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Obituary: Ann Marie Tario

Ann Marie Tario died peacefully in her sleep at age 74 on Feb. 23, 2022, at Lino Lakes Assisted Living in Lino Lakes. Ann was born June 5, 1947, in Cloquet to Harold and Marie Tario. The third of six children, she graduated from Cloquet Senior High School in 1965. She was an avid Girl Scout during her school years and was a member of an active troop that took many trips throughout the country. She made many lifelong friends through the Girl Scouts.

Ann earned her teaching degree at Mankato State College, graduating in 1969. She taught elementary education in Big Lake for several years. She lived on the East Coast in Norfolk, Virginia, for a time and then moved to Los Angeles and worked at 20th Century Fox, a job she really enjoyed. She returned to Minnesota and worked in the education field and as a legal secretary until retirement.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents and an older sister, Patricia (David) Schroeder. She is survived by her sisters Bonnie (Charles) Johnson of North Oaks, and Judy (Harvey) Korby of Wrenshall; brothers, Jim (Nancy) Tario and Jack (Sheila) Tario, both of Cloquet; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.

Ann was a very kind person who truly had a heart of gold and was loved by everyone who knew her. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held by her family later this summer.