Obituaries

Thu
01
Oct

Carol Zupancich, age 74 of Ely

Carol Lee Zupancich passed away unexpectedly in her home on October 1, 2020. Carol was born on May 18, 1946 to Angela and John Zobitz.

Carol was a woman of strong Faith and a passion for her Family. She gave her all to her Family as she was a natural caregiver for all those she loved. She had an open door to anyone in need and would welcome anyone into her home. She will forever be remembered for her home cooked meals, her love for the holidays and traditions, and cherished memories with her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Carol found joy in the simplest moments in life and continued to show her Family that the care of others always came first.
She married the love of her life William Zupancich on November 29, 1969. In their 46 years of marriage they had three children, Shannon, Kimberly, and Billy and they shared many beautiful memories with each other.

Wed
30
Sep

Myron G. Helback, age 88

Myron G. Helback, age 88 of Coon Rapids, passed away on September 22, 2020 at the Elim Home in Princeton.
Preceded in death by parents, Gust and Lulu (Kultala) Helback; and wife, Lois.
Survived by children, Kim (Ralph) Hageman, Sherri (Michael) Fries, Joy (John) Betzold, Lori (Tom) McKenzie, Tim (Dee), and Joe (Cara Dagenais); grandchildren, Nicholas, Marybeth, Emily, Benjamin, Jackie, Jake, Fr. T.J., Cortney, Riley, Casey, Travis, Joshua, Elizabeth, Avery, Reese, Kella, and Kyler; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Patsy Wick; brother, Jerry (Michele) Helbacka; also many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, followed by a private Funeral Service at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home in Anoka. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements entrusted to Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home of Anoka (763) 421-0220 www.thurston-lindberg.com

Wed
30
Sep

Rosemary J. Skala, 78

Mass of Christian Burial for Rosemary J. Skala, 78, of Hoyt Lakes, will be 11am Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Hoyt Lakes with Fr. Peter Lambert, Fr. Eamonn Boland and Deacon Mark Skala celebrating the mass. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at the church. Burial will be in the Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora. “Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the church's seating capacity is 50 people and may not be exceeded. Please let it be known that all are welcome to the visitation and that we will be gathering for an outdoor reception afterward at the Hoyt Lakes Beer Garden.”
Rosemary died Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tue
29
Sep

Gerald Burdett Maus, 73

Gerald Burdett Maus, 73, of Duluth, passed away peacefully with family by his side, September 27, 2020. He was born in Mahnomen, MN, on July 2, 1947, to Burdett and Geraldine (Kellerhuis).
He graduated from Hermantown High School in 1965. He served in the Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. Gerald was also a proud Teamster working for Ulland Brothers until his stoke in 1997.
He loved to spend time outside, hunting and fishing, with his family and friends especially with Gramps and Don Sausman.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by loving wife, Laura (Lofald); children, Keenan (Brandy), Holly (Jon) Prijatel; grandchildren, Eddie and Sammy Prijatel; siblings, Glenn (Darlene), Gregg (Liz), Brenda (Tim Stroozas) Maus, Garry, and Barry; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Memorials can be directed to the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Duluth.

Tue
29
Sep

Charles J. DuErr, 92, of Isabella

Charles J. DuErr, 92, of Isabella died peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
He was born to Charles and Hazel (Johnson) DuErr in Milwaukee, WI. Chuck grew up on a farm in rural Wisconsin and spend most of his life in Minneapolis where he was employed by Metro Transit. He fulfilled a lifelong dream in 1995 when he retired to Isabella.
Chuck enjoyed deer hunting and woodworking; his tables and lamps can be found all around Isabella. After a close friend, Richard Czech’s, son died in an unfortunate accident, Chuck attended the Fud Classic Fishing Tournament in support of his friend, held every June beginning in 1988.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; sons, James and Steven; siblings Dick, Joyce, Judy, Clark, Keith, Betty, Phillis, Harold, and Arlyn; and half-brothers, John, Robert, and Ray.

Sun
27
Sep

Naomi Rae Janssen, 86

Naomi Rae Janssen, 86
Naomi R (Nelson) Janssen of Ely passed away on Sunday September 27th, 2020 at Carefree Living in Ely peacefully with her loved ones by her side.

Fri
25
Sep

Carol Jean Maddern,96,

Carol Jean Maddern,96, a lifelong resident of the Tower-Soudan, Babbitt, Eagles Nest and Ely areas; passed on peacefully with
family at her side on September 24th at Carefree Living Ely. She was born March 22, 1924 in Soudan to Andrew and Elsie (Sovde) Larson. She
attended the Tower-Soudan schools. On May 21, 1942 she married Richard (Dick) Maddern of Ely. Carol was a beautiful woman, a wonderful

Mon
21
Sep

Frances A. (Jasovec) Zgonc, 85, formerly from Ely

Frances A. (Jasovec) Zgonc, 85, formerly from Ely, MN passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 19, 2020.
Frances was born December 29, 1934, in Armour, SD to Frank and Anna Jasovec who later resided in the Section 30 township.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 56 years Robert Zgonc also from Ely, brother Albin Jasovec, sister Anna Mae Kasie and grandson Craig Warden.
She is survived by her children Frank (Kathleen), Niki (David Warden), Valerie, Mark, Michael; grandchildren Jamie Warden, Kari Torres, Michael Zgonc, Joe Zgonc; great grandchildren Keegan Warden and Tyler Torres; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be announced at a future date in Las Vegas, NV.

Mon
21
Sep

Rose Ann Leslie (Horvat), 92

ROSE ANN LESLIE (HORVAT), 92, of Eagan (formerly Hermantown) died Thursday, September 17, 2020, at home surrounded by family. She had recently celebrated her birthday by dancing to live accordion, polka music on her front porch. One week later she suffered a fall.
Rose was born August 16, 1928 to John and Mary (Mihelich) Horvat in Ely, MN. On November 15, 1959, she was united in marriage with Robert “Bob” Leslie at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely; where Rose was baptized, received her first Holy Communion and confirmation. They made their home in Hermantown, MN, where they raised three children; Patti, Paul and Glenn.

Mon
21
Sep

Ruth Veranth, 97, of Ely

Ruth Veranth, 97, passed away at the Carefree Living Center on September21, 2020, due complications of a serious heart condition and COVID 19. She was a long time resident of Ely.

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