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Obituaries - Nov. 9, 2018


Robert Scheuer

Robert “Bob” Scheuer, 87, of Ely, died on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

He was born on Jan. 22, 1931, in Brainerd, to Mary and Eugene Scheuer. He graduated from Brainerd High School, Brainerd Junior College and St. John’s University in Collegeville where he received his BA degree in 1952. He was inducted into the U.S. Army and spent most of his service in Korea. After his discharge, he taught English in Aitkin and Stillwater before moving to Ely, where he taught for two years before becoming principal of the newly-formed junior high school. Later he was principal of the combined junior and senior high schools until he retired in 1993. In the 1960s, Bob and his friend George Marsnik organized and spent endless hours working with the Ely elementary basketball program. Bob enjoyed gardening, woodworking, skiing, making cards on his computer, and tutoring at Homework Club. He and his wife Katherine served as Global Volunteers, teaching English in China. Bob was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and sang in the choir for many years.

Bob is survived by his wife, Katherine; sons, Karl, Paul and John; daughters, Gretchen (Brad) Bensen, Veronica (Warren) Olsen, Anna (Keith) Larson and Nichole (Duane) Farkas; grandchildren, Bronte, Brandise, Peter Jr., Eugene, Danielle, Tim, Benedict, John, Kyle, Andrew, Louis, Gretchen, Matthew and Will; great-granddaughter, Emily; and foreign exchange sons, Luiz, Garry and Jorge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Fr. Benedict Scheuer and Fr. James Scheuer; and son, Peter, who died in 2017.

Anton J. Golobich

Anton J. “Tony” Golobich, 95, of Ely, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely, one week after the passing of his beloved wife, Angie. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely. Family arrangements were entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at BWCC for the many years of wonderful care and recent additional care by Essentia East Range Hospice.

He is survived by his children, Robbie Golobich of Wayzata, Gerry (Mary Lynn) Golobich of Mt. Iron and Russ (Sue) Golobich of Coon Rapids; grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) DeChantal of Maple Grove, Steven (Jill) Golobich of Duluth, Travis (fiancé Samantha) Golobich of Fargo, N.D., and Brent Golobich of Coon Rapids; and nieces and nephews.

Lorrayne E. Aysta

Lorrayne Evelyn Abelson Aysta, 90, born in Wuori Township, died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at the Thorne Crest Retirement Center in Albert Lea. She was very proud to be a “Iron Ranger”. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Florenton Cemetery in Virginia.

She is survived by her son, Scott (Diane) Aysta and granddaughter, Chloe, all of Albert Lea; brother-in-law, Robert “Bob” Nevala of Embarrass; sister-in-law, Lillian “Shorty” Abelson of Maple Grove; special cousin Brian “Face” Maki; nieces, nephews and a host of good friends.

Karen J. Jiacik

Karen Josephine Starkman Jiacik, 78, lifelong resident of Ely, died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at First Lutheran Church in Ely. Private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Boundary Waters Care Center or Northwoods Partners of Ely. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Richard “Richie”; daughters, Peggy (Leo) Kainz, Roxy (Chuck) Graff and Val (Ben) McGrath; grandchildren, Brandi, Bill and Brittany; father of her grandchildren, Mark Richards; nine great-grandchildren; sister, LaVerne (Tootsie) Kuzma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce Garman

Joyce Garman, 76, of Embarrass, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at Carefree Living in Aurora. There will be no formal services. Arrangements are with Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home of Aurora.

Robert Hodge

Robert “Bob” Hodge, 97, of Ely, died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Joyce M. Jorgenson

Joyce Mildred Jorgenson, 85, of Embarrass, died on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are with Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home of Aurora.


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