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Michael I. Dorvall 1948 - 1999, 50, Duluth, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999. Mr. Dorvall was born on July 14, 1948 in Duluth to Irving and Ruth Dorvall. He graduated from Central High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970, spending some time in Vietnam. Michael returned to Duluth and worked for a medical supply company, tested iron ore at U.S. Steel in Morgan Park, then he worked at UMD in the maintenance department. He moved to California and worked as a welder there. Then, Michael moved to Hawaii and worked as a landscaper. He was a former member of First Lutheran Church in Duluth. He loved to travel, read and snorkel. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by two sisters, twin, Patrician Ellingson and her husband, Lynn, of Grand Rapids and Belle Siemsen and her husband, Marlin, of Hermantown; three aunts, Jennie Nelson of Duluth, Phyllis Hoiem of Saginaw and Edna Hoiem of Duluth; one cousin, Betty Gaus of Cloquet; six nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and nephews. Private family services will be at a later date. Arrangements by Barr Brothers Directors, Jarvi-Dowd Chapel, Duluth.

Amelia Hofstad, 108, Duluth, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Wesley Residence, which is operated by her family. Mrs. Hofstad was born in Kathryn, N.D. and with her husband, the Rev. Ottar Hofstad, lived and served churches in Halstad and Brooklyn, N.Y., before going to Norway where he was a Sunday School secretary for the Methodist Church from 1920 to 1923. After 1923, they served churches in Philadelphia, Pa., Jersey City, N.J., Queens Village, N.Y., Superior, Wis., Minneapolis and Duluth. After their retirement, they served the Brookston Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Christine Davis; and her husband, the Rev. Ottar Hofstad, in 1968. She is survived by three sons, Wesley and his wife, Virginia, of Philadelphia, Pa., Arnold and his wife, Renee, of Carlton, and Ralph and his wife, Adeline, of Edina; 16 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Bell Brothers Chapel. Services were Friday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Duluth and also Saturday at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, with visitation from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Burial was in Carlton Cemetery, Carlton. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors, Jarvi-Dowd Chapel, Duluth.

Kenneth H. VanReese, 69, Duluth, died peacefully on Feb. 16, 1999. Mr. VanReese was born in Sandstone, but had lived in Duluth most of his life. Ken graduated from Duluth Central in 1948. He was a member of St. James Church and had worked for Woodruff Lumber for many years before his retirement. To Kenneth, his wife, children and grandchildren were his life. He is survived by his wife, Frances, of 46 years; two sons, Thomas VanReese and Steven VanReese and his wife, Diane, all of Cloquet; three daughters, Christine Seeland and her husband, Craig, Cathy Waterhouse and her husband, Dan, and Julie Foucault and her husband, John, all of Duluth; two brothers, Richard VanReese and his wife, Sally, of Hermantown and Gerald VanReese and his wife, Hazel, of North Branch; 14 grandchildren, Karly, Kristina, Michael, Matthew, Amanda, Dan, Kelly, Chad, Danielle, Ryan, Ashley, Nicholas, Kyle and Amber. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday with wake prayers at 6 p.m. at Dougherty Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Friday at St. James Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth.

Ingrid Regina Mathewson 1911 - 1999, 87, Carlton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 1999 in the Carlton Nursing Home. She was the daughter of Swedish emigrants, first of her siblings to be born in the United States, on April 5, 1911, in Flint, Mich. to Oscar and Nannie (Lindstrom) Eksten. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Motley. Ingrid and her husband ran a small farm in Scandia Valley. She was a pastry chef at some of the resorts in the Gull Lake area. She instilled in all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren her appreciation and love of music. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; five brothers and four sisters. She is survived by two sons, James of Motley and Ralph (Eva) of Lewiston, Idaho; a daughter, Regina (Marvin) Swanson of Esko; a brother, Frank Eksten of Stanwood, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. Thursday in Barr Brothers Funeral Home, Cloquet. Visitation will continue today, Saturday, one hour prior to the 2 p.m. service in United Methodist Church, Motley. Pastor Larry Hager will officiate. Organist will be Harriet Piehl. Soloists will be Pat Crawford and Patrick Edeburn. Pianist will be Tami Cartwright. Pallbearers will be Arvid Edeburn, Oscar Eksten, Scott Mathewson, Kenny Mathewson, Kevin Cartwright and Kerry Lindell. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Pillager. Arrangements by Barr Brothers Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Mary Louise Nelson, 87, Nopeming, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 in Nopeming Nursing Hom, Duluth. Mrs. Nelson was a lifelong resident of Duluth and a member of the former Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sydney, who died in 1992 and her daughter, Roberta “Bobby” Rowell, who died in 1997. She is survived by her five daughters, Darlene Holman, Mary Sue Christensen and her husband, Dick, Sandra Carroll and her husband, Dick, all of Duluth, Barb Quick and her husband, Tom, of Proctor and Bev Higgins of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Bill Nelson and his wife, Judy, and Bud Nelson and his wife, Donna, all of Duluth; four sisters, Pat Northfield and Monica Fechner, both of Duluth, Lorraine Horn of Scanlon and Lois Carroll of Kenosha, Wis.; one brother, Skip Benson of Duluth; 29 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by serves at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Bell Brothers Chapel. Burial will be in Oneota Cemetery. Arrangements by Barr Brothers Funeral Directors, Barr Brothers Chapel, Duluth.

Kenneth Dennis McFall 1938 - 1999, 60, died Feb. 11. Mr. McFall was born on Aug. 6, 1938 in Carlton. He moved to Moreno Valley, Calif. in 1962 and to West Linn in 1968. He was a self-employed brick mason and a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Oregon City, Ore. He is survived by his daughter, Kim of West Linn; son, Tim of Tigard; sisters, Janice Setala of Cambridge, Frances Hallback and Dorothy Brigan, both of Finlayson, Florence Strandberg of Carlton, Barbara Hamilton of Romeo, Mich. and Mary J. Ulsky of Toledo; brothers, Wallace of Tahlequah, Okla., and Bud of West Linn and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Carlton. Disposition was by cremation. Burial of ashes will be in Hillside Cemetery, Carlton. Arrangements by Holman-Hankins-Bowker and Waud Funeral Home.

Mary Jean Fagre 1958 - 1999, 40, Cloquet, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth. She was born on March 18, 1959 in Cloquet to Adolph and Esther (Johnson) Fagre, Jr. She grew up in Saginaw and graduated from Albrook High School in 1976. She had lived in Cloquet since 1985. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Arlan and Alan Fagre. She is survived by two sons, Thomas and Timothy, both at home and their father, Steve Liupakka of Cloquet; two brothers, Donald and Dennis Fagre, both of Cloquet; four sisters, DeAnna (Jim) Bodas of Virginia, Cindy Fagre of Las Vegas, Nev., Judy Johnson of Barnum and Sandra Merrill of Cloquet; 13 nieces, and nephews and one great-niece. Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. until the 1:30 p.m. service on Tuesday in Northland Funeral Home Chapel, Cloquet. Pastor Gary Kangas officiated. Arrangements by Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Ray “Check” A. Eldien, Jr. 1937 - 1999, 61, Scanlon and Prairie Lake, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 at his home. He was born on July 9, 1937 in Cloquet to Raymond and Margaret (Ashley) Eldien and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Cloquet High School in 1955. He married Patricia Pollock on Oct. 5, 1957 at the former St. Casmir’s Catholic Church in Cloquet. He retired from the Potlatch Corp. in 1996 as a foreman in the machine room with 41 years of service. He was a member of Queen of Peach Catholic Church, Cloquet; a member of the Potlatch Quarter Century Club and a member of the Prairie Lake Association. He was a former union president, served as a city clerk of Scanlon from 1964-1980, was one of the first organizers of the Scanlon Fire Department and a former Cub Scout Leader. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Patty”; his children, Scott (Carol) Eldien of International Falls, Mary (Mike) Lessar of Cloquet, Tom (Kelley) Eldien of Proctor, Theresa (Dan) Parenteau of Cloquet, John (Dawn Niesen) Eldien of Cloquet and Ann (Bryan Dunaiski) Eldien of Cloquet; one brother, Frank David (Monica) Eldien of Esko; two sisters, Susan (Dennis) Chamberlin of Hillsboro, Ore. and Margaret (John) Talcott of Superior, Wis.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday at Nelson Funeral Care Chapel with a wake and rosary service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. Father Kenton Sailstad celebrating. Pallbearers were Dennis Carlson, David Pollak, Paul Gunderson, Gene Wiersma, Ken Holmstrand and John Davidson. Interment services followed at the New Calvary Cemetery, Cloquet. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet.

Philip G. Super 1918 - 1999, 81, Cloquet, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth. He was born on Feb. 2, 1918 in Flensburg to Michael and Katherine (Maciej) Super. He married Amelia Trettel on Sept. 2, 1941 in Sacred Heart Church, Flensburg. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from Feb. 10, 1942 to Nov. 8, 1945. He farmed in Flensburg from 1945 until April 1956 when he began working at Northwest Paper, now Potlatch Corp., retiring in March of 1980. He was a member of Carl Anderson American Legion Post 262, Cloquet; the Eagles Club and St. Francis Catholic Church, Carlton. Philip loved fishing, hunting and spent many enjoyable hours rolling logs with his grandsons at their sawmill. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter; five brothers and five sisters. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Amelia, of Cloquet; his children, Mary (Nickolas) Blesener of Cloquet, Sharon (Lynn) Erickson of Carlton and Dennis (Kathie) of Traverse City, Mich.; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Peter of Isanti, Mich. and Tom of Little Falls; and two sisters, Pauline Hlad of Flensburg and Genevieve Zilka of Long Prairie. Visitation was held on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. with 7:30 prayer service in Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. Visitation continued on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Catholic Church, Carlton. Interment will be New Calvary Cemetery, Cloquet. Arrangements by Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Arthur H. Anderson 1914 - 1999, 85, Cloquet, died Thursday in the Carlton Nursing Home. He was born on Feb. 12, 1914 in International Falls and in 1922, he moved to Cloquet. Arthur worked at Northwest Paper Company from 1940 until 1951. He then owned and operated G. and A. Radio and TV in Cloquet until retiring, due to health problems. Arthur spent a lot of time traveling, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He lived everyday to the fullest. He was also very active with the Moose Lodge for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Albin and Martha Anderson; his wife, Viola, in 1979 and a son, Robert (Bob) in 1995. He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn (Cliff) Grover of Cloquet; a sister, Millie Clough of Cromwell; a niece, Shelby (Ken) Holm of Cromwell; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. At his request, there will be no memorial service held at this time. A private service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery in Cloquet. Arrangements by Wefelmeyer Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cloquet.

Michael Balen, 70, Brookfield, Wis., died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999. He was a 50-year member of Milwaukee Carpenters Union Local 264, a business manager of Milwaukee Carpenters Union and a administrative manager of the Milwaukee Carpenters Health Fund. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith L. (Wolff) Balen; a son, Michael (Christine) Balen and a brother, Robert Balen. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Bertucci) Balen; children, Patricia Ann (John) Schaefer, John (Virginia) and Joseph Balen; stepchildren, Linda (Robert) Quesnell, Richard (Sandra) Mapes, Sharon (Robert) Mann and Donna (Greg) Ruiz; 17 grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Balen of Keewatin; a sister, Manda (Robert) Redfield of Cloquet; and other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian burial for Michael was held at Dominic Catholic Church in Brookfield, Wis. A private family entombment was in Wisconsin Memorial Park. Memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association.

Rose I. Pertler 1904 - 1999, 94, Cloquet, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999 at the Carlton Nursing Home. She was born on Aug. 22, 1904 in Little Falls to Felix and Mary Tuholski. She was a Cloquet area resident since 1933 and a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Otto; three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Elaine (Martin) Peil and Irene (Jerry) Soderbloom of Cloquet; five grandchildren, Martin “Marty” Peil, Dawn (Kirk) Bergeron, Sandy (Pat) Hamilton, Cheri (Mark) Altonen and Jay (Brenda) Soderbloom and six great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Friday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, celebrated by Rev. Father Kenton Sailstad. Pallbearers were Kirk Bergeron, Chad Hamilton, Pat Hamilton, Marty Peil, Leo Peil and Chris Bergeron. Interment services followed at the New Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet.

Evelyn Mary Snyder 1910 - 1999, 88, Floodwood, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999 in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth. She was born on July 17, 1910 in Wright to Joseph and Margaret (Bushey) Vezina. She grew up and attended school in Wright. During WWII, she lived in Cromwell where she farmed with her first husband, Matt Schin. She moved to Floodwood in 1947. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and active in the church ladies groups. She enjoyed gardening and walking. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Matt Schin, Frank Seppanen and William Snyder; six sisters and four brothers. She is survived by one daughter, Beverly (Gerald) Davidson of Floodwood; sister-in-law, Atha Vezina of Gheen; three grandchildren, Mary (Dallas Sams) Davidson of Mendota Heights, Geraldine “Deanie” Davidson of Duluth, Charles Davidson (Lisa) of Superior, Wis.; foster grandchild, Nestor Saez of Floodwood; great-grandson, Michael Mancuso and his father, Tony Mancuso, both of Duluth; two great-granddaughters, Abby Jo and Ally Marie Davidson of Superior, Wis.; step-great-grandchildren, Seth, Stacia, Jordon and Mitchell Sams of Stapeis. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Friday with a 7 p.m. prayer service in St. Louis Catholic Church, Floodwood, where visitation will continue today, Saturday. Father John Doyle will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Wright Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Walter A. Bresette 1947 - 1999, 51, Red Cliff, Wis., died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth. He was born on July 4, 1947 in Hayward, Wis. to Wilfred and Blanche (LaFernier) Bresette. He graduated from Bayfield High School in 1964. He had served in the U.S. Army for four years. He graduated from the Chicago School of Art. He was a member of the Loon Clan and the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Walt had been co-owner and operator of the Buffalo Bay Trading Company in Red Cliff for a number of years. Walt will be remembered as an Anishinabe peace and justice advocate; an environmental, treaty rights and community activist; an author, elegant speaker and writer; lecturer and trainer of people as ‘witnesses for nonviolence.” He was a fun loving, traditional man who believed in fighting for the rights of all people. Walt was a cofounder of the Witness for Nonviolence, the Midwest Treaty Network, the Anishinabe Niijii, the Lake Superior Greens and the Wisconsin Greens. He had been a founding board member of WOJB Public Radio on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. He served as a host of the Anishinabe Way Cultural and Spiritual Sobriety Gatherings and of the Protect the Earth Community Gatherings in northern Wisconsin. His current active affiliations included, the Lake Superior Alliance, the Great Lakes Regional Indigenous Environmental Network, the Arctic to Amozonia, the W.A.T.E.R. Campaign, the Waub Ojeeg Institute for Cultural Preservation, the Anishinaabeg Millennium Project, the Project Underground and Honor the Earth Campaign. A book is being compiled about Walt Bresette’s life. Anyone who has a story or thoughts about his life is asked to please send them to: Anishinabe Niijii, Attn.: Sandy Lyon, Box 31, Springbrook, Wis. 54875; e-mail, Walter@Spacestar.Net or check his web page, at http://www.protecttheearth.com. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry, in 1989 and his mother, Blanche, in 1992. He is survived by four children, Nicholas Bresette of Peoria, Ill., Claudia Joy, Katy B., and Robin Walter and their mother, Cass Joy Bresette, all of Madison, Wis.; six brothers, Stanley (Bonnie) Bresette of Red Cliff, James (Sharon) Bresette of Wausau, Wis., Dennis (Patricia) Bresette of Ashland, Wis., Randolph Bresette of Bayfield, Wis., Joseph Bresette of Red Cliff, Wis. and Richard LaFernier (Laura) of Warrensburg, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; and two special friends, Frank Koehn of Herbster, Wis. and Ellie Schoenfeld of Duluth. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Bayfield, Wis. The Rev. Glenn Phillips OFM officiated. Visitation was after 5 p.m. at the Red Cliff Youth Center with a prayer service held at 7 p.m. The interment was in St. Francis Cemetery in Red Cliff, Wis. Members of Red Cliff, and Bayfield VFW and American Legion Posts conducted military rites at the cemetery. Memorials or donations may be made in memory of Walt and sent to: Route 1 Box 117, Bayfield, Wis. 54814, C/O Joseph Bresette, his brother. Arrangements by Bratley Funeral Home, Washburn, Wis.

Mildred Clough, =86, Cromwell, formerly of Cloquet, passed away March 7, 1999 at the Cloquet Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray in 1990; a sister and a brother. She is survived by a daughter, Shelby (Ken) Holm; a granddaughter, Debbie (Russell) Kangas and a great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Kangas. A memorial service and burial will be held in the spring in Cromwell. Arrangements by Fred Olson Mortuary.

Robert Kelley 1933 - 1999, 65, Kerrick, died March 7, 1999 in Eufaula, Ala. he was born on Aug. 1, 1933. He was employed by Hallett Dock, Duluth. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Kelley. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Kelley; five children, Keith Kelley, Tim Kelley, Stephanie Kelley, Colyn Shumat and Bryan Kelley and 13 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lillian M. Vincent 1906 - 1999, 92, Two Harbors, died Friday, March 5, 1999 at the Lake View Home, Two Harbors. She was born on Oct. 3, 1906 in Two Harbors to Anton and Lydia (Lindahl) Freeberg. She attended school in Two Harbors and worked for the telephone company as an operator. She was married to Louis Vincent. She was a long-time resident of Cloquet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; son, Paul; brothers, Arthur and Willard; sisters, Helen and Mildred and granddaughter, Debbie. She is survived by son, Michael of Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughter, Dolores (Al) Guerrero of Palm Springs, Calif.; sisters, Alice Carlson and Violet Morrison, both of Two Harbors; grandchildren, Diane, Jeanne, Karie, Aimee, Gina and Paul; six great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. to the 2 p.m. service on Monday at Cavallin Funeral Home, Two Harbors. Arrangements by Cavallin Funeral Home, Two Harbors.

Grace M. Howe 1908 - 1999, 90, Duluth, died Monday, March 1, 1999 in Lake Haven Manor, where she had resided since mid-January. She was born on May 8, 1908 in Quebec, Canada to Leo and Madeline Carey. She moved to Duluth in 1918 and attended St. Jean’s School. Grace married Carl Howe in August, 1932 in Duluth. She was a homemaker, and a caregiver for her mother and her husband. Grace was a member of St. James Catholic Church and a former member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl in 1982; eight brothers; three sisters and a son-in-law, Harold Scott in 1990. She is survived by two daughters, Karen Scott and Pat (Frank) Ibriks, all of Duluth; one brother, Don (Maryls) Carey of Sturgeon Lake; two sisters, Blanche Nelson of Duluth and Stella (Ed) Larkin of Tacoma, Wash.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 42 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial on Thursday at St. James Catholic Church. Burial was in East Hillcrest Cemetery in Cloquet. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier Funeral Home.

Warren Allen Barney 1932 - 1999, 67, Cloquet, died in St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth. He was born in 1932. He was preceded in death by his mother, Angeline; a brother, Franky and infant daughter, Wendy. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia Barney; five sons and three daughters, Warren “Woods” Jr., Eustace “Jay,” Richard “Dixon” (Mickey), Rebecca “Becky,” Randall “Randy,” Josephine “Josa,” Timothy “Tim” and Dawn, all of Cloquet; his father, Simon Barney; brothers, Leslie, Robert and Norman, all of Cloquet; sisters, Loretta, Catherine and Ruth Ann, all of Cloquet; JoAnne of Minneapolis; 20 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. in Barr Brothers Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday in Holy Family Catholic Church. Father Eugene Lyttle officiated. Organist was Mary Watson. Soloists were Regina Roemhildt, Janelle and Crystal Moose. Pallbearers were Richard Barney Jr., Melvin Barney, Randy Barney Jr., Joseph Barney, Jason Barney and Daniel Barney. Burial will be in New Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Cloquet. Arrangements by Barr Brothers Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Evelyn May Green 1925 - 1999, 73, Duluth, formerly of Cloquet, died Wednesday at the Franciscan Health Care Center in Duluth. She was born on March 9, 1925 in Wisconsin to Lawrence and Amy (Larson) Davis. She graduated from Duluth High School and then later served in the U.S. Navy, holding the rank of Chief Petty Officer, working as a nurse during WWII. Evelyn married Martin N. Green on April 30, 1948 in Cloquet. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Cloquet. She was also a member of and a past commander of the Carl Anderson American Legion Post 262 of Cloquet. She also had been the chairman for the Eighth District Children and Youth Foundation for many years. Evelyn also served as the Chaplin for the Eighth District. She did work as a volunteer with the Salvation Army, the Minnesota Food Shelf and was a foster mother for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son and daughters, Laurence (Judy) Green of Aurora, Mary (Sherman Nelson) Green of Jacobson, Paul (Donn) Johnson of Fayetteville, Ariz., Margaret B. Setterquist of Duluth, Christy J. Ward of Carlton; two brothers, Robert (Maxine) Davis of Hoyt Lakes and William (Betty) Davis of Cloquet; one sister, Suzie (Orville) Dale of Duluth; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today, Saturday, one hour prior to the 1 p.m. memorial service in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Military honors will be provided by the Cloquet American Legion and VFW. A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be at a later date in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. A remembrance service will be held in conjunction with Evelyn’s service for her husband, Martin, who has been missing since Sept. 27, 1995. Martin N. Green was born on June 23, 1920 in Scanlon. As a youth, Martin worked in the C.C.C. Camps on the Gunflint Trail. He later served in the United States Army during WWII, during which time he was stationed in France and worked as a medic. Following his discharge from the military, Martin went to work at Conwed, where he worked until his retirement. Martin was a member of the Carl Anderson American Legion Post 262 and was also a member of and a past commander of the VFW Post 3979, Cloquet. He was also a member of the Military Order of Cooties. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters. Arrangements by Wefelmeyer Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Donald A. Strachota 1922 - 1999, 76, St. Paul, formerly of Cromwell, passed away March 4, 1999 in St. John’s Hospital, St. Paul. He was born on Aug. 29, 1932 in St. Paul to Joseph and Stella Strachota. He attended and graduated from Mechanic Arts High School. He was a member of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, St. Paul. He served in the United States Army during WWII in the 17th Airborne Division where he received the Purple Heart. He was a fireman in the City of St. Paul, retiring in 1978 after 30 years of service. He also was a volunteer fireman on the Cromwell Fire Department. He was a member of the Disabled Veterans Association, the St. Paul VFW and the St. Paul American Legion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Adaire in 1991. He is survived by sons, Donald (Janell) of St. Paul and Michael (Nancy) of Lake Elmo; a sister, Virginia Jackson of St. Paul; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four nieces and one nephew. Visitation was held from 12 Noon until the 3 p.m. service on Sunday in Barr Brothers Funeral Home, Cloquet. Service was at 2 p.m. on Monday in St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Pastor Art Wojciehowski officiated. Organist/soloist was Rosemary Connor. Burial will be in the spring in Forest Hill Cemetery, Cromwell. Arrangements by Barr Brothers Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Warren “Bud” H. Miller 1921 - 1999, 77, Duluth, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999. He was born in Duluth on April 14, 1921 to X.R. and Bertha Miller. He graduated from Morgan Park High School. Bud was a police officer with the City of Duluth for 21 years and with the University of Minnesota Police, Duluth for 15 years, retiring in 1981. Bud’s prior employment was with the U.S. Steel Plant and he also served in the C.C. Corp of Northern Minnesota. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Ionic Lodge 186, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Duluth, the AAD Temple-Director’s staff and the ELA-ALA Grotto Lodge of North America. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mildred Miller and one brother, Junior (Moe) Miller. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; three sons, John (Linda) Miller, Richard (Anita) Miller and James (Barbara), all of Duluth; one daughter, Tari (Michael) Roe of Cloquet; two sisters, Beatrice Engberg and Sylvia Dahlman of Morgan Park; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 5-7:30 pm. with Masonic service at 6 p.m. on Friday at Bell Brothers Chapel. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The burial was in Park Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors, Bell Brothers Chapel, Duluth.

Nellie E. Vargason 1917 - 1999, 82, Cloquet, died Friday, March 5, 1999 at Community Memorial Hospital and Convalescent Care Section. She was born on Jan. 28, 1917 in Cloquet to Charles “Carl” and Emma (Dahl) Eldien and was a lifelong area resident. She graduated from Cloquet High School in 1934 and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Scanlon. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; three brothers, Raymond, Ragnar and Ronald Eldien; on sister, Cora Grandlund and one grandson, Wayne Anderson. She is survived by one son, Howard (Elaine) Vargason of Cloquet; one daughter, DeAnna (William) Anderson of Scottsville, Ky.; three sisters, Lillian Bystrom of Sedona, Ariz., Lorraine (Harvey) Johnson of Duluth and Florence Raymond of Washington; five grandchildren, Michael Anderson, Mark Anderson, Michelle Johnson, Cory Vargason and Nicole Marvel; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at Nelson Funeral Care and continued Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Bethel Lutheran Church in Scanlon. The Rev. Severt Score officiated. Pallbearers were Donald Eldien, Dennis Johnson, Dennis Vargason, Randy Hella, Phil Tobolaski and Frank David Eldien. Interment services followed at Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet.

Harold W. Ehmann 1934 - 1999, 64, Cloquet, died Friday, March 5, 1999 at the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital. He was born on April, 30, 1934 in Garrison, N.D. and moved to Cloquet in 1962. He married Eleanore (Laveau) Chartier at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in 1967. He worked for Diamond Brands for 23 years and retired as a watchman. He later worked as cemetery groundskeeper for the Calvary Cemetery in Cloquet. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise “Eman” and his stepfather, Franeis Swanson. He is survived by his wife, Eleanore; children, Allen Chartier of Cloquet, Linda Chartier of Healdsburg, Calif., John (Nancy) Chartier of Cloquet and Jeryl (Jerry) Fink of Cloquet; one sister, Leatrice (DeLaine) Erickson of Sweet Home, Ore.; two brothers, Vernon (Carol) Gohl of Cloquet and Mark (Lori) Swanson of Salt Lake City, Utah; four stepbrothers, Elliott (Anne) Swanson of Detroit Lakes, Larry (Ann) Swanson of Beach, N.D., Bruce (Susan) Swanson of Plains, Mont. and Leland (Noreen) Swanson of Boulder, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 1 p.m. on Monday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Kenton Sailstad officiating. Pallbearers were Dale Gohl, David Gohl, Brandon Pederson, Jason Chartier, Jared Chartier and Brad Chartier. A spring interment will be held at New Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet.

Lillian A. Korby 1911 - 1999, 88, Cloquet, died Sunday, March 7, 1999 at the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital. She was born on Jan. 29, 1911 in Superior, Wis. to Axel and Olga (Holm) Ylonen. Lillian married Emil A. Korby on Oct. 4, 1941 in Duluth. Lillian worked as a domestic for families in the Superior, Wis. area for several years, prior to working for Diamond Brands in Cloquet. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother-in-law, Don Hawkings. She is survived by her son, Clyde A. Korby of New York, N.Y.; her daughter, Carol (Dale) Granholm of Esko; her sister, Pearl D. Hawkings of Iron; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the 1 p.m. memorial service on Friday in Wefelmeyer Funeral Home, Cloquet. Pastor Gary Kangas will officiate. Jeanette Ferguson will be the organist and Elizabeth Sinisalo will be the soloist. Burial will be at a later date at the Eagle Lake Cemetery in Cromwell. Arrangements by Wefelmeyer Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cloquet.

Lyle A. Hansen 1907 - 1999, 91, Duluth, formerly of Esko, died Monday, March 1, 1999 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth. He was born on Oct. 30, 1907 in Alberta to Rasmus and Hulda Fredrickson Hansen. He moved to Warren in 1916, to Strandquist in 1917 and to Duluth in 1918. He was a 1926 graduate of Morgan Park High School. Lyle married Bertha Raymetz on June 7, 1930 in Duluth. He was employed at the former Western Steel Manufacturing Company in New Duluth for two years. He worked in the electrical department of the Universal Atlas Cement Company for 30 years. Lyle’s first wife, Bertha, died in 1959. He moved to Sand Point, Ala. in 1961. He married Charlotte B. Greely, a Duluth native, on Jan. 27, 1964. Lyle retired after 12 years as customs inspector for the U.S. Bureau of Customs, enforcement officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and as magistrate for the Alaska Court System. He and Charlotte moved to Esko in 1972 and back to Duluth in 1997. Lyle was an active member of Temple Baptist Church in Duluth since 1920 and was a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bertha in 1959; one son, Dale Robert Hanwen in 1980 and one sister, Eleanor Whitaker Simons in 1997. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; one daughter, Fern (Carl) Sandberg of Arden Hills; four grandchildren, Pauline (William) Head of Ethiopia, Linda (David) Gorman of Midland, Mich., Christine Hansen of Garden City, Kan. and Steve Hansen of Dennison, Texas and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 12 Noon until the 1 p.m. service on Friday at Lincoln Park (formerly Temple) Baptist Church. The burial was in Oneota Cemetery. Memorial contributions will be given to Lincoln Park Baptist Church or to support the mission to Ethiopia. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier Funeral Home.


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