Willie J. Pressley, 81, formerly of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away October 12, 2020 in Jacksonville, Arkansas.  He was born February 4, 1939 to the late Clarence and Julia (Burroughs) Pressley in Nesmith, South Carolina.  Willie proudly served his country in the United States Air Force fo…

Gladys “Gladie” Mae DeVriendt (Peterson), 82 passed away at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 with family by her side.  She was born October 28, 1937 in Saginaw, MN and raised on the family farmstead.  She was a 1956 graduate of Brookston High School and later Car…

Anna Belle Hume, age 69, of Askov, MN passed away at Augustana Health Care Center on October 23, 2020.

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.

Donald (Don) Tracy, 86, of Kettle River, Minnesota, passed away on October 18, 2020 in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Don was born on December 16, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Basil and Mary Tracy.

Kae Kieth Goodwin, 74, resident of Barnum, passed away on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospice, Duluth. He was born on June 23rd, 1946 to T.L. and Genevieve Goodwin in Stewartville, MN.

Gerald Nelson, 86, Wrenshall, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, October 16, 2020. He was born in St. Paul to Verner and Ethel Nelson on February 14, 1934. At the age of 14, Jerry moved to Park Rapids where he attended high school and graduated in 1952. After high school, he joined the…

Vincent Sanges passed away on October 15, 2020 after a courageous battle with numerous health conditions.

George “The Barnum Bear Man” Hagen, 81, Barnum, died suddenly on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at his home. He was born on December 2, 1938, to Harold and Esther Hagen. George grew up in Barnum graduating from Barnum High School in 1956. He entered into the Air Force where he proudly served his c…

Barbara Ann Carlson, 87, lifelong resident of Moose Lake, was called to her Heavenly home on Monday, October 12th, 2020. She was born on October 29th, 1932 in Moose Lake to Carl and Helga (Lampi) Peterson.

Eugene (Gene) Donald Whipple, age 69, passed onto greener pastures on May 3rd, 2020 at his home in Malmo, MN.  

Sharon of St. Joseph, Minn. formerly of Milaca/Ogilvie, Minn. was a devoted child of God born April 30th, 1944 and passed away peacefully October 4th, 2020 at the age of 76 at Arlington Assisted Living Facility. Daughter of John Franklin Fleek and Nathlie Ion (Roy) Fleek.

Marilyn R. Sparks, 69, longtime resident of Mahtowa, MN, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 surrounded by her loving children, at Augustana Care Health and Rehabilitation in Moose Lake, MN.

Dorothy Vernita Mickelson, 93, passed away peacefully with her family present on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 in Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. She was born in Sac City, IA on December 21st, 1926 to Irvin and Olga (Anderson) Larson.

Bette Eknes, 87, Moose Lake, MN, died on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 in St. Cloud, MN surrounded by her family. She was born in Superior, WI to Ernest and Beth Kreitlow on June 9th, 1933.  As a child she moved to Moose Lake where she attended Moose Lake High School.  Bette was very proud to ha…

Mamie Irene McTaggart, 96, resident of Moose Lake, died peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the Augustana Care Center in Moose Lake. She was born on October 5, 1923, in Watertown, South Dakota to Lorenzo and Mamie Struckman.

Paul Charles Staab, age 91, died on Saturday, September 19, 2020, surrounded by his loving family in Firestone, Colorado.

James Russell Newman, 84, of Barnum, died peacefully on September 25, 2020. 

Marie M. Paulson, 83, Willow River, entered eternal rest on Friday, September 25, 2020, in Augustana Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake. She was born on August 15, 1937, in Adrian, MN to Frederick and Helen Heitman. Marie grew up and attended school in Minneapolis and later worked at Twin …

Martin Robert Burch, 73 of Cromwell passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 in his home with his family by his side.  He was born July 4, 1947 in Moose Lake to Elvin and Petronella (Pionk) Burch.  Martin graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1966.  After high school, he was drafted in t…

Phyllis Marjorie (Korhonen) Johnson passed away September 20, 2020 at Augustana Care Center, Moose Lake, Minnesota.  She was born October 28, 1925 in Moose Lake to Charles and Lempi (Henrikson) Korhonen. She attended school in Kettle River and Moose Lake and graduated in 1943.  After graduat…

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Georgieann Faye Lind (80) of Barnum, MN passed away on September 11, 2020 from a stroke.  Jo, as she was called by her family and friends, was born on August 6, 1940 to Theodore & Henrietta (LaFrenz) Sarvela in Silver Township, MN at her grandmother’s home. She graduated from Moose Lake …

Derrick Charles Skog, 42, of Minneappolis, Minn. passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, September 12. Derrick, son of Tom and Julie (Peterson) Skog, was born on November 24, 1977 in Moose Lake, Minn. 

Allen E. Peterson, 85 of Grand Rapids, WI who died on August 21,2020 was a lifelong learner. When asked recently what he liked to do he replied, “I like to read.  I am curious about our world” and the life he led showed that to be true.

Larry Elmer Klar, age 71, of Hinckley, MN passed away at his home on September 9, 2020.

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Gordon Carlyle MacVey, 88, peacefully died in his sleep on August 7, 2020, in Hermantown, Minnesota under the care of hospice.  Gordon has now joyfully rejoined his beloved wife, Dona, in forever matrimony.

David Allan Hambly, 67, resident of Sturgeon Lake, died on August 31st, 2020 in North Memorial Hospital, Robbinsdale. He was born on December 20th, 1952 in Duluth to Richard and June (Tuomi) Hambly.

Lois Margaret (Raymond) Siemer, 78, passed away on August 27, 2020 at her home in Chambersburg, PA. Lois was born on September 9, 1941, in Callicoon, NY, to Lewis and Margaret “Peggie” (Bound) Raymond. She married her beloved husband, Chuck, on August 20, 1966.

Thomas Gresczyk age 70 of Long Beach, California died Sunday, March 22, 2020 from leukemia plus other underlying conditions.  He was born June 29, 1949 in Cloquet to Lewis and Bernice Gresczyk.  Tom grew up in Kettle River, MN, attended Kettle River Elementary and graduated in 1967 from Moos…

Paul Elwood Jacobson, 84, resident of Moose Lake, was born on June 16th, 1936 in Duluth, MN to Hjalmer “Ted” and Agnes (Anderson) Jacobson.

Robyn (Robb) Lee Anderson, 73, of Finlayson, passed away August 16, 2020 at Essentia Health in Sandstone.

Billy McKee, 83, resident of Moose Lake, passed away December 16th, 2019 in Augustana Mercy Care Center, Moose Lake.  He was born in Nemadji, Barnum Township, to Vernon I. and Mayme McKee January 5th, 1936.

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David Paul Larson, 78, Hibbing, died Friday, August 14, 2020 in Essentia Health Homestead in Deer River. He was born on September 18, 1941, to Rudolph and Ruth Larson in Birch Creek Twp. He was the youngest of 10 children. David married Judy Odaffer on May 9, 1964 in St. Isidore’s Catholic C…

Joan “Joann” Hahn, 82, of Moose Lake, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake.  She was born in Centuria, WI to Mike Hahn and Letha Stone Eklum and grew up in the Milltown, WI area.  Joann thoroughly enjoyed waitressing her whole life and often bonded with her…

Lisa Raye Grimm (Newman), 59, of Moose Lake, passed away on August 13, 2020 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minn. She battled pancreatic cancer courageously for nearly 2 years.

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Philip Raymond Melzark, 67, of Pelican Lake, WI, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, August 7, 2020 with loved ones by his side. 

Judith Ann Zywicki, 80, of Prior Lake, died Friday, August 7, 2020 at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park.  She was born November 15, 1939 the daughter of  Nels and Ruth (Haikola) Sarvela in Moose Lake. She grew up in Moose Lake  and graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1956…

Tom Pangerl, 67, Moose Lake, died Saturday, August 8, 2020 in Moose Lake.  Although Tom ended his life with no warning, we truly want to remember the loyal, caring, and dedicated man he was.  He was born on July 8, 1953 in Moose Lake to Joseph and Marlene Pangerl.  He grew up in Moose Lake, …

Bradford William Schmidt, age 69, of Hinckley, passed away on 2/17 /2020 at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis.

David Everett Goad, age 63 of Barnum formerly of Wrenshall, died on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Duluth.  He was born in Duluth on September 22, 1956 to Harold Goad and Doris McCuskey.  David married Marjorie Johnson on August 16, 1986.

Fredrick Victor Carlson, Jr., 76, resident of Hinckley, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 in his home. He was born in Duluth on August 7, 1943.

Joyce Annette Bratsch, 81, of Sturgeon Lake died Friday, July 17, 2020 in Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth. Joyce was born on July 16, 1939 in Cloquet, the daughter of Walter and Violet (Sorenson) Pearson. She grew up in Holyoke where she attended school until 10th grade. …

Alice H. Newman, 83, Sturgeon Lake, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth. She was born on May 30, 1937 in Windemere Twp. to John and Olga Johnson. Alice attended C School in Windemere Twp. She was a homemaker and also proudly farmed for over 30 years. Al…

Russell Dahl, 79 of Sturgeon Lake, MN passed away Friday, April 24 in Clearwater Florida, after suffering a massive stroke.  Russ was born July 29th, 1940 to George and Ruth Dahl on the family farm along with his twin brother, Raymond who passed away at birth. 

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Sadie J. Devine-Jelinski, age 38, of Withee, WI, peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System, in Eau Claire, surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Sadie’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the Meadowview Golf Course, in Owen, …

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Mary Kay (Allison) Helfman, 77, of Sturgeon Lake, died peacefully on Saturday June 27, 2020 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was blessed to receive the greatest care from her family throughout her journey. Mary was born on November 20, 1942 in Des Plaines, Illinois to …