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Obituaries - May 4, 2018


Marian L. Zaudtke

Marian Louise Zaudtke, 82, of Tower, died on Friday, April 6, 2018, in Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla.ÊA Memorial Service will be held atÊ12 noonÊonÊFriday, May 11Êat St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Soudan. A gathering time for family and friends will begin atÊ11 a.m.Êat the church.ÊFamily services are provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.Ê

Marian was born on May 27, 1935, in Soudan, the daughter of Matt and Jenny (Johnson) Avikainen. She was a 1953 graduate of Tower-Soudan High School and received her LPN training at the Gillette Hospital. Marian married Marvin Zaudtke on Sept. 4, 1965, in White Bear Lake, and was employed as an LPN. 1n 1970, she moved to Tower with her husband and they purchased and operated the Arrowhead Garage in Tower; she also worked as an LPN in the Pineview Rest Home in Soudan. In 1979, Marian and Marvin purchased the Pineview Rest Home and renamed it Parkside Homes; they operated this business until 2004. Since that time, Marian had enjoyed retirement, her home on Birch Point, and her Florida winter home in Fort Myers Beach.

Marian was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Soudan, Peace Lutheran Church in Fort Myers Beach, the Tower Women’s Civic Improvement Club, Bayside Estates Socialites Club in Fort Myers Beach, and was a former church council member at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Marian loved to fish, go boating on Lake Vermilion, was an avid Vikings fan, and played bocce ball. She cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marian is survived by her children, Steve (Lelu) Zaudtke of Tower, Becky Zaudtke of Sun City, Ariz., and Sara Zaudtke of Tower; grandchildren, Jessica (Judd Sampson) Lehman, Rachel (Mike) Gordon, Matt (Rachel) Zaudtke and Sarah (John) Mayo; great-grandchildren, Chloe Lehman, Quinn Sampson, Hazel Gordon, Oscar Gordon and Nora Zaudtke; sister, Ann Leclaire of Flower Mound, Texas; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; and brothers, Russell, Donald and Edmond Avikainen.

Marjorie B. Morrison

Marjorie Boness Morrison, 79, of Orr, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Essentia Health in Virginia. Visitation was on Sunday, April 29 and continued until the service on Monday, April 30 at the ENP Community Center in Nett Lake. Arrangements were with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

She is survived by her life partner, Donald Vroman of Grand Rapids; daughter, Faith Morrison of Nett Lake; grandchildren, Melissa Strub, Keith Roy and Shawna Boney; great-grandchildren, John Kingbard, David Conner, Vanessa Conner, Elliot Boney, Keira Boney, Alexis Gustafson and Evie; sister, Norene Boness; and special niece, Phillis Boshey.

Lorna J. Banks

Lorna Jean Fosgate Banks, 65, of Virginia, formerly of Cook, died on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She had been diagnosed with advanced ALS in September 2017. A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook. Condolences can be left on the Affordable Cremation website.

She is survived by her daughter, Bobbi Banks and Shannon Halverson of Cook; son, Joshua and Denise Childress Banks of Norfolk, Neb.; two grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and many beloved family and good friends.

Katherine A. Klabe

Katherine A. “Kay” Golobich Klabe, 100, of Ely, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at her home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the Mass. Inurnment will be in the Ely Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home in Ely.

She is survived by her brother, Tony (Angie) Golobich of Ely; nieces and nephews, Robbie Golobich, Gerry (Mary Lynn) Golobich, Russ (Sue) Golobich, Nancy Hemstreet, Cindy (Dr. Scott) Strote and Vernon (Cheryle) Sager; great-niece and great-nephews, Jennifer (fiancé Chris), Steven (Jill), Travis and Brent, all of Minnesota, as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews in other states.


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