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James E. Bragge, 85, passed away Aug. 29, 2023, in North Branch.

Visitation: noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service Sunday, Nov. 5 at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 204 Fifth St. N., Carlton. Military honors at Hillside Cemetery immediately after the service, with a luncheon at the church to follow.

Butch Michaud, 80, of Cloquet passed away Oct. 18 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Center in Duluth. A visitation was scheduled for 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Thursday, Oct. 26 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet.