Franklin “Frank” Preshiren, 72, of Hoyt Lakes, originally of Ely, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at his home. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Hoyt Lakes with Fr. Peter Lambert celebrating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, including a rosary service at 6:45 p.m., at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to Mass at the church on Friday. Inurnment will be in the Hoyt Lakes Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Deborah Alaspa Preshiren; children, Derek (Emily) Preshiren of Maple Grove and Jaime Preshiren of Hoyt Lakes; granddaughters, Lyla, Edie and Laurie; sister, Darlene Nemanich of Ely; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Elizabeth “Betty” Huhtala Trenti, 91, of Virginia and Sand Lake-Britt, died peacefully in her sleep at Carefree Living in Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Bauman-Cron Funeral Home in Virginia. Memorials may be directed to the Sand Lake Shuffle or Essentia East Range Hospice.
She is survived by her children, Sally Trenti (John) Turk of Lake Vermilion-Tower and John M. (Sandra) Trenti of Wyoming, Minn.; grandchildren, Rebecca (Michael) Kimbell of Cottage Grove, Daniel (Stephanie) Frosaker of Mt. Iron and Courtney (Paul) Haseltine of Shoreview; great-grandchildren, Mason, Owen and Noah; sister and brother-in-law, Rita (Carl) Pineo; special cousin, Margaret Philipovich; and many extended family and friends.