In Memory
Robert LeFavor


July 10, 1948 - July 20, 2017


Robert LeFavor, Jr., 69, Duluth, died Thursday, July 20, in his home.


No services will be held. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota in Duluth


James Richard Wagner

Beloved husband, adoring father & grandfather, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on August 8, 2017. Preceded in death by his father, Richard Wagner. Survived by his loving wife of almost 47 years, Linda (nee Kari) Wagner, daughters, Kristi (Bill) Steh, Pamela (Chris) Foster and Heather (Kevin) Ringersma; 5 grandchildres; mother, Evelyn (Wagner) Schwanz; brothers, Steven (Sandra) Wagner and Ronald (Kris) Wagner.
Memorial service 11AM Monday, August 14 at North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 W Hwy 96, Arden Hills.


Scott Martin Overland, 68, of Duluth, passed from this life on Sunday, Oct. 9, at St. Mary's Hospital. He had struggled with the effects of a stroke for a number of years. 

Scott was born in Duluth, on June 20, 1948. 

He was a 1966 graduate of Duluth Central High School and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 294 of Hibbing.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Overland Everett, in July of this year; and his father, Arthur E. Overland, in 1977. 

Scott is survived by his son, Scott (Darcy) of Forest Lake and their daughters, Miranda and Jesseca; his brothers, Wayne (Mary), Mark (Cathy) and Greig (Valerie) Overland. He is also survived by a daughter Kelly and her three children.

At his request there will be no memorial service. If you would like to honor Scott in some way, a donation can be sent to the Salvation Army. Arrangements provided by Cremation Society of Minnesota.


Ed Lewis
Edward Everett Lewis, 64, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 in Denver, Colo. following complications after surgery at the Denver VA hospital due to his 2-year battle with Agent Orange-induced leukemia.

Ed was born Oct. 1, 1947 in Duluth, Minn. to Everett Edward and Shirley Fern (Brownell) Lewis. He attended Arnold Elementary in Duluth where he graduated from 8th grade. He went on to Washington Junior High and graduated from Duluth Central High in 1966. He attended Lake Superior College aka Psalter Technical School in Duluth.

Ed enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a jet aircraft mechanic. While stationed in South Vietnam, he met Doan Thu Quynh. They were married Oct. 22, 1970. To this union were born three children, Edward, Nathalie and Robert. They later divorced yet somehow later in life became friends again.

After his discharge from the Air Force, he attended Duluth Area Voc Tech Institute, graduating as a welder. He worked at American Hoist and Derrick Company in Duluth.
He moved to Wyoming after his children were grown and worked at various times for Holly/Wyoming Sugar Company, U.S. Forest Service and Big Horn Enterprises.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Family of God (Arnold) Lutheran Church near Duluth. Ed was a life member of the NRA and the North American Fishing Club. He was very active in Fishing Has No Boundaries for many years. He loved to hunt and fish, visit with his many friends, and help people whenever he possibly could. More than anything, he liked to spend time with his grandchildren and young nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; both parents; and a brother, David Ralph Lewis.

Ed is survived by his son, Edward M. (Lisa) Lewis of Duluth, daughter, Nathalie Worley of Longmont,, Colo. and son, Robert H. (Masumi) Lewis of Osaka, Japan; brothers, Grant Lyle (Pam) Lewis of Fairbanks, Alaska, Mickey Lewis of Stanwood, Wash. and Danny (Gloria) Lewis of Thermopolis; five grandchildren, Micheal Floyd, Eric Worley, Amber and Ashly Lewis and Makayla Lewis; nine nieces and nephews; eight great-nieces and great-nephews; his former wife, Thu Quynh Lewis; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends in both Wyoming and Minnesota.
Cremation has taken place.

Nancy Howes


Howes, Nancy Marie - Beloved Mom & Beloved Nokomis Age 56 Of Fond du Lac Indian Reservation, currently of Inver Grove Heights, passed away September 30, 2004. Preceded in death by husband, Robert; father, William; brother, Ed. Survived by children, Christopher King, Kathryn (Paul) Smith, Michelle (Mike) Verley, Robert (Jodi) King, and James Gutierrez; 7 grandchildren; mother, Kathryn; sisters, Carol Wiener, Margaret Parks, Pat Dunlap, Mary Blackwell-Howes; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Cremation Society MN Mpls.


Published in Pioneer Press on Oct. 2, 2004
(Note: We have heard that Nancy had passed, but could not find an obituary. We believe this is the correct one, but if you know otherwise, please let us know.)


Peter Allen Lundmark


Peter Allen Lundmark, 68, of Duluth, Minn. passed away July 26, 2016 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.
Peter served in the United States Marine Corps, was an excellent auto mechanic, and a kind and thoughtful person.
He was preceded in death by parents Gunnar and Violet Lundmark of Duluth; and three brothers, William, Stephen and Daniel.
He is survived by brothers Richard (Lois), and David (Carol); and a sister, Karen Lundmark Holmes.
VISITATION: 2 p.m. until the 2:30 p.m. service on Friday, July 29, 2016 in the St. Cloud VA Medical Center Chapel.
A private family burial will take place at Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth.


David Sundstrom

David Earl Sundstrom, 68, of Hermantown, died from Acute Myeloma Leukemia in his home June 22, 2016, surrounded by his family. He closed his eyes and was taken to Heaven. What a glorious day.
David was born March 16, 1948, to Earl and Miriam "Suzie" Sundstrom in Duluth.
He graduated from Central High School in 1966. While in high school, Dave purchased a guitar and taught himself to play. He became part of a local band called The Exceptions, performing in Duluth and the surrounding areas.
On Nov. 18, 1967, Dave married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Hallio. They were married for 48 years and together raised three children.
Dave worked for the Minnesota Highway Department until starting his own siding and roofing business, Sundstrom Construction in 1977. He retired in 2013.
Dave was blessed with eight grandchildren and one special great-granddaughter.
Dave and Nancy had a cabin on Long Lake in Cotton. In 1999, they purchased a cabin on East Bass, the same lake he grew up on as a child.
His favorite memories were spending time with his family at the cabin, four-wheeling, sitting by the fire, playing his guitar, and taking the kids tubing. He was a great fisherman and spent many hours on the lake.
Dave attended Westminster Presbyterian Church, Hermantown Community Church, and Salem Covenant Church.
He served as a deacon and taught Sunday school.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Betty.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Pamela (Keith) Solem, Derek, Julianne (Jim) Grymala; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Andrew, Hannah, Isabel, Whitney, Alex, Victoria, and Brendan; and great-granddaughter, Leah; sisters, Judy Sundstrom and Linda (Greg) Aune; brother, Jim (Pat) Sundstrom; and several nieces and nephews; and other extended family and friends.

Patrick Gillan

Mr. J.G. Ryan sent the following message:
It is my sad duty to inform you that Pat Gillan (aka Paddy Whack) expired from cancer on 7/1/2013. He was an adopted uncle in my family and a great personal friend since our Navy time some 40 plus years ago. He is missed by all who knew him here and I'm sure will be missed by his classmates there."

Beverly Witzman

Beverly Rose Witzman, 68, of Duluth, died Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Beverly was born in Greenbush, Minn., May 21, 1948, to Joseph Peter and Genevieve "Shirley" (Bergsnev) Witzman. She was a 1966 graduate of Duluth Central High School and a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica.

Bev was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church where she served as the Rosary Society treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Clinton and Donald; and brother-in-law Dwight Myhrer.

Bev is survived by her twin sister, Barbara Myhrer, of Bemidji; sister-in-law Kaye Witzman of Duluth; nephews Chad (JoAnna) Myhrer and Cory (Chasidy) Myhrer, both of Bemidji, and Eric (Rhonda) Witzman and Jeremy Witzman, both of Duluth; niece Kim Myhrer of Seattle, Wash.; great-nieces and nephews; exceptional neighbors Pinkie and Brian White; and special friends Sandy and Sue.

Linda Grann

Linda passed away on October 2nd, 2015.

Harold Wallace

Harold passed away on July 4th, 2014

Carl Peterson

Carl Herbert ("Herb") Peterson, Jr. passed away on July 27, 2015 at Bayshore Health Care Center after along battle with Parkinson's and heart disease.
Carl was born Feb. 20, 1948 in Duluth, Minn. After graduating from Duluth Central High School in 1966, he served our country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. A fond memory of his time in the service was having the ship's captain "request" his being the ship's Santa Claus.
After his honorable discharge, Carl returned to Duluth and attended Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and majored in computers and electronics. Upon graduation he worked for the Army Corps of Engineers, Garon Knitting Mills and Twin Ports Cyclery. 
Carl was an avid bicyclist and a member of the local cycling club. Although Carl's medical condition prevented him from riding, he continued to have a strong interest in bicycling and would never miss a broadcast of cycling events. Carl was an expert mechanic and could fix just about anything. He was also a model-building enthusiast.  
Carl is survived by his sisters Leona Krieg of Duluth and Shirlie (Jeffrey) Theis of Milwaukee, Wis,; brother Roger (Debra) of Duluth; nieces Stephanie Krieg and Jennifer Peterson of St. Paul, Minn.; nephews Brian Krieg and Mathew Peterson of Duluth; aunt Dorothy Peterson of Luck, Wis.; and many cousins.   

Susan A Jakubek

 Susan A. Jakubek, 68, died suddenly May 28, 2015 of a brain aneurism. She was born in Duluth Dec. 19, 1968 to Frank and Viola Jakubek. After graduating from Duluth Central she worked as a secretary at UMD until into her 20's. She then spent most of her life living with her mother and coping with mental illness the best she could. She was very sweet and mild mannered and loved nature. She was exceptionally talented in art and made incredible designs. Surviving is her sister Joy Aus. SERVICE: 3 p.m. Friday June 5, 2015 in the Cremation Society of Minn., Duluth


Vivian Nelson Hart

Vivian Gayle Hart of Hudson, Wisconsin died from complications of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on May 31, 2015 at home in the presence of dear family members. Vivian was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota and was a proud graduate of Duluth Central High School and the University of Minnesota Duluth where she majored in English.

Vivian was formerly the editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, a non-profit administrator specializing in communications and development and principal of her own consulting business, Hart Community Consulting. 

As a community activist in West St. Paul, Minnesota where she resided with her husband and son for more than twenty years, Vivian served on the City Council as well as numerous boards of directors and committees all focused on community-building and helping those in need. After moving to Hudson in 2003, Vivian continued her dedication to volunteer and community work.

Among the volunteer service awards that Vivian received were Dakota County’s Award for Volunteer Leadership, West St. Paul’s Make a Difference Award and A Community Superstar Award from the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for her efforts on behalf of cancer survivors.

Vivian leaves behind her husband and closest friend Aethan Hart, her cherished son Eli and his wife Angie, precious grandchildren Claire and Sam, mother Maxine Nelson, and siblings Conrad Nelson (Carol) and Becky Nelson. Robert C. Nelson, Vivian’s dad, predeceased her, as did her in-laws Avon and Viola Hart.

A Memorial Service for Vivian will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church Highlands Campus, 504 Frontage Rd in Hudson, on Saturday, June 6th at 11:00 am with a lunch reception following at the church. Visitation will be held one hour prior at the church. To honor Vivian, all in attendance are encouraged to wear purple. A private interment will be held at the Havana Cemetery near Owatonna, Minnesota where generations of Hart family members have found their final resting places. Memorials preferred to Grace Place, 505 West 8th Street, New Richmond, WI 54017. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. 715-386-3725

Allen Wiseman

Al passed away November 3rd, 2004

Kathlene Anderson Beede


Kathlene M Beede, 67, passed away May 3, 2015 in Florida.

Kathy was a 1966 graduate off Duluth Central. Kathy was a CNA for many years at Viewcrest nursing home, Benedictine Health Center and Nurses That Care. Kathy loved spending time with family, camping, fishing, bird hunting, and trips to Vegas

Preceded in death by her parents Carl and Helen Anderson; daughter Kristy; step daughter Debbie; husband Jerry; brother Dale Anderson and friend Royce Casey. 

Kathy will be sadly missed by sons Kenny (Sally) Jegloski, Jeff Jegloski; daughter Jennifer (Jay Oman) Butcher; step children Warren (Jaydee) Beede, Dana (Tom) Keinz, Wade Beede; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers Dennis (LeRae) Anderson, Carl (Tammy) Anderson; sisters Bonnie (Tink) Fender and Marilyn (Dennis) Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews and special friend Mike Donovan.  

Marlene Ahrendt Anderson

Marlene Alice Ahrendt Anderson, 65, of Nickerson, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 in Augustana Mercy HCC, Moose Lake, MN

Brian Jappinen

Brian L. Jappinen, age 64, of Lapeer, Michigan died Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Brian was born September 13, 1948 in Duluth, Minnesota to Waino and Siiri (Suomela) Jappinen. Brian spent his early years in Two Harbors, Minnesota, then moving to Duluth, where he graduated from high school. Mr. Jappinen proudly served his country in the Air Force, during the Vietnam War, serving in Thailand. He married Barbara E. Spellerberg in Lapeer, they were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lapeer since 1987. Mr. Jappinen was a kitchen designer for over 40 years, most recently working for Home Depot. Brian enjoyed singing, guitar and tying his own flies for fly fishing.

Jerry Falk


Jerome M. “Jerry” Falk, 64, of Duluth died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, while at Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Oct. 25, 1948 in Minneapolis to Math and Lucille Falk.
On Aug. 8, 1992 Jerry married Karen Monsaas.
Jerry retired in 2010 from Superwood (Georgia Pacific) after37 years. He was active in his local union for a good part of his working life.Jerry enjoyed playing and listening to music, fishing with friends and family gatherings. He mostly enjoyed but sometimes hated remodeling his home. Jerry discovered the joy of motorcycling later in life. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

Janet Swanson Streu

Janet Helene (Swanson) Streu, age 64, lifelong resident of Duluth, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at home with her loving husband at her side, after a seven year struggle with cancer.

Sue Nowak

My sister Susan Nowak Ragsdale passed away Feb 1,2012.
She died at Loma Linda Hospital after a long illness.
Jane Ann Nowak Stonich

John Malm

John Passed away on April 13, 2012 in Rusk, Texas

Doug Working
Leslie Williams
Jeffre Wallner Pfuhl
Ken Vann
Linda Thompson
Randi Tesdahl
Nova Stelman
Jan Simonson
Bob Sero
Ross Saarela
Linda Ripley Black

Linda L "Rusty" Ripley, 67, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by family.
Linda was born in Duluth Feb. 22, 1948, to Glen and Frieda (Stunkart) Ripley and was a lifelong resident of Duluth. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Carol; brothers David and Timothy; and her grandson, Evan.
Linda is survived by her sons, Matthew Caya and David (Shelley) Caya; grandchildren Devan, Ethan, Kaitlyn and Savannah; her siste, Norma (George) Eliason; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

JoAnn Ratajek Asperheim

Joanne Helen Asperheim, 61, of Duluth, passed away on Wed., Aug. 5, 2009 at Solvay Hospice House. She was born on  June 19, 1948 to Sigmund and Frances Ratajek of Duluth. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Gnesen. 
She graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1966 and worked for the SLC Social Service Dept. from  1969 until she retired in March 2004. On Sept. 1, 1979 she married and became a family with Robert D Asperheim, the love of her life, and her treasured step-daughters Amy, Vicky, and Abby.
Joanne will be lovingly missed by her husband Robert, three beautiful step-daughters, Amy Asperheim of Pioche, Nev, Abby Asperheim of Henderson, Nev, and Victoria Asperheim of Duluth.; her brother Sigmund Ratajek Jr., her sisters, Sherly (Gary) Miskowski, Karen (Steven) Franckowiak, all of Duluth, and Ramona (Glenn Truman) Szukiewicz of Cloquet.

Tom Rancour

Thomas Edward Rancour, 55, died Thursday, January 29th, 2004. Mr. Rancour was born in Winona, MN and has lived in Jacksonville for the past 37 years. He is survived by his mother, Margaret B. Rancour, five sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Rancoour, Mrs. Mary Brown, Mrs. Colleen Cole, Mrs. Catherine Krisel and Mrs. Rosemary Dausy; two brothers, Paul Rancour and Daniel Rancour. 

MaryAnn Radosevich

Mary Ann Caroline Radosevich, 60, Duluth. Mass of Christian Burial 10am Mon., Nov 24, 2008 in St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. 

Toni Radice
Anola Ness

Anola Charlotte Ness, Born February 23, 1947 in Minnesota. Murdered by husband Gordon J Reed in April 1981 in Raymond, Pacific County, Washington. They had 4 children.

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Dorothy Morinville Solomonson
Janet Montgomery Harvey
Diane Montgomery Cullen
Danny Moen
Devin Mathison
Mike Manninen
Roger Maki
Doug Lofquist
John Lockwood

John Byron Lockwood, 54, of Brainerd Ave.,  Duluth, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in St. Luke's Hospital Hospice. He was born in Duluth on Oct. 16, 1947 to James Charles and DEdith Lillian (Peterson) Lockwood Sr. He was a 1966 graduate of Duluth Central High School and a graduate of the University (this is where the accessible obituary ends)

Mary Lisiecki

Mary Patricia 'Auntie Patty' Lisiecki, of Dodge Street, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, in St. Luke's Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Duluth on March 6, 1948 to Stanley and Mary (Strum) Lisiecki. She was a 1966 graduate of Duluth Central High School and attended UMD. 

Connie Linge Sutherland
Bill Korpela
Larry Johnson
Gloria Johnson
Dianne Johnson Baumgardner
Dave Jensen

Dave passed away in 2011. He was married to classmate Gladys James.

Linda Jacobs Slotness
Jim Hood
Barb Hill

Barb passed away in August, 2011

Frances Hey Weiss
Jim Hedberg
Dick Harris
Tom Harasmisz
Don Green
Glenda Gilmore Handley
Dwane Falconer


Dwane "The Bear" Falconer, 63, of Duluth, died Saturday, April 16, 2011, in St. Luke's hospital surrounded by family and friends.


He was born in Duluth on July 26, 1947, to Douglas and Jeanne Falconer, and graduated from Central High School in 1966. He married Susan Mullison in 1973. His career at Arrowhead Equipment lasted nearly 40 years and then began his own business, Bear's Heavy Duty in 2005.


Following his passions he earned his Eagle Scout rank, played hockey as a goalie, raced stock cars, and pursued his love for hunting, fishing and boating. Dwane especially loved Isle Royale and was a charter member of the IRBA.


He is survived by parents, Jeanne and Douglas Falconer; wife Susan; children Paul and Charla Falconer and Cyndi Hartman and husband Rick; sisters Judy Shykes, husband Robert and Janet Halligan.


Jim Caine
Tom Barnstorf

Tom was married to classmate Marilyn Carr

Gene Franckowiak
Jeanne Esterbrooks
Dan Ekstrom
Mike Dorvall


Michael I. Dorvall 1948 - 1999, 50, Duluth, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999. Mr. Dorvall was born on July 14, 1948 in Duluth to Irving and Ruth Dorvall. He graduated from Central High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970, spending some time in Vietnam. Michael returned to Duluth and worked for a medical supply company, tested iron ore at U.S. Steel in Morgan Park, then he worked at UMD in the maintenance department. He moved to California and worked as a welder there. Then, Michael moved to Hawaii and worked as a landscaper. He was a former member of First Lutheran Church in Duluth. He loved to travel, read and snorkel. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by two sisters, twin, Patrician Ellingson and her husband, Lynn, of Grand Rapids and Belle Siemsen and her husband, Marlin, of Hermantown; three aunts, Jennie Nelson of Duluth, Phyllis Hoiem of Saginaw and Edna Hoiem of Duluth; one cousin, Betty Gaus of Cloquet; six nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and nephews.


Gordon Carter
Jane Cackowski
Jerry Burke
Jeff Boldt
Jerry Anderson

Jerry passed away on September 23, 2011

Randy Antcliff
Danny Anderson




Daniel B. Anderson, 60, of Hibbing, died unexpectedly in his home shortly after Christmas.
He was born July 12, 1948, in Cook, the son of Bob and Kathryn Anderson, former residents of Lake Vermilion. Dan graduated from Duluth Central High School and went on to the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in history. He worked as an editor for various newspapers including the Hibbing Tribune, where he worked as a sports editor for many years.
Dan loved northern Minnesota and was an avid outdoorsman and wildlife photographer. He loved fishing with family and friends. He enjoyed coaching youth hockey in Hibbing and working as a softball umpire.
He was a beloved and loving brother, son and uncle.
He is survived by his mother Kathryn Anderson; siblings: Earl (Hazel) Anderson, Stan (Janet) Anderson, John Anderson, Jim (Ronica) Anderson, and Marilyn (Sam) Anderson ; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca Anderson, and his father, Robert G. Anderson 67, 1990.