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Obituaries - Jan. 19, 18


Mae M. Dehnhoff

Mae M. Dehnhoff, 70, of Isabella, died on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, and is finally at peace after a lengthy illness. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Isabella Community Center, 32 Lankinen Rd. in Isabella. Arrangements are with Cavallin Funeral Home of Two Harbors.

She was born to Richard and Mabel (Bathke) Singleton in Medford, Wis. Mae moved with her family to Isabella at a young age, where she resided until her death. On Nov. 19, 1966, she married Kenneth Dehnhoff Jr. at Zion Lutheran Church in Finland. Mae was active in the church, was Treasurer of Isabella Township, and head cook at Camp Buckskin for over 30 years. Spending time with family meant everything to Mae. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting and crocheting.

Mae is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ken; children, Deborah (Eric) Dehnhoff Krofa, Ruth (Todd) Noethe, Kent (Anni) Dehnhoff and Alan (Jessica) Dehnhoff; grandchildren, Leo, Olivia, Paul, Zachary, Ellen, Lilian, Josephine and Lain; brother, Richard (Lyn) Singleton; sisters, Nancy (Charles) Tekautz, Lila (Adrian) VanDeVoort and Gail Melting; sisters-in-law, Pamela (Gerald) Finley and Lonna Gilbertson; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Dwight and Raymond.

Frank J. Mauser

Frank J. Mauser, 93, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Kerntz Funeral Home in Ely with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

He is survived by his three children, Tom (Kathy), Monica (Louie) Pechek and Sue Mauser; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Bernardine Hill

Bernardine “Dina” Hutar Hill, 70, of Ely, passed away at her home on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

She is survived by her husband, Dick; children, Sandy (Barney) Lakner, Cory (Cliff) Noble and Rich (Jackie) Hill, all of Ely; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of Ely; siblings, Greg (Kathy) Hutar, Celia (John) Guillemette, Rosie (Vic Gustafson) Hutar and Dortz (Bob Furniss) Winsor; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; very special lifelong friend, Patty Vukelich; and Kevin Richards, who she loved as her son.

Muriel Kovall

Muriel Kovall, 89, of Babbitt, passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Private family services will be held at the Ely Cemetery. Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.

She is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Harold) Breffle; son-in-law, Ronald Jokela; grandchildren, Justin (Ryan) Jokela, Mathew (Tara) Jokela, Kyle (Jessica) Breffle and Celeste (Zac) Bradish; and great-grandchildren, Hayden Jokela, Avery Bradish and Baby Bradish (due in July).


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