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Obituary: Holly Jo Goad

Holly Jo Goad, 45, of Cloquet passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Essentia Health Duluth. She was born March 4, 1977, in Moose Lake to Larry and Penny Nelson. Holly attended school in Bruno, Moose Lake and Cloquet, graduating in 1995. On July 6, 2002, Holly married Mark Goad in Carlton.

Holly was a cook at the Red Oak Inn in Sturgeon Lake, and was a cook and kitchen aide at Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital and Moose Lake Mercy Hospital. She started her daycare business, Holly's Lil Dollies, in 2007 until closing it in August 2022. She loved to play pool and pull-tabs. What she loved most of all was seeing her kids and grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Larry Nelson; her son Levi Anderson; her brother Perry Nelson; her grandparents; and a cousin, Carla Schneider.

Holly will be deeply missed by her husband, Mark; sons Tyler Anderson and Perry Goad; daughter Shelby Goad; stepchildren Erika (Gage Follett) Goad and Dakota (Allainie) Goad; sister Dianna Nelson; stepdad and mother, Daniel and Penny Maki; stepmother Nancy Nelson; grandbabies Maddix, Malakye, Scarlett, Xander and Krue; and nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation: Noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service Sunday, Oct. 2 in Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. A luncheon will follow the service in the fireside room of the funeral home. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com. Detour: Due to construction on 14th Street, please use the temporary back entrance off of 12th Street; access from Doddridge Avenue.

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