Kathryn "Lisa" Wortham, 52, of Watkins, Minn., died unexpectedly in her home on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. She was born July 18, 1961, in Duluth, Minn., to Joanne Kuitu and Harold Smith.
Wayne "Dutch" Thornton, 77, of Moose Lake, Minn., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Augustana Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.
Mary Rose Mikrot, 56, of Willow River, Minn., passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at her home.
Michael Wayne Hayes, 55, of Sturgeon Lake, Minn., died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake, Minn.
Geneva "Louise" Wimmer, 90, formerly of Carlton, Minn., died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Sunnyside Health Care Center, Cloquet, Minn.
Helen M. Strom, 91, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn. She was born March 8, 1922, in Duluth to Eric and Svea (Engstrom) Strom. Helen worked as a telephone operator for U.S. West Telephone Company for over 40 years. She was a lifelong Cloquet resident, a member of Zion “The Swedish” Lutheran Church, the Doll House Club, volunteer for the Carlton County Historical Society, and had been a member of the Cloquet County Club where she enjoyed golfing.
Robert "Bob" Harry Seppanen, 81, of Esko, Minn., passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth, Minn. Bob was born Sept. 25, 1932, to Harry and Elsie (Gronroos) Seppanen and raised in Kettle River, Minn.
Dora L. Lamminen, 86, of Esko, Minn., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet, Minn.
Beverly Rae Wetzel, 68, of Andover, Minn., formerly of Cloquet, Minn., died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. She died in her home with her loving family by her side. Bev was born Aug. 22, 1945, in Duluth, Minn., to Elsie and Peter Lushenko. She graduated from AlBrook High School and married her high school sweetheart, Allan Wetzel, in 1963. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.RELATED CONTENT
Mildred Pauline Crestik, 101, of Cloquet, Minn., died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in the Lighthouse of Cloquet Assisted Living. She was born July 4, 1912, in Moquah, Wis., to Louis and Mathilda Prekop. She married Joseph Crestik on Feb. 6, 1932, in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Iron River, Wis. They lived in Superior for 10 years before returning to Iron River. They spent nine years there before moving to Duluth, Minn., in 1951. Mildred worked as a seamstress for 14 years at Minnesota Woolen Company. In 1967 after Joe's retirement they moved back to Iron River, spending summers there and winters in Georgia for the first two years and then Apache Junction, Ariz., until Joe's death in 1984.RELATED CONTENT
June Erickson, 71, of Cloquet, Minn., born May 28, 1942, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn.
Robert Joseph Schoen, 82, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away peacefully at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, surrounded by his wife of 58 years and family. He was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Claude and Anna (Kolb) Schoen and moved to Cloquet in 1941. Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Amerita "Amy" Pollak on June 11, 1955. Bob worked at Northwest Paper/Potlatch for 36 years, retiring in 1991, and also built houses. He was a member of the Carl Anderson American Legion Post 262 (holding various offices), Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979, Cloquet Combined Honor Guard, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Bob was quick-witted and had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved fishing, camping, cribbage and spending time with his family and friends. Bob was a very creative, resourceful man. He built and repurposed things to suit his needs.RELATED CONTENT
Philip C. Parenteau, 90, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn., surrounded by his family. He was born in Forest Lake, Minn., on Sept. 7, 1923, to Philip A. and Emma (Heinen) Parenteau. Philip moved to the Cloquet area in 1938 and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1941. He enlisted in the Air Corps and trained to be a fighter pilot, serving at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona during World War II. Philip was united in marriage to Rose Bellingham on Sept. 29, 1951. He spent his career in the mining industry before retiring in 1984.
Charlotte E. McGovern, 82, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at home with her family at her side. She was born on March 22, 1931, to Harold and Angeline (Decker) Werner.RELATED CONTENT
LaVella R. Solem, 90, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. She was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Jamestown, N.D., to Herman and Minnie (Dietz) Clemens. LaVella enjoyed making rugs, and was a member of the Moose Club Auxiliary and the Sons of Norway.RELATED CONTENT