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Obituary: Connor Dean Laine


November 19, 2021

Connor Dean Laine, 24 years young, of Cloquet passed away Nov. 15, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born in Cloquet on Aug. 16, 1997, the son of Bernard and Karen (Cronic) Laine. Connor attended Carlton High School and graduated through online classes. He loved classic rock and grunge music, retro video games, anime, Japanese culture, technology and computers. Connor could fix anything pertaining to computers and was always helping people with their computer problems. He loved gaming and watching anime with his brother and close friends. Connor had a big impact on everyone close to him and was truly one of a kind. He had a fiery spirit and kind heart. Connor was taken from us way too soon and will be sadly missed but proudly remembered.

Connor was preceded in death by his mother, Karen. He is survived by his father, Bernie; his brother, Chad Laine; grandparents, Paul and Mary Cronic; and numerous friends, uncles, aunts, cousins and coworkers who will miss him greatly.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring of 2022. To leave condolences for the family, visit the online guestbook at


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