Lauretta “Lori” McCollum


Lauretta “Lori” L. McCollum, age 67, of Esko, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at home. She was born August 25, 1952 in Minneapolis to Lyle and Jenny Mae Putnam. Lori worked as a cook at the Black Bear for 10 years, Polo’s Liquor, and currently worked at the Rendezvous Bar in Scanlon. She loved going to the Blues Festival in Duluth, and had been on the Cloquet Cribbage League. Lori was always caring for people and “Life Was A Party”.

Lori was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her life partner, Kevin Little; one son, Shawn McCollum; 11 brothers and sisters, Marcia, Gail, Jennifer, Christopher, Bridget, Andy, Aimee, Erin, Anthony, Nicholas, and Jessica; and numerous nieces and nephews.

No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.

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