Obituaries

Sat
17
Aug

Jack Seliskar, age 91, was born in Winton

LTC Jack Seliskar, USA Retired
November 26, 1927 – May 25, 2019
Carmel Valley, California

Thu
15
Aug

Arthur G. Moats, 87

Arthur G. Moats, 87, passed away August 15, 2019 at his residence. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home.

Thu
15
Aug

Dolores Rom, 89, of Ely

Dolores Rom, 89, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Virginia. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Ely at 11:30 A.M. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Wed
14
Aug

Helen Eleanor Lakner of Ely

Helen Eleanor Lakner of Ely, MN passed away peacefully with her family by her side on 8/14/2019 at Boundary Water Care Center. She was born on 4/19/1921 in Section 30, Mn. Her parents were John and Hannah Carlson (Ullakko). She was the second to the youngest of 16 children and grew up in Section 30. She had wonderful memories of fishing in the small stream across the road from their home. She attended school in Section 30, Ely, and graduated from Orting, WA High School.
In 1939 she married Albert Lakner and made a home in Winton, MN where they raised their four sons. The family enjoyed fishing, camping, and berry picking. She held many jobs including being a meter reader for the village of Winton, working at both the Winton and Ely Co-ops, and especially loved her job as a nursing assistant at the Ely nursing home.

Tue
13
Aug

Patrick J. Murphy, 57, of Babbitt

Patrick J. Murphy, 57, of Babbitt, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at his residence. A funeral service will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at Range Funeral Home at 1:00 pm with visitation one-hour prior. Deacon Dan Schultz will officiate. Burial will take place at Argo Cemetery. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Patrick John Murphy was born February 4, 1962 in Ely to Earl and Nina (Sveine) Murphy. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Babbitt in 1980. Following high school, Patrick attended Vermilion Community College, attaining his AA degree. While enrolled at Vermilion, he played hockey and later coached for a few years. Patrick worked for the US Forest Service and Reserve Mining, retiring from North Shore mining after 25 years.

Tue
13
Aug

Lawrence (“Larry’’) Joseph Dusich, 91, formerly of Ely

Lawrence (“Larry’’) Joseph Dusich, 91, formerly of Ely, Minnesota, passed away on May 5, 2019 at St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital in Livonia, Michigan.
He was born on January 18, 1928 in Ely, Minnesota to Marko and Anna (Salinger) Dusich. Larry grew up in Ely with a brother George and sister Mary, and step-siblings Fred, Marnie and Rosemary Rudman. He attended the Ely Schools and enjoyed ski jumping, which he became proficient at.
During World War II, he enlisted in the United States Navy completing boot camp at the Military Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. Serving as Seaman 2nd class, vessels he served on were the USS KIDD (which was attacked by Japanese kamikazi killing 38 seamen), USS BOYD, USS EDMONDS and USS RICHARDS. He was honorably discharged on July 27, 1946.

Fri
09
Aug

Robert Alan Rova, age 61

Rova, Robert Alan
Age 61, of Plymouth, MN. passed away at home on August 7, 2019. Bob was born in Hibbing, on June 20, 1958 to parents William Rova and Bunny Ekonen Rova, originally of Ely, but lived most of his life in Plymouth. Bob was preceded in death by father Bill. Survived by son Rex Rova McComber, mother Bunny and brothers Bill Jr. (Rebecca), David (Mary), Mike and Mark (Karen); nephews and nieces Nick, Daniel, Kelli, Kaisa, Brynn, Emily, Spencer, Collin, Lauren, Joey and Elyse. When Bob made friends they were friends forever. He will be missed. A Memorial service will be held 1 pm on Tuesday August 20 at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37TH Ave N. @ Vicksburg Lane. Visitation one hour before service. If you are smoking a cigarette while you are reading this, please put it out!

Thu
08
Aug

Nancy Swanson, 71, of Babbitt

Nancy Swanson, 71, of Babbitt, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Essentia Health-Virginia. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Mon
05
Aug

Agnes M. Lozar, 91, of Ely

Agnes M. Lozar, 91, of Ely, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Carefree Assisted Living in Ely. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Ely with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Mon
05
Aug

John R. Shuster, 71, of Ely

John R. Shuster, 71, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.
John was born on August 20, 1947 in Los Angeles, California to John “Chuck” and Dorothy Shuster. John was a 1966 graduate of Ely High School. After graduation, John joined the Coast Guard. Later in 1980 he joined the Army National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his father John “Chuck” Shuster.
He is survived by his two daughters; Becky (RJ) Roenke of Keewatin, MN; Cathy (Jason) Jones of Grand Rapids, MN; his mother, Dorothy Shuster of Ely, MN; one sister, Lynn (Tony) Haasl of Sacred Heart, MN; two grandsons, Thaddeus and Quentin Buroker, and one granddaughter, Summer Jones.
A family gathering will be held at a later time.
Cards can be sent to: Becky Roenke, PO Box 456, Keewatin, MN 55753 or Cathy Jones, 33300 Wagon Wheel Court Rd 2A, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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