Obituaries

Mon
19
May

Patricia A. Donnick, 75, dies

Patricia A. Donnick, 75, passed away at the Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, Wisconsin on May 6, 2014.
She was born on May 27, 1937 in Superior, Wisconsin. After graduating from LaCrosse University in 1959, she taught in the Ely school system as a physical education instructor until she was married in 1963 to Paul Smith.
After living in Oregon for a year and then in Two Harbors, she returned to Ely and continued to teach in the Ely schools and Vermilion Community College, as well as coach the high school ski team and girls’ tennis team. In the 1970s she wrote a column: X-C Skiing for the Ely Echo.
In 1978 she moved to Duluth, where she worked as a principal for several years. Pat then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where she taught special ed students for several years, eventually retiring and moving to Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin around the year 2000.

Sun
18
May

Bonnie Callender, 82, services

Bonnie Callender, 82, of Ely, passed away on March 28, 2014 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 19, at 11 a.m.. at Praise Fellowship Church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
 

Sun
18
May

Rose Cersine, 92, services

Rose Cersine, 92, passed on away on February 19, 2014 at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely.  Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home.
 

Sun
18
May

Ruth Marian LeRoy Markovich, 93, services

Ruth Marian LeRoy Markovich, 93, of Ely, passed away December 11, 2013  at her residence in Ely. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Praise Fellowship Church in Ely. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home.
 

Tue
13
May

Robert J. Priyatel, 80, dies

Robert J. Priyatel, 80, of Elko/New Market, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; children: Robert (Holly), Elizabeth (Jerry) Tubbs, Mary (Russ) Fox, Dianne (Dave) Okes, Julie (Jeff) Lutz and Lisa (John) Thole; grandchildren: Derek, Brittney, Jake, Alyssa, Daniel and Shyla; also by his beloved great grandchildren and other loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Tr, Lakeville, MN. Memorial visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society. Interment: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery

Wed
07
May

Edward C. Johnson, 73, of Ely, dies

Edward C. Johnson, 73, of Ely, originally of St. Paul, passed away November 11, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard; and mother, Mary (nee Kilbane). Survived by wife of 54 years, Margaret (nee Mondry); brother, Jerome; numerous nephews, nieces, other family and friends.

Tue
06
May

Douglas Alan Aldrich, 58, of Hamilton, VA dies

Douglas Alan Aldrich, 58, of Hamilton, VA passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home.  He was born on January 24, 1956 in Coldwater, MI to Douglas Leon and Violet May (Wadsworth) Aldrich.
On June 18, 1994, Douglas married Rejane Leao, his loving wife.

Tue
06
May

John Leo “Trooper” Yadlosky, 69, of Ely, dies

John Leo “Trooper” Yadlosky, 69, of Ely, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Essentia Health- St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.
He was born on June 2, 1944 in Ely to Paul and Antonia (Mayerle) Yadlosky. He attended school in Ely, graduated from the Ely Junior College and from UMD. He was united in marriage to Sharon Maddern on May 28, 1977. He then worked as a custodian in the Ely School District for 34 years. After his retirement in 2009, he enjoyed helping care for the children at his wife’s daycare.
John is survived by his wife of 36 years Sharon (Maddern) and his daughter Stacy Yadlosky (fiance Chad Weigel) of Elk River, MN; his siblings, Barb (Yadlosky) Buck of Babbitt; Larry Yadlosky of Duluth, and Paul (Shirley) Yadlosky of Desert Hot Springs, CA, and several nieces and nephews.

Sun
04
May

John L. Yadlosky, 69, of Ely, dies

John L. Yadlosky, 69, of Ely, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Essentia Health- St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Thu
01
May

Eugene “Geno” H. Nelson, 77, Ely, dies

Eugene “Geno” H. Nelson, 77, Ely, died Monday, Apri1 28,2014 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, MN after a year-long cancer battle.
He was born July 22, 1936 in the Shipman Hospital in Ely, the son of Harold and Frances (Mavetz) Nelson.
Gene began his hard-working mining career at Pioneer Mine in Ely; then was employed with Reserve Mining Company in Babbitt. Later, he enjoyed a senior employment program position at the U.S. Forest Service airplane hangar on Shagawa Lake, his favorite place since youth. He enjoyed fishing trips with his buddies, a ham radio hobby, and his many years with his special friend and partner Sandra “Sandy” Stenvik and their dachshund dogs.
Gene is survived by his two daughters, Peggy Nelson and Anna James; granddaughter Jill Cruz, all of St. Paul; and Sandy’s children: Owen Stenvik, Thief River Falls, Mark Stenvik, Minneapolis, Cheryl Stenvik, Blaine, Elissa Lindsoe, Shoreview, and Ralph Stenvik, Plymouth.

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