Mary M. Landa, 93, of Ely dies

Mary M. Landa, 93, of Ely died Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital.
She was born on July 8, 1922 in Morse Township to John and Mary (Shober) Tekavec and had been a life long Ely resident, graduating from the Ely High School.
Mary was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, KSKJ Lodge, Slovenian Women and the VFW auxiliary, all of Ely. She worked as a baker at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital.
She is survived by three granddaughters: Heather (Noel) Kleindl of Mount Pleasant, TX, Missy (Jason) Mohn of Minnetonka, MN and Amy (Derron Parker) Radford of Minneapolis, MN; eight grandchildren: Courtney, Colton, Drake, Griffin, Micah, Sarah, Hannah and Aleyah; a brother, John (Paulette) Tekavec of Ely; son-in-law Paul Radford of International Falls, MN and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband John Landa; son Donald Landa; daughter Geraldine Radford and sister Ann Robich.


Brian A. Anderson, 64, of Ely, dies

Brian Arthur Anderson, 64, of Ely, passed away at his home Monday, October 19, 2015, surrounded by his loving wife and children after a brave four-year battle with limited Scleroderma/Crest Syndrome/Pulmonary Hypertension/PVOD.
Brian was born on November 30, 1950 to Arthur W. Anderson and Helen P. (Hall) Anderson in Ely. Brian graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1969 and the University of Minnesota – Duluth with a degree in Geography in 1973.
Brian married the love of his life, Ginny (Folz) Anderson on February 14, 1976. During his life Brian worked for the U.S. Forest Service, as a steelworker at Minntac, as a carpenter, and for 23 years in the Tower-Soudan Mine for the University of Minnesota.


Ronald P. Cadari of Ridgecrest, CA, dies

Ronald P. Cadari of Ridgecrest, CA, died September 10, 2015, in Bakersfield Heart Hospital of multiple health issues at age 80 with family and clergy at the bedside. Ridgecrest was his home for 43 years.
He was born in Ely to Caesar and Christine Cadari on October 24, 1934. College and working in an underground iron ore mine for one year was not appealing. The Navy came calling in 1954 and became his 20-year career, retiring in 1974 at NWC China Lake, CA, then he began employment at NWC as a system analyst. He served in various squadrons, ISS Coral Sea (CVA43) with deployment to Vietnam, Naval Air Facilities including NAS Kenitra, Morocco.


Edna Murto, 90, longtime resident of Ely, dies

Edna Murto, longtime resident of Ely, died on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the age of 90.
All 12 of her brothers and sisters preceded her in death and she is survived by three children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A brief memorial service followed by dessert will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Ely Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.


Edna Ann Kibbe, 95, of Ely, dies

Edna Ann Kibbe, mother and grandmother, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 just two weeks before her 96th birthday. She died at her home with her family near Ely, MN.
She was born in Buffalo, NY on October 30, 1919 in a family of seven. She grew up and attended school in Buffalo NY and was elected class president. She was also class valedictorian. She married Harold E. Kibbe I, February of 1944, moved to Ohio and lived there for 60 years. They were married for many years until Harold passed away 25 years ago. She worked for over 30 years for the NY and Penn Central railroads and was a very intelligent business woman and loving mother. She loved to travel and go to Railroad Business Women’s conventions. She visited all 50 states.


Marian M. Drummond, 97, of Babbitt, dies

Marian M. Drummond, 97, of Babbitt, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Carefree Assisted Living in Babbitt. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.


Harold D. Randol, 82, dies

Harold D. Randol, 82, died Friday October 9, 2015.
He was born in Creighton, Missouri, the son of Guy Gibson and Etta Ruth (Jones) Randol. He was married to Rosia Lea Bell on December 29, 2012.
He is preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Carolyn J. (Trively) Randol; parents, Guy and Etta Ruth Randol; two brothers: Don Randol and Charles Randol; and three sisters: Lois Boyle, Norma Baldwin and Margie Shanks; a nephew Brad Baldwin.


Sharon A. Dolentz, 71, of Ely, dies; Funeral Thursday

Sharon Ann (Johnson) Dolentz, 71, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday morning, October 11, 2015. She was surrounded by her five children.
She was the rock of her family; her faith and five children were her two great passions in life. She will be greatly missed.

She was born June 3, 1944 in Ely to Wilfred and Betty (Skeens) Johnson. She married Robert Dolentz, January 2, 1965.
She is survived by her sisters: Sandra (Bill) Lakner and Deborah Johnson; her five children: Julianne (David) Rohr, Marrielin (Jonathan) Ofstad, Daniel Dolentz, Joelynn (Brian) Schroeder, and Sueanne Dolentz; and five grandchildren: Alexander, Elizabeth, Kaden, Kellan and Emily. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at First Lutheran Church of Ely on Thursday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m.


Jean A. Arnold, 94, of Ely, dies

Jean Winette (Aylsworth) Arnold, 94, of Ely passed away on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Ely Bloomenson Hospital. Born June 4, 1921 in Libertyville, Ilinois to Harold and Ethel Aylsworth, she had been a resident of Ely since 1971, most recently at Carefree Living Center.
Jean married Fred Arnold in 1946 and resided in Libertyville, Illinois before moving to Gurnee, Illinois. In 1971, Jean and Fred bought Coral Ridge Resort in Babbitt, MN. Ten years later Jean and Fred built a home on Little Long Lake and later moved to a home on Garden Lake.
Jean loved sewing, knitting, needlepoint, hunting, fishing and spent many hours fishing the wonderful lakes of Minnesota.


Richard “Rick” L. Whiting, 64 of Ely, dies

Richard “Rick” L. Whiting, 64 of Ely, died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Richard Lee Whiting was born Dec. 30, 1950, in Winton, to Joseph and Helen (Niemi) Whiting. Rick graduated from Tower High School in 1969. He proudly served our country in the Vietnam War from 1970-1972. Rick worked as a logger and miner, retiring from LTV.

He had a passion for camping, fishing, trapping, and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed music, dancing, and gardening.

He is survived by wife, Kelly; daughters: Jennifer Shusta, and Marissa Whiting; grandchildren, Robert Shusta Jr., Jade Starkman and Amaris Scheirer; mother, Helen Whiting; sisters, Sharon (Bill) Dimich, Diane (Paul) Myers, and Julie (Dave) Rhein; brother, Jerome (Brenda) Whiting; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, relatives, and many friends.


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