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Obituaries

April 3, 1930 - July 3, 2020
Lois Rae (Petty) Witzig of Duluth, MN, went peacefully from her earthly life to her eternal heavenly inheritance surrounded by her family on July 1, 2022.
Nov. 6, 1968 - June 29, 2022
Our beloved brother, James Oscar Phillips, died unexpectedly and suddenly on or about April 2022, at his home in Flagstaff, AZ. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

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June 30, 2022
72, born in Duluth, MN.
72, born in Duluth, MN.
Feb. 21, 1966 - June 28, 2022

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Kenneth “Ken” LeRoy Johnson of Duluth passed away peacefully on Wed., June 8, 2022 at the age of 86. Ken was born Dec. 2, 1935 to Hjalmer and Sophie Keveri) Johnson in Makinen. Ken married Jeanette “Jean” Signell on July 11, 1955. Following his service in the U.S. Army, Ken and Jean raised their 5 children at their home in Rice Lake Township. Ken worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator at Reserve Mining in Silver Bay and later for St. Louis County Public Works in Rice Lake, until his retirement in 1998. He would proudly point out the roads he graded or plowed to his children. Ken and Jean were members of Arnold Lutheran Church (now Family of God) where they served in many capacities and built many friendships. Ken had a passion for most anything with a motor, especially motorcycles. He even convinced Jean to ride which was a huge feat. They both loved to travel, enjoying many wonderful trips together until Jean’s passing in 2006 following 51 years of marriage.
Aug. 27, 1953 - April 3, 2022
Tracy Lynn Wilton born February 14, 1979, Cloquet, MN, Passed away June 18, 2022. She was a sweet caring blue eyed girl who loved to go camping, spending time with her family, and adopting many dogs and cats. She loved horror movies, listening to music, and watching Ancient Aliens. She leaves behind her children Haley Everett (Teal Roybal SR.) Harley Styniski, Grandson Teal Jr. Her Father Lloyd Wilton, significant other Matt Styniski and his family. A brother Chad Wilton, sisters Angela Twiss, Destiny Wilton, bonus Sister Krissy, Jenny, Ana and their families, nieces Ariane, Deja, Persephanie, Nephews Chad Jr. Omen, Joey, Lucca, Brantley, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Preceded her in death are her mother Robin Leskey, grandparents Bob and Ann White, Tom and Frieda Wilton and nephew Cassidy. Celebration of life will be held at Revive City Church, 1830 E 1st St. Duluth, MN 55812 1PM on July 9th.
Nov. 29, 1947 - June 29, 2022
Feb. 18, 1946 - June 26, 2022
Florence “Flo” Marion Bushnell, 101, of Proctor, MN passed away on May 23, 2022 at Collinsville Nursing Home in Collinsville, AL.
Nancy Lee Gross, 75, of Superior, WI passed away on June 23 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 14, 1947 to Joseph and Casimera Prebeck, living most of her life in Duluth. She attended Keewatin High School in Nashwauk, MN. Nancy married Kenneth Gross on May 6, 1973. She spent many years as a nursing assistant at Lakeshore Lutheran Home and then enjoyed her time as a greeter at Walmart until her retirement in 2017.
July 9, 1934 - June 22, 2022