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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.
Helen H. Peterson, 81, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of Duluth, died on Monday, August 26, 2002 at Good Shepherd Care Center, Peoria, AZ She is survived by loving husband, Richard, of 55 years; son Charles (Lou Ann) and grandchildren Sarah and John, Glendale, AZ; son Richard (Maggie), Minneapolis, MN., daughter Nancy (David) Ramaley and grandchildren Austin and Krista of Park City, UT.
Clara Jane Peterson, 85, formerly of 63rd Ave. W., Ramsey Manor and Lake Haven Manor, died Tuesday, August 27, 2002, in St. Mary's Medical Center. Clara was born in Duluth to Ernest and Agnes (Cheslak) Karulak. Clara worked as a cook at the former Jolly Fisher for 22 years retiring in 1965. Clara was a member of the former Good Shepherd Catholic Church and St. James Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert in 1988; sister Virginia Karulak; brother Chester Karulak; grandson Ronald Leitz, Jr.
Joseph F. Laurich, age 82, of Hibbing, MN, died Sunday, August 25, 2002 in Hibbing, MN. He was born December 28, 1919 to Matthew and Helen Laurich. He worked at many construction jobs throughout the world. VISITATION:10 AM - 11 AM Mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Tuesday, August 27, 2002. Interment, Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing.
Signe Evelyn Kittelson, 84, of Hermantown, MN., died on Friday, August 23, 2002, at her residence. She was born on December 1, 1917, in Solon Springs, WI., to Olfa and Alma (Johnson) Jerseth. Signe attended grade school in Solon Springs. On October 4, 1940, she was united in marriage to Edwin Truman Kittelson in Solon Springs. She was employed at the Valley Farm, and the Lake Nebagamon Boy's Camp. She worked at Minnesuing Acres for 10 years. She was a life long resident of both Solon Springs and Lake Nebagamon. Signe was a member of the Hawthorne Assembly of God Church.
Carol J. Hanson, 64, of rural Babbitt, and formerly of Marshall, MN., where she resided and worked for 30 years, died Saturday, August 24, 2002, at the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital. She was born in Worthington, MN., on Oct. 7, 1937, to Rueben and Marion (McNab) Rossow. She was a 1955 graduate of Brewster H.S. in Brewster, MN., and was an active participant and leader in the 4-H Club. Carol operated a family canoe outfitting business with her husband and son for the past 8 years in Babbitt and worked part-time for Irresistible Ink in Ely.
Vernice J. Crego Friend, 76, formerly of Orr, Hibbing, Minneapolis, and Gheen, died Sunday, August 25, 2002, at the Cook Nursing Home.
Gladys G. Colborn, 87 of 2415 E. 5th St., died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002 in her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard, in 1958, a brother, two sisters, and two great-grandsons. MEMORIAL SERVICE:The funeral will be 11:30 AM Thursday, in Downs Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr. James Tobolski officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.