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Obituaries - Feb. 9, 2018


Patricia L. Doble

Patricia “Trish” Lynn Doble, 60, of Royalton, formerly of Orr, died on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls. A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, Feb. 8 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service with Father Joseph Herzing officiating. A Celebration of Life will also be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at the Orr American Legion in Orr. In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Patricia can be made to Threads of Hope, c/o Michelle Manick,10920 Hwy 1, Cook, MN 55723. Arrangements for Patricia are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service.

Patricia was born on Oct. 27, 1957, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She lived in Utah and Minnesota throughout her life. She was self-employed. Trish had a love of sewing and quilting. She loved helping others, especially if they wanted to learn how to sew. She treasured her time spent with her husband, children and grandchildren. She was very active with Threads of Hope and Side Lake Quilters. Trish will be remembered for always putting everyone else’s needs before her own.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Gene Doble of Royalton; children, David Maki II of Hibbing, Samuel A. Maki of Hibbing, Jackie (Art) Stout of Arizona, Mary Ann (Justin) Tidwell of Arizona and Emily (Paul) Koch of Orr; siblings, Thomas McGarry of Arizona, Paul McGarry of Utah, Marge Tucker of Georgia, Janice Miller of Arkansas, Marie Forquer of Arizona and Kathy Henline of Arizona; 29 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia; and a sister, Lola Mae.

Hazel Miller

Hazel Johnson Miller, 91, of Babbitt, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at her home at Carefree Living in Babbitt. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 8 at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Babbitt. Family arrangements were entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

She is survived by sisters, Vergene Arndt and Mary Helen; six children, Russell (Kathy) Miller of Vadnais Heights, Doug (Carol) Miller of Vancouver, Wash., Sharon (Jim) Boucher of Burnsville, Diane (David) Serena of Babbitt, Darlene (Ken) Simonson of Eveleth and Tom Miller of Maple Grove; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Rose M. Marsyla

Rose M. Marsyla, 86, of Virginia, formerly of Babbitt, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at the Virginia Care Center. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Babbitt with Rev. Fr. Bill Skarich as celebrant. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Spring burial will be in Argo Cemetery in Babbitt. Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.

Survivors include her daughters, Lynne (David) Sherman of Babbitt and Nancy (Donald) Doll of Bovey; granddaughter, Amanda (Alexander) Castro of Marshall; and brother, John Ferkul of Virginia.

Keith W. Marshall

Keith W. Marshall, 95, of Winona, formerly of Parkville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Lake Winona Manor with family gathered at his side. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, Feb. 2 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were with Hoff Funeral in Goodview.

He is survived by his son, Wayne (Wanda) Marshall of Babbitt; four daughters, Marilyn (Don) Pedersen of Harrisonburg, Va., Judy (Lowell) Hill of Elk River, Jaclin (Jack) Gunnarson of Winona and Jill (Rick) Monroe of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; brother, Philip (Jeannine) Kiltie of Apache Junction, Ariz.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Claude Kronfuss

Claude Kronfuss, 68, ofÊBozeman, Mont., formerly of Babbitt,Êpassed away peacefully at his homeÊon Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.ÊFuneral services are planned for June 2018 in Babbitt.

He is survived by his daughter, Amanda; grandchildren, Janessa and Tyler; great-grandchild, Bentley; mother, Carol Kronfuss; six brothers and five sisters.

Richard J. Fossum

Richard “Dick” John Fossum, 77, of Virginia, passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at St. Raphael’s Health and Rehab in Eveleth.ÊA memorial service was held onÊWednesday, Feb. 7Êat Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia with Pastor Nathan Sager officiating. Military Honors were accorded by the Virginia Honor Guard. Arrangements were with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

He is survived by his wife, Pearl; children, Ted (Caren) of Lake Vermilion, Steve (Julie) of Buhl, Kay (Kelly) of Virginia, June (Bruce) of International Falls and Paula (Eric) of Blaine; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several cousins and friends.


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