BeBe Lobe, 78, of Ely, dies

Beverly Rose “BeBe” Lobe, 78, of Ely, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth.
Bebe was born in Ely to Stanley and Rose (Pucel) Lobe. She graduated valedictorian from Ely Memorial High School in 1958, attended the Minnesota School of Business and worked at the Duluth Clinic, Ely Medical Center, and retired from Vermilion Community College.
Bebe was an active member of the community, belonging to the Northern Lakes Arts Association, Friends of the Ely Library, Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, Slovenian Women’s Union, Dawn Club and many other clubs and organizations throughout the years. Bebe enjoyed her gourmet club, birthday club, entertaining, baking special birthday cakes for her family, organizing mystery trips, traveling the world while making new friends and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her sister Mary Jo Mavetz; nieces: Connie (Pat) Coughlin of Ely, MN and their children: McKenna, Rachel, and Kate Coughlin; Kim (Doug) Sanders of El Dorado Hills, CA and their children Austin and Skyler Sanders, nephews: Ron (Carol) Mavetz Jr. of Eagan, MN and their child: Brady Mavetz, Mike (Kelly) Mavetz of Ham Lake and their children: Brooke, Morgan, and Taylor Mavetz.
Bebe was preceded in her death by her parents.
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely with visitation an hour prior.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.