Obituaries

Wed
03
Sep

Marian Lois Virginia Erickson Hiner, 88, of Annandale, dies

Marian Lois Virginia Erickson Hiner, 88, of Annandale, died peacefully Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Annandale Health Care Center.
Marian was born in nearby Buffalo, Minnesota on November 21, 1925 to Arthur and Hilda (Gunnarson) Erickson. She graduated from Annandale High School as Valedictorian at the age of 16 with the Class of 1941. She received her Master’s Degree in Business and French from the University of Minnesota and taught Business, Model Office and French in Orr, Wadena, and Nashwauk, Minnesota High Schools from the late 1960s through the mid 1990s. She married James Hiner on November 24, 1946 and they eventually settled on One Pine Lake near Ely, where they raised their two children: Susan (1953) and Eric (1954). In 2006, Marian decided to return to her childhood hometown of Annandale.

Tue
02
Sep

Ellen M. Hartshorn, 99, of Ely, dies

Ellen Mortson Hartshorn passed away on August 30, 2014. She was born November 19, 1914 in Rochester, Minnesota to Gertrude and Rasmus Mortson. On December 31, 1936, she married Wallace Hartshorn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Dale Hartshorn, Ely; daughter-in-law Linda Hartshorn, Wrangell, Alaska; sisters, brothers and a grandson.
Ellen is survived by her loving children: Maynard (Lois) Hartshorn of Iron, Minnesota; Lloyd (Peggy) Hartshorn of Plains, Montana; Paul (Margie) Hartshorn of Finland, Minnesota, and daughter-in-law Peggy Hartshorn of Ely; grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchild; three sisters: Ethel Daniels, Siren, Wisconsin; Edna Greeson, Waco, Texas; Elaine (Charles) Scott, Napa, California; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

Tue
02
Sep

Donna M. Georges, 85, of Ely, dies

Donna M. Georges, 85, of Ely, passed away at the Ely Bloomenson Communmity Hospital on Monday, September 1, 2014. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Wed
27
Aug

Brice Dale Bundy, 23, dies

Brice Dale Bundy, 23, passed away August 23, 2014 in a boating accident.
He was a graduate from Vermilion Community College and was employed at Wells Fargo in Ely. He was loved by many for his big heart and his ability to fill any room with laughter. His contagious smile will continue on through the years on the faces of his friends and family who will never forget the joy his life brought to us all. Brice was an avid hunter and fisherman who was living out his dream in northern Minnesota.
He is survived by his sister Sarah of Ely, parents Kevin and Tami of Zumbro Falls, grandmother Bonnie of Northfield and many aunts, uncles and cousins
A Celebration of Life for Brice Dale Bundy will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday August 30, 2014 at the River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home in Rochester with Pastor Lester Horntvedt officiating. The visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Memorials are preferred to the family.

Sat
23
Aug

James Patrick Buske, 91, former resident, dies

James Patrick Buske, 91, of Two Harbors, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Ecumen Scenic Shores. He was born in Ely.
A private family service will be held.

Thu
21
Aug

Steve Tome, 61, dies

Steve Tome, 61, passed away August 16, 2014.
He is deeply missed by his wife, Mary; sons: Jack (Tessa), Joe and Brian (Helen); grandchildren: Madelyn, Summer, Ethan and Jake; father Bernie (Vi); sister Randi (Dave) Tacheny; mother-in-law Ruth Lunquist and sister-in-laws: Renee (Rick) Martin and Jenny (Bruce) LaChance; nieces and nephews and many friends. Also missing him is his best friend and constant companion Ginger.
A celebration of Steve’s life will be held on Friday, August 22, 1:00 p.m. at the Longbranch in Winton.

Wed
20
Aug

Richard (Dick) (Bucky) Grahek, 73, of Coon Rapids dies

Richard (Dick) (Bucky) Grahek, 73, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Silver Bay, MN passed away August 18, 2014 after a brief battle with cancer.
Born October 26, 1940 in Ely, MN to Joseph and Christine Grahek. Served in US Air Force 1958-1968. Later employed at Reserve Mining and Fridley School District.
Survived by loving wife, Joann, of 50 years; children: Jim (Dana), Tom (Tina), and Laura (Andy) Dunaway, and eight grandchildren; sister: Susan (Steve) McNattin; a niece and several nephews. Preceded in death by parents, and brother Dennis (Toni).
Memorial service Friday, August 22, 11 a.m., Washburn-McReavy Seaman Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN. Visitation one hour prior to service. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family or donor’s choice.
www.Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000
 

Tue
19
Aug

Carol J. (Rautio) Mack, 66, dies

Carol J. (Rautio) Mack, 66, of White Bear Lake and Ely, passed away suddenly at home August 18, 2014. Full notice to follow.

Fri
15
Aug

John Elwood Mackey, 86 of Hudson, WI, dies

John Elwood Mackey, 86 of Hudson, WI, died August 14, 2014 at his home.
John was born on August 16, 1927 in Cass Lake, MN. He grew up in Cass Lake. After school he joined the Navy and served on the U.S.S Iowa during WWII. After he completed his duties with the Navy, he worked as a heavy equipment operator and helped build several dams including Garrison Dam in North Dakota and Oahe Dam in South Dakota. He married Mary Zimmerman on November 6, 1954. After attending Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, IL, they moved to northern Minnesota, eventually settling in Biwabik, where they raised their family in a house that John himself built.

Fri
15
Aug

Helen M. Latva, 78, dies

Helen M. Latva, 78, of Ely, passed away on Thursday, Aug.14, 2014, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born on April 30, 1936, in Ely to Louis and Esther (Roiko) Loushin. Helen married Edwin Latva on Aug. 14, 1954, in Virginia and they raised four children. Helen was a lifelong resident of Ely and First Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years: Edwin, their children: Luann (Keith) BaDour of Glenwood City, WI, David Latva of Fairbault and Joel (Veronica) Latva of Mantua, OH; four grandchildren; one great- grandchild; and sister-in-law: Jean Loushin of Babbitt.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law: Doris (Edgar) Dorn; brother and sister-in-law: Robert (Sandra) Loushin and brothers: James and Robert Loushin.

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