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Obituary: Riley Jon Roe

Riley Jon Roe, 33, of Cloquet, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Dec. 2, 2021, after a 10-year battle with bipolar disorder. Although mental illness did not define him, it played a big part in his day-to-day living.

Riley was born in Cloquet on Aug. 14, 1988, to Cortland and Gretchen Roe. He attended many years of school in Carlton, and graduated with honors from Cloquet High School. He graduated from Fond du Lac Tribal Community College in 2019 with a degree in electric utility technology.

Riley played hockey throughout his entire life, skating for Carlton and Cloquet and in many summer leagues. He proudly wore No. 21 on the CEC varsity team. He still skated with his buddies in the "old man" bar leagues.

Riley enjoyed supporting his nieces and nephews at sporting and school events. He had a passion for music and a great appreciation for nature and the outdoors. His most beloved activities included snowboarding, biking, golfing, inline skating, and hunting.

He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family at Eagle Lake fishing, swimming, tubing, wakeboarding, and chillin' by the fire.

Riley is preceded in death by his grandparents, Stan and Evelyn Fleisch and Mahlon and Elvera Roe. He will be missed dearly by his parents, Gretchen Roe of Cloquet and Cortland (Terrie) Roe of Cromwell; and sisters, Cortney (Dusty) Carlson and Whitney (Tony) Gladen.

Uncle Riley was adored by his nieces and nephews: Harper, Hadley and Hayes Carlson, and Trenity, Isaac and Finley Gladen. He is also survived by loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Riley was kind and thoughtful, hardworking, creative, and funny. He would help anyone who asked, loved unconditionally, and left a lasting impact on everyone he met. Remember the good times you shared with Riley.

A visitation was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church and was to continue until the 6 p.m. memorial service, with food and fellowship afterward in the church social hall.

Pine Knot News, Dec. 10, 2021

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