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    Sandra Dianne Novak

    February 3, 1945 to June 2, 2019 Sandra Dianne Novak Feb. 3, 1945 – June 2, 2019 CLOQUET, Minn. – Sandra Dianne Novak, 74, Cloquet, died Sunday, June 2, in her home. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota.

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    Edward E. Fisher

    September 6, 1936 to June 8, 2019 Edward E. Fisher Sept. 6, 1936 – June 8, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Edward E. Fisher, 82, Superior, Wis., died Saturday, June 8. No services will be held. A private burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Superior. Arrangements by Downs Funeral Home in Superior.

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    Thomas Gerard

    August 9, 1949 to June 9, 2019 Thomas Gerard Thomas Michael Gerard, age 69 of Cloquet died Sunday, June 9, 2019 in his home. He was born August 9, 1949 in Duluth, MN to Frank and Norma (Anderson) Gerard. Tom graduated from Cloquet High School and CSS with honors. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the Vietnam Era. He was employed various places throughout his career and retired from Sappi. Tom was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church and volunteered with the DAV. He was very involved with the DAV Brat Wagon and helped to promote success of the fund-raising efforts. Tom an avid Detroit sports…

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    Marian J. Maki

    August 21, 1936 to June 7, 2019 Marian J. Maki Aug. 21, 1936 – June 7, 2019 SUPERIOR, Wis. – Marian J. Maki, 82, Superior, died Friday, June 7, in Villa Marina Health and Rehabilitation. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a memorial service at noon, Thursday, June 13, at Zion Lutheran Church in Superior. Pastor Victor St. George will officiate. Arrangements by Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home.

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    Trenton “Trent” C. Salminen

    October 14, 2005 to June 8, 2019 Trenton “Trent” C. Salminen Trenton “Trent” C. Salminen, 13, Hibbing, passed away Sat. June 8, 2019 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Trent was born Oct. 14, 2005 in Hibbing to Rina Godin and Matthew Salminen. Trent had just completed the 7th Grade at the Northern Lights Community School in Warba, MN. Trent’s hobbies were those that most boys loved. Trent was happiest with a fishing rod in his hands. Many great memories were made on the water, whether in a boat full of friends on big lakes or alone with his great grandpa in a small boat at the family…

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    Rebecca Rae “Becky” Griesy

    October 3, 1930 to May 12, 2019 Rebecca Rae “Becky” Griesy Oct. 3, 1930 – May 12, 2019 ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Rebecca Rae “Becky” Griesy, 88, Sauk Rapids, Minn., died Sunday, May 12, in St. Cloud Hospital from an illness. A funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Good Shepherd Chapel in Sauk Rapids.

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    Tiffany M. Skalsky

    May 11, 1983 to June 8, 2019 Tiffany M. Skalsky May 11, 1983 – June 8, 2019 HIBBING, Minn. – Tiffany M. Skalsky, 36, Hibbing, died Saturday, June 8, in her home. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon, followed by services at noon, Friday, June 14, at Open Door Church in Hibbing. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing.

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    Carl R. Syring

    October 17, 1923 to June 8, 2019 Carl R. Syring Oct. 17, 1923 – June 8, 2019 SUPERIOR, Wis. – Carl R. Syring, 95, Superior, died Saturday, June 8, in Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 13, at Downs Funeral Home in Superior. Arrangements by Downs Funeral Home.

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    Jon C. Burke

    September 9, 1949 to May 21, 2019 Jon C. Burke Sept. 9, 1949 – May 21, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Jon C. Burke, 69, Duluth, died Tuesday, May 21, in St. Mary’s Hospital. A celebration of life will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at R.T. Quinlan’s in Duluth. Arrangements by Affordable Cremation & Burial.

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    Gary R. Rice

    May 12, 1946 to June 6, 2019 Gary R. Rice Gary Richard Rice (73), life long resident of Duluth died Thursday at St, Mary’s Hospital. Gary was born on May 12, 1946 to Rolland and Dolly Rice. Gary is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Dan and Tony. He is survived by his sons Rick (Carrie) of Carlton and Bill of Duluth and his daughter Angela of Minneapolis. His brothers Wayne and Darryl (Joan) of Duluth, Kelly (Valerie) of Midlothian, Virginia and his sister Cathy (Chuck) Carlson of Proctor. He will be greatly missed by the Love of his Life Wendy together for 25 years and her…

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    Todd M. Schneller

    November 8, 1964 to June 6, 2019 Todd M. Schneller Nov. 8, 1964 – June 6, 2019 SAINT CLOUD, Minn. – Todd M. Schneller, 54, McGregor, Minn., died Thursday, June 6, in St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., Friday, June 14, at McGregor (Minn.) Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lansford Cemetery. Arrangements by McGregor Funeral Home & Cremation Services in McGregor.

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    Rolland Dale Burgdorf

    November 19, 1942 to June 3, 2019 Rolland Dale Burgdorf Nov. 19, 1942 – June 3, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Rolland Dale Burgdorf, 76, Superior, Wis., died Monday, June 3, in Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home.

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    Joseph “Joe” Rosenzweig

    June 8, 1927 to June 8, 2019 Joseph “Joe” Rosenzweig June 8, 1927 – June 8, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Joseph “Joe” Rosenzweig, 92, Duluth, died Saturday, June 8,. The services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Temple Israel in Duluth. Burial will be in Temple Emanuel Cemetery. A full obituary will publish at a later date. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home in Duluth.

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    Judge Jerome ‘Jerry’ G. Arnold

    May 13, 1941 to June 6, 2019 Judge Jerome ‘Jerry’ G. Arnold Judge Jerome ‘Jerry’ G. Arnold, 78, of Duluth, passed away comfortably at his beloved Schultz Lake home Thursday morning, June 6, 2019. He was born May 13, 1941, to Edward and Anastasia (Thielen) Arnold in Paynesville, Minnesota. Jerry grew up on a farm with nine siblings and was no stranger to hard work. He was the first of his family to graduate from college and mentored other family members along the way. He paid his way through school, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from the University of North…

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    Darrel Bloomquist

    June 19, 1961 to June 5, 2019 Darrel Bloomquist Darrel Lee Bloomquist, 57, of Duluth passed away on Wednesday, June 5th. Darrel was born in Duluth on June 19, 1961. He had a love for his family, music, and the Minnesota Vikings. Darrel is survived by his children Kari Bloomquist (Chris Harwood) and Drew Bloomquist (Rachel Ritter); mother, Betty Bloomquist; siblings Rosanne (Hal) Woodward, Lenore Ross (Rod McKenzie), and Roger Bloomquist; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Bloomquist, and nephew, Todd Madsen.

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    Albert “Al” Rose

    December 20, 1954 to June 7, 2019 Albert “Al” Rose Dec. 20, 1954 – June 7, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Albert “Al” Rose, 64, Moose Lake, Minn., died Friday, June 7, in Essentia Healthcare. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m., followed by services at 2 p.m., Monday, June 10, at Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake.

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    LindaMarie Jennie Johnson

    September 15, 1951 to June 4, 2019 LindaMarie Jennie Johnson Sept. 15, 1951 – June 4, 2019 LACROSSE, Wis. – LindaMarie Jennie Johnson, 67, Minnetoka, Minn., died Tuesday, June 4. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Family of God Lutheran Church in Duluth, Minn. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home.

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    Louis Leroy “Big Lou” Parenteau

    March 19, 1928 to April 8, 2019 Louis Leroy “Big Lou” Parenteau March 19, 1928 – April 8, 2019 EVELETH, Minn. – Louis Leroy “Big Lou” Parenteau, 91, Virginia, Minn., died Monday, April 8, in St. Raphael’s Heath and Rehab. A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Duluth. Arrangements by Range Funeral Home.

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    Jerome ‘Jerry’ G. Arnold

    May 13, 1941 to June 6, 2019 Jerome ‘Jerry’ G. Arnold May 13, 1941 – June 6, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Jerome ‘Jerry’ G. Arnold, 78, Duluth, died Thursday, June 6, in his lake home. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a funeral at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Duluth. Arrangements by Affordable Cremation & Burial.

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    Helen Spring Hendricks

    April 15, 1957 to May 27, 2019 Helen Spring Hendricks Helen S Hendricks, 62, of Duluth passed away May 27th with loved ones by her side after losing her battle with cancer. Helen is preceded in death by her parents Chester and Viola Hendricks, her life partner McKinnis Johnson, and her daughter Shalen Hendricks. Helen is survived by her sisters Chris Dahnke, Jackie (Jack) Page, brothers Tom (Ardith) Hendricks, Doug (Tami) Hendricks, her children Shapray Hendricks, Praysha (Michael) Altringer, Maurice (Cheryl) Hendricks, Jerrica Hendricks, Joshua Hendricks, 13 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 88th Avenue West Duluth, MN 55808 on Saturday June 15th.…

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    Frank Thomas (Tom) Katzele

    December 27, 1959 to February 18, 2019 Frank Thomas (Tom) Katzele Frank Thomas (Tom) Katzele, 59, passed away February 18, 2019 in his home in Centuria, Wisconsin. Tom was born December 27, 1959 to Frank and Bernadine Katzele in Duluth, Mn. He graduated from Duluth East High School in 1978. He then attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth graduating with a degree in electronics. He began work with Weigh-Rite Scale Co. in Somerset, Wisconsin in the late 1980’s where he remained until his early retirement due to health-related issues in the spring of 2018. Tom enjoyed radios and was an avid shortwave and AM “DXer” for decades. He obtained his ham…

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    Ben Arthur Loukes

    December 7, 1937 to May 31, 2019 Ben Arthur Loukes Ben Arthur Loukes, beloved husband, brother, father, uncle, and grandfather, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, May 31, 2019. Ben embodied the true meaning of family man and friend, always warmly engaging all who crossed his path. Ben was born 12/7/1937 in Duluth, MN. After graduating from Duluth Central, Ben went on to study finance and accounting at UMD, U of M, and UW Madison. He applied his education to a long and successful career culminating in 40+ years as Comptroller at Franklin Foods in Duluth. Ben was dedicated to public service and charity. As a Sergeant with…

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    Mike A Farmer

    June 20, 1956 to June 4, 2019 Mike A Farmer Mike A Farmer 62, of Duluth went to be with the Lord on June 4th, 2019 at St. Lukes Hospital. Mike graduated from Denfeld High School and spent most of his career years working on the Interlake Steamship Boats on Lake Superior. Mike had a great sense of humor and a free spirit. If Mike was sure about one thing it was that he could be mistaken for a professional Elvis Presley Impersonator. Mike was preceded in death by his father William and mother Anna. He is survived by his 5 siblings: Joie, John, Shirley, Sandy and Nine. His 4…

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    Alyce LaVerne Darlene Reed

    Alyce LaVerne Darlene Reed LaVerne was born in Automba MN on March 15, 1935 to Matt & Edna (Jarvenpaa) Reed, the youngest of thirteen children. At her birth her Father exclaimed, “And this is our little girl Lovey.” Lovey left this life and went on to the next adventure June 4, 2019 on Reed Lane in Automba Township. She was a young 84. Lovey grew up in Automba and at a very young age ran the Reed Store and Post Office – pumping gas, selling groceries, dry goods, and feed. Following the family tradition she attended Kalevala Grade School at the age of five and graduated from Barnum High School…

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    James Howard Granholm

    April 13, 1932 to June 6, 2019 James Howard Granholm James Howard Granholm, 87 of Cromwell passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Cardinal Courts with his children by his side. He was born April 13, 1932 in Cloquet to John and Emby (Mattila) Granholm. He graduated from Carlton High School in 1950. Jim married Sally Wicklund on August 7, 1954. He worked as an electrician at the Grain Elevators for many years. He and his wife also owned and operated Granholm Grocery in Cromwell from 1960 until 1977. Jim was one of the original organizers of the Cromwell Sno-Gophers. He was a volunteer with the Cromwell Fire and…

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    Sister Marguerite Baxter, OSB

    February 22, 1925 to June 4, 2019 Sister Marguerite Baxter, OSB Sister Marguerite (Florence) Baxter, OSB, 94, died June 4, 2019 at St. Scholastica Monastery. Born in Iron Mountain, Michigan on February 22, 1925, she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Scully) Baxter. Sister was in her 72nd year of Monastic Profession. The youngest of seven children, Florence moved to Houghton, Michigan with her family when she was just two years old. After graduating from Houghton High School, Florence followed her older sisters to The College of St. Scholastica. Florence selected medical technology as her field of study. In her senior year she entered Duluth’s Benedictine Community and graduated…

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    Max Benjamin Semmelroth

    April 14, 1925 to June 2, 2019 Max Benjamin Semmelroth Max Benjamin Semmelroth, 94 of Duluth passed away peacefully with family by his side, Sunday, June 2, 2019. Max was born in Grand Rapids, MN on April 14, 1925, to Maximilian and Carrie (Anderson) Semmelroth. Max grew up in the Duluth area and attended Denfeld High School, class of 1944. Max loved and married Beverley (Benson) in 1952 and they celebrated 66 years together. Max served in WW II on the aircraft carrier the USS Saginaw Bay. After the war he worked on the DM&IR railroad as a brakeman / Conductor for 40 years. Max retired in 1985 and enjoyed…

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    Frances Kay Watson

    December 8, 1943 to June 4, 2019 Frances Kay Watson Dec. 8, 1943 – June 4, 2019 ANDOVER, Minn. – Frances Kay Watson, 75, Palisade, Minn., died Tuesday, June 4, in Arbor Oaks. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., Monday, June 10, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade. The Rev. William Sass will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements by Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Aitkin, Minn.

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    Alpha Souder

    April 17, 1929 to June 4, 2019 Alpha Souder April 17, 1929 – June 4, 2019 THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – Alpha Souder, 90, Halma, Minn., died Tuesday, June 4, in Sanford Hospital. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Monday, June 10, at Eidsvold Lutheran Church in Halma. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Austin Funeral Chapel in Hallock, Minn.

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    Jean C. Thatcher

    November 24, 1926 to June 5, 2019 Jean C. Thatcher Nov. 24, 1926 – June 5, 2019 SUPERIOR, Wis. – Jean C. Thatcher, 92, Superior, died Wednesday, June 5, in Twin Ports Health Services. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at Greenwood Cemetery in Superior. Arrangements by Downs Funeral Home in Superior.

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    Dianne Yvonne Myrum

    December 6, 1939 to May 25, 2019 Dianne Yvonne Myrum Dec. 6, 1939 – May 25, 2019 DULUTH, Minn. – Dianne Yvonne Myrum, 79, Duluth, died Saturday, May 25, in Essentia St. Mary’s Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at Elim Lutheran Church in Duluth. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home in Duluth.

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    Irene Elizabeth Scharmer

    July 3, 1922 to June 1, 2019 Irene Elizabeth Scharmer Irene Elizabeth Scharmer died peacefully at Solvay Hospice House on June 1, 2019. She lived a full and busy life for 96 years, seven of which were spent in Duluth. Irene was born July 3, 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska to Martha (Blasig) and Fred Dietrich. She attended school in Omaha, graduating from South High School in June 1940 where she was honored as Outstanding Senior Girl for academic excellence and leadership. Her elementary, middle school and high school education was complemented by six years of Intensive German School where the German language and script was taught. As a result, throughout…

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    Michael Moran

    January 24, 1967 to May 31, 2019 Michael Moran Michael Moran, 52, died after a long battle with Diabetes Friday, May 31, 2019. He was born January 24, 1967 to Gary and Betty (Lindberg) Moran in Duluth, Minnesota. Mike was an excellent small engine technician, employed by Denny’s Lawn and Garden for many years. Despite his physical ailments, he kept an upbeat spirit throughout his trials. He is preceded in death by; his parents; two brothers, Jeff Rouleau, Tom Moran. Mike is survived by; uncle Dennis (Judy) Moran, aunt Sharon (Dale) Noreen; extended family members and friends. No services will be held at this time.

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    Spencer D. Sande

    April 4, 1997 to June 2, 2019 Spencer D. Sande Spencer David Sande, 25, of Two Harbors, MN passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 as a result of an ATV accident, with his friends at his side. Spencer was born April 4, 1994 in Duluth and grew up in Two Harbors where he attended THHS and graduated in the Class of 2012. Spencer was employed as a machinist at Stanley LaBounty where he worked alongside his father Romney, until his unexpected passing. Spencer was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he was baptized, confirmed and a member of the church youth group. He was an avid outdoorsman…

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    Julie Ann Doolittle

    November 18, 1938 to June 6, 2019 Julie Ann Doolittle Julie Ann Doolittle left this earth today to be at home with our Lord. She left this life a far better place as she passed thru touching the lives of many people. If you knew her you had to love her. Julie was a lady of many talents. She played guitar, banjo and sang with a group of friends. She also was a gifted seamstress and made beautiful doll clothes. Julie was a person who only wanted the simple things in life. I could tell you many more things about Julie, about the love she showed with her family, friends…

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    Randall (Randy) L. Sturm

    November 26, 1964 to June 1, 2019 Randall (Randy) L. Sturm Randall (Randy) L. Sturm at the age of 54 years, died June 1, 2019 at Viewcrest Health Center Duluth, MN. He is survived by his mother Janie Kernan; brothers Curtis, Chris, Micky and sister Lori. He was preceded in death by his father Wilbur and brother Jeffrey. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 12:00-3:00 pm at R.S.I., 2900 Piedmont Ave., Duluth, MN.