H. Arden Siebert

H. Arden Siebert passed away quietly on September 30, 2022 with his loving wife Darlene by his side.
He was born on Mary 27, 1938 in Aurora, IL. He drove truck in Illinois for 17 years. He moved to Ely in 1976 and worked for the Ely School District 696 for 24 years in maintenance, retiring in 2000.
He is survived by his loving wife Darlene, his children: Ron (Shara) of Duluth, Shari (John) Conley of IL, Lisa (Tina) of IL, Tom (Lisa) of Illinois, Carolyn (John) Schiltz of Ely; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one brother. He is also survived by four step children,m Kenneth, Kelly, Patty and Christopher.
He was preceded in death by his parents, eight siblings and a daughter, Lori.
Per his wishes there will be no services.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home.


James Pryatel

James Pryatel, 59, of Hibbing, formerly of Ely, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.


Robert Moseley

Robert Moseley, age 86, of Ely, passed away on September 22, 2022 at Carefree Assisted Living in Babbitt. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home.


Delores Lillian Richter

Delores Lillian Richter, 88, of Embarrass, passed away Friday, August 26, 2022 at Carefree Living in Ely.
A Memorial service will be held Friday, October 28, 2022 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 11:00 am with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Argo Cemetery in Babbitt.
Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guestbook or to send condolences, please visit


Lloyd G. Herberg

Lloyd G. Herberg, 95, of Babbitt, died of natural causes on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Carefree Assisted Living in Babbitt.
He was born on November 5, 1926 in Crookston, MN and was one of 14 children to Harry and Anna Herberg. Lloyd was the sole survivor of his 13 siblings.
Lloyd grew up in the Crookston area, until he joined the military service at age 17 and was a Navy Seabee Petty Officer Third Class during World War II.
On returning from the military he met Joyce Roselle Solie, the love of his life, and they were married for 56 years. They moved to Babbitt in 1955, where he worked for Reserve Mining Company until retiring in 1984.
Lloyd enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and traveling to different areas in the United States. Family was very important to him. God blessed him with seven children.


Dolores K. Maki (Kozar)

Dolores K. Maki (Kozar) passed away on September 11, 2022 at Essentia Health in Virginia, MN.
Dolores was born on September 27, 1930 to Rose (Peritz) and Anton Kozar in Ely, MN. She was a homemaker who loved to play bingo and spend as much time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Charles Jr. (Barb) from Winter, WI; daughters, Linda (Mark) Buria, Jackie (Nathan) LeBeque, both of Virginia, MN, and Debbie (Jim) Weinzierl of Ely, MN; sisters Leone (Louie) DeBernardi of Carefree, AZ and Marie (Charles) Klun of White Bear Lake, MN; brother Ken (Nancy) Kozar of Lyons, CO; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Maki, Sr.; son-in-law Robert Lobe; sisters Rose Scott Mavetz and Jeanette Steinert; brothers-in-law Robert Scott, Charles Klun, Lyle Steinert and Louie DeBernardi.


Donna M. Fink

Donna M. Fink, 90, of Ely passed away on September 13, 2022 at Edgewood Vista in East Grand Forks, MN.
She was born on February 17, 1932 to Albert and Helen Eiden in Holdingford, MN. Donna graduated from Melrose High School and then completed her nurse’s training at St. Mary’s in Minneapolis. She married Victor John Fink on June 30, 1956 in Melrose. Donna worked as a RN at the Winton Hospital until they closed and then for Ely Bloomenson Community hospital until her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries and the Ely Loony Red Hatters. Donna enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and babysitting her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her infant son, Daniel Victor Fink and two brothers, David and Merle Eiden, father and mother, Albert and Helen Eiden.


Gerald “Gerry” Salo

Gerald “Gerry” Salo, 85, of Tower, Minn. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, September 2, 2022 at his son Darrel’s house in Red Wing.
Gerry was born on February 24, 1937 in Embarrass, Minn. to Francis and Lila (Maki) Salo. He graduated high school and joined the Navy. After the Navy, Gerry married Kathy Pucel and together they had three children; Darrel (Dollie) Salo, Terry Salo and Debra (Chris) Hedin. Kathy passed away in 1986. Gerry later married his high school sweetheart, Joanie Lindsoe who also had grown children; Dawn (Scott) Chaffee, Sue (Mike) Maternowsky, Greg (Marcy) Lindsoe, and Chris Lindsoe. Together they started the second chapter of Gerry’s life in Tower, Minn.


Frank John Palcher

Frank John Palcher, age 83, born and raised in Ely passed away suddenly on August 14, 2022.
Frank was born on December 21, 1938 to Frank and Jennie (Perhay) Palcher. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his best friend Dave Chelesnik.
He was a 1961 graduate of the University of Minnesota, and although he studied physics, he was an engineer by trade. He served in various leadership roles in the industrial air filtration industry, and retired from his role as CEO of Jacobsen Corporation in the early 2000’s.
Frank was a loving father, devoted husband, and strong family man. He married the love of his life, Connie Carlson, in 1962, and they spent 60 years building a home and family.
They were blessed with three daughters and settled in the Twin Cities. He loved Minnesota and always enjoyed returning to his hometown of Ely to spend time in the great outdoors.


Larry Rom

Larry Rom passed away on September 1, 2022 at Essentia Health - St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.
He was surrounded by his loving family.
Larry was born on May 30, 1951 in Winton to Bill and Barb Rom.
He is survived by his wife, Susie Hario; his stepdaughter Tara (Jack) Peschel and her two daughters Katie and Amanda; his sister, Becky (Reid Carron) Rom; brother-in-law Steve (Jane) Devich; nephews Jeff (Erin) Devich, Will Carron and Ben Carron; and Larry’s much-loved dog, Mac the Fifth.
Larry’s service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at Kerntz Funeral Home in Ely.


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