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Obituaries - Feb. 16, 2018

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Darryl E. Johnson

Darryl Ervin Johnson, 80, of Lake Vermilion-Tower, died on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the Virginia Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tower, with Pastor Liz Cheney officiating. Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home of Virginia.

Darryl was born on May 17, 1937, in Mankato, to Mervin S. and Gerta E. (Schwartz) Johnson. He always loved God and the outdoors - fishing, hunting, birdwatching and photography. He graduated from Garden City High School and Minnesota State-Mankato. He worked as a chemist for the Food and Drug Administration for over 30 years. He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Vermilion Lake Association and the National Audubon Society.

Darryl is survived by his wife, Joan (Gilman) Johnson; sons, Brett (Peg) of Lindstrom, Vince (Kathy) of Little Canada and Dwight of Embarrass; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Lynne of Afton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Darwin.

Shirley L. Lubarski

Shirley Lorraine Rajala Lubarski, 87, of Embarrass, died on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in her home with her husband and family by her side. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bauman-Cron Funeral Home Chapel in Virginia. Pastor Ron Wipf will officiate. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will take place in the East Pike Cemetery. Family services are provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard Lubarski; children, Connie (Ron) Hermanson of Proctor, Deborah (Gary) Hart of Dolores Colo., Cindy (Jeff) Forseen of Mt. Iron, Ray Gentilini of Virginia, Susan Austin of Plymouth and Steve (Tracy) Gentilini of Virginia; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; extended family and friends, including special friends, Scott and Debi.

Delbert G. Fish

Delbert “Bud” George Fish, 82, of Babbitt, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at St. Raphael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Babbitt. Visitation will begin one hour prior at the church. A reception will follow the service at the church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

He is survived by his children, Steve Fish of Grand Forks, N.D., Delby (Dan) Seliga of Ely, Sheryl (Frank) Mathews of Ely and Duane (Jeanette) Fish of Rosemount; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and special friends, Ronnie Anderson, Harvey Willis and Steve Nelson.

Adeline R. Bollig

Adeline Rita Kedrowski Bollig, 88, of McKinley, died on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at her home with family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gilbert. Visitation will begin one hour prior at the church. Fr. Frank Perkovich will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

She is survived by her children, Julie (Jeff) Achman of Gilbert, Marie (Rodney) Salo of Tower and Diane (Scott) Hildreth of Embarrass; grandchildren, Brian (Kate), Nathan and Amy Achman, Bonnie and Jessica (Leander) Salo, Matthew (Taylor) Hildreth and Michael Hildreth; great-granddaughter, Desarea Mattson; brother, Daniel Kedrowski of McKinley; sister, Katherine (Ivan) Bollig of Cushing; numerous other family and friends.

Anne M. Dehler

Anne M. Hammer Dehler, 79, of Aurora, died on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation in Duluth. A private service will be planned for a later date. Family services are provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.

She is survived by her husband, Clarke; children, Henry (Debbie) Dehler of Minneapolis, Mark (Vickie) Dehler of Seattle, Wash., Deaune Klingfus of Ely and Michael Dehler of Duluth; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Brian Jacobson

Brian “Butch” Jacobson, 64, of Priest River, Idaho, formerly of Florenton, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, after a battle with esophageal cancer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Sandy Town Hall. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. and the service at 3 p.m. Please call 218-749-6026 for further information. Arrangements are with Sherman Campbell Funeral Home of Priest River.

He is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne; daughter, Melody (Austin) Meek; grandchildren, Jackson and Marigny; siblings, Dennis Jacobson of Britt, Florence Durbin of Winton, Darlene (Brian) Kuopus of Eveleth, Karen (Raymond) Lehto of Britt, Sharon (Tom) Paavala of Britt and Janet (Mike) Swanson of Virginia; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Stephen Thue

Stephen Thue, 75, also known as Steve Thueagles, died at his home in Buyck on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Condolences to his family of southern Minnesota and to Little Bear Meklin of Buyck.

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