• Duluth

    Christopher Daniel Brown

    August 4, 1982 to March 20, 2019 Christopher Daniel Brown Age 36 of North Branch. Loving father, son, brother, nephew, cousin. Passed away unexpectedly on March 20, 2019. Preceded in death by father, Daniel; brothers, Kevin, Justin; grandparents, Carol Hausken, Katherine & David Brown. Survived by daughter, Arianna & her mother, Maria Ferreira; mother, Kendra; brothers, Michael (Natalie Peaney), Matthew (Ashley Blanchard); many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. Chris was an avid hunter & fisherman, he loved spending time at the family cabin in Mille Lacs. He was a huge Minnesota sports fan, he especially enjoyed cheering for the Vikings & Wild. Most of all, Chris’ main focus was his…

  • Duluth

    Nicholas (Nick) Edward Lilya

    May 19, 1995 to March 18, 2019 Nicholas (Nick) Edward Lilya Nicholas (Nick) Edward Lilya, 23, of Moose Lake, MN passed away Monday March 18th 2019 as the result of a life-long battle with congenital heart disease. He was born May 19, 1995 in Duluth, MN, the son of Daniel and Sheryl (Stone) Lilya. He is a 2013 graduate of Moose Lake High School where he was in band and choir. Nick was an employee of the MN Dept. of Corrections-Moose Lake-as a Cook Coordinator for the past several years. Nick loved music, tattoos, four wheeling, fishing, hunting, hockey, snowmobiling, the cabin, his family and friends and lived life to…

  • Duluth

    Donald D. Cohen/Don Marco

    June 6, 1928 to March 21, 2019 Donald D. Cohen/Don Marco Donald David Cohen/Don Marco of Red Wing, died on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 90. He was born on June 6, 1928, in Duluth to Robert and Jen (Beck) Cohen. After serving in the US Air Force, and being honorably discharged as a disabled vet, he began his life’s career in Air Traffic Control. His distinguished career continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. In Honolulu, Hawaii he met and married native Hawaiian, Clover Wanda Muller, who was also the love of his life. They…

  • Duluth

    Gretchen Ann Wild

    February 20, 1938 to March 14, 2019 Gretchen Ann Wild Gretchen Ann Wild, 81, of Duluth, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She was born in Duluth on February 20, 1938, to Alfred and Gertrude “Jan” Wild. She graduated from Cathedral, and then St Mary’s and was an LPN at St Mary’s for 40 years, retiring in 2001. She was also active member in St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. She belonged to the LPN Association, and enjoyed Search a Word Puzzles, her doll collection, puppies and kittens, reading, crocheting and knitting afghans, and making sweaters for children. She was preceded in death by her parents, and twin sister, Janice Wild…

  • Duluth

    Timothy Lee Nylen

    October 17, 1968 to March 20, 2019 Timothy Lee Nylen Timothy Lee Nylen, 50, of St. Michael, MN passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday March 19, 2019. He was born in Duluth on October 17, 1968 to Gary and Patricia Nylen. He graduated from Two Harbors High School where he had played football. He had served in the Navy Reserve. Tim worked at Vision-ese as a Tech Manager. He enjoyed watching sports. Spending time with his family, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Martin and Bertha Marble, paternal grandfather Victor Nylen, and a daughter Cami. He is survived by his wife Jean, son Cole,…

  • Duluth

    Justine Ferkul Goritchan

    November 23, 1935 to March 18, 2019 Justine Ferkul Goritchan Justine Ferkul Goritchan, 83, of Duluth, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center surrounded by her family and listening to her much loved Slovenian music. She was born November 23, 1935 in Primca vas, Slovenia to John and Marie (Skufca) Ferkul. Justine, along with her parents and brothers, came to the United States in January 1950 and made Biwabik, MN their new home. Justine met her husband to be Boris in Eveleth, MN and they united in marriage on August 11, 1956 at St. John Baptist Catholic Church in Biwabik. They moved…

  • Duluth

    Florence “Lil” (Smerdon) Rendulich

    April 28, 1921 to March 20, 2019 Florence “Lil” (Smerdon) Rendulich On March 20, 2019, Florence “Lil” Rendulich, age 97, went peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family. Lil was born on April 28, 1921, in Grenzhausen, Germany, to William H. Smerdon and JoAnna Strodter. The family moved to the United States when Lil was one year old and settled for a short time in Iowa. In 1926, they moved to Duluth where Lil attended Stowe and Morgan Park schools while working part time at her father’s store “Smerdon’s Market” in New Duluth. She was later employed by St. Mary’s Hospital, and then became a buyer…

  • Duluth

    Josephine Marie (Priante) Gray

    February 9, 1926 to February 4, 2019 Josephine Marie (Priante) Gray Josephine “Josie” (Priante) Gray passed away peacefully at St. Ann’s Residence in Duluth on Monday, February 4, 2019, five days before her 93rd birthday. Josephine was born in Ironwood, Michigan, on February 9, 1926, to Italian immigrants, Maria and Joseph Pesavento. After the loss of her father and her adoptive father, Joseph Priante, Josie learned to be resourceful at a young age, tending to the family’s farm animals and helping her mother make cheeses and salami to sell locally and support their family. In her early twenties shortly after WWII, she met her true love, Woodward “Woody” Keith Gray.…

  • Duluth

    James Franklin Lauer

    March 16, 2019 James Franklin Lauer James Franklin Lauer Born 1959-2019 Jim went to be with our lord after a short hospital stay. He went peacefully, surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. He was a graduate of Duluth Central High School, Class of 1977. He joined the marines in September of 1977 and was very proud of his service time. He received a Gold Medal of Conduct. He is survived by his parents Robert and Anne, his siblings Robin Ogren (Mark,) Daniel Lauer (Grace) and Michele Vesel (Dan,) and his daughters; Jaimi, Rachel and Chelsey and their families (7 grandchildren.) He was preceded in…

  • Bemidji

    Philip Bellino

    March 4, 1956 to March 14, 2019 Philip Bellino Philip Michael Bellino, 63 of Hinckley, MN passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Knute Nelson Rehab in Alexandria, MN from a prolonged illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, March 29 2019 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji with Pastor Tomislav Milardovic officiating. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 pm on Thursday at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and one hour before the service. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji. Philip was born March 4, 1956 in Bemidji, MN, the son of Eugene and Muriel (Moffet) Bellino, the firstborn son…

  • Fairmont

    Constance Johnson

    Constance Johnson BLUE EARTH — A funeral service for Constance Johnson, 98, of Blue Earth, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Burial will take place at Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Minneota. Johnson died Friday, March 22, 2019, at United Hospital District in Blue …

  • Fairmont

    James Walter Shell

    James Walter Shell WELCOME — James Walter Shell, age 69, of Welcome, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Heartland Senior Living in Truman. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman. There will be no formal service. Inurnment will …

  • Detroit Lakes

    Shauna Raye Donner

    February 12, 1989 to March 20, 2019 Shauna Raye Donner Shauna Raye Donner went home to her Lord on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Callaway, MN, with visitation from 11:00am – 1:00pm, prior to the service. Shauna was born on February 12, 1989, in Detroit Lakes, to Brian and Shannon Donner. She was a special girl who loved playing with her bells, balloons, and pom poms. Music was a comfort to her, along with the voices of her loved ones, especially her mom’s. Over the years, Shauna received…

  • Detroit Lakes

    Mary D. (Thibault) Ahmann

    January 29, 1931 to March 21, 2019 Mary D. (Thibault) Ahmann Ahmann, Mary, age 88 of Eagan, formerly of Bloomington and originally from Detroit Lakes, MN passed away peacefully March 21, 2019. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, John. Mary is survived by her children; Wayne (Reen), Dennis (Teresa), Ron, and Mary Jo. Also survived by her brother George (Kay) Thibault, grandchildren Greg (Jalee), Dave (Lindsay), Stacy (Andy) Zachman, Cody (Alissa), Lisa (Tom) Ramlet and 8 great grandchildren. Mary had a full life raising her children, camping with good friends and traveling with John, friends and relatives. Detroit Lakes was always very special to Mary. She had many fond…

  • Brainerd

    Leona Bjerga Crider

    October 3, 1922 to March 22, 2019 Leona Bjerga Crider Oct. 3, 1922 – March 22, 2019 STAPLES, Minn. – Leona Bjerga Crider, 96, Motley, Minn., died Friday, March 22, in Lakewood Care Center. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., with a funeral at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 28, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Motley. Interment will be in Motley Cemetery. Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home in Staples.

  • Cloquet

    Louis Edward Wise

    May 21, 1951 to March 21, 2019 Louis Edward Wise May 21, 1951 – March 21, 2019 HARMONY, Minn. – Louis Edward Wise, “Nizhinini Manidogaabo Waaban,” 67, Harmony, died Thursday, March 21, in his home. A traditional wake will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and will continue until the service at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Sawyer (Minn,) Center. Burial will be in St. Mary and Joseph’s Cemetery in Sawyer. Arrangements by Souder-Handevidt Funeral and Cremation Service in Cloquet, Minn.

  • Duluth

    Lois I. Smith

    December 10, 1927 to March 19, 2019 Lois I. Smith Dec. 10, 1927 – March 19, 2019 SUPERIOR, Wis. – Lois I. Smith, 91, Superior, died Tuesday, March 19, in Villa Marina Health and Rehab. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon, followed by the service at noon, Saturday, March 30, at Downs Funeral Home in Superior. Gary Banker will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements by Downs Funeral Home.

  • Duluth

    Douglas Allen Babcock

    March 17, 1969 to March 21, 2019 Douglas Allen Babcock March 17, 1969 – March 21, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Douglas Allen Babcock, 50, Duluth, died Thursday, March 21, in his home. Services will be held at a later date. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

  • Duluth

    Marlin N. Korby

    October 1, 1950 to March 21, 2019 Marlin N. Korby Oct. 1, 1950 – March 21, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Marlin N. Korby, 68, Duluth, died Thursday, March 21, in Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center. A gathering of family and friends will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Cremation Society of Minnesota in Duluth. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota.

  • Duluth

    Louis Edward Wise

    May 21, 1951 to March 21, 2019 Louis Edward Wise May 21, 1951 – March 21, 2019 HARMONY, Minn. – Louis Edward Wise, “Nizhinini Manidogaabo Waaban,” 67, Harmony, died Thursday, March 21, in his home. A traditional wake will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and will continue until the service at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Sawyer (Minn,) Center. Burial will be in St. Mary and Joseph’s Cemetery in Sawyer. Arrangements by Souder-Handevidt Funeral and Cremation Service in Cloquet, Minn.