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Obituaries: August 6, 2021

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David B. Pavlich
David Brian Pavlich, 67, of Tower, died on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Vermilion Senior Living in Tower, of complications from acute myeloma leukemia. The family would like to thank the staff at Vermilion Senior Living and Michelle Schloesser for their compassion and care for Dave.
A Memorial Mass was held on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Tower with Father Beau Braun as celebrant. Inurnment followed in the family plot at Lakeview Cemetery in Tower. Family services were provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.
Dave was born on May 22, 1954, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Ill., the son of Jack B. and Evelyn Pavlich. He graduated from Morton West High School in 1972. After graduation, Dave followed in his father’s footsteps and became a plumber in Chicago (Local Union 130). He was the youngest foreman to work for Litvin Plumbing, a pioneer in high rise construction plumbing. In 1987, Dave graduated with honors with an Associate in Arts degree from Morton College in Cicero, Ill. Dave was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved Northern Minnesota. His happiness was being at the family home, Logar Dom (“Logger’s Home”), on Armstrong Bay of Lake Vermilion. He will be remembered for his trademark cowboy hat and his cheerful “Good day!” greeting.
Dave is survived by uncles and aunts, Russ and Theresa (Pavlich) Berg and Anthony and Agnes (Pavlich) Yapel; and many cousins and friends. 
He was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Evelyn (Kasper) Pavlich; and older brother, Jack Pavlich Jr. of Mesa, Ariz.

Dennis M. Keith
Dennis Myron Keith, 63, of Virginia, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the Lion’s building in Olcott Park in Virginia. Memorials are preferred to Fairview Hospice. Family services were provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Shelley Lenka Keith of Virginia; children, Justin (Jess Crayne) Keith of Virginia, Katie Alto of Virginia and Allisen (Trevor Nelson) Keith of Virginia; siblings, Robert (Rudeen) Keith of St. Cloud, Roger (Julie) Keith Jr. of Forbes, Renae (Daniel) Stahl of Virginia, Vickie (Todd) Anderson of Embarrass and Jodi (Gary) Ulman of Mt. Iron; sister-in-law, Linda Keith of Tower; grandchildren, Jarron Alto, Izaiah Alto and Sophia Keith; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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