Obituary: Carol Jean Briner


September 2, 2022

Carol Jean Briner, 66, of Canyon passed away peacefully with her family by her side Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in her home. Carol was born Oct. 12, 1955, in Cloquet to Ben and Olga Tuomi. She attended Cloquet High School. On Oct. 18, 1998, Carol married Donald Briner.

She worked at Northwest Paper, later Potlatch, and Sappi until retiring in 2017. Carol enjoyed planting flower gardens and vegetable gardens.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Christopher Janeczek. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Donald, of Canyon; sister, Linda (Jim) Nelson; granddaughter, Britney Janeczek of Superior, Wisconsin; and three great-granddaughters.

Visitation: 3 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet. Due to construction on 14th Street, please use the temporary back entrance to the funeral home off 12th Street; access from Doddridge Avenue. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see

Pine Knot News September 2, 2022


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