Obituary: Bonnie Mae Edin


January 19, 2024

Bonnie Mae Edin, 83, of Spokane, Washington, and formerly of Cloquet, passed away Jan. 9, 2024. She was born on April 16, 1940, to Arthur and Hilma (Sipola) Swanson in Cloquet, where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1958. She worked at the Northwest Paper Company, helped run Rog's Galley, a successful drive-in restaurant in Esko, and retired from Carlton County Health and Adult Services in 1999, after almost 20 years of service. Bonnie was a very outgoing and caring person who loved people, animals, cooking, playing games, traveling, and spending time at the lake with family and friends. She moved to Spokane in 2017 to be near her daughter and family.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Edin; her parents, Arthur and Hilma Swanson; and her siblings, Billy Swanson and Faye Johnson. She is survived by two sons, Mark (Brenda) Johnson and Kip Gallea; daughter, Kandi (Brian) Hoaglund; stepchildren, Pamela (Paul) DeRoy and David Edin; seven grandchildren, Kerrissa (Jared) Keymer, Amber (Cory) Clark, Alyssa (Josh) Olson, Ashley (Josh) Erickson, Jordan Johnson, Brendan Hoaglund and Dirk Hoaglund; two stepgrandchildren, Connor (Madison) DeRoy and Danielle DeRoy; 15 great-grandchildren; her sister, Nancy Ehrman; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A service and celebration of life will take place in Cloquet later this summer. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see

Pine Knot News, Jan. 19, 2024


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