• Brainerd

    Barbara Jo Blood

    October 10, 1948 to March 20, 2019 Barbara Jo Blood Barbara Jo Blood age 70 of Crosby died on March 20, 2019 as a result of an automobile accident. Barb was born on October 10, 1948 in Crosby to William and Elaine (Evans) Robinson. She graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School, class of 1966. Barb married John Blood on August 13, 1966 in Ironton. She was an area cook. Her employment includes; Roy’s Caf, Sun Down Caf, North County Caf, Jim’s Lunch, Timber’s Diner and the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center. Barb is survived by son, John (Kris) Blood Jr. of Deerwood; daughter, Susan (Pete) Bratsch of Robbinsdale; a brother, Jeff…

  • Duluth

    Jess E. Komidor

    October 15, 1939 to March 18, 2019 Jess E. Komidor Jess E. Komidor, 79, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Guardian Angels Health Center in Hibbing. He was born in Chisholm, MN, on October 15, 1939. and was the son of Edward and Frances Komidor. Jess graduated from Chisholm High School in 1957 and Bemidji State University in 1961. Jess married Patricia Kallio in 1961, and she passed away in 1983. Together, they had three daughters; Debbie, Jenelle, and Tamera. In 1985, Jess married Dee Dee (Edith) Phillipich. He is survived by his wife, Dee Dee; his daughters: Debbie (Tim) Ferrell of Chisholm, Jenelle (Doug) Bryan of Elk…

  • Duluth

    James L. Suihkonen

    May 18, 1942 to March 24, 2019 James L. Suihkonen James L. Suihkonen, 76, of Embarrass passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 18, 1942 in Two Harbors, MN to Leonard and Mary (Nefs) Suihkonen. Jim Graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1960 Jim was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He married Paulette M. Juenemann on August 18, 1967, and they moved to Babbitt and later to Embarrass. He worked for Reserve Mining Company for 27 years as a welder and Mesabi Bituminous for 13 years as a heavy equipment operator. Jim was a member of the Lutheran…

  • Duluth

    Nellie Mary Maki

    March 28, 1921 to March 24, 2019 Nellie Mary Maki Nellie Mary Maki, 97, of Duluth, formerly of Hibbing for over 50 years, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019. Nellie was born March 28, 1921 to Rose and Joseph Valentine. She married Lee Fawcett in 1940 and Roy Maki in 1979. Nellie was so special to so many of us. She was the kindest, sweetest, most generous sole around. She did everything she could for everyone. She was amazingly beautiful inside and out. She enjoyed spending time with family including her children and many grandchildren. She was an amazing cook and loved to make a good Italian dish of rigatoni.…

  • Duluth

    Evelyn M. Petri

    May 31, 1930 to March 23, 2019 Evelyn M. Petri Evelyn Marian Petri, 88, died on Saturday, March 23, 2019 and Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus in Rochester. She was born on May 31, 1930 in Virginia, Minnesota to Elmer and Lydia (Rivers) Maki. She graduated in 1948 from Roosevelt High School in Virginia. In 1950 she received an Associate’s Degree in Education from St. Cloud State Teacher’s College, and in 1964 a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She also did post graduate work at UMD. For thirty-two years she was a Minnesota school teacher in Gilbert, Chisholm, Buhl, and Mt. Iron-Buhl and…

  • Willmar

    Maryellen Froehlich

    September 21, 1950 to March 18, 2019 Mary Ellen Froehlich Mary Ellen Froehlich, age 68 of Grove City, MN passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at her home in Grove City, MN. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday May 25, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Cosmos, MN, 54986 145th St. 56228. Mary Ellen Froehlich, the daughter of Lloyd and Margaret (Lang) Roulet, was born on September 21, 1950 in Willmar, MN.She graduated from Atwater, High School in 1968. Following High School, Mary Ellen lived in Minneapolis where she worked for the University of Minnesota in the purchasing department and in Hutchinson where she…

  • Virginia

    Evelyn Marian Petri

    Evelyn Marian Petri, 88, died on Saturday, March 23, 2019 and Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus in Rochester. She was born on May 31, 1930 in Virginia, Minnesota to Elmer and Lydia (Rivers) Maki. She graduated in 1948 from…

  • Virginia

    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…

  • Virginia

    Doris Marcella Aronen

    Doris Marcella Aronen of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019. Doris was born in Palo, Minnesota, on March 28, 1934, to Matt and Lila Erickson and graduated from Aurora High School. She worked at U.S. Steel in…