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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.
Don E. Cardoni, age 68, of Hayward WI., died Monday, August 26, 2002, at his home. SERVICES: A private memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hayward Regional Hospice, 15910 W Company Lake Road, Hayward, WI 54843. Arrangements by Anderson Nathan Funeral Home, (715) 634-2609.
Grace A. Bothun passed away August 1, in Salt Lake City, after a long illness. She was born February 11, 1919, in Crosby, ND., to Esther and George Johncox. She attended Denfeld High School and was married to Dr. Mark Bothun. Grace lived in Duluth unti lthe early 1970's, and then lived in West Palm Beach, FL., near her son Bruce and family. She lived in Salt Lake City for the last four years near her daughter Linda and family. Grace was a kind and loving mother and grandmother. She was an expert at crocheting and handwork.
Joan M. Betzold, 62, of Pengilly, MN., died Sunday, August 25, 2002, at the Itasca Nursing Home in Grand Rapids. She is survived by a daughter, Jeri (Jim) Essig fo Aurora, MN., one son Kris (Dawn) Runnakko, of South St. Paul, MN. SERVICE:A memorial service will be at 11 AM, on Saturday, August 31, 2002, at the Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids. Friends may call from 10 AM until the service time.
Donald E. Abrahamson, 72, of Duluth, died Friday August 23, 2002, in his residence. He was born in Duluth on August 12, 1930, to Arthur and Aili Abrahamson. He had attended Denfeld High School and was an Army Veteran. Don had worked at Superwood as a Press Operator. He ws preceded in death by his parents, a brother Roger, and a sister Dorothy Jacobson.
Richard Kaminski, 66, a resident of Solon Springs, died August 11, 2002, in Solon Springs. SERVICE:A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2002, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner at 10 AM. The Brown Funeral Home in Solon Springs is assisting with the arrangements.