Obits and Death Notices

March 16, 1947 - Feb. 1, 2023
May 18, 1948 - Jan. 21, 2023
Nov. 9, 1946 - Jan. 22, 2023
Nancy Mae Frink passed away on Monday December 19, 2022 at the age of 89.
Gerald (Jerry) Lonke died 01/14/2023 after a brief battle with cancer.
April 13, 1943 - Jan. 15, 2023
James Richard Hosmer, 73, resident of Barnum, died peacefully in his home on Friday, January 13th, 2023. He was born in Park Rapids, MN on October 3rd, 1949 to Orie and Marvel (Bergstrom) Hosmer.
Randy “RAZ” Alan Zacher Age 60, Of Cloquet, MN. passed away unexpectedly on Friday January 6th, 2023, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. He was born on November 6th, 1962 in Cloquet to Vernon and Jean Zacher Sr.
Beverly McMillan passed away at age 98 on September 23, 2022. She was born on December 31, 1923, in Lancaster, MN. She was the daughter of Allan and Barbara McKibbin. Beverly saw many changes during her long life, from the invention of the automobile to having a robotic vacuum cleaner in her home. She attended a one-room schoolhouse in Caribou township in northern Minnesota, and lived on the family farm (without electricity) not far away. To get to school, she was pulled on a sled by the family St. Bernard.
Hilda Eleanor Swanson, age 99, passed away January 4, 2023. Hilda was born July 8, 1923 in Tamarack, MN to Gust and Josephine (Maki) Hermanson. July 21, 1945 Hilda was united in marriage to Carl Swanson. This union blessed them with three children: June, Sandra, and Kim.
Catherine JoAnn Thompson “JoAnn”, 82, of Cloquet passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born on February 23, 1940 in Mahnomen, MN to Peter and Julia Lemieux. She married Joseph Glen Thompson.
Judy Kay Hoppe age, 83 of Barnum, Minnesota passed away at home on Friday, December 30, 2022, at her home. Beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter of predeceased Bill and Signe (Saukko) Pietila, and dear friend. She was born on August 18th, 1939, and grew up in Barnum. She married the love of her life, Bill Hoppe on December 30th, 1961, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Cloquet, Minnesota and they were married exactly 61 years. She worked as a loan officer at the First National Bank of Cloquet for almost three decades. Judy’s irresistible exuberance for life, musical talent with an exceptionally angelic singing voice, her enthusiasm, kindness, and love nourished us all. For decades, Judy sang in the church choir and she was an avid bowler and golfer who won numerous trophies and awards. Judy’s role as a devoted wife and mother to her children was most important in her life.
Anne - Rochelle Roe was born on January 15, 1969, to Reuben and Susan (Walsh) Swenson in Edina, Minnesota. She grew up in Mahtowa, Minnesota, where she enjoyed riding her horse during her younger years. Anne graduated from Barnum High School in 1987. She was united in marriage to Gary Roe on August 28, 1993, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Together they made their home in Cloquet and later moved to Mahtowa in 2019. Anne was employed at Diamond Brands for 26 years, finishing her career as a supervisor until their closing in 2017. She went on to be employed at USG for one year. She was baptized on August 20, 2022, by her aunt and uncle at Graham Lake in Holyoke, Minnesota.
April 13, 1950 - Dec. 13, 2022
Jeanette Kathryn Worgren, 81, of Cloquet passed away in Miller Dwan Medical Center on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, with family by her side. She was born on January 25, 1941 in Cloquet, MN to John and Vendla Carlson. Jeanette married Raymond Leo Worgren in Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell on October 3, 1959.
Jeanette Kathryn Worgren, 81, of Cloquet passed away in Miller Dwan Medical Center on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, with family by her side. She was born on January 25, 1941 in Cloquet, MN to John and Vendla Carlson. Jeanette married Raymond Leo Worgren in Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell on October 3, 1959.
May 22, 1951 - Dec. 2, 2022
Kevin L. Locke age 65 of Duluth died from cancer on Nov. 18, 2022. The son of Fred and Anna (nee Lemieux) Marie Locke, Kevin was born Aug. 15, 1957 in Cass Lake, Minn. Kevin is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Denise.
age 32, of Cromwell and formerly of Pine City, Minnesota passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, November 19, 2022. She was born on April 25, 1990, to Terrie Roe and Jeffrey Ramsey. Toni grew up in Cloquet and graduated from Cloquet High School in 2008. During her schooling she participated in cross country. Toni had a passion for the culinary industry and following her graduation she attended college at the Art Institute International in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she studied culinary Arts. She was a funny, hardworking, popular, all-American Girl who was full of life. Toni was a great friend and aunt; she cherished her nieces and nephews. A private funeral service for Toni will be held for immediate family.
Rebecca Ann Colberg, age 70, Arden Hills resident, passed away on November 10, 2022 at the U of M Medical Center.