Blaine Melvin SarffBlaine Melvin Sarff, 91, of Coon Rapids, Minn., and formerly of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. He was born April 24, 1921, in Staples, Minn., to Melvin and Marie (Brever) Sarff. Blaine served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Machinist Mate First Class. He moved to Cloquet in 1955 and worked as a board operator for Conoco Refinery in Wrenshall until his retirement. Blaine had been a member of the Scanlon Volunteer Fire Department and the Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 in Cloquet.