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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Anne Berge, 68, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, passed away on December 6, 2019. Now, her tireless journey—one that proved to the world that she was filled with courage, strength, and kindness—has come to an end. Finally, she can rest.

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Barbara A. Hage, 69, of Cotton, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

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Vernal (Vern) Johnson (90) passed away on November 22, 2019, at Advent Health of Zephyrhills, Florida, after dealing with a number of health issues over the past several months.

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DeAnn R. Simonson, age 54 of North St. PaulFormerly of Eveleth, MN, passed away suddenly on December 7, 2019.

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Jen was born July 26, 1975 in Duluth to Glen & Brenda (McMann) Michael. She married Christopher Venne on October 11, 1999 in Virginia. She worked as a Paramedic/Firefighter at the Eveleth Fire Department. She loved spending time doing arts and crafts, coloring and spending time with her boys.

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Beverly M. Koski, age 87, of Virginia and formerly of Rochester, MN, died Tuesday, December 03, 2019, at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. She was born January 23, 1932, in Brimson, MN, the daughter of Hjalmer and Maime (Nisula) Koski. She was a graduate of Biwabik High School and went on to recei…

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Mark R. Tuuri, 56, of Biwabik and formerly of Eveleth died Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora. Mark was born on March 21, 1963 in Eveleth to Clifford and Patricia (Nemanick) Tuuri. He graduated from Eveleth High School in 1981 and the Minnesota School of Business.

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Roman Frank Heitzman of Mount Vernon, WA, went to Heaven on Friday, November 29, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children. Roman was born on October 9, 1932, in Holdingford, MN, where his parents worked their family farm. He was the youngest of seven children. He was an altar boy in the Rom…

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Dolores L. Martinson age 87 of Hibbing passed away peacefully Thursday, December 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. Dolores was born February 14, 1932 in Biwabik, MN to Leonard and Geneva (Snyder) Thompson. She attended Eveleth High School followed by the Minnesota School of Business …

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Dixie L. Dingman, 80, of Eveleth died Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on August 14, 1939 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Albert and Lila (Hanson) Conklin. She grew up in Gonvik and graduated from Breckenridge in 1958. In 1959, Dixie married Robert A. Ding…

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Elizabeth (Betty) Trenti, age 91, of Virginia and Sand Lake, Britt, MN, died peacefully in her sleep at Carefree Living, Virginia, on November 21, 2019.

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Dr. Edward S. Peterka, 89, died peacefully, at 12:08 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at his home in Galesburg.

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George Arthur Rasula, age 97, died on December 1, 2019 after a brief illness. In his long life, he exhibited many talents (artist, photographer, trombone player, cross-country skier, military historian, sauna builder) but he was primarily and most proudly a soldier and a Finn.  Born in Evele…

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Gregory Michael Oven, the 5th child born to George and Lois Oven on November 19, 1957, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at The Waterview Pines in Virginia, after a long struggle with cancer. He grew up in Fayal Township, in a neighborhood filled with family, cousins, grandp…

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Elaine C. Stickney, 89, of Virginia passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Essentia Health – Virginia.

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Roman F Heitzman (87) of Mt Vernon, WA went peacefully to meet his Maker on Thursday, November 29, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Dec 5, at 10:30 AM at St. Charles Catholic Church in Burlington, WA.

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Leona June Krensing (nee Smith), age 85, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2019 at Carefree Living in Babbitt, MN after a long illness.

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Mildred M. “Milly” Jarnstrom, age 96, died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at her home in Burnsville. A devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, Milly was preceded in death by her parents, Hilda and Charles Niemi; sister Sylvia Niemi; brothers Carl and William Niemi; and husband, R…

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Randi Kaye (Paulson) Sorensen 65 of Mandan ND, formerly of Eveleth (Ely Lake), MN passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 in Sanford Hospital Bismarck, ND with family present.

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Jean Schottmuller, age 77 of Virginia, died Friday, November 22, 2019 at home. She was born February 3, 1942 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Martin and Marie (Krech) Stettner. Her father died before she was born, and her mother was then married to Joseph Karp, the father that she knew. Jean…

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Jerome “Jerry” Dennis Herzog, 70, of Aurora, died Monday, November 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Dennis (Denny) Marks, 75, of Buhl, died November 23, 2019 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Hibbing, MN on August 24, 1944 to Carl (Ed) & Kathryn (Kay) Marks, Denny was a proud, life-long Iron Ranger.

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Robert L. “Bob” Bodine, 80, of Virginia passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Essentia Health Northern Pines Nursing Home in Aurora.

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Lawrence Dale Irving died unexpectedly in his home on November 18, 2019 in Ely, MN at the age of 75.

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Mary Ann Gotchnik Pulis, 92, of Ely died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. She was born on August 7, 1927 in Ely to Joseph and Mary (Stefin) Gotchnik. She graduated from Ely Memorial High School. She married George Pulis on Feb. 9, 1948 in Ely.

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Joan R. Ableman, 80, of Gilbert, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her residence.

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Kent Flaada died on November 21, 2019, after a three-year battle with metastatic melanoma.

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Doloris A. Shimek, 86, Hibbing passed away, Friday, November 22, 2019 at Carefree Living in Virginia, MN. She was born April 26, 1933 to Frank and Anna (Frye) Traeger in Hibbing, MN. Doloris entered the Sacrament of Marriage with Joseph Shimek on July 18, 1953 in Hibbing. A homemaker by trad…

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Jean Schottmuller, age 77 of Virginia, died Friday, November 22, 2019 at home.

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Alice O. Holkko, 97, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center.

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Dawn Annette (Wandrus) Price of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born December 6, 1949 to Donald Steve and Vivian Claire (Esler) Wandrus. Dawn passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 in Berryville, Arkansas, at the age of 69.

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Gayle D. Lilya, age 82, of Virginia and formerly of Tower, MN, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s in Duluth peacefully with family at her side. She was born September 6, 1937, in Tower the daughter of Roy and Irene (Mickelson) Sjoberg. She was a graduate of Towe…

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Robert Hill of Buhl, passed away at home on November 19, 2019 after a year-long battle with cancer. "Bob" was born on August 13, 1951 in Virginia, the son of Richard and Lorraine (Neuttila) Hill. Growing up in Kinney, the first of 4 siblings, Bob was a 1969 graduate of Martin Hughes High Sch…

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Terry K. Anderson, 62, of Eveleth died Monday, November 18, 2019 at The Waterview Woods in Eveleth. She was born on November 29, 1956 in Hibbing to Amerigo and Bernice (Buchwitz) Allegrezza. Terry graduated from Hibbing High School and obtained her degree in Graphic Arts from Eveleth Vo-Tech…

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Lyle J. Hendrickson, 81, Velva formerly of Eveleth, MN died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in a Velva care center.

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Mary Ann Pulis, 92, of Ely, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.

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Linda S. Rankila, 99, of Tower, formerly of Embarrass and Virginia, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Vermilion Senior Living in Tower.

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Garrett Sebastian Ryberg, 27, of Eveleth died Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born on March 17, 1992 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Garrett graduated from East Range Academy. He enjoyed everything to do with computers, traveling, skiing and snowboarding. Garrett was kind hearte…

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Impie Marie Luukkonen, 94, of Britt, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth surrounded by her family.

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Leo P. Erickson, age 93 of Virginia died Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in the Virginia Hospital. He was born August 13, 1926 in Polk County, Minnesota the son of Leonard and Lillian (Foss) Erickson and proudly served in the Unites States Army during WWII as a radio man in the European Theatre…

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William “Bill” Sarazin, age 84 of Babbitt, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely, with his family at his side. He was born October 11, 1935 in Ashland, WI, the son of William and Faye (Holmes) Sarazin. He was a graduate of Northwestern High School in Maple, WI, an…

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Kenneth W. Pontinen, 84, of Ely Lake, Eveleth, died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his residence on Ely Lake.

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Stephanie Jean (Grahek) Boffa, 59, of Ely, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Essentia Health- St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth with her husband Pat by her side.Stephanie was born on May 1, 1960 to Steve and Frances (Loushin) Grahek in Ely.

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Frances Victoria Carpenter, 85, of Gilbert, MN passed away peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Essentia Health Northern Pines Care Center, Aurora, MN.

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Kenneth W. Pontinen: Graveside services are pending for Kenneth W. Pontinen, 84, of Ely Lake, Eveleth at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.

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Louis G. Karakas passed away peacefully November 14, 2019 following a lengthy bout with cancer, which he fought valiantly. Louis was born to Luka and Frances (Strajnor) Karakas Sept. 30, 1941, in Eveleth, MN. Louis attended Eveleth schools, graduating with EHS class of 1959. Lou was an all-s…