Glada Joy Kermeen, 93 of Carlton, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday December 11, 2021, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, MN. Glada was a longtime resident of Cloquet prior to moving to Carlton Place Assisted Living in 2016. She proudly lived in her apartment until her final two days. She was born November 9, 1928, in Salem, SD to Leona (Klages) and Leo Bies and grew up in Marshall, MN, during The Great Depression and WWII. Because her father died when she was young, her mother’s discipline, resourcefulness and faith served as a strong role model. This formed her lifelong compassion for the less fortunate and the many challenges facing single mothers – especially in that era.
Marion Margaret Bergeron, 93 of Cloquet passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Diamond Willow in Cloquet. She was born on September 22, 1928 in Cloquet to Harry and Gunhild Vnuk. She graduated from Cloquet High School. Marion was a lifelong resident of Cloquet.
Delores Hilda (Selen) Wolner, 96, Cloquet, MN went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2021, from natural causes, and lived her later years at Interfaith Care Center, Carlton. Dee was born on May 15, 1925 on her family’s farm in Blackhoof Township, to father Wallace J. Selen and mother Julia M. Selen (Bentfield). They moved to Cloquet during the Great Depression and Dee graduated from Cloquet High School in 1943. She then worked administrative roles for the Duluth News Tribune, Consolidated Abstract, and Cargill. In 1950, she married James M. Wolner of Cloquet, where she resided for over 60 years as a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.
Ron Henderson, Holyoke, 70, passed from this life as a result of severe sepsis on November 19, 2021 at the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. His wife was at his side as he took his last breath. He was born October 27, 1951 in Superior, Wisconsin to Dick and Susan (Hedman) Henderson.
Father David Tushar, age 72, died on December 23, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV, where he was living in retirement. He was born in Eveleth, Minnesota on April 13, 1949, to William and Julia (Jamnik) Tushar. Father Tushar attended the Crosier Seminary in Onamia, MN, the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, the Gregorian University in Rome, the Catholic Theological Union and Loyola University in Chicago, IL.
Shirley Ann Saaristo, 76 of Cloquet passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021 in her home with her loving family by her side. She was born on July 13, 1945 in Cloquet to Carl “Hank” and Irene Glader. She attended school in Cloquet. Shirley married Edwin Saaristo on January 13, 1962 in Cloquet.
Funeral service for Ruth Victoria (Cope) Schmitz, 88, of Aurora, will be 11:00 am Monday, December 20, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Aurora. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Rauha Cemetery in White Township, Minnesota. Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.
Herbert Grimm passed away on December 3rd, 2021 at the age of 92 and his wife Delores on September 29th, 2021 at the age of 83. Both were residents at the Augustana Care Facility in Moose Lake but originally from Mahtowa. They are survived by two daughters and several grandchildren. A private family service will held at a later date.