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Rosemary Helen (Rudman), Coombe 88, dies

Rosemary Helen (Rudman), Coombe 88, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2019, at Trinity Health Service in Farmington, MN, shortly after moving there from Edgewood Vista in Virginia, MN.
Rosemary was born on May 20, 1930, in Eveleth, MN, to Fred and Mary (Champa) Rudman. She graduated from Ely Memorial High School.
She lost her father at an early age, and the family moved to Ely when her mother remarried Marko Dusich. On August 23, 1952, she married Clinton D. Coombe in Ely. Rosemary worked at Zup’s Food Market and later as a secretary for various businesses over the years. They resided in Ely until moving to Virginia in 1973.

Wed
24
Apr

Dustin “Debo” Boettcher, 38, of Ely and Scottsdale dies

Dustin “Debo” Boettcher, 38, of Ely and Scottsdale, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 in Scottsdale. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Fune ral Home of Ely.

Tue
23
Apr

David Stanley Glinsek, 72, of Duluth dies

David Stanley Glinsek, 72, of Duluth died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born July 23, 1946 in Ely, MN to Stanley and Margaret (Sotlich) Glinsek. David was a graduate of Ely High School and the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He was an Insurance agent for the Vern Dahlke Insurance Agency for many years. David was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. In his younger years, he was an avid runner. He enjoyed meeting new people and loved conversing with them. David was also an avid UMD football and hockey fan.

Tue
23
Apr

John T. Tauzell, 90 of Cottage Grove, dies

John T. Tauzell, 90 of Cottage Grove, passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2019.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Monday, April 29, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 920 Holley Ave., St. Paul Park with visitation starting at 9:30 until the time of service at church. Interment in the church cemetery.
John was born September 21, 1928 in Ely, Minnesota to Ivan and Mary (Pechek) Tauzell. He graduated from Ely High School in 1946 and entered active duty in the US Army and served in Japan as a paratrooper. He continued his education at the Vermillion Junior College for a few years before returning to serve in the US Army for a few more years. John met the love of his life, Peggy Tauzell in 1952 and they were married on February 6, 1954 in Marble, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1955 with a degree in Economics and went on to be employed by the State of Minnesota as an economist from 1957 until his retirement in 1994.

Mon
22
Apr

William G. Campbell (“Bill”), dies

William G. Campbell (“Bill”), a co-founder of the national law firm, Kutak Rock, died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at an Ely, Minnesota care center. He was 84.
In 1965, Bill, Robert J. Kutak and Harold L. Rock founded Kutak Rock and Campbell in Omaha, Nebraska. The law firm grew dramatically from the three founding members to become the first national law firm in the United States, with offices in several states and the District of Columbia.
Bill was a hard-charging litigator who did not shy away from complicated cases where he achieved excellent results for his clients, including the then largest jury verdict in Nebraska. Bill was an excellent mentor for many young attorneys. He taught them well and gave them chances to excel.

Sat
20
Apr

Dorothy M. Popesh, 93, dies

Dorothy M. (Deyak) Popesh, 93, a life long resident of Ely, passed away on Friday, April 19, at CareFree Assisted Living/Ely, surrounded by her family and Carefree “family” staff.
Dorothy was born on February 10, 1926 to Frank and Angela Deyak, and attended Ely Schools.
She was united in marriage to Anthony J. Popesh, and they were married for 52 years until his passing in 2000. Dorothy was a homemaker and a very loving, caring, fun-loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and Great-Great Grandmother. Faith and family were always an important part of Dorothy’s entire life, but she also thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent working as a Senior Hospitality Hostess at Ely’s then Holiday SunSpree Resort (GEL). She was Ely’s best known ambassador and thoroughly enjoyed her job and the many people she worked with and met there through the years.
And we cannot forget her love of polka music. ( She earned the nick-name “Polka Dot” in her younger years).

Sat
20
Apr

Edward C Marsolek Sr, 79, of Ely dies

Edward C Marsolek Sr, 79, of Ely died April 19, 2019 at Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital, Duluth following a courageous battle after a sudden medical event.
Ed was born on May 20, 1939 in Independence Wisconsin to DA and Aggie (Matchey) Marsolek. He married Jean Klimek on September 1st, 1962. He graduated from Independence high school in 1957, attended UW Stevens-Point studying biology. Shortly after he joined the US Army and served as a military police officer. After visiting Ely and falling in love with it he moved there in 1969 and made it his home. He worked for the US forest service for 31 and a half years as a water quality technician.

Fri
19
Apr

Elizabeth F. (LeRoy) Ransom,77, dies

Elizabeth F. (LeRoy) Ransom passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the age of 77. Betty was born to Elsie (Paappanan) and Roy LeRoy on January 31, 1942 in Ely, Minnesota and was a graduate of Ely Memorial High School. She made a career in nursing and worked at the Ah Gwah Ching Nursing Home until her retirement. Betty was an accomplished artist, who enjoyed her garden, watching birds and deer, collecting rocks and cruising the backroads with her co-pilot, Leo.
Family preceding her in death are her parents; Elsie and Roy, her brothers; Daniel and Gene LeRoy and her sister; Kathleen Wiinikainen.
Those left behind to forever cherish her memory are her daughters; Cory (Larry) Hilden, and Robbi (Timothy) Gack, her grandchildren; Joshua (Carla) Bramley, Ashley (Evan) Natvig, Tad (Becky) Drechsler, and Zachary Drechsler, great grandchildren; January Bramley, Quinton Natvig, Zachary Natvig, Westyn Natvig, Amaya Drechsler, and Austen Drechsler.

Fri
19
Apr

Ely’s newspaper for over 40 years - We live here and care

The Echo is more than a business to us - it’s each of our readers - it’s the people who live here - the people who make the city work in a positive way. Let’s celebrate who we are. Celebrate our positive accomplishments. The good people we are, who care about our neighbors, who accept our differences, and work to make this a better place.

Fri
19
Apr

Metsa pitches agency to Ely crowd at Northern Grounds

DEPUTY IRRRB commissioner Jason Metsa talks to a group gathered at Northern Grounds on Tuesday.
Photo by Nick Wognum.

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