Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death. Once submitted, we will contact you for payment information. Obituaries are run on the next possible date once payment is received, unless otherwise specified. Questions call 218-741-5544 or 218-471-1340.

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Gerald (Jerry) Lee Spragg, age 70, went home to be with the Lord on October 15, 2019 at River’s Bend Health and Rehab Center in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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June Peller Moe, age 96 formerly of Wolf , Eveleth and Minneapolis, died Monday, October 14, 2019 in North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. She was born June 29, 1923 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Joseph and Elsie Mae (Weatherwax) Collins and was a graduate of Eveleth High School and Juni…

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Helen Copperud Marconett was born on March 21, 1922 to Sigurd and Hilma (Hendrickson) Copperud. She grew up in Virginia, MN, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1939 and Virginia Junior College in 1941. She continued her education, leaving Virginia for Baltimore, MD, enrolling in and…

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Kathy Koebensky Gauthier, 59, of Cary, NC passed away on October 13, 2019 due to complications from her battle with leukemia.

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Darlene “Dar” Marie Bach, 70, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Duluth surrounded by family.

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Leigh Ann Surla, age 62, lifelong resident of Eveleth and the surrounding area, died Friday, October 11, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice in Duluth. She was born March 25, 1957, in Virginia the daughter of Arlen and Carol (Jeffery) Swanson. She was a graduate of Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School, and…

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Harold John Baumgartner, 86, of Cook, MN passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Littlefork Care Center.

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Margaret Chrysler, age 80, of Woodbury, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 8, surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by her parents Alma and Emil Harinen and brothers John and Mark Harinen. Survived by her husband of 35 years, Bob Kirchmaier; sisters Paula (Dennis) Niemi, and Mary H…

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Funeral Mass for Lorraine Frances Mayer, 88, of Hawthorne WI, formerly of Hoyt Lakes, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Hoyt Lakes with Fr. Peter Lambert as celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at the church. Interment will be in the Ho…

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Kathryn A. Mayasich, 95, of Eveleth died Saturday, October 12, 2019 at The Waterview Woods Nursing Home in Eveleth. She was born on October 7, 1924 in Eveleth to Frank and Mary (Palkovich) Mayasich.

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Jeffrey Allan “Buff” Anderson, 67, of Eveleth passed away at home on Sunday, October 13, 2019 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family. Buff was born on August 14, 1952 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

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Darryl Jon Horn 52, of Eveleth passed away following a short illness on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

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Gary Blauert died peacefully October 9, 2019, surrounded by his family after a three-year battle with complications of a blood disease. Gary Herman Blauert was born on October 8, 1943, to Herman and Arlene Blauert in Grand Rapids, MN. The Blauert family, with sister Linda and brother Jimmy, …

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LeRoy D. “The Little Guy” Alto, age 73 of Grand Rapids, MN passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

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Ronald Lee Ferdig went to the lord peacefully at home with his family by his side, October 11th, 2019 after a 5-year battle with cancer. Ron was born January 3rd, 1949 in Bemidji MN to Leo & Blanche Ferdig. He graduated from Tower MN in 1968 and went on to work for Reserve Mining, LTV St…

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Michael W. Jarve, 38, of Virginia, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

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Richard A. “Richie” Malenius, 73, of Eveleth died Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at home surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with cancer. A lifelong resident, he was born on August 29, 1946 to Victor and Elvie P. (Maki) Malenius. Richie served his country and later was united in …

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Floyd B. “Govie” Olson, 88, Gilbert died on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Spectrum Carefree Living in Virginia, Mn. He was born November 22, 1930, in Schley Location, Gilbert to Ragnar and Alice Olson. In 1948 Govie graduated from Gilbert High School where he had participated in many activi…

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Frank Gerald Meyer, 47, of Makinen, MN passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

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Howard Victor Paakkonen, Sr., 98, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Mountain Iron surrounded by his family and friends. Howard was born January 22, 1921, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Koskala) Paakkonen at their home in Cloverdale, MN. As a yo…

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Gladys Dorothy Pekkarinen, 101, of Markham died Saturday, October 05, 2019 at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora.

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James J. Mehle Sr., 76, of Hibbing passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Fairview Range Medical Center. He was born on December 18, 1942 to John and Frances (Mikolich) Mehle in Ely. He was a 1961 graduate of the Ely Memorial High School. After graduating, Jim serve…

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Margaret Jean (Peg) Asplund, age 93, departed this world from Solvay Hospice House in Duluth on Saturday, October 5, into the awaiting, loving arms of her Lord and Savior. Peg was born to Leo T. and Mary Alice Coons of Hibbing on June 13, 1926. Peg married the love of her life, Arthur F. Asp…

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Elizabeth “Poppy” Davey, 92, of Babbitt, died Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.

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Virgil LeRoy Lindholt, 92, of Hoyt Lakes died Saturday, October 5, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Fridley.

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Kathryn Ely Ewens, 95, of Eveleth died suddenly and peacefully on October 4, 2019 after a short stay at the Virginia hospital. She was born on June 2, 1924 to Robert H. and Josephine (Catherwood) Ely in Eveleth. She graduated from Eveleth High School in 1942 and received a B.A. in Romance La…

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With extreme sadness, we announce the passing of Nancy, our loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, on October 3rd, 2019.

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Kenneth “Kenny” Louis Zgaynor, 82, of Greaney, MN., passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.

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John Robich of Duluth MN Died Sept 26 2019

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Please join us as we celebrate the life of Greg Rebeau at the Virginia Elks Lodge on Saturday, October 12th from Noon-3pm. Lunch will be served. Please bring your favorites photos, stories, and memories to share.

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Tim was born on April 6th, 1962 and passed on September 30, 2019 after a battle with ALS.

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John Robich of Duluth, MN, died Sept. 26, 2019.

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Caroline Marie Anderson “Big Ma”, 88, Ely, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Boundary Waters Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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Marion Lois Birk, 93, of Hoyt Lakes died Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora.

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Donna J. Werdick, 78, of Biwabik, formerly of Eden Prairie died Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

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Barbara Lucile (Snell) Garni, 89, of Duluth and formerly of Virginia, passed away Wednesday, October, 2, 2019, at the Benedictine Health Center in Duluth.

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Angelo Leonard Sacchetti, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Essentia Health – Virginia, surrounded by his loving family.

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Anita L. Forester, 65, passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, September 29, 2019.

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Florence Mae Lamprecht, 85, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on September 28, 2019. She was born to Eva and Joe Philipich on March 21, 1934, in Hibbing, MN. She attended school in Chisholm and Duluth, graduating from Duluth Denfeld High School.

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After a year-long battle with cancer, James Sutherland, 70, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

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Erling D. Kirkman, 87, of Ely passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 21, 2019. Born May 21, 1932 to Roy and Arlette (Nelson) Kirkman in Virginia, MN, Erling married Myrna Mae Martell of Ely in 1952. Together they made their home in Virginia and raised 4 children.

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On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Helen Joyce (Hayes) Clark, of Auburn, GA, loving wife and mother of four children, graduated this life and ascended into the arms of her Divine Father. Helen was 85 years old.

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Paul E. Marturano, 92, of Chisholm, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at the Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing.

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Marian “Sandy” Bodkin, 50 year resident of Crane Lake, MN passed away at age 85 on September 23, 2019 at Oak Hill Assisted Living, Grand Rapids, MN. Sandy was born April 12, 1934 in Denver, Colorado to Clifford and Delora (Meiner) Meyer.

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Joseph (Joey) Gravich of Minneapolis, has passed away peacefully on Sept. 12, 2019. He was born on February 3, 1955 to Donald and Priscilla Gravich in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from high School in Buhl, Minnesota. He will be remembered as an avid Harley rider with a zest for life. Proc…

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Jody G. Lindfors, 60, of Iron passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Essentia Health – Virginia.