Martin P. O'hAthairne (Harney)
Martin P. O'hAthairne (Harney), 96, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at Zilber Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was a resident of the Cloquet and Duluth area for many years before moving to Montreal, Wis., where he lived for nearly 20 years. Martin wa...
Martin P. O'hAthairne (Harney), 96, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at Zilber Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wis. He was a resident of the Cloquet and Duluth area for many years before moving to Montreal, Wis., where he lived for nearly 20 years. Martin was born to James and Anna (Ryan) Harney on July 22, 1910, in Thomson Township, Carlton County. He was the youngest of seven children and grew up on the family farm. He was a correspondent for the Duluth News Tribune during high school and became a reporter for the newspaper after graduation. Martin later worked for the Cloquet Wood Conversion Company as a timekeeper and as a manager for Northwest Airlines before returning to the News Tribune to sell advertising. He also worked for Mathison Tire in Duluth and for newspapers in Cloquet and Ironwood. He was managing editor of Central Skiland, a United States Ski Association newspaper, for several years. Martin was a former co-owner of the Ski Hut in Duluth and an avid skier. He took his last run at Spirit Mountain when he was 90 years old. He also loved to fish for trout, especially near the Gunflint Trail and in Canada.
Martin was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosella; his second wife, Phyllis; and his son, James.
He is survived by a son, David (Rosalee); a daughter, Catharine Tierney (Joseph III); six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet, celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Joseph Sirba. Inurnment will follow at the Old Calvary Cemetery.
The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care to assist them with arrangements. See their online guest book at www.legacy.com .
January 3, 2007
- Cloquet, Minn.