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Obituaries

Edna Zimm

Jan 16, 2021

Edna Grote Zimm, 87, of Duluth, died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Chris Jensen Health Center. She was born on March 19, 1933 in Hermantown to Edward and Alice (Labrie) Grote. Edna graduated from Hermantown High School where she was a cheerleader. She married Richard E. Zimm and they were married for 25 years and had two daughters. Edna...

David Rager

Jan 14, 2021

David V. Rager, 51, of Duluth, passed away unexpectedly January 14, 2021, in his home.

Dave was born in Duluth to on October 02, 1969 to Cathryn Pinsonnault.

Dave was a proud 20-year Army Veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will be laid to rest in the Minnesota State Veteran Cemetery - Duluth....

Calvin Skoglund

Jan 8, 2021

Calvin R. Skoglund, 91, of Duluth, died peacefully at Keystone Bluffs on Friday, January 8, 2021, due to congestive heart failure. Calvin was born in West Duluth to Ruben and Jenny Skoglund on April 12, 1929. He graduated from Denfeld High School and served in the Army during the Korean War. He was also a boxer in his younger...

Sabrina Gustafson

Jan 8, 2021

Sabrina Victoria Wanamaker Gustafson, 30, of Duluth, died Friday, January 8, 2021 in her home. She was born in Duluth on August 28, 1990 to Tammy Wanamaker and Timothy Shelby Sr. Sabrina was a Denfeld graduate and has been working as a Home Health Care Aide in Duluth. She was preceded in death by her father, Timothy Shelby Sr;...

Joanne Goerts

Jan 5, 2021

Joanne Margaret (Baune) Goerts died January 5, 2021 at Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth, MN. She was born to Flora and Orphie Baune on April 5, 1939 in Dunseith, ND and was the oldest of four. Joanne married Gerald (Jerry) L. Goerts in a civil ceremony in Couer d’Alene, ID, November 18, 1955 and a church...

Orien Olson

Jan 4, 2021

Orien C. Olson, 99, of Duluth, MN died peacefully January 1, 2021, while living at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living. He was born in Duluth on September 7, 1921, to Julius and Annette (Sather) Olson. He was a graduate of Denfeld High School. After high school he found work in the CCC, Civil Conservation Corp. where he planted trees along...

Beverly Norton Payne

Dec 26, 2020

Beverly Ann Norton Payne, 82, of Duluth, died Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the Benedictine Health Center. Bev was born in Duluth on August 16, 1938. She was a homemaker in her younger years raising her family. Later in life, Bev volunteered for Grandma’s Marathon, the Union Gospel Mission and several area churches. She loved taking care of her...

Olivia Schadel

Dec 25, 2020

Olivia H. Schadel, 94, of Duluth, died Friday, December 25, 2020 in Edgewood Vista Hermantown Memory Care, with family by her side.

She was born in Bieringen-Schöntal, Germany on August 18, 1926 to Robert and Paula (Kilb) Schmetzer.

She graduated from high school and attended two years of college. Olivia married World War II U.S....

Melvin Hernesman

Dec 24, 2020

Melvin E Hernesman was born to Emil and Inez (Forsman) Hernesman on April 16, 1935 at their home in Hibbing, Minnesota.  He graduated from Hibbing High School and then attended Hibbing Junior College.  He earned his bachelor in science degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota in 1958.  After college he worked for Oliver Mining which...

Terrance Connor

Dec 21, 2020

Terrance (Terry) J Connor, 59, went to his heavenly home on 12/21/20.  Terry was born on 1/9/61.  He lived life his way.  He loved to spend time with his family and friends, doing anything outdoors.  He loved hunting, fishing, riding the wheelers or just having drinks around a fire.  He was also an amazing pool player and loved to...

Eleanor Kraker

Dec 19, 2020

Eleanor E. Kraker, Duluth native, devoted teacher to her students at Gilbert High School, University of Minnesota-Duluth and the Duluth Secondary Vocational Center, beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully at home in Woodbury, MN on December 19, 2020, age of 97.

Eleanor was born at home on Mesaba Avenue in Duluth on May 25, 1923 to Helga...

Anne Smith

Dec 15, 2020

Anne G. Smith, age 95, of Duluth, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. She was born in Gilbert, Minnesota, on March 2, 1925, to Frank and Filomena Tellerico; the youngest of six children. Anne graduated from Gilbert High School in 1943 and from the Hursh Business College in Duluth in 1946. On May 27, 1950, she was united...

Florence Booth

Dec 15, 2020

Florence Edna Booth, 92 of Duluth, died Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 at Essentia Health.  Florence was born on 8/18/1928 in Mapleton, MN to Tracey and Arlene Johnson.  Florence married Elde Howard Booth on 10/04/1946 and soon after had two children, Robert Allen Booth born on 9/25/1947 and Donna Jean Booth born on 11/10/1948. Florence spent a lot of her...

Irena Miltakis

Dec 13, 2020

Irena Miltakis, 89, of Duluth, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 13, 2020 with her precious angel Riley by her side.

Irena was born on December 9, 1931 and then came to the United States from Poland in 1960 with her husband and three small boys and while here, her fourth son was born. ...

Alexander "Alex" Maisuk

Dec 12, 2020

Alexander S. Maisuk, 87, of Duluth, died Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Viewcrest Health Center. Alex was born on April 6, 1933 in Duluth to Steve and Anna (Bochenek) Maisuk. He graduated from Morgan Park High School in 1951 and enlisted in the Navy where he served for 20 years. In the spring of 1970, Alex married Shirley...

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