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Wesley Neustel Duluth


Wesley Kenneth Neustel, 100 of Duluth, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 26th.  He was born in Duluth, MN. on October 29th, 1920, to Clifford and Nora (Wick) Neustel.  He...

Ray Ruoho


Ray E. Ruoho, age 79, passed away on October 4, 2021, in Duluth, Minnesota.  Ray was born on May 22, 1942, in Little Fork, Minnesota, to Eino Joseph Ruoho and Elma Marie Lammi Ruoho.  He...

Debra Marie Smith


Debra Marie (Manidoo Ikwe) Smith, 65, of Duluth, died Tuesday October 12th at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center with her husband Ed Smith by her side. She died of complications due...

Anna Bjork


Anna (Dunne) Bjork, formerly of Duluth, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the age of 89, one month shy of her 90 th Birthday, at the North Shore Living Care Center...

Deacon Frederick Wright Silver Bay


Deacon Frederick C. Wright, 71, of Silver Bay, died Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Benedictine Health Center with his wife by his side. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on May 6, 1950, to...

Kathy Bakke


Kathy M. Bakke 73, of Duluth, died, Wednesday, Oct. 6th at St. Luke’s after a courageous battle with numerous issues, with her family by her side.  Kathy was born Jan. 1, 1948 in Duluth...

Joel Cooper Duluth


Passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021 at the age of 76. Preceded in death by parents, Al and Selma. Survived by his wife of fifty years, Deborah; children, Amy (Andy) Czech, Dylan Cooper, and...

Daniel "Danny" Gitar Duluth


Danny, 58 was born to Kenny and Lorraine Gitar on July 4, 1963 and passed away Oct. 4, 2021. Danny was a kind, friendly, happy man who enjoyed life with a great smile and sense of humor he shared...

William Kovala Duluth


William R. Kovala, 91 of Duluth, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born in Eveleth, MN on December 24, 1929, to Richard and Lydia Kovala. Bill was a...

Nicholas Wurzel


Nick Wurzel, 53, died September 27, 2021, in Middleton, WI. He was born August 24, 1968, to Jacob and Florence (“Billie”) Wurzel in Duluth,...
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