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Obituaries - Aug. 10, 2018


Marjorie J. Marwick

Marjorie Joyce “Margie” Marwick, 68, of Tower, died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely in the care of Essentia-East Range Hospice. A memorial service was held on Monday, Aug. 6 at Bauman-Cron Funeral Home Chapel in Virginia. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorials are the preferred way to honor Margie’s memory and may be directed to the Ely Veterinary Clinic. Family services were provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.

She was born on March 29, 1950, in Duluth, the daughter of William andJoyce (Stewart) Hanson, and grew up in Duluth. Margie married Thomas Marwick and they made their home in Virginia prior to moving to Lake Vermilion-Tower. She was employed as a licensed cosmetologist, and worked for Montgomery Ward prior to working for the Tower-Soudan School as a “Lunch Lady”. Margie was an active member of the Tower-Soudan Athletic Association and was the longtime treasurer for TOPS. She enjoyed gardening and baking and found great joy in helping others.

Margie is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, John Marwick of Duluth and Scott Marwick of Tower; brothers, William (Patty) Hanson and David (Linda) Hanson, both of Duluth; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends; and her beloved pet, “Boo”.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Terry and Lindsey Marwick; and nephew, Erik Marwick.

Beatrice M. Kolkin

Beatrice Marie Littler Kolkin, 89, of Babbitt, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Babbitt, where she was a founding member. Burial will follow in Cass Lake. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

She is survived by her sons, Gary (Viv) and Russ; grandchildren, Kim (Mike), Marcey (John), Angie and John (Vicky); great-grandchildren, Anna, Ryan, Nick, Tara, Joshua, Tessa and Paul; siblings, Floyd (Donna), Cliff, Vera, Vernon (Sharon), Vona (Gene), Charlotte, Gladys and John (Sherry); and sister-in-law, Alice.

Donna S. Dupree

Donna Sue Dupree, 57, of Vermilion, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Virginia. Tribal Rites were on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Vermilion Wellness Center in Tower. Spiritual Advisors were Rick Defoe and Jeremy Wilson. Burial was at the Vermilion Reservation Cemetery in Tower. Arrangements were with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

She is survived by her sons, Arthur Dupree and Donald Dupree; grandchildren, Taneesha, Deniko and Delonni; sisters, Geraldine (Gene) Hanks and Cathy Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

BeBe Lobe

Beverly Rose “BeBe” Pucel Lobe, 78, of Ely, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely. Family arrangements were entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Jo Mavetz; nieces, Connie (Pat) Coughlin of Ely, and their children, McKenna, Rachel and Kate Coughlin, and Kim (Doug) Sanders of El Dorado Hills, Calif., and their children, Austin and Skyler Sanders; nephews, Ron (Carol) Mavetz Jr. of Eagan and their child, Brady Mavetz, and Mike (Kelly) Mavetz of Ham Lake and their children, Brooke, Morgan and Taylor Mavetz.


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