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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.
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.
Mary Louise 'Pungie' Mitchell, age 64, of Deer River, MN., died August 25, 2002. She was born January 6, 1938 in Cass County, MN. VISITATION: Tuesday, August 27, after 4 PM at the Ball Club Community Center, Ball Club, MN. Services Wednesday, Aug. 28, 11 AM, at the Ball Club Community Center, Ball Club, MN. Burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ball Club, MN.
Vincent Anthony 'Bug' Mullen, Sr., Indian Name 'Muck Kwi' Un', age 33, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2002, at his home. He was born March 10, 1969, in Minneapolis. Vince went to school at Fond Du Lac College to be a game warden and worked at Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (G.L.I.F.W.C.). He also worked as a Bingo Caller and Pit Boss at the Black Bear Casino. He was currently employed as a maintenance worker at the Fond Du Lac Tribal Center. Vince was an avid hunter and was listed in the Boone & Crockett Book.
William 'Bill' Earl Otis, age 80 of Brookston, passed away on August 25, 2002, in St. Mary's Hospice unit after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Pine City, MN on September 21, 1921 to Earl and Carrie (Straub) Otis. Bill was a veteran of the US Army during WWII, serving as a cook. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Cloquet VFW Herbert Kennedy Post # 3979. Bill enjoyed cooking, fishing, bowling, picking berries, playing slots and especially spending time with his grand kids. He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother Connie Otis.
Our special matriarch Esther Amundson Whiting passed away August 23, at age 98. Born in Duluth, she graduated from Duluth State Teachers College and taught at the Jackson School. Married for over 50 years to Dr. B.C. Amundson, she was devoted to her family and enjoyed an active civic life including the Dental Auxillary, Chester Park Church, PTA and The Women's Institute. After Ben's death she married lifelong friend Francis Whiting and shared many happy years in their California home, finally returning to Minnesota together where Francis died in 2000.
Charles J. Watson, 94, of Grand Rapids, MN., died August 25, 2002, at the Leisure Hills Care Center, in Grand Rapids. He was born December 20, 1907, in Osceola County, MI. He is survived by three sisters, Mildred, Gertrude, Mae, and one brother, Harold. SERVICE:Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM funeral service on Wednesday, August 28, 2002, at the Rowe Funeral Home, in Grand Rapids
Margaret L. 'Marge' Van Deventer, 75, of St. Petersburg, FL., died August 17, 2002. She is survived by her husband Ernest; daughter, Paulette Trautweiler, brother, Paul E. Saari; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. SERVICE:Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2002 at 1 PM., in Lincoln Park Baptist, Duluth, MN.
Henry E. Turk, 83, of Hibbing, died on Sunday, August 25, 2002, at his home. He was born in Webb Location near Hibbing on October 23, 1918, to John and Helen Turk. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and he worked for the Snyder Mining Company, retiring after 42 years as Chief Chemist. He also worked at Eveleth Taconite. He was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, the VFW Post 8510 of Hibbing, the Disabled American Veterans, the Hibbing Moose Club, and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed volunteering in the community, gardening, bowling, golfing, and playing cards.