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St. Louis County, Minnesota
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Obituaries and Death Notices

Helen Andler
Source: Duluth News Tribune (7 Nov. 1916) submitted by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

ANDLER—Funeral services for Helen Andler, Age 18, of 319 East Twelfth street, who died Friday were held yesterday. Interment took place In the Polish cemetery.

T. G. Aschim
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 19 Apr. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

L. M. Hanson, auditor for the Fitger Brewing company, received a telegram from Berthold, N.D., last night, that Rev. T. G. Aschim, who for eight years was pastor of the Bethesda Norwegian Lutheran church in Duluth, died at his home in Berthold yesterday afternoon. The remains will be taken to Viroqua, Wis., where Rev. Mr. Aschim was pastor before coming to Duluth. Both Mr. and Mrs. Aschim had a wide circle of friends in Duluth, who will be grieved to hear of his death.

Phineas Ayer
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1903-1904, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

1852 – PHINEAS AYER. B. 17 May, 1828, Haverhill, N.H. Lawyer. D. 27 Feb., 1906, Duluth, Minn.

Mary Babich
Source: Duluth News Tribune 1919-04-18 - Contributed by Barb Ziegenmeyer

Funeral services for Mary Babich daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Babich 5123 Ninety-sixth Avenue West, Who died Wednesday night from burns sustained that morning, were held at the residence yesterday afternoon, burial was in Oneota Cemetery.
While preparing herself for school Wednesday morning, the little girl gathered loose ends of hair from a comb and stated to burn them in the stove. The hair and celluloid comb caught fire, igniting to her dress.
She was taken to the Morgan Park hospital for treatment but died soon after.

Emma Bartling
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Thursday, 14 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG mz

Funeral services for Miss Emma Bartling, 27, St. Louis county supervisor of geography, who died of pneumonia Monday night, were held at Brainerd yesterday afternoon.

Eraine M. Beconovich
Source: Hibbing Daily Tribune (MN) - June 7, 2008 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Eraine M. Beconovich, 84, of Chisholm, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Chisholm.

She was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Terrebonne, Minn., to Ivan and Rose (Gagne) Paradis. She was a lifelong Lakeview Addition of Chisholm resident

Eraine was united in marriage on Nov. 10, 1945, in Ogden, Utah, to Mike Beconovich. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Press-Lloyd American Legion Post 247 Ladies Auxiliary Chisholm, Women of the Moose 876 and the Red Hat Society "Heritage Manor." She also enjoyed crocheting and bingo.

Survivors include her children, John Beconovich of Rosemount, Minn., Marian (Greg) McDowell of Chisholm, Kathy Baker of Bloomington, Minn., and Mike Beconovich of Chisago City, Minn.; grandchildren, Brett McDowell, Eric (Pauline) Baker, Matthew, Sean and Erin (Dave) Applebee; great-grandson, Anthony Baker; five sisters, and one brother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mike; granddaughter, Deanna Tatom; and four brothers.

Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chisholm, with Rev. Fred Method celebrating.
Visitation: Will be for one hour prior to the Mass at the church.
Burial: Inurnment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Arrangements are by Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Chisholm.

Thomas Beedon
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 18 Sept. 1890; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Thomas Beedon, a well known seafaring man, who for a number of years served in the capacity of night watchman in the employ of the Milwaukee Tug Boat line, died recently at his home on Mineral street. Mr. Beedon was in his 73d year.

Elias Berger
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Monday, 28 Sept. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

Elias Berger, aged 50 years, a well-known resident of New Duluth, died yesterday at Fergus Falls, where he had been sent two years ago when his mind became feeble. A widow and several children survive him. The body will be brought to West Duluth and the funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock from St. James Catholic church. Internment will be at Calvary cemetery.

John C. Berthand
Source: Duluth News Tribune (19 May 1914) contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

The funeral of John C. Bertrand, who died Saturday night following an operation will take place today at 9 a.m. from the St. Francis church. Rev. Father Eustace will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Katharyn Blakely
Source: Duluth News-Tribune, 1922-10-23 - Contributed by Rita Bergendahl

Funeral services for Mrs. Katharyn Blakely, age 40, who died suddenly in Chicago last Friday, will be held at the home of her mother, Mrs. Kate O’Leary, 28 West Second street, at 9 a. m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.

Mike Bondisch
Source: Duluth News Tribune (7 June 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Mike Bondisch of Ely died at the Nopeming tuberculosis hospital yesterday. His body is held at Crawford’s undertaking rooms pending word from his relatives in Ely.

Andrew Borg & Joseph Dwerschak
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (October 21, 1897) submitted by Dena Whitesell

At the Health Office
The deaths of Andrew Borg, aged 52 years, who died of consumption at 423 Seventieth avenue west; and of Joseph Dwerschak, aged 28 years, who died of typhoid fever at 322 East Second avenue, were reported at the health department yesterday.

Mary M. Brooks
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, 7 July 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

HIBBING, July 6. – Funeral services for Mrs. Mary M. Brooks, mother of Dr. G. F. Brooks, whose death occurred shortly after noon yesterday following a lingering illness, were conducted at 10:45 this morning from the family home, 101 Center street by Rev. Frank Durant of Christ Episcopal church and the body was shipped at noon to Dresbach, Minn., for burial. It was accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Brooks and Rev. Mr. Durant.

Mrs. Brooks had been a resident of Hibbing, where she made her home with her son for 11 years. She was a member of Christ Episcopal church and a refined and cultured woman who had during her residence here endeared herself to a large circle of friends. She was born Oct. 4, 1843 at Hounsfield, near Sackett’s Harbor, now New York, and had been widowed for about 25 years. The family have lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota for half a century and Mrs. Brooks was for ten years matron at Shattuck military academy at Faribault.

Henry David Bruneau
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - June 25, 1996 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Henry David Bruneau, 83, N. Second Avenue East, died Sunday, June 23, 1996, in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born in Terrebonne, Minn., and had lived in Duluth since 1942.

He worked at Minnesota Power & Light. He was a welder for the shipyards during World War II. He also worked for Walner Welding and retired from Marine Iron. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church.

His wife, Ann Marie, died in 1994.

He is survived by three sons, Napoleon of Maplewood, Minn., Bernard and James, both of Duluth; a daughter, Lois Garfield of Chula Vista, Calif.; two brothers, Leonard of Hopkins, Minn., and Theodore of Manitowish Waters, Wis.; two sisters, Marie Bourgois of Crystal Lake, Wis., and Alma Gagner of Red Lake Falls, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-children; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., with 6:30 p.m. wake prayers, today in Dougherty Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 10:30 until the 11 a.m. services Wednesday in St. John's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Park.

George S. Cain
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Wednesday, 12 May 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

CARLTON, May 11. – Funeral services for George S. Cain, 33, of Carlton, who died Monday night in a Duluth hospital, will be held in the cathedral, Duluth, Friday morning at 10, with burial in Calvary cemetery there. Cain, survived by his widow and one child, had been an invalid for four years. At one time he was employed by the Bell Telephone company, in Duluth, where his parents live.

John J. Carlin
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Saturday, 8 July 1905; transcribed by FoFG mz

John J. Carlin, of West Duluth, aged 44 years, of pneumonia. Internment Oconto, Wis.

Alfred Carlson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (10 Feb. 1920) contributed by Friends of Free Genealogy BZ

VIRGINIA—Interment was made here Monday of body of Alfred Carlson, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Carlson, who died of influenza.

J. H. Carr
Source: Duluth News Tribune (7 Aug. 1909) submitted by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

ALBORN, Aug. 6. — The funeral services for J. H. Carr, whose sudden death was shock to the entire community well as to his family, were held Wednesday at the residence. Many friends of the county were present.
Mr. Carr and his family moved here seven years ago from Windom Minn. He left a widow and two children, Homer and Pearl.
Rev. Mr. Stenberg, of Duluth, conducted the funeral services. Interment was in the Alborn cemetery.

Abner Coles
Source: "Broad Axe", 3 Nov 1892 - BZ - Sub by FoFG

How Old Abner Coles Died Without Even Getting Justice
"I never knew when the accident happened. It was on the books of the railroad company when I first went to work for the attorney of the road.
Year after year every six months the old fellow used to come down to the city to see if we were ready to settle. He had lost his leg in a smash-up"
"We are not liable; but we will do something for you." would be his greeting from the astute railroad attorney. You must be patient, there are so many ahead of you."
One day he hobbled into the general offices and declared that he would not leave unless he was attended to.
"Your claim in for $20,000?" asked the lawyer, kindly
"That's it; every decision of the courts has been agin you; it is now nine years since you told me you would settle. My wife has died, Poor soul, I thought some of the money would do her good, The boys had grown up; Lightnin' struck the barn. Fire swept away all I had. Jim my favorite son went down with liquor.
"We will settle," said the lawyer, kindly, "but you must be patient."
And years swept by, and the lawyer himself went to his reward. The road changed hands, was sold under a mortgage, and was reorganized. New officers, filled the places of the old ones.
A newer life and a newer generation held sway.
They said the claim was to be settled; '
Well, that funeral you just saw passing the door from the county poor farm was the last of earth for old Abner Coles, who lived and died without justice between man and a soul-less corporation.

Miss Coye
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (10 Feb. 1920) contributed by Friends of Free Genealogy BZ

HIBBING—As mark of respect to the late Miss Coye, high school instructor who died of pneumonia, all Junior college and high school classes were suspended at 11:30 Monday morning as body was being escorted to train.

Katherine Cummings
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 25 July 1911; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Mrs. Katherine Cummings, 77 years old, died late Saturday night at her home, 419 Lake avenue north. She was a pioneer resident of Duluth, and is survived by three sons and two daughters. They are: Joseph E. Cummings of Chisholm and Thomas and James Cummings of Duluth; Mrs. Dillon, Duluth; Mrs. James E. Landry, Michigan. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock from the Sacred Heart cathedral. Internment will be at Calvary cemetery.

Arthur 'Art' Davis
Source: The Masabi (MN) Monday, May 12, 2008 - Submitted by Melvin Echelberger

SERVICES: Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15, [2008] at the Range Funeral Home in Virginia. The Virginia Masonic Lodge will conduct the service. Military rites will be accorded by Cook Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1757.
Arthur “Art’’ Davis, 75, of Britt, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at his home. He was born June 13, 1932, to Roy and Evelyn (Anderson) Davis in Rockwell City, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Lehigh, Iowa. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army as a radio operator. He attended business college to become a telegrapher. He worked for the Transit Authority in St. Joseph, Mo., for 33 years. Following his retirement, he moved to Britt in 1995. He was a member of Virginia Masonic Lodge 264, A.F. & A.M., and the Scottish Rite Bodies and was a life member of Cook VFW Post 1757. Art grew up on the banks of the Des Moines River and was an avid fisherman all of his life. (He passed away the opening morning of Walleye season). Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Britt; sons, Michael (Balinda) Davis of Graham, Wash., and Kirk (Liane) Davis of Eveleth; grandchildren, Misty (Richard) Rankin, Gavin Davis and Nathan Black; and great-grandchild, Tabitha Rankin. He was preceded in death by his parents and an aunt, Zelda Anderson of Dayton, IA.

Charles Derwienski
Source: Duluth News Tribune (19 May 1914) contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

Charles Derwienski age 29, a single man who lived at South Superior, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. He is survived by relatives in the old country. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Daniel Ashley Dickinson
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1901-1902, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

DANIEL ASHLEY DICKINSON. Born, Oct. 28, 1839, Hartford, Vt. Son of Silas W. and Martha (Jennison) Dickinson. Fitted for college at Meriden. Receiving his degree at Dartmouth on the eve of the civil war, he at once entered the service of his country and served from 1863 to 1865 as acting assistant paymaster of the United States navy. The war over, he took a course at the Albany Law School, and in 1866 received the degree of LL.B. He then went to Plattsburg, N.Y., to enter into a law partnership with the Hon. Smith Weed, a prominent lawyer and politician. In 1868, thinking the northwestern climate would be beneficial to his health, he removed to Minnesota, and opened a law office at Mankato. In 1874 he was elected judge of the sixth judicial district and served in that capacity until 1881, when he was elected associate judge of the state Supreme Court. After serving thirteen years on the Supreme Bench, he resigned his position, removed from St. Paul to Duluth and resumed the practice of law. At the time of his death he was one of the general attorneys for the United States Steel Corporation with jurisdiction all over that company’s mining properties in Minnesota. Judge Dickinson stood high in his profession and was widely recognized as a jurist of great ability. When the appointment of a state tax commission was under consideration something over a year ago, he was asked to accept a place on it, but declined for business reasons. He was a man of very pleasing personality and a leader in social circles. He was a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and for several years had been senior warden of St. Paul’s Parish in Duluth.

Martha Dizzard
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 15 July 1905; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

The funeral of Martha Dizzard, who died at her home on lower Cumming avenue will be conducted from the undertaking rooms of Coroner Dudley Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Mrs. Joseph Dorsey
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, 13 June 1921; transcribed by FoFG mz

Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph Dorsey, wife of late Joseph Dorsey, who died Saturday at St. Vincent hospital, Crookston, will be held Monday morning at the Crookston Catholic church. Tuesday morning the remains will be shipped to Duluth on the Great Northern train. The funeral procession will be from the Union depot and the body will be taken to Calvary cemetery for burial.

Alma Drake
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 3 Dec. 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

Remains of Mrs. Alma Drake, 26, who died at her home, 718 Twenty-second street, Superior, Sunday night, will be sent to Hayward, Wis., today for burial. The deceased, who was formerly Miss Alma Hoff of Duluth, is survived by her husband and two sons, a father John Hoff, three sisters and five brothers.

Mr. & Mrs. Casper Drieminlak
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (10 Feb. 1920) contributed by Friends of Free Genealogy BZ

VIRGINIA.—Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Casper Drieminlak, who died of influenza, were held here Monday.

Isabelle Dwyer
Source: Duluth Daily News (3 Sept. 1887) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Isabelle, infant daughter of Wm. H. and Mary Dwyer, aged 2 months, 2 days. Funeral from residence Saturday a.m., 9:30. Utica, N.Y. papers please copy.

Mike Erickson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (17 July 1910) submitted by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

Funeral services for Mike Erickson, 45 years old. who committed suicide by hanging himself Thursday morning at Fairmont park, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Norwegian-Danish M E. church, Sixty-fifth avenue west and Polk street. Interment will be made in Oneota cemetery.

Source: Duluth Daily News (12 Sept. 1887) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Sunday, September 11, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Fee. Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m., from the residence, 119 West Fifth street.

Ejisype Filiatrault
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (31 Aug. 1910) Transcribed and contributed by AFOFG FC

Minnesota Pioneer Dies in West Duluth
Ejisype Filiatrault, for 50 years a resident of Minnesota and for the past 23 years in West Duluth, died at 5:30 yesterday morning at the age of 71 years at his home. 919 North Fifty-sixth Avenue West. He had been ill since last December when he became afflicted with a cancer of the throat.

Mr. Filiatrault came to the city with his family from Faribault, Minn. In 1887 and until 10 years ago, when his eyes failed him was employed as a machinist foreman in a local car shop.

He settled in southern Minnesota over 50 years ago and became engaged in operating a machine and blacksmith shop in Faribault. He sold this out in 1887 when he moved to West Duluth.

Five sons and three daughters, all of whom, with the exception of two, live in this city, and his wife, survive him. They are Joseph, Louis H., Edward J., Mose J., Albert J., Mrs. Owen McDonnell, Mrs. G. H. LeSage of Great Falls, Mont., and Mrs. James E. Marshall of Toronto, Can.

The funeral services will be held Friday morning from the St. James Catholic Church on Fifty-seventh Avenue West, at 9 o’clock. Interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Frank Finch
Source: Duluth News Tribune (25 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

VIRGINIA – Mrs. Frank Finch, died Wednesday morning at hospital here. Besides her husband, she is survived by four-day-old baby which, doctors say, will live.

Leora Mae Finch
Source: Duluth News Tribune (28 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Funeral services for Mrs. Leora Mae Finch, who died in Virginia hospital Wednesday were held Saturday morning from the Cron undertaking parlors, Virginia.

James Fitzpatrick
Duluth News Tribune (19 May 1914) contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

The body of James Fitzpatrick, who died Saturday, will be buried today in the Duluth Calvary cemetery. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a. m. from the Le Sage undertaking rooms and at 9 a.m. from the St. Louis Catholic church. Rev. father Cagnon will officiate.

Ina Flaaten
Source: Daily Leader (Grand Rapids, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 25 May 1914 - MZ - Sub by FoFG

(? – 23 May 1914)
Word was received here today announcing the death by cancer of the stomach, of Mrs. Ina Flaaten at Duluth, which occurred on Saturday. Mrs. Flaaten was an old resident of this city, but moved to Duluth about 16 years ago. She is survived by eight children.
Mrs. Hannah Carlson of this city is a sister of the deceased, and she and her son, Frank, were at her bedside at the time of her death. The funeral will be held tomorrow.
A few days before Mrs. Flaaten’s death, the Ashtabula flats, in which the family had apartments, caught fire, and it was only by a small margin that she was rescued from the burning building.

Lowel Ford
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Thursday, 12 Jan. 1893; transcribed by FoFG mz

Lowel Ford, aged 28, died at 6 o’clock last evening at St. Mary’s hospital. Deceased had a brother in a lumber camp near Cloquet and had just come on from Washington state to see him. He was taken with quick consumption while at the latter place, and after being removed to St. Mary’s hospital yesterday, died.

Clarence Ellsworth Forrest
Source: Duluth News Tribune (11 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

VIRGINIA – Clarence Ellsworth Forrest, 37, died Tuesday night at a local hospital from heart trouble. The body will be sent to Lisbon, Iowa, his former home, for burial. He arrived here only last Thursday and was a barber by trade.

Matilda Fraser
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Thursday, 9 July 1914) transcribed by FoFG mz

Virginia, Oct. 14. – Mrs. Matilda Fraser, age 91, died here this morning at the home of her grand daughter, Mrs. F. N. Taylor. Mrs. Fraser’s death was the result of a fall recently in which she sustained serious injuries. She was a native of Kingston, Ont., Canada, where she was born in November, 1831. Burial will be in Moorhead, her former home.

George M. Gauld
Source: Duluth News Tribune (7 Nov. 1916) submitted by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

GAULD—Funeral services for George M Gauld, age 62, who died at Morgan Park hospital yesterday afternoon, will be held at the Masonic temple, at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. Interment will be In Forest Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be: M. S. Mead. G. L. Douglas, George Dodge. D. McKenzie Fred Winship and J. H. McKinnon. Mr. Gauld was a resident of Duluth for 30 years. For many years he was employed as foreman at the Omaha Hock, which, out of respect to him, will be closed today. One daughter and a son survive: Mrs. E. H. Windom and Arthur W. Gauld.

John Gunderson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (19 May 1914) contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

The body of John Gunderson, pioneer South Superior resident, who died Sunday as the result of a scratch from a rusty nail, was sent to Granite Falls, Minn., last night where burial will be made this afternoon. Services were held yesterday at 4 p. m. from the Bethel Norwegian Lutheran church at South Superior, Rev. Mr. Halvorson officiating. Pallbearers were John Olson, Andrew Braaten, Joseph Berg, Edward Osmundson, George Peterson and Gus Nelson.

Jack Duane Heikkinen
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 16 Aug. 29, 2006; page 2A; Lorraine Markee collection, transcribed by Marla Zwakman

EVELETH, Minn. – Jack Duane Heikkinen, 71, of Sparta (Eveleth area), died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at St. Rafael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth, Minn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at United in Christ Lutheran Church in Eveleth. Burial will be in Gilbert Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.

He was born July 10, 1935, to Theodore “Ted” and Vienna (Sillanpaa) Heikkinen at Sparta Location in Eveleth, Minn. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in August 1958 and honorably discharged in 1960. He married LaVaun “Vonnie” Neeb on March 23, 1963, at Loyal Methodist Church in Loyal. He taught welding and related classes at Eveleth Vocational Technical College, along with welding-related night courses and apprenticeships. He retired from teaching in 1997. He also owned and operated Spartan Sauna Heaters Inc.

He is survived by his wife, LaVaun “Vonnie” of Sparta; daughters, Lynette (Jon) Thayer, Camplin, Minn., and Holly Heikkinen, Eveleth; five grandchildren; sisters, Jeanne Ritacco of Estacada, Ore., Peggy (Jim) Schultz, Champlin, Minn., and Patty (John Jr.) Starr, Britt, Minn.
***Note: Another survivor is Jack's son, Scott (Penny) Heikkinen of Eleveth, MN; information submitted by Penny Heikkinen (daughter-in-law)

Virgil Hickey
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Tuesday, 21 May 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

HIBBING, May 20. – Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Hickey of this city were advised today of the sudden death of their daughter Virgil, age 22, at the Fergus Falls institute this morning.

Deceased is survived by her parents and one sister, Mildred. When taken ill recently she was engaged as a teacher at Cook. She was a graduate of the local high school. The body will be brought home for burial.

Arthur Hugdahl
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (17 Nov. 1915) submitted by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

Funeral services lor Arthur Hugdahl, who died Sunday at the state sanatorium at Walker, Minn., will be held tomorrow, at 1:30 p. m. from the family home, 25 North Sixty-second avenue West, and at 2 o'clock from. Our Savior's Norwegian Lutheran church, Fifty-seventh avenue West and Wadena street. Interment will be in Oneota cemetery. Rev, B. L. Opdahl will officiate.

Arthur Hugdahl was 20 years old and had been ill of tuberculosis but a few months. He was at the Nopeming sanatorium before his removal to Walker, and until a short time before his death recovery was expected.

The deceased was reared in West Duluth and was well-known through-out of the western section of the city

He attended the Fairmont school and until his illness was employed at Freimuth's store. He is survived by his father, Hans Hugdahl, and a sister, Miss Ragna Hugdahl.

John A. Humburd
Source: Duluth News-Tribune, 9 Aug 1911 - BZ - Sub by FoFG

Well Known to Duluth People
John A. Humburd, Who Died at Spokane, Had Many Friends in This Section
The late John A. Humburd of St Paul, who was buried at Hudson, Wis., yesterday, was well known to many Duluth and northern Wisconsin people, for he was for many years a prominent railroad contractor and later a large operator in the lumber business. Humburd, who died at Spokane last Friday, was 75 years of age and had for years been associated with Frederick Weyerhaeuser.
Mr. Humburd and his father, Jacob Humburd, were railroad contractors before the war and built railroads in Brazil, and later in the United States. John A. was superintendent of construction of the Omaha road when it was built to the head of the lakes.
Five former lumbermen well known in the northwest have died during the past year. They were R. L. McCormick, at Tacoma: Captain Bourne of Shell Lake. Edward Rutledge of Chippewa Falls, Frank Boutin of Bayfield, and Mr. Humburd of St Paul. Mr. Boutin was 79 years of age and passed away last week. He was wealthy and was the father of 18 children. Mr. Boutin had resided at Bayfield since 1870, and was one of the Boutin brothers, who have been prominently identified with the fishing and lumber industry for many years.

Samuel P. Hunt
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Thursday, October 26, 1899; submitted by Jim Dezotell

Samuel P. Hunt died Tuesday of cancer of the stomach, aged 77 years. The funeral services will be held at the Methodist church this afternoon.

The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) Thursday, November 2, 1899

Samuel P. Hunt whose death was noticed in these columns last week, was born in Cincanuts, Cortland county, N.Y., where he grew to manhood. In 1856 he removed to Minnesota, landing in St. Paul, where he remained until 1861. When the call for volunteers was made he was one of the first to offer his services to the government, receiving an honorable discharge at the expiration of his term of service. Subsequently he removed to Spencer Brook, where he filed on a homestead, remaining there until after proving up, when his health failed and he removed to this village where he has resided twenty-six years. Three years ago he went to Duluth and resided there until Sept. 6 last when he came back only to die at his old home Oct. 24. The funeral took place at the M.E. Church last Thursday, Rev. F. H. Roberts conducting the services. He leaves a wife, four children and two stepsons to mourn his loss: Mrs. F. A. Steeves, Mrs. H. D. Archibald, Mrs. F. A. Ellenbaum, D. N. Hunt, M. E. Terry, of Duluth, and F. A. Edminson, of Isanti county.

Frank Janek
Source: Duluth News Tribune (8 Apr. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AURORA – Funeral services for Frank Janek, 36, who was killed at the Mohawk mine Monday afternoon, when he was struck by falling rock and earth, were held Wednesday. His widow survives.

J. P. Johnson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (20 Nov. 1915) contributed by Friends of Free Genealogy BZ

COOK, MINN.—J. P. Johnson, an unmarried man, 63 years old, was found dead by the roadside about six miles cast of Cook Tuesday morning. His cap and gun lay beside him. He was taken to Abel Pearson's, where he had been boarding. A deputy coroner decided death was due to heart disease.

Paula B. Johnson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 29 Dec. 1908; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

The funeral of Miss Paula B. Johnson will take place from Our Savior’s Lutheran church this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Rev. J. W. Bjerke will officiate. The body will be sent to Ashland for internment on the 4 o’clock train.

Alton F. Jonas
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minn.) Monday, 7 Jan. 2002; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Alton F. Jonas, 82, of Babbitt died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in his residence.

He was born Nov. 16, 1919, in the Town of Agenda, Wis., to Arthur and Esta (Johnson) Jonas. Alton was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the VFW in Babbitt. He was a crusher foreman at Reserve Mining in Babbitt for 26 years, retiring in 1979. He was also an avid outdoorsman.

Alton was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Irene; daughters Janis (John) Cole of Park Falls, Linda (Jim) Dosch of Chisholm and Mary (Todd) Esala of Duluth; brothers Marvin (Celia) Jonas of Ely, Roy (Shirley) Jonas of Oconomowoc, Wis., Richard (Katie) Jonas of Watertown, Wis., and Robert (Joann) Jonas of Waukesha, Wis.; grandchildren Tamara (David), Kyle, Kelly, Erik and Adam; and great-grandchildren Hannah and Cole.

Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Pius X Catholic Church, Babbitt, the Rev. James Scheuer as celebrant. Inurnment in Butternut Cemetery, Butternut, Wis. Arrangements by Kerntz Funeral Home, Ely.

Josephine Jouppila
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Wednesday, 6 Nov. 1918; transcribed by FoFG mz

GILBERT, Nov. 5. – Josephine Jouppila died at the Fergus Falls hospital, where she has been for the past two months. She was 42 years old. She came to this city about 10 years. The woman is a widow and leaves three children. Her remains will arrive here Friday and will be buried on that day.

Son Jurisick
Source: Duluth News Tribune (11 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

MOUNTAIN IRON – The 2-year-old son of Steve Jurisick died in a Virginia hospital Tuesday night from diphtheria.

Joseph Karakas
Source: Duluth News Tribune (23 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

VIRGINIA – Funeral services held for Joseph Karakas, who died at Fergus Falls, held here.

Mike Kolar
Source: Duluth News Tribune (8 Apr. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

VIRGINIA – Mike Kolor, 615 Garfield avenue, Eveleth, died at Nopeming. Funeral services will be held here Thursday or Friday.

William Layton
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) Thursday, 10 July 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

VIRGINIA, July 3. – William Layton, 44 years old, proprietor of the hotel at Gheen, died at a local hospital this morning. He leaves a bride of two months. Layton came here from Spring Valley, Minn. He was formerly at Duluth.

Helen M. Lee
Source: Hibbing Daily Tribune - Oct 17, 2006 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

CHISHOLM - Helen M. Lee, 84, of Chisholm, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Heritage Manor Health Care Center - Chisholm.

She was born Oct. 11, 1922, in Rocksbury Township near Thief River Falls, Minn., to Lewis and Serina Josephine (Swenson) Koidahl. She had been a lifelong Chisholm resident. She was united in marriage on May 9, 1941, in Virginia, to Gordon E. Lee. She attended two years at the Virginia Jr. College. She was a part of the Faith Lutheran Church Quilters group.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to Heritage Manor Health Care Center and its staff for their kindness and caring.

She is survived by her two sons, Gordon D. (Terri) of Hesperia, Calif., and Gary of Chisholm; one daughter, Karen (Phil VonderHaar) Koprivec of Keewatin; five grandchildren: Wendy Koprivec, Jami (John) O'Brien, Chris Koprivec, Danielle Hawk and Terri Vaughn; 11 great-grandchildren: Willie, Gloria, Vincent, Patrick, Kolby, Kelsy, Brian, Richie, Baylee, Shaun and Jamison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; parents. Serina and Lewis Koidahl; and brothers, Stan and Ken.

Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at Faith Lutheran Church in Chisholm with The Rev. Robert Ierien officiating.

Visitation: Will be for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Burial: Interment will follow in Chisholm Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Chisholm.

Johanna Leemans
Source: Duluth News Tribune (19 May. 1914) contributed by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

Funeral services for Johanna Leemans, age three months, who died Sunday, were held yesterday at 2:30 p. m. from the St. Francis church. She is survived by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Leemans, 159 East First street. Allouez Rev. Father Eustace officiated. Interment was In the Catholic Nemadji cemetery.

David Lundberg
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Monday, 21 June 1915) transcribed by FoFG mz

The body of David Lundberg, age 25, who died last week at Albert Lea, Minn., will be brought to Duluth this afternoon for internment. Funeral arrangements will be made later. The body will be taken to Olson’s undertaking rooms in the West End. Two brothers, Emil and Edward, live in Duluth.

Mrs. Myron W. Lytle
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 19 Jan. 1906; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

The death of Mrs. Myron W. Lytle of Ironwood, Mich., formerly a resident of this city, occurred Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s hospital as the result of diabetes and the remains were shipped yesterday afternoon to Ashland, Wis., her former home, for internment. Mr. and Mrs. Lytle were known to many residents of Duluth, where Mr. Lytle was engaged as a stock broker, but for the last three years have been living in Ironwood. Mrs. Lytle was 27 years of age and is survived by her husband, but no children. Mr. Lytle is a member of the Elks and the body was attended to the depot by a large representation from the Duluth fraternity.

Carl William Martinson
Source: Hibbing Daily Tribune - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Pioneer Carl Martinson Dies
A resident of Hibbing for the past 47 years, Carl William Martinson Sr., 82 died Tuesday at his residence. He had been employed by the Mahoning Ore and Steel Corporation, retiring about 10 years ago. He was an honorary member of the Mahoning Local No. 2705 and a member of the First Lutheran Church.
Surviving him are four daughters, Mrs. Salem (Alice) Danielson, Mahoning Location; Mrs. Margaret Linderman, Hibbing; Mrs. Louis (Eunice) Lipovetz, Hibbing, and Mrs. Everett (Eleanor) Danielson, Crystal Falls, Mich.; four sons, Carl William Jr., Mahoning; Alvin, Portland, Ore.; George and Stanley, Hibbing; three brothers, Henry and Peter of Aitkin, Minn., and Albin, Eston, Sask., Can.; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church with the Rev. A.E. Bomgren officiating. Burial will be made in the family lot at Maple Hill Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Ryder Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Samuel Maxwell
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (10 Oct. 1918) contributed by Friends of Free Genealogy BZ

Maxwell's Body Arrives.
EVELETH, Oct. 9—The body of Samuel Maxwell, whose death occurred Monday at Camp Benjamin Harrison. Indianapolis, arrived here last night. A military funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the auditorium. As a tribute to the departed soldier, all business houses will be closed during the funeral. Maxwell's death was due to Spanish influenza. He was the second young man from this village to become a victim to the dreaded plague.

Elenore McCabe
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (10 Feb. 1920) contributed by Friends of Free Genealogy BZ

VIRGINIA— Elenore McCabe, 21, who died of heart trouble, was buried here Monday.

Alex McDonald
Source: Duluth News Tribune (31 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

VIRGINIA – Alex McDonald, 59, died at his home, 107 Third street, North, Tuesday morning from a complication of diseases. He has been a Virginia resident for three years. Surviving are his widow and five sons, Colin, Earl, Bert, Honor and Roy, all of this city. Funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home, Dr. L. W. Gale officiating.

William McGolrick
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 18 Feb. 1905; transcribed by FoFG mz

ST. PAUL, Feb. 17. – Father William McGolrick, brother of Bishop McGolrick of Duluth, died this afternoon at St. Joseph’s hospital in this city. Father McGolrick was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon and submitted to an operation for the removal of a tumor. He never rallied from the effects of the operation.

Father McGolrick was a pioneer priest of this city and has been pastor at the Catholic church at Shakopee for many years. He was a student and linguist and a man well beloved by thousands of acquaintances. Father McGolrick was one of a family of five, every member of which became a religious worker. Two sisters are in the order of St. Joseph and the late Rev. Henry McGolrick, who died at Duluth, was a brother.

Funeral services will be held at the cathedral on Tuesday morning, after which the body will be taken to Duluth to be interred beside that of his brother.

Martha McLeish
Source: Duluth News Tribune (11 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

AURORA – Mrs. Martha McLeish, wife of Michael McLeish, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank M. Stewart, from pleurisy. She was born at Birchville, Mich., July 21, 1858. Four years ago, she came here from Tacoma, Wash. The funeral was held Wednesday in Duluth.

Mrs. R. D. McLeod
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 23 June 1922; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. R. D. McLeod, age 68, Eagle River, Wis., died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Colman, 2234 Woodland avenue. Mrs. McLeod has been residing with Mrs. Colman the last year. The body will be taken to Eagle River for burial today. Mrs. McLeod is survived by her husband; a son, A. W. McLeod, an attorney at Washburn, Wis., and two daughters; Mrs. Colman of Duluth and Mrs. F. P. Clure, Sanborn, N.D. Mrs. McLeod was active in church work of the Congregational church at Eagle River

Catherine McQueen
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 16 Jan. 1908; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

The funeral of Mrs. Catherine McQueen who died Tuesday will be held from Sacred Heart cathedral with internment at Calvary cemetery at 9 o’clock Friday morning.

Minnie Meehan
Source: Duluth News Tribune (11 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

VIRGINIA – Funeral services for Minnie Meehan, former Virginia resident, who died at Bellingham, Wash., were held Wednesday morning at St. John’s Catholic church. Relatives present from out of town were Frank Meehan, Duluth; Louis Meehan, Prince Albert, Sask., Can.; Essie Meehan, Minneapolis, and Mrs. R. B. Freedy, Chisholm.

Jovan Millenznic
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (10 Feb. 1920) contributed by Friends of Free Genealogy BZ

VIRGINIA - Funeral services for Jovan Millenznic, 32 of 605 Fifteenth Street North, held here Monday. He died from dropsy.

A. C. Miller
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (September 8, 1888) submitted by Dena Whitesell

The body of A. C. Miller who died suddenly from quick consumption, was sent East yesterday to his family in Owen Sound. Miller is a young man who made many friends while here, and a number of them contributed a beautiful wreath for his funeral.

Robert C. Mitchell
Source: Aberdeen American SD (28 July 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Duluth, Minn., July 27. – Robert C. Mitchell, founder of the Duluth News Tribune and one of the editors who impressed their personality upon early events in Minnesota, died yesterday at his home here.

Anna Modan
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Wednesday, 25 Aug. 1920) transcribed by FoFG mz

The body of Mrs. Anna Modan, age 79, who died Sunday at her home, 2324 West Eleventh street, was sent yesterday to Rush City, Minn., for burial. She is survived by three sons, Dave, Hugo and William, and one daughter, all of Duluth.

Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 22 Apr. 1887; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

The infant of Mrs. and Mr. D. Moncerince, which died Wednesday, was buried yesterday. The remains were taken to Oneota for internment.

Colon A. Munro
Source: Duluth News Tribune (25 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

CHISHOLM – Colon A. Munro, 51, who served three terms on council and was Chisholm pioneer and Elk, died here. Services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 in Superior. Three brothers survive, Wallace of Chisholm and William and Archibald of Superior; also father, William of Chisholm.

Carl Adolph Nelson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 12 June 1907; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Carl Adolph Nelson, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf Nelson, 1815 West Superior street, died yesterday afternoon at four o’clock, Rev. John A. Anderson, officiating. Internment was made at the Scandia cemetery.

John F. Nelson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune, 1922-10-23 - Contributed by Rita Bergendahl

John F. Nelson, age 56. 2201 East Eighth street, a resident of Duluth for 20 years, died yesterday morning at his home after a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Erling and John. The body was taken to Fred Olson’s undertaking rooms, 2117 West Superior street, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mrs. Nelson
Source: Colorado Springs Gazette (1911-02-02) Transcribed and contributed by AFOFG FC

Called to Minnesota by Mother’s Death
Dr. E. Nelson left for Duluth, Minn., last night, where he has been called by the death of his mother. He will return to Colorado Springs in about 10 days.

Frank Ness
Source: "Duluth News Tribune" (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 19 Apr. 1908; MZ - Submitted by FoFG

The body of Frank Ness, 1931 West First street, who died Friday at the Brainerd hospital of Brights disease, was brought to Duluth yesterday and is at Forward’s undertaking rooms. Mr. Ness has been a resident of the West End for about 25 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. The funeral arrangements have not been made.

Ronald Thomas Newey
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Saint Louis County, Minn.) 6 Feb. 2009; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Abstract: Died: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth
Born: August 15, 1943 South Wales, Australia
Parents: Ronald Ernest Newey & Lucy Merle Wynne
Preceded in death by his parents and son, Brett John Newey
Children: Scott (Esa) Newey of Australia; Jeninne Marks of Australia; Connie (Henry) Jandrich of St. Paul
Siblings: Joy (Leigh) Aitkins of Australia & Laurel (Barry) Giles of New Zealand
Aunt: Edna Klein of Australia
9 grandchildren: Joel, Daniel, Emma, Travis, Max, Oliver, Gabriel, Toby & Harry

Phillip Nobert
Source: Duluth News Tribune (31 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

GILBERT – Phillip Nobert, 60, a pioneer of Gilbert, died at his home Tuesday morning. Funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock from local Catholic church. Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. William Manning, Mellen, Wis., and Mrs. A. J. Nobie, Gilbert, and a son Emil J. Nobert, Elba.

Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 22 Jan. 1886; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

An infant daughter of Peter O’Brien died on Tuesday of whooping cough.

Johanna Palmquist
Source: Duluth News-Tribune, 1914-10-29 - Contributed by Rita Bergendahl

In the death of Mrs. Johanna Palmquist, age 81, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gust Bergquist, 1931 West Fourth street, yesterday morning, Minnesota loses one of her pioneer residents and the widow of J. P. Palmquist, who was a member of the First Minnesota volunteers during the Civil war. Mrs. Palmquist had lived with her daughter since the death of her husband at Center City. Minn., about five years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Palmquist came to Minnesota while it was still only a territory and they bore their share of the early upbuilding of the commonwealth. They settled near Center City and at the outbreak of the war Mr. Palmquist enlisted in the First volunteers, serving throughout the war.
Mrs. Palmquist is survived by four children, all of whom reside in the West End. They are Mrs. Bergquist, Mrs. A. F. Lundholm, Mrs. Henry Johnson and Victor Palmquist.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from Bethany Swedish Lutheran church. Twenty-third avenue West and Third street. The body will be taken to Center City for interment beside that of her husband.

William G. Park
Source: Kansas City daily journal (Kansas City, Mo.), January 01, 1897 - KT - Sub by FoFG

Preferred Death to Prosecution
Duluth, Minn., Dec. 31 - At 5 o'clock this afternoon, William G. Park, representing the sugar trust, shot himself through the head with a 32 caliber revolver in his office. Death resulted instanteously. The deed was evidently committed to escape the exposure and probable prosecution which was imminent, for it is learned that he was short between $7,000 and $8,000 in his accounts with the trust.

Jack Pelocnik
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Saturday, 28 Dec. 1912; transcribed by FoFG mz

EVELETH, Dec. 27. – Jack Pelocnik, an Austrian, died today of pneumonia. He came here from St. Cloud about two months ago. Local Austrians are communicating with the authorities at St. Cloud in an effort to locate his relatives or friends.

Esther Peterson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 23 Feb. 1907; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Miss Esther Peterson, the six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peterson of 530 Sixteenth avenue east died yesterday afternoon of diphtheria. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1 o’clock and internment will be made at Park Hill cemetery.

John Peterson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 13 July 1901; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Tower - John Peterson, a young man of 28 years, died at the home of his brother, S. J. Johnson, last Wednesday, of consumption. For some time past the deceased has been confined to his room. The funeral services were held from the Swedish Lutheran church Friday afternoon. Internment was in Lakeview cemetery.

Leonard Peterson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (11 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

VIRGINIA – Leonard Peterson, 20, died at Nopeming sanitarium and the body brought here for burial. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson, McKinley, he is survived by five brothers, Otto, Charles, August, Henry and Matt, all of McKinley, and two sisters, Mary Peterson and Mrs. James Sisel of Virginia.

Percy Peterson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 28 June 1906; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Percy Peterson, 1 year and 8 months old son of Mrs. Signa Peterson, 13 West Palm street, Duluth Heights, died yesterday morning. The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Internment in Park Hill.

Matie Poling
Source: Scrapbook Collection of Ron Flink, newspaper article from 1913; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by Marla Zwakman

The following obituary was received too late for last week:

Died – At her home in Hixton on Friday, March 7th, Mrs. Matie Poling, aged 25 years, of pneumonia.

The telegram announcing Matie Poling’s death to her family here came as a thunderbolt from a clear sky and was a shock to the entire community.

Mrs. Poling was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Oleson Sr. and was born in Unity, Jan. 2. 1888 and spent all her girlhood in this village. Here she attended school and formed those warm school day friendships which endure through all time, for as a girl and woman she possessed a most likable disposition, temperament and character which endeared her to her friends. She was married on Dec. 9, 1907, to George Flower, who after a short wedded life of six months passed over the river. A few years after her bereavement she went to Cloquet where she took up the millinery work as a life’s vocation. Here she met Mr. Poling and on Nov. 15, 1910, she was married to him at Duluth, Minn., and for sometime continued her home at Cloquet. Last fall she spent several weeks here, going to Black River Falls where her husband was employed. Just about a week previous to her death they went to Hixton where Mr. Poling had contracted to work for the coming year. In going to Hixton, she contracted a severe cold which rapidly developed into pneumonia and on Monday a severe hemorrhage so reduced her strength that she was not able to revive and she passed away.

She leaves to mourn her death her husband, mother, four brothers and two sisters. She was a member of the order of Rebekahs and E.F.U. of this village and was an honored member of both societies.

The remains were brought to this village, Saturday, the funeral being held at the M. E. church on Monday afternoon under the auspices of the Order of Rebekahs who with the members of the E.F.U. attended in a body, Rev. Amy of Stanley officiating. Internment in the Lutheran cemetery. The sympathy of the entire village is with the husband, mother, brothers *** The rest of the article was cut off and not available at the time of transcription.

P. Poliski
Source: Grand Forks Herald (6 Nov. 1895) submitted by FoFG MZ

P. Poliski, a Duluth jew, died at Moorhead of typhoid fever.

Mazarino Polzerari
Source: Duluth News Tribune (8 Feb. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ 

HIBBING – Mazarino Polzerari, 32, of 3317 McKinley street, is dead here.

S. T. Pope
Source: Duluth Daily News (Duluth, MN) Saturday, March 26, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Work has reached here that S. T. Pope, formerly superintendent of the Duluth & Iron Range road and later assistant manager of the Minnesota Iron company, died a few days ago in California of consumption, which was contracted during his residence in Tower. The news of Mr. Pope's death will be received with deep regret by his many friends here.

Mike Presmovich
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (10 Feb. 1920) contributed by Friends of Free Genealogy BZ

HIBBING—Mike Presmovich, single miner, died Monday, from pneumonia.

Mrs. John Prout
Source: Duluth News Tribune (24 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

ELY – Funeral for Mrs. John Prout, sr., pioneer of Ely, was held from the Methodist church, the Rev. J. Blackherrst officiating. She was 70 years old. Besides her husband, 10 of 16 children born to her survive.

Fritz Reed
Source: Duluth Daily News (Saturday, 23 Nov. 1889) submitted by Carolyn Drews

The City Brevities
"A large number of friends followed the remains of Fritz Reed to the grave yesterday."

Earl Ribeneck
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Thursday, 12 Jan. 1893; transcribed by FoFG mz

Earl Ribeneck, the 2 year old son of H. C. Ribeneck of 1510 Jefferson street, died last night of scarlet fever.

Mrs. H. C. Rice
Source: Duluth News Tribune (8 Feb. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

HIBBING – Mrs. H. C. Rice, 27, wife of Hibbing dentist is dead. Internment will be in Detroit, Minn.

Richard Rimble
Source: Duluth News Tribune (28 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Richard Rimble, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Trimble, this city, died at a local hospital Saturday, following an operation for appendicitis.

Henry Rumpel
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Saturday, 14 Feb. 1914; transcribed by FoFG mz

Funeral services for Henry Rumpel, pipeman of engine No. 2, who died Monday night while fighting a fire at 2116 West Michigan street, were conducted yesterday afternoon at Olson & Crawford’s undertaking rooms. Services were in charge of the Duluth fire department. The body was taken to Whitehall, Wis., deceased’s former home, for burial.

Karl Edward Ruthenbeck
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Minnesota) September 2, 2000, Submitted By Ida Maack Recu

Karl E. Ruthenbeck, 86, of Virginia died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, in the Benedictine Health Center in Duluth. He was born June 30, 1914, in Okabena, Minn., the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ruthenbeck. He was a graduate of Okabena High School. He received a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College and a master's degree from South Dakota State University. He married Helen Kohl June 12, 1941, in Clinton, Minn. Karl published the Okabena Tribune and was employed by the Polk County Star for two years. In 1938, he bought the Clinton Advocate with his brother Alvin and published the Wheaton gazette. In 1946, he moved to Virginia to teach printing and graphic arts in the Virginia schools until his retirement in 1977. Additionally, Karl worked part-time for the Mesabi Daily News from 1946 until 1977. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Virginia, the Northland Singers, Minnesota Education Association and the Virginia Reelers Square Dancers. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Alvina Dalley and Elnora Anderson; and brothers Elmer, Delmar, Erwin and the Rev. Lehnert Ruthenbeck. Karl is survived by his wife, Helen of Virginia; a daughter, Karlene (Jarrett) Hubbard of Monee, Ill.; sons Karl M. (Mary) Ruthenbeck of Proctor and Paul (Jill) Ruthenbeck of Virginia; sisters Thelma (George) Obermoller of Minneapolis and Theoda (Julien) Bjerken of Columbia Heights, Minn.; brothers Alvin (Edith) Ruthenbeck of Mankato, Hilbert (Elda) Ruthenbeck of Faribault, and Lornell (Lois) Ruthenbeck of Gladstone, Ore.; grandchildren Jarrett, Jakara, Rebecca, Anna, Andrew and Laura; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: 1:30 until the 2:30 p.m. service Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Virginia, the Rev. Pastor Walter Brill officiating. Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery,Virginia. Family Services provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.

Michael A. Ryan
Source: Duluth News-Tribune – 24 Apr. 1918 - MZ - Sub by FoFG

Michael A. Ryan, aged 58 years, died at his home, 1127 London road, April 21. Funeral services will be held today. Internment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Amelia Schmock
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Sunday, 22 Feb. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. Amelia Schmock, age 43, wife of Albert Schmock, 2409 West Sixth street, died yesterday morning after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband and two small children.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. today at Bell Brothers’ undertaking rooms. The body will be taken tonight to Wabasha for burial.

John H. Shea
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis Co. MN) Saturday, 3 Dec. 1921; transcribed by FoFG mz

Funeral services for John H. Shea, 915 Weeks avenue, who died in Duluth Wednesday, will be held at 8:30 a.m. today from Nicol’s undertaking rooms, and at 9 a.m. from the Sacred Heart cathedral. Mnsgh. J. M. Owens will officiate. Internment will be at Calvary cemetery.

Mary Simons
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Wednesday, 10 Aug. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz

Mary, the 3-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simons, 1627 Banks avenue, died yesterday morning at 5 o’clock. The body was taken to Wabasha last evening for burial.

Sigred Sjobiad
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (10 Feb. 1920) contributed by Friends of Free Genealogy BZ

HIBBING - Mrs. William Sjobiad, formerly Sigred Kovista, died Sunday night after an illness of five years, she was a Hibbing girl who two years ago, offered her services to nurse entire family, ill from influenza, in rural district.

Hilda E. Sjogren
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Friday, 9 July 1915; transcribed by FoFG mz

The funeral of Mrs. Hilda E. Sjogren, age 39, who died Monday, July 5, at the state sanitarium at Fergus Falls, Minn., will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow from the West End undertaking rooms. Rev. C. V. S. Engstrom will officiate. Internment will be in Lutheran cemetery.

Mrs. Sjogren had been at the sanitarium for nearly six years. She formerly lived in Duluth. A sister, Mrs. Julius Wellberg, resides at 219 North Twenty-seventh avenue West. The body arrived here from Fergus Falls last night.

Frank Smith
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Thursday, 12 Jan. 1893; transcribed by FoFG mz

A telegram was received last night by Undertaker Stewart to hold the body of Frank Smith, who was killed a few days ago in the Torrey building. The telegram states that the sender is Smith’s grandmother and she will arrive here this morning.

Joseph Speahr
Source: Duluth News Tribune (6 May 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ

VIRGINIA – Joseph Speahr, one-year-old son of Nich Speahr, 612 Fifteenth street North, died Tuesday night after a brief illness from whooping cough. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the Catholic church.

Mrs. Starks
Source: Duluth News-Tribune, 11 Nov 1897 - BZ - Sub by FoFG

Rivers Released. His Daughter Found to Have Died from Natural Causes
Mattie Rivers, father of Mrs. Starks the woman found dying at 242 St. Croix avenue on Tuesday morning and who died soon after, was yesterday released from custody as the doctors that examined the body could not find anything that would warrant suspecting the man of crime.
The doctors found that the woman probably died from blood poisoning caused by the decayed state of her kidneys. Beside this, the woman had pneumonia so bad that one of her lungs was entirely clogged up, and the also suffered from water on the brain, any one of which diseases was enough to kill her. She was a wreck caused by lack of care and too much exposure. No traces of poison were found In the stomach. Rivers was very much overcome when he came to realize that his daughter is dead.

Edward & Paul St. Marie
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Wednesday, 13 Aug. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

Edward and Paul, infant sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. St. Marie, 2720 West Third street, died yesterday morning. The bodies will be taken today over the Duluth and Iron Range railroad to Ely, Minn., for burial.

Matt Theis
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, 13 Jan. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

Matt Theis, an old resident of this city, died yesterday morning at 10 o’clock of blood poisoning at a local hospital. He was taken there about two weeks ago.

He was 63 years of age and leaves one daughter, Mrs. Harry Norman, St. James, Minn., who arrived here last evening to complete the funeral arrangements. Mr. Theis was a machinist and was employed at the Great Northern shops.

While in Superior he was rooming at 1817 Twelfth street. His body will probably be shipped to Shakopee, Minn., for burial Wednesday afternoon.

Edith Thornton
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 30 Nov. 1900; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

The funeral of Edith, the 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Thornton, who died Wednesday morning of a light case of diphtheria, took place from the house at 2 o’clock yesterday.

Mrs. Peter Voss
Source: Duluth News Tribune (23 Dec. 1919) transcribed by FoFG MZ

VIRGINIA – Funeral services held for Mrs. Peter Voss, 53, who died Thursday.

George Weed
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.) 11 Sept. 1912; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

CHISHOLM, Sept. 10. – George Weed, an employe of the Shannon livery stable, committed suicide about 3:30 this morning in the alley, immediately behind the Shannon barn by shooting himself in the head with a 38 Iver Johnson revolver. Only one shot was fired and it took instantaneous effect as the position of his body proved. The shot entered the head immediately below the right ear. The body was found by Eli Vudodenovich, another employe of the stable at about 5 o’clock when he came on duty.

Weed had been across the street at the Shannon garage talking to the boys there, and after a slight argument with them left and walked straight across the street and committed the act. They thought nothing of hearing the gun shot, as it is not an uncommon occurrence to hear a gun report here at night.

Coroner A. B. Kirk was called and after viewing the remains ordered them taken to the undertaker. Weed was in the saloon of Peterson & Haagbloom at midnight, where he was quietly talking to a friend and showed no signs of uneasiness. He had a confidential talk with his brother-in-law, Mr. Shannon, several days ago, and stated to him that he was going to the woods and would leave soon for Virginia. He has a sister here, Mrs. C. J. Shannon. His father died about a year ago. The remains are at the Phillips undertaking parlors and are being prepared for shipment to Ashland, Wis., where they will be sent tomorrow. Weed was single and about 30 years old.

Edgar H. Windom
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, 5 Oct. 1920; transcribed by FoFG mz

Edgar H. Windom, general claim agent for the United States Steel corporation, with offices in the Wolvin building, and widely known in business circles throughout the city, died at midnight last night while at Morris, Minn. He had gone duck hunting with Ward Ames and C. A. Wilson, both of this city. Death was due to heart disease.

Mr. Windom, whose residence was at 2128 East Superior street, is survived by his wife and, as far as could be ascertained, one brother, former Judge W. L. Windom. The body is being brought to Duluth for internment.

Ralph P. Yates
Source: Duluth News Tribune (16 Nov. 1918) submitted by Friends for Free Genealogy BZ

CHISHOLM, Nov. 15—Ralph P. Yates, the 5-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Yates of 218 Fourth avenue, passed away this morning at his home. The remains will be shipped to Windom Minn., tomorrow for burial.

A. D. Yeomans
Source: Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, MI) Saturday, 4 Dec. 1920; transcribed by FoFG MZ

A. D. Yeomans, formerly of Grand Rapids, died in Hibbing, Minn., Friday, according to word received by his sister, Mrs. William Mitchell of this city. Burial will be in Hibbing.

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