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Laura A. Bennett, 82, of Calumet, died on Tuesday, August 27, 2002, in the University Medical Center in Hibbing. She was born on December 26, 1919, in Grand Rapids, MN. She was the daughter of Alfred and Luella (Elton) Hodgson. She was a lifetime Lawrence Lake and Calumet resident. She married Fred Bennett on June 11, 1938, in Calumet. She was a member of the Calumet Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Fred, in 1983; a granddaughter Kathy, in 1989; a grandson Scott, in 1999; one brother, Duane Hodgson, and a sister, Helen Grant.
Roger Bauers, 78, long-time Duluth Heights resident, died Tuesday, peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his three sons, Jeffrey, Dennin, and Todd, and their families. Roger was born in Duluth and graduated from Duluth Central High School. From there, Roger travelled to California where he played professional hockey with the Los Angeles Monarchs of the Southern California Hockey League. Returning to Duluth in the fall of 1943, Roger continued his hockey career while playing in the Head of the Lakes Hockey League, playing for the Northwestern Oil Tydol Oilers.
Dorothy M. Hitter, 85, of Jennifer Circle, died Thursday, August 15, 2002, at Golden Oaks in Hermantown. She was a graduate of Denfeld High School. She was a member of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church as well as the Order of the Eastern Star. She especially enjoyed traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Hitter, in 1983. Survivors include a step-daughter June Randall of Duluth, and a cousin Joyce (Duane) Sturz of Holcombe, WI. PRIVATE SERVICES: were held at Golden Oaks as per Dorothy's request. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Vernon C. Leaf, 85, of E. 2nd St., died Tuesday, August 27, 2002, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth. He was born June 17, 1917 in Brule and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He retired in 1978 from the Burlington Northern Railroad as a switchman, after 42 years of service. He had been a member of the former Hammond Avenue Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Jenny (Lustig) Leaf; two sisters; and a brother.
Katherine Irene Mausolf, 58, of Oakley Street, died Monday, August 26, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospice after a courageous battle with health complications from Multiple Myeloma. Katherine was born April 8, 1944, in Duluth, to Esther Uppgard and Curtis James. She was a 1962 graduate of Two Harbors High School. On June 12, 1970, Katherine married Jeffery Mausolf at Faith Lutheran Church in Duluth. Kathy was employed at First Bank for over 10 years, as well as A.N.K., Hunter Agency, Two Harbors School District, St. Louis County Welfare Department, and the U.S. Government.
Enis D. Walters, 84, of Chisholm, died Monday, August 26, 2002. She was born December 18, 1917, in Buhl, to Joe and Mary (Guglielmino) Santi. VISITATION:One hour prior to the 11 AM Memorial Mass, Thursday, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chisholm. Private family inurnment will be in Chisholm Cemetery. Arrangements are by Rupp Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chisholm.
Gwen M. Van Amerongen (Millett), 62, of Mt. Pleasant, IA., formerly of Duluth, died Sunday, August 25, 2002. A MEMORIAL:Funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 28, 2002, at the Church of the Open Bible in Mt. Pleasant. The Weir Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, IA., 52641, is assisting the family.
Violet L. (Mishler) Thompson, 80, of 508 Baxter Avenue, died Monday, August 26, 2002 at St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth. VISITATION: will be from 1:30 PM until the 2:30 PM service, Thursday, at Downs Funeral Home. Reverend Robert Baranow will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Superior.
Adeline Romberg, 93, of Wascott, died Sunday, August 25, 2002, at Spooner Nursing Home, in Spooner. SERVICE:A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 10 AM at the Brown Funeral Home, in Minong. Pastor Craig Nelson of the Calvary Lutheran Church will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Wascott Cemetery.
Bert W. Reinertsen, 83, Two Harbors, MN., died Monday, August 26, 2002, at Lake View Memorial Hospital. He was born October 18, 1918, to Louis and Ida (Strom) Reinertsen, in Two Harbors, where he was a lifelong resident. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Gooseberry, then served in the Army during World War II in France. He was employed by the DM&IR Railroad for many years, until retiring as a conductor in 1979. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved fishing, especially river and shore fishing.