Obituaries

Sat
19
May

Diane Laura (Kukson) Zavodnik, 62, dies

Diane Laura (Kukson) Zavodnik, 62, of Eveleth, MN passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Diane was born in Winton, MN on January 24, 1956 to Bernhart and Eileen Kukson. She married Anthony Zavodnik on December 17, 1977. Diane was a devoted wife and mother who loved raising her children and being with family and friends. Knitting, fishing, and going to the cabin were her favorite activities.
Diane graduated from Ely Memorial High School and the University of MN-Duluth. She worked as an eligibility specialist for St. Louis County Social Services Department for 36 years.
Diane was preceded in death by her father Bernhart Kukson, sister-in-law Dorothy (Pepper) Ersbo, and niece Sue Ann Krunkkala.

Wed
16
May

Eloise Lozar, 72, of Ely, dies

Eloise Lozar, 72, of Ely, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at her home. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Tue
15
May

Fredric Thunhorst, 77, dies

Fredric Thunhorst, 77, beloved Grandpa, Father and Husband, and a 49-year resident of Ely passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Ely Bloomenson Hospital.

Tue
15
May

Mary R. Murn “Mickie” (AKA Mary Bouska) , 93, dies

Mary R. Murn “Mickie” (AKA Mary Bouska) said goodbye to her family on Saturday, April 21, at the age of 93. She died of complications from Parkinson’s disease. She was married to the love of her life Thomas G. Murn for 68 years. They grew up just blocks apart in Ely, Mn, and shared a love of the north woods and fishing together on Fall Lake and on Basswood Lake. They watched the birds and animals from the cabin windows and on walks through the woods, enjoyed reading, saunas and a good fish fillet. Mickie baked and shared the best bread, cookies and rolls with family and friends and spent her life giving to others.
She is deeply loved by her eight children Melanie; Mary Erickson (Steve); Thomas Jr. ( Patty); Shannon Kowalkowski (Dave); Tracy; Patrick (Kathy); Carey Moe (Mark); preceded in death by son Michael “Kelly” (Ginny). Grandma Mickie was adored by 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Wed
09
May

Dorothy Kolling Aakhus Mustermann, 86, dies

Dorothy Kolling Aakhus Mustermann, 86, passed peacefully on May 1, 2018 surrounded by her loving family members in presence and in spirit. Her family shared thoughts, prayers, songs, and memories to let her know that Dorothy was loved to the fullest.

Tue
24
Apr

Jerome Baudek, 61, of Chandler, AZ, formerly of Ely, dies

Jerome (Jerry) Baudek, 61, of Chandler, AZ died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Jerry was born March 24, 1957 in Winton, MN. He graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1975. Jerry was always involved in athletics and was a letterman in swimming and golf. After high school he worked briefly at Erie Mining.
Jerry’s deep-rooted love of Minnesota did not waiver, but his passion for golf and warm climates led him to Florida in the early ’80s and then to Arizona in the mid-’90s. Jerry was an ardent golfer. He worked in food preparation and bartending at T.G.I. Friday’s for ten years, in sales for several years, and then found satisfaction as a house painter the rest of his working years. In his spare time he enjoyed refinishing furniture, and his attention to detail and craft precision were apparent in all his works.

Mon
23
Apr

Katherine A. “Kay” Klabe, 100, of Ely dies

Katherine A. “Kay” Klabe, 100, of Ely died peacefully on March 27, 2018 at her home.
She was born on November 30, 1917 in Ely to Steve and Katherine (Jaketic) Golobich and attended school there. Following high school graduation, she moved to Chicago to visit friends and search for a job. Kay quickly found work in the big city and began her career in the corporate insurance and administrative field.
On September 29, 1952 she married Milton L. Klabe of Chicago, where they made their home. Kay worked at the National Can Corporation from which she retired in 1978 with over 25 years of service. Upon retirement, Kay and Milt moved to Ely, where she enjoyed gardening, walking, reading, traveling, and meeting and conversing with people.

Thu
19
Apr

Raymond E. Bohm, 78, formerly of Ely, dies

Raymond E. Bohm, 78, formerly of Ely, passed away on Wednesday, April 18. 2018 at Carefree Assisted Living in Babbitt. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Mon
16
Apr

Kay Olson, 73, of Pine City, MN and Ely dies

Kay Olson, 73, of Pine City, MN and Ely passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Northern Pines Assisted Living. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Pine City.

Sun
15
Apr

Gordon Sheddy, 77, of Ely, dies

Gordon Sheddy, 77, of Ely, passed away at his home with his wife and friends at his side on Saturday, April 14, 2018. A date for Gordon’s celebration of life gathering will be announced at a later date. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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