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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Ludwig Deblack age 96 of Hibbing passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at Farview Range Medical Center.

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Dorothy R. Ranta, 90 of Virginia, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Waterview Pines in Virginia.

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Gerhard Henry Kok, 95, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 and is at rest with God and family.

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Richard Walter Stamm, 91, of Bemidji, MN died Saturday, July 31, 2019 at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji.

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Nancy L. Juola, 82, of Eveleth, died Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Mt. Iron, surrounded by her family. She was born on October 16, 1936 in Biwabik to Kenneth and Mary (Kerkes) Tonkin. Nancy and her husband, Richard enjoyed family trips taken when the children …

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Helen Eleanor Lakner, 98, of Ely, MN passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely with her family by her side.

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Colleen Haasl of Pine City, formerly of Forest Lake passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Lakeside Health & Rehab at the age of 70.

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Jeanne D. Koch, 71, of Aurora passed away Wednesday, August 14th at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN with her children by her side, she will be forever missed.

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Duane Ruben Otto Plagemann, 84, of Grand Rapids, MN passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him Monday, August 12, 2019 at Miller-Dwan Medical Center.

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Patrick J. Murphy, 57, of Babbitt, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at his residence.

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Joe R. Begich, 89, of Eveleth died Saturday, August 10, 2019 at The Waterview Woods Nursing Home in Eveleth. He was born on January 17, 1930 in Eveleth to John and Anna (Martinach) Begich.

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Richard Dale Sabart, 86, of Cook, MN passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

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Phyllis M. Mattson, 81, of Iron died Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Waterview Pines in Virginia. She was born on December 7, 1937 in Clinton Township to Walter Sr. and MaryAnn (Kostanko) Hill. Phyllis attended schools in Forbes and Eveleth. She was a very artistic and creative person and owned…

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Bonnie M. Tammaro, age 64, of Tempe, Arizona died unexpectedly Febuary 2, 2019 of unknown causes. She was born October 7, 1954 in Virginia, Minnesota to Robert “Gus” and Nanney (Callaghan) Tammaro. Bonnie graduated in 1972 from Cherry High School. She worked for Rinker Materials and Cemix in…

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Brian Boyd Walker of Mountain Iron, passed away at the Aspen Grove Assisted Living on August 9, 2019.

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Brett Michael Roskoski, 33, was born to Mike and Linda Roskoski on Feb. 21, 1986, in Duluth, MN, weighing a tiny but mighty 2 lbs. 8 oz. He went on a bus ride to heaven on Aug. 10, 2019.

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Herbert Henry Schur was born November 21, 1923 in Hibbing, MN, the youngest of eight children, to Rowland and Emma (Gagnon) Schur. He grew up in Mt. Iron, graduating from Mt. Iron H.S. in 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving overseas as a radioman including duty with the U.S. Merchant…

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Richard Walter Stamm, 91, of Bemidji, MN died Saturday, July 31, 2019 at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji.

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Timothy “T” John Gargano, 69, of Hibbing, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn.

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Maxine Ruper, 89, of Chisholm, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Heritage Manor Health Care Center. She was born April 1, 1930, in Chisholm to John and Mary (Levstek) Kuzma. She was a Chisholm High School graduate and continued her education at the Duluth Business University. She was a …

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Agnes M. Lozar, 91, of Ely, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Carefree Assisted Living in Ely.

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Agnes M. Lozar, 91, of Ely, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Carefree Assisted Living in Ely.

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Steve J. Hilar, 85, of Eveleth died Thursday, August 1, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. He was born on September 13, 1933 in Eveleth to Paul and Pauline (Guren) Hilar. Steve graduated from Eveleth High School and was a Korean war veteran having served in the US Army from 1953 – 1955. …

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Steven D. Smith, 76, of Iron, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his residence.

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Bert H. Needham, 86, of Eveleth died Monday, July 29, 2019 at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. He was born on September 27, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri to Albert and Marjorie (Justine) Needham. Bert was a veteran, serving in the Air Force. He loved music and was active in the Hibbing City Band, Vi…

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Rose M. Chamberlin, 83, formerly of Babbitt, passed away, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at her home in Virginia.

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Greta Denny passed away peacefully at 5 a.m. on Saturday 8/3/19, while with family at VRMC. Greta was beloved by her many family and friends, and she will be sorely missed.

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Hilda Jenny Anderson, known to her friends as Jenny, peacefully passed in her sleep Friday, July 5th, 2019 at the age of 80.

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John (Jack) Petroske, Hibbing/Side Lake, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 30th 2019, age 84. Jack was born August 6th 1934 in Hibbing, MN. Jack attended Assumption School, followed by attending Hibbing High School as an 8th grader. Jack was a member of the Hibbing High School Hockey Team…

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Anna May Summers passed away peacefully Monday evening in the Essentia Health Care Hospital in Virginia.

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Gary LeRoy Bye, age 78, of Dassel, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at his home in Dassel.

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Peggy Ann (Irish) Salmi, 73, of Hibbing, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Guardian Angels in Hibbing.

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John R. Larson “Red”, 93, of Eveleth died of natural causes on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Integrated Care Communities of Moreno Valley, CA.

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Grace Ragle, 96, passed Thursday, July 25, at Essentia Health Northern Pines in Aurora. Born February 22, 1923 to William and Christine (Olson) Fransen on the family homestead near Hazelton, North Dakota. Went to a rural elementary school and graduated from Hazelton High School.

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Michael Marincel age 72, of Eagan formerly of Hibbing passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Eagan. Mike was born July 27, 1947 in Mt. Iron to Michael and Ione (Schultz) Marincel. Michael married his wife, Sandra Voves, November 20, 1976 in Hibbing at our Saviors Lut…

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Virginia L. Schoonover, 88, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at The Waterview Pines in Virginia.

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Michael “Farmer” Folman, 65, of Pike Sandy, passed away on July 23, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

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Beth Haenke Just passed away on July 15, 2019 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was born to Mike and Irene Haenke on February 15, 1956 in Virginia, Minnesota, and spent her early years on her parent’s potato farm in Lakeland. She graduated from high school in Biwabik, and from c…

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Robert Lee Smith of Oceanside CA joined God in heaven on August 20, 2017. Born on July 22, 1947 to John and Emma Smith Jr of Greaney MN who proceeded him in death. Surviving are sister’s Judy (Alvin) Cin and Virginia (Clarence) Luecken and nieces and nephews.

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Koska, Carol (Lamppa) of Brooklyn Park, died on July 22, 2019. Survivors include her husband, Richard Koska, brothers, Bill Lamppa of Embarrass and Marvin (Carolyn) Lamppa, Duluth.

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James Charles Stuntebeck, 82, of Buhl, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Westwood Assisted Living in Duluth.

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Peggy Lee (Starkman) Kainz, 61, died on July 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, unexpectedly. She was born on March 23, 1958 to Karen (Starkman) Jiacik and Terry Ostrander in Ely. She was adopted and raised by her loving parents Charles and Lillian Starkman.

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Sheldon Duane Sandberg, 50, of Cook, MN passed away as the result of an accident on July 21, 2019 in Bear River, MN.

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Warren Reed Smith “Ernine”, 66 of Mountain Iron, MN passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at his home.

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Ronald Ventrella, 86, of Hoyt Lakes, died Friday, July 19, 2019 at Carefree Living in Aurora, MN.