Obituaries

Mon
15
Sep

Dale F. Loushin 65, of Duluth dies

Dale F. Loushin 65, of Duluth passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 with his loving family by his side.  Dale was born on May 25, 1949, in Ely, MN to Frank and Verna Loushin.
Dale was a graduate of Ely Memorial High School. During school he started dating Diane, shortly after graduating they were married. They lived in Ely for some years, before they moved to Duluth where they resided ever since. Dale was a fun and loving father, grandfather, and a devoted husband.  He was very well liked, with a great sense of humor and a soft heart. He made a connection with everyone he met and talked with, and was loved by all.
Dale was preceded in death by the love of his life, Diane; parents; brother, Gary; brother-in-laws: Tony, and Paul; and niece, Mona.

Mon
15
Sep

Flora Mae Erickson, 82, dies

Flora Mae Erickson died Saturday, September 13, 20014 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN. She was born September 7, 1932 to Erwin and Mary (Sterns) Kibbler of Boy River, MN.
She owned and operated “Flora’s Beauty Shop” in Benville for 32 years. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Babbitt, MN where she was active in the quilting circle. Flora enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, handicrafts, gardening, reading, crosswords, scrabble, travel and the opera. She loved music and played the piano, accordion and guitar. She was a kind and generous woman with a beautiful smile and a great sense of humor. She had recently visited with family and friends, some of whom she had not seen in years in her hometown of Boy River, MN. Her children were so grateful to have celebrated her 82nd birthday with her, just a week before her passing.
Flora was preceded in death by her parents, Erwin and Mary; husband, Earl; and sister, Mary Ann Lake.

Fri
12
Sep

Vincent R. DiNino, 95, dies in Texas

Vincent R. DiNino, Director Emeritus of Bands at The University of Texas at Austin, and Director Emeritus of the Longhorn Band, died peacefully at home in Bay City Texas on September 9, 2014, with his wife at his side.
There will be a memorial halftime performance of the UT Longhorn Band and the Longhorn Alumni Band at the October 18, 2014 football game in Austin Texas at Darrell K Royal - Memorial Stadium, and a public memorial service will be held on October 19, 2014 at The University of Texas at The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Concert Hall.

Fri
12
Sep

Frank L. Lozar, 85, dies

Frank L. Lozar, 85, died Sept. 7, 2014 in the Twin Cities. He was born July 5, 1929 in Ely to John and Marie Lozar and attended school here. He later became a research chemist. Survived by two sons and sister Agnes.

Fri
05
Sep

Rosemarie P. Buchner, 85, of Ely dies

Rosemarie P. Buchner, 85, of Ely, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014. She was born March 17, 1929 in Ely to Agatha (Carr) and Simon Marolt. She graduated from Ely Memorial High School. She married Joseph E. Buchner on July 14, 1951 in Ely.
She was a homemaker and member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Slovenian Women’s Union.
Rosemarie was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings where her apple potica was her specialty, a tradition that was passed down from her mother and she passed down to grandson Scott and niece Shannon.
Rosemarie worked with her husband Joe in the family aircraft repair business and was well known in the aviation community for her quality fabrication work.
She was an avid sports fan and never missed a game her grandchildren played. She loved to watch the Minnesota Twins, Vikings and Green Bay Packers.

Thu
04
Sep

Ruby M. Tomlinson, 86, of Ely, dies

Ruby Margareta (Pearson) Tomlinson, 86, was born in Chicago, IL on October 25, 1927 and passed away at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely on September 4, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her parents Folke and Elsie Pearson.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Walter; sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Jeanne, Don and Margie, Scott and Jackie, Gordon and Sue; grandchildren, Ben (Erin), Laura (Wilhelm) Harm, Amy, Kent, Erik, Kyle, Christine, Julie; and five great-grandchildren.

Thu
04
Sep

Ray Stephen Lassi, 66, of Mounds View, dies

Ray Stephen Lassi, 66, of Mounds View, died August 31, 2014.  He was born June 22, 1948 to Toimi and Mary (Gorshe) Lassi.  
Ray graduated from Ely High School and Ely Junior College.  UMD class of 1971.  After graduating from college, he went to work for Berger Transfer/Allied Van Lines in the Twin Cities and worked numerous positions for over 40 years.  His last 10 years were with their Logix Transportation Division.  
Ray was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his beloved daughter, Kathryn; her mother, Joyce; brother, Ralph; sister, Kathleen (John) Eaton; aunt, Geraldine Johnson; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Memorial Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, September 8 at Grace Point Church, 2351 Rice Creek Rd., New Brighton  (651-633-7515).  Ray was a wonderful father and his spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew him.
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Wed
03
Sep

Marian Lois Virginia Erickson Hiner, 88, of Annandale, dies

Marian Lois Virginia Erickson Hiner, 88, of Annandale, died peacefully Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Annandale Health Care Center.
Marian was born in nearby Buffalo, Minnesota on November 21, 1925 to Arthur and Hilda (Gunnarson) Erickson. She graduated from Annandale High School as Valedictorian at the age of 16 with the Class of 1941. She received her Master’s Degree in Business and French from the University of Minnesota and taught Business, Model Office and French in Orr, Wadena, and Nashwauk, Minnesota High Schools from the late 1960s through the mid 1990s. She married James Hiner on November 24, 1946 and they eventually settled on One Pine Lake near Ely, where they raised their two children: Susan (1953) and Eric (1954). In 2006, Marian decided to return to her childhood hometown of Annandale.

Tue
02
Sep

Ellen M. Hartshorn, 99, of Ely, dies

Ellen Mortson Hartshorn passed away on August 30, 2014. She was born November 19, 1914 in Rochester, Minnesota to Gertrude and Rasmus Mortson. On December 31, 1936, she married Wallace Hartshorn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Dale Hartshorn, Ely; daughter-in-law Linda Hartshorn, Wrangell, Alaska; sisters, brothers and a grandson.
Ellen is survived by her loving children: Maynard (Lois) Hartshorn of Iron, Minnesota; Lloyd (Peggy) Hartshorn of Plains, Montana; Paul (Margie) Hartshorn of Finland, Minnesota, and daughter-in-law Peggy Hartshorn of Ely; grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchild; three sisters: Ethel Daniels, Siren, Wisconsin; Edna Greeson, Waco, Texas; Elaine (Charles) Scott, Napa, California; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

Tue
02
Sep

Donna M. Georges, 85, of Ely, dies

Donna M. Georges, 85, of Ely, passed away at the Ely Bloomenson Communmity Hospital on Monday, September 1, 2014. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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