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Obituaries

Caroline Sue (Wefelmeyer) Martin left us Friday July 8, 2022, in Covington LA. Daughter of Frederick Rahm Wefelmeyer and Marylyn Jane (Kranz) Wefelmeyer, born November 16, 1959, in Glencoe, MN. Beloved wife of Louis Norbert Martin for 30 years and stepmother to his son Louis Andrew (Ayme) Martin, Carrie is also survived by both parents, her brothers Frederick ‘Fritz’ (Cindy) and Jeffery (Nancy Ostman) Wefelmeyer, her sister Ann (John) Myers, her sister-in-law Penny (Terry) Demenge, and is predeceased by brother Paul Wefelmeyer. Carrie leaves nieces and nephews Annisha (Jeremy) Fortune, Guy (Sarah) Wefelmeyer, Morgan and Paul Wefelmeyer, Maggie and Abby Myers, and great nieces and nephew Kyla Fortune and Ava, Gabe, and Gracie Wefelmeyer. Carrie will be missed by her family members, her friends, and the many people whose lives she touched with her spirited force. A memorial mass was held at St Peter’s Church, Covington, LA on August 9, 2022, followed by a memorial reception which truly was a celebration of her life including her many talents, her love of good food, good music, beautiful flowers, and friends and family.
Heather Renee Harri, 49, of Duluth passed away at home Aug 19, 2022.
Lorraine L’Abbe, 60, passed away August 17, 2022. Lorraine was born to Philip and Grace L’Abbe on July 31, 1962. She was a sister to 6 siblings and grew up in Duluth. She graduated from Duluth Cathedral High School.
Tom Mondeau, age 82, passed away at home, August 10, 2022.

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Feb. 3, 1969 - Aug. 13, 2022
April 4, 1958 - Aug. 8, 2022
Robert H. Latvala, age 95, formerly of Nashwauk, MN passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital.
Barbara Jean (Hockaday) Carlson, 89, of Duluth, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022, in the company of her family. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on September 12, 1932, to John and Anne (Dimock) Hockaday. Barbara spent her early years in Cedar Rapids before moving to Duluth in 1944, where she attended East Junior and Senior High Schools before graduating from Central High School in 1950.

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Frank von Poppen, 71, made his transition from this earth on August 7, 2022, following a 2 year journey with cancer, one he traveled with grace, dignity and his unique sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, dj (Diane Johnson), his beloved felines, Reba & Emma and 6 siblings.
The passing of long time Proctor middle-school and high school teacher, Laura Condon, is heartfelt by her family, friends, colleagues, and many students. Laura was born November 4, 1949 to Karl and Margaret Condon and passed away August 14, 2022 with family by her side. She grew up in Proctor, MN and attended Proctor High School. She graduated from UMD with a teaching degree and earned a Masters at UWS. Laura taught English at Proctor for 35 yrs.
June 23, 1947 - March 10, 2022
Teresa “Terry” Joan Smalley, 61, of Duluth, unexpectedly left our earthly world on August 11th, 2022.
LeRoy J. Larsen, 87, Duluth, Mn
Susan Kaye (Hren) Keola, 66, of Superior WI, passed away Wednesday, August 10, surrounded by family and friends at Essentia, Duluth.
Joni Lynn Dahl, 39, of Genoa Location, rural Gilbert, died tragically on Friday, Aug.12, 2022, when her car was hit by a drunk driver on Hwy. 21 in Embarrass Township. She was a true and loyal daughter of the Iron Range who touched a multitude of lives. Funeral services will be private. A celebration of Joni’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at the Mountain Iron Community Center. Friends, colleagues and teammates are invited to join the family to share tears, laughter, memories, photos and a meal. Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home of Virginia.
April 2, 1958 - Aug. 8, 2022