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Carl H. Maher, 81, of Esko, Minn., died Friday, March 13, 2009, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. Carl was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1927. He was a United States Navy veteran who served in the Pacific theater during World War II. Carl's many jobs included 17 years at Conwed; owner/operator of an Aurora oil business; Transportation Director at Aurora and Duluth Public Schools; and working for Cloquet Transit and Potlatch, retiring in 1992.
Steven Patrick Chard, 38, better known by his friends as "Mitch," died surrounded by his loving family on Friday, March 6, 2009, after a long valiant battle with brain cancer. Born Dec. 29, 1970, Steven grew up on the family dairy farm (Pine Grove Dairy) in Sturgeon Lake, Minn. He graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1989 and went on to attend the College of St. Scholastica and the Hibbing Technical College graduating with a degree in Law Enforcement. He began his professional career as a Pine County Deputy Sheriff in 1993 and was in their service for seven years.
Penelope "Penny" S. Fisher, 63, of Carlton, Minn., died Friday, March 6, 2009, in Methodist Hospital in Rochester. She was born April 3, 1945, in Duluth, Minn., to Richard and May Adams. Penny grew up in Wrenshall, Minn., and attended Wrenshall schools. During the late 1960s she worked as a nurse's aide at Nopeming. She married Jerry Fisher on Nov. 22, 1969, in Carlton. Penny stayed home to raise her two sons until the early 1990s when she went back to work at Nopeming. Penny was a member of the Carlton County Master Gardeners.