and Skyler Komanetz; many great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until a 1 p.m. funeral service on Sept. 25 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Interment will be in New Holy Family Cemetery in Cloquet. To leave on online condolence, visit the guest book at

Pine Knot News, Sept. 24, 2021


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