Obituaries

Mon
16
Oct

Martin Rodich of Eagan, 66, dies

MARTIN RODICH, of Eagan, 66, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 after a year long struggle with recurring pneumonia and weakened lungs. Marty was born in St. Paul on March 2, 1951 and grew up rifle and bow hunting, fishing, canoeing, and working alongside his dad learning the tricks of most every trade. His favorite was that of electricity. Much of his free time was spent up in Ely, MN with family and friends where he loved the woods.

Wed
04
Oct

Carol Jean (Oberstar) Debeltz, 74, dies

Carol Jean (Oberstar) Debeltz, 74, of Hutchinson, MN moved the polka party to heaven on September 29, 2017. A celebration of her life will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Hibbing, MN on October 21, 2017 at noon. A traditional Catholic mass will be followed with a joyous celebration of Polka music, balloons, noisemakers and her favorite foods of tacos and ice cream.

Tue
03
Oct

Katherine Patricia Ann Carlson, 84, of Ely, dies

Katherine Patricia Ann Carlson, 84, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely, surrounded by her family.
She was born on December 4, 1932 in Ely to Paul and Katherine Preblich and married the love of her life, Roy Clarence Carlson on August 30, 1952.
Pat was one-of-a-kind. There was never a dull moment when she was around. She created endless belly laughing with her terrific sense of humor. She was loving, generous, and brutally honest; had a warm embrace, a sassy attitude, a big smile, and made funny faces. Pat was very stubborn, but that stubbornness taught us to fight for what we believe in.
Family was the most important thing to her.

Tue
03
Oct

Anna Evelyn (Schick) Fuhrmann, 76, of Ely, dies

Anna Evelyn (Schick) Fuhrmann, 76, of Ely, formerly of St. Paul, went to heaven on October 1 2017 at Boundary Waters Care Center after a nine month struggle with a hemorrhagic stroke. Her devoted husband was at her side. Her grand-dog Stella, among others, welcomed her into heaven.
Born in Beaulieu, MN on September 13, 1941 to Henry and Clara (Becker) Schick, she graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1959. She went on to graduate with an RN from The Ancker School of Nursing in St. Paul in 1962, married Gerald C. Fuhrmann August 7, 1963 in St. Paul and graduated from the U of MN School of nursing with a BSN in 1971. Anna worked at War Memorial Hospital in Michigan, Hawaii State Hospital, Denver General Hospital in Colorado, and St. Paul-Ramsey, Highland Chateau, and the VA Medical Center in Minnesota.

Mon
02
Oct

William F. “Bill” Deyak, 97, dies

William F. “Bill” Deyak passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Carefree Assisted Living facility in Babbitt, MN.
Bill was born in Ely to Mary (Gorshe) and Louis Deyak on September 12, 1920 and recently celebrated his 97th birthday.
He served in the U. S. Navy during W.W. II (1942-1946) as a machinist in the North Atlantic, and was rescued by British allies after his ship was sunk.
Bill worked as a miner for a few years, but was limited by injuries. He was an accomplished gunsmith, and he utilized mechanical and outdoor skills at Basswood in later years. Bill loved fishing and hunting. He enjoyed his younger siblings, nieces and nephews, teaching them to enjoy the outdoors with his humor and skill. He loved Slovenian music and traditions.
Bill is survived by three sisters:, Margaret Mich, Helen Koschak, and Veronica “Bonnie” Zupancich, and will be missed by his special friend Katy Sustercich and his many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mon
02
Oct

Janet C. Grahek, 89, of Ely, dies

Janet Carolyn Takavitz Grahek, 89, left this earth to join her beloved husband, John, on October 2, 2017. She leaves behind her daughter, Darlene Grugal, her son Jon Grahek (Eileen) and her grandchildren Ashley and Andy Grahek. She was preceded in death by her husband and son-in-law, Rich Grugal.
Janet was born in Ely on October 18, 1927. She graduated from Ely Memorial High School and was married at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on August 10, 1946. The last of the Takavitz siblings, she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Our mother taught us kindness and generosity and was a powerful example of what it means to be a strong, loving woman.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Edward Ciriacy, Dr. Joseph Schwinghamer, and Jeanann Tjader, CNP and the staff of the Boundary Waters Care Center for their kindness and compassionate care of our mother.

Sat
30
Sep

Christopher Mackey, 37, formerly of Las Vegas, dies

Christopher Jeffrey Mackey, 37, of Ely, MN, formerly of Las Vegas, NV and Virginia, MN - born April 10, 1980 - died September 29, 2017.
Christopher graduated from Virginia High School in 1998. For several years he was employed in the Twin Cities, where he met his wife Angela Stitt. They were joined in marriage on Oct 6, 2014 and soon after moved to Las Vegas.
Christopher was a hard working man who loved his family and his country. He found his purpose in life when he met Angela and they built a life together in Las Vegas where they enjoyed spending time with their dog “Peanut.”
Christopher is survived by his mother Susan Mackey, sister Lynn Gregory, father-in-law Ray Stitt, grandmother Mary Mackey, aunts and uncles: Brian Mackey, Jeff (Shelley) Mackey, Kathy (Ron) Jenkins and Krissy (Dave) Johnston, cousins: John Mackey, Lucas and Lily Mackey, Kaylyn and Kassi Jenkins and Derek, Marissa and Marly Johnston.

Sat
30
Sep

Gene "Bud" Morrow, 82, longtime resident of Orinda California and Ely Minnesota, dies

Gene "Bud" Morrow, 82, longtime resident of Orinda California and Ely Minnesota, died September 27, 2017 with his family at his side after a battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Gene was born January 11, 1935 and raised in Ely Minnesota. He was the youngest of seven children of Steve and Jenny Moravitz. He attended elementary, high school and Vermillion Junior College in Ely, before going on to graduate from the University of Minnesota Duluth, with a degree in business and economics. From the age of sixteen he was a fishing guide for Bill Zup Sr. He loved the outdoors and found guiding was a great way to meet people and earn money to put himself through school. While waiting to be drafted, he taught business classes at a school in Embarrass, Minnesota. He spent two years in the army and was selected to be a cryptographer, stationed in New York where he discovered the city life.

Thu
28
Sep

James Francis Brobin, 82, dies

James Francis Brobin, 82 of New Brighton, MN. Born Feb. 15, 1935, Jim lost his year-long battle with ALS on September 16, 2017. Preceded in death by parents Ann and Red Brobin and brother Robert. Jim grew up hunting and fishing, graduating from Ely High School. He married Sandra Meyer after they both graduated from St. Cloud Teachers’ College where they met. Jim started teaching at Mounds View HS in 1958 and was a fixture in the Biology Department for 34 years. At Mounds View, he was also instrumental in building a strong and successful swimming program. Jim retired in 1992 enjoying world travel with Sandy including many warm winters in Mazatlán. His booming voice and outsized personality will be missed by family, friends and the countless students and athletes who were influenced by “Coach B.”

Thu
28
Sep

Peter J. Scheuer, 59,dies in China

Peter Joseph Scheuer, 59, died Sept. 21 in Beijing, China. He was born in Winton, MN on Oct. 4, 1957.
He was a graduate of Ely Memorial HIgh School, St. Olaf College, and the University of Minnesota Law School. He was employed by Bayer Health Care - China, where he headed the Beijing Legal Dept.
He is survived by his wife XiaoXiao, and children Bronte, Brandise, Peter Jr (Tom), and Eugene. Other survivors include parents, Robert and Katherine Scheuer and brothers Karl (Rose), Paul, and John, and sisters Gretchen (Brad) Bensen, Veronica (Warren) Olsen, Anna (Keith) Larson, and Nichole (Duane) Farkas.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Mary and Eugene Scheuer, Gretchen and Nicholas Rauscher, uncles Father Benedict and Father James Scheuer and aunt Mary Jo Rauscher.

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