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William N. Manninen, 86, of Kinney, died Thursday, August 22, 2002, peacefully at his home, after a battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Eino, Sulo and Edwin Manninen; sisters Grace Yerak, Mae Nagy, Sigrid Ruhanen Thayer, Lily Harkonen, and Sadie Manninen.
Russell A. Ross, age 82, of Lutsen, died Friday, August 23, 2002. SERVICES:Saturday, September 7, 12:30 PM at the Lutsen Lutheran Church in Lutsen, MN. Inurnment, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, in Wichita, KS in Spring of 2003. Memorials may be made in Russell's name to American Cancer Society, 130 W. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802. Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of MN 218-624-5200.
John Peder Sather, 73, formerly of Cumming Ave., died Wednesday, August 21, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Marlys; daughters, Robbyn Stariha, Tammi Dailey, and Suzanne Sanders; sons, Michael, Patrick, and Mark; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson, and a sister, Barbara Holman. VISITATION:5-7 PM, Sunday, with services 11 AM, Monday, Downs Funeral Home, Superior.
Mary Jane Thorpe, 92, of London Road, died Saturday, August 24, 2002 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was born in Cloquet, MN on September 20, 1909 to Nelsand Esther (Huerlin) Thorpe. Mary Jane was employed with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. for over 30 years, retiring in 1965 as a supervisor. She was a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of AARP,Order of the Eastern Star-Arrowhead Chapter No. 279, Telephone Pioneers ofAmerica, the Duluth Republican Club, and the Golden Arrow Travel Club. MaryJane volunteered at St. Luke's Hospital for many years.
John M. Zeug, 82, Superior, died Friday, August 23, 2002, in St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth. VISITATION: Visitation will be after 5 PM Sunday, August 25, 2002, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Superior with a Scripture Service scheduled for 6:30 PM that evening. Visitation continues 10 AM Monday until the 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Arrangements by Maetzold Funeral Home, Superior
Hilda E. Anderson, 93, of Hibbing, died Wednesday, August 21, 2002, in the University Medical Center-Mesabi, Hibbing. She was born in Hibbing on May 2, 1909, to David and Amelia Mattson. She was a homemaker and member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ragnar; daughters, Arlene Basarich and Joyce Battisti, and a grandson, Daniel Anderson.
James 'Jim' Peter Fisher, age 67, of Nickerson, MN, died Thursday, August 22, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. He was born on October 20, 1934 in Eau Claire, WI, to Charles and Marcella (Gerlach) Fisher. He was a Korean war veteran, and was a member of the teamsters union, local 346; driving a truck for Hyman Freighway for 30 years, until his retirement in 1996. Jim was married to Donna Wiggins, April 5, 1975, in Carlton MN. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed his yearly camping and fishing trips to Canada (Nickerson Island).
Beverly M. Fuller, 83, of Hermantown, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2002, at Edgewood Vista. Beverly was a life-long Duluth resident who attended Denfeld High School and married Clyde R. Fuller. She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret LeFaive; father, Edward Hogstad, and husbands, Harold Nelson and Clyde Fuller. Beverly is survived by her daughters, Gloria (Derek) Notman from Minnetonka, MN., and Gail O'Kash of Escondido, CA.; sister, Corrine (Ray) DeWater of Sun City, AZ.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews.
David L. Groshens, 66, of Eveleth, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2002, at Arrowhead Senior Living Community. A MEMORIAL SERVICE:will be held on Monday, August 26, 2002, at 6 PM, at the United in Christ Lutheran Church in Eveleth, MN., with Pastors Daniel Johns and Clarence Schaffner officiating. Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 624-5200
Michael L. Schiesser, Sr., 91, lifelong area resident, passed away August 22, 2002, in St. Francis Home in the Park. He was born on August 31, 1910, in Brule, WI. to Fred and Gertrude (Esser) Schiesser. Michael was employed as an oiler for Carnegie Coal Docks before retiring in 1971. He was also employed by Great Lakes Mattress Company and W.T. Grant Department Store. He married Elizabeth McCarthy on March 1, 1938, at the Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church in Superior and celebrated 29 years of marriage before she passed away in 1967.