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Obituary: George E. Hughes

George E. Hughes, 96, passed away Dec. 23, 2022, at New Perspective in Cloquet. He was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Crow Wing, the son of Loren and Ellen (Kile) Hughes. George had resided in the Cloquet area since 1950, and worked for the Conwed Corp. and was a member of the Conwed 25 Year Club. He was a former member of the Solway Township volunteer fire department, and of Hope Lutheran Church in Munger, where he served as a trustee for many years. George enjoyed square dancing, old-time dancing, deer hunting, fishing and gardening, and was a great handyman. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jessie; daughter, Brenda Kacer; infant son, Adam; and his siblings, Margaret, Suzie, Dale, Jackie and Fran. He is survived by his children Sharon (Wayne Laakso) Hughes, George (Yvonne "Bonnie") Hughes and Gary Hughes; brother David Hughes; sister Judy Stiner; grandchildren, Christine, Michelle, Matt, Amanda, Josh, Kelli, Pete, Nicole, Tim and Daneil; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to St. Croix Hospice and the staff at New Perspective for the wonderful care given to George.

Visitation: 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Esko, followed by a luncheon in the Family Life Center at the church. Spring burial will be in Solway Township Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.

Pine Knot News, Dec. 30, 2022