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Donald and Rita Beron Myntti

Donald and Rita Beron Myntti

Donald and Rita Beron Myntti celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their residence in Duluth. They were married at the St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Proctor on November 26, 1947, a cold snowy night.

Don is a native of Ely and Rita was raised in Proctor. Their wedding attendants were Yvonne MacDonald of Proctor and Sigurd Olson Jr of Ely.

Don had a 60-year career in the mining industry, working for five mining companies over 40 years and as a consulting engineer for 20 years. Rita, a writer, has published three novels. They met at the Wolvin Building in downtown Duluth where both had jobs with the Oliver Iron Mining Company.

Theyve been blessed with five children: Cynthia (Dr. Norbert Hirschhorn) of London, England; Valerie (Frank Sherman) of Rochester, NY and Ely, MN; Andrea (Michael Groom) of Mabank TX; Charles of Boise ID; and Laura of Los Angeles CA; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.