Corrina “Bobo” Day-Earley, 26, Êbegan her JourneyÊto the Spirit WorldÊon May 22, 2018. “Waabishke Banaishe Ikwe”. TheÊTraditional Wake began at the Bois Forte Tribal Government Center in Nett Lake on Friday, May 25. Corrina’s Funeral Service was held on Saturday, May 26Êat the same location. Arrangements were with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.
Corrina was born on Dec. 31, 1991, in Everett, Wash.ÊHer passion was cooking, just like her beloved Grandma Charlotte Day. Family and friends enjoyed many of her home-cooked meals, yeast breads and pies. Many of her patrons at Good Ol’ Days Bar and Grill in Tower stopped by on Fridays for her Beer-Battered Fish.
Corrina enjoyed shopping at the Mall of America (MOA) and was an avid Star Wars fan. Corrina would purchase any Stars Wars memorabilia. Corrina adored her nieces and nephews. She cared for all of her numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and loved each of them dearly and treated each as her own. If Corrina was your friend, she was with you 1,000 percent and she always had your back. She would do anything for you. She enjoyed going to the casinos and gambling or playing the slot machines.
Corrina was fondly calledÊ“my best son”Êby her father. She enjoyed spending time with her father, fixing vehicles, doing household repairs, and soaking up any opportunity to learn new things. Corrina could do anything that she set her mind to Ð if she didn’t know how to do something, you could bet that she would figure it out. Corrina greeted everyone with a smile and a huge hug and you could never get away without a hug goodbye.
Corrina is survived by her parents, father Raymond Earley and mother Cheryl Day-Earley; brothers, Christopher Earley, Zac Earley, Joe (Cindy) Earley, John Earley and Tom Earley; bio-mom, Jeanne Rose; bio-sisters, Laura Diaz and Rose Coonts; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Corrina was preceded in death by her grandmother, Charlotte Day; grandfather, Clyde Day Sr.; and uncle, Charles Day.
Patricia S. Karich
Patricia Sue “Patty” Karich, 73, passed away on May 7, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tower. Pastor Liz Cheney will officiate and MaryBeth Reller will be the musician. ÊA gathering of family and friends will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a luncheon, and family burial at Lakeview Cemetery following the luncheon. Family services are provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.
Patty was born at the Soudan Hospital on June 14, 1944, to Roy and Cerie Peterson of Lake Vermilion-Tower. She grew up at Pike Bay Resort on Lake Vermilion with her younger sister Cathy, and graduated from Tower-Soudan High School in 1962. ÊShe attended Virginia Junior College and was an accounting manager and client services manager with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company/US West in the Twin Cities until her retirement in 1987.
Patty married Gary M. Karich from Aurora, the love of her life, in August 1969 and they spent most of their life together in Minnetonka and at their cabin on the Pike Bay Resort homestead. ÊIn 1999, she returned to Lake Vermilion and built a home on the resort property. She loved all the wildlife that she greeted from her lake home every day where eagles, loons, ravens, ducks, seagulls, deer, fox and critters found solace in the woods and lakeshore around her. ÊCats became her lifelong companions and children through her lifetime. She was never without a kitty in her home. She also enjoyed bridge, Las Vegas, the theatre, concerts, Red Hats, Women’s Club of Tower, Vermilion Lake Association, cousins’ birthday lunches, class reunions, and being active in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Tower.
Patty had an infectious smile that lit up a room. She loved her family, her Finnish heritage, and was admired for her sisu, independence, graciousness and compassion for nature. She loved to go fishing, boating and snowmobiling on Vermilion, watch the Vikings, and shop with family. ÊPatty touched many lives and her family knew they were loved for who they were. She will be missed, and whenever the waters of Vermilion are heard or seen she will be remembered.
Surviving are her only sister, Cathy Carlson, and Cathy’s husband Jim of Lake Vermilion-Tower; four nephews, David Carlson of Maplewood, his wife Julie and their sons, Joshua and Andrew; Daniel Carlson, his wife Maureen and their son Jack and daughter Megan; Bradley Carlson of Gilbert and Brian Carlson of St. Paul; four cousins, Bonnie Harma of Tower, Connie Childs of Lake Vermilion-Tower, Marcie Moe of Lake Vermilion-Tower and Lloyd Ollila of Victoria, B.C., Canada; close friends, Don and Shawna Kishel of Lake Vermilion-Tower and their daughters; and extended family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Roy and Cerie Peterson; her beloved husband, Gary M. Karich, who passed away in 1994; and her close friend, Al Golden, who passed away in 2017.