Obituaries

Thu
18
Jan

Al Podominick, 83, of Ely, dies

Al Podominick, 83, of Ely, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Boundary Waters Center in Ely. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Tue
16
Jan

Mae Dehnhoff, 70, of Isabella dies

Mae Dehnhoff, 70, of Isabella died on Monday, January 15, 2018 and is finally at peace after a lengthy illness.
She was born to Richard and Mabel (Bathke) Singleton in Medford, Wi. Mae moved with her family to Isabella at a young age, where she resided until her death.
On November 19, 1966, she married Kenneth Dehnhoff Jr. at Zion Lutheran Church in Finland. Mae was active in the church, was Treasurer of Isabella Township and head cook at Camp Buckskin for over 30 years.
Spending time with family meant everything to Mae. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Dwight and Raymond.

Sun
14
Jan

Frank J. Mauser, 93, of Ely, dies

Frank J. Mauser , 93, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Ely Bloomenson Hospital.
Frank was born on January 26,1924 in Ely to Frank and Barbara (Vaida) Mauser. He attended Ely Schools, served in the Army during World War II and after being honorably discharged he moved back to Ely, met the love of his life whom he married. They moved to Minneapolis where he attended Dunwoody Institute and when he finished school they moved back to Ely where he worked and they established their life together. Frank was a mechanic at Ford Garage for many years before he was hired at Reserve Mining Company in Babbitt and retired from the mine as a foreman in the truck shop.
Frank was a very unassuming person and he put his all into anything he did; he could fix just about anything. One of his favorite pastimes was being at the cabin, every summer he and Marge would close up the house in town and live out there.

Sun
14
Jan

Charles E. Mistek, 82, of Ely,dies

Charles E. Mistek, 82, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Essentia Health- St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Fri
12
Jan

Muriel Kovall, of Babbitt, 89, dies

We are sad to announce that the grandest lady we knew, Muriel Kovall, passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side in Babbitt, MN on January 8, 2018.
She was born on August 14, 1928 in Watertown, South Dakota.
She is survived by her daughter Dianne (Harold) Breffle, son-in-law Ronald Jokela; grandchildren Justin (Ryan) Jokela, Mathew (Tara) Jokela, Kyle (Jessica) Breffle and Celeste (Zac) Bradish; and great-grandchildren Hayden Jokela, Avery Bradish and Baby Bradish (due in July).
Muriel was preceded in death by her husband Mathew Kovall, Jr. and daughter Ramona Jokela.
Private family services will be held at the Ely Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.

Fri
12
Jan

Dina Hill, 70, of Ely, dies

Bernardine “Dina” Hill, 70, of Ely passed away at her home on January 11, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Dina was born on Dec. 2, 1947 to Bernard and Dorothy (Kobe) Hutar in Ely MN. She graduated from Ely Memorial High, Class of 1966.
Dina married Richard “Dick” Hill on January 19, 1968. On the day of her passing they were 8 days shy of their 50th wedding anniversary.
Together they raised three children: Sandy, Cory and Rich.

Thu
11
Jan

Holly A. Anderson, 62, dies

Holly A. Anderson, 62, began her new journey on Dec. 22, 2017. Her wish to return to Minnesota for one last visit was briefly granted. She was born in Virginia, MN on May 19, 1955. A New York resident since 1981, Holly’s selfless volunteer work at Ground Zero ultimately claimed her life. An accomplished poet and artist, her work is in museum library collections internationally. Holly will be forever cherished by her husband Jonathan Kane, daughter Lucy, mother Margaret (Pulis) Anderson, sister Carrie (Tom Snyder), brother Scott (Paige), nieces and nephews; Alex, Madeline, Gunnar and Leigh; brothers-in-law Anthony and Nicholas Kane; and countless friends around the world. She was preceded in death by her father Everett. A celebration of Holly’s life will be held on Jan. 20 at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9998 90th St. South, Cottage Grove MN. Visitation 1-2 followed by ceremony and refreshments. Memorials to the family.

Wed
10
Jan

Norris Fagerlund, 94, long-time resident of Devils Lake, ND dies

Norris Fagerlund, 94, long-time resident of Devils Lake, ND died on Monday, January 8, 2018 at CHI St. Alexius Devils Lake Hospital.
Norris was born on October 19, 1923, on a farm near Rolla, North Dakota, the son of Oliver and Rosie (Disrud) Fagerlund. He received his schooling in Rolla, graduating in May 1941. He attended North Dakota State University for two years before joining the Navy, serving in the western Pacific as an Ensign and Lieutenant (jg) on a minesweeper, the USS Devastator. His squadron of minesweepers cleared the mines for the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa; he also did anti-submarine convoy duty.

Sat
06
Jan

Mary Jane Davis, 91, dies

Mary Jane Davis, 91, died Thursday, January 4, 2018, in Ely,
Minnesota. Mary was born September 29, 1926 in Cloquet, Minnesota to Bill
and Mayme Clendening. She graduated from Carlton High School in 1944 and
actively participated in several music groups. She was a member of the
Paine Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mary graduated from the College of St.
Scholastica Department of Nursing in 1949 and worked as an R.N. at St.
Mary's Hospital in Duluth for 27 years. She was a member of Woodland United
Methodist Church and the Twin Ports Genealogical Society.
In 1949 she married Lawrence Edward "Pete" Davis and spent the
next several years raising their family in Duluth. She was a loving mother
to her children and grandchildren. Music was a big part of her life - she
was a church organist, pianist, and sang in the choir. Mary excelled in her

Fri
05
Jan

Kim Tina Von Wald, 58, of Babbitt dies

Kim Tina Von Wald, 58, of Babbitt went to her heavenly home peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from her home in Babbitt.
Kim was born in Ely, MN on November 20, 1959 to Bruce and Judith (Aho) Von Wald and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Babbitt.
She participated in the Special Olympics as a gymnast and attended Family Camp at Lake Geneva in Alexandria, MN every summer. Kim embodied a positive attitude about things in life and always had good things to say about others.
She attended Babbitt Assembly of God Church where she especially loved attending Sunday School, rarely missing a Sunday. Kim loved her Sunday School teacher Laurie Rasmussen and special friends Steve Rasmussen, Cheryl Tuomela, Cindy and Paul “Bones” Hellersted, Scott and Cindy Edgett, Debbie and Arnold Nelson, Renne Sellman, Jean Taylor, and Pastor Ben and Beth Morgan.

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