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Obituaries: April 23, 2021


Patricia A. Raj
Patricia Ann “Pat” Tekautz Raj, 72, of Tower, died on Jan. 13, 2021, at home. A celebration of life and burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 1 at Lakeview Cemetery in Tower. A luncheon following the burial will be served at the Steve Raj residence, 709 N 2nd St. in Tower.

Marie M. Olson
Marie Mae Forsline Olson, 99, of Cook, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the Cook Care Center. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and will be announced. A private interment will be held for the immediate family. Arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
She is survived by her sons, Keith (Dawn Nakata) Olson, Dale (Adrianne) Olson and Glen (Denise Erchul) Olson; daughters, Grace (William) Garrick and Nancy (Darrell) Field; sisters, Elizabeth (Jerry) Maas and Sharon (Dale) Severson; brothers, Daniel (Kathy) Forsline and Phil (Jan) Forsline; grandchildren, Brian, John and David Olson, Derek (Barb) Olson, Erika Olson, Billy (Jen) Garrick, Kelly (Jeff) Torrel, Katie (Matt) Niskanen, Rachel Johnson and Eric Field; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Estelle E. Harri
Estelle Eileen Kollin Harri, 90, of Ely, died at home on Friday, April 9, 2021. A private family burial in the Ely Cemetery will be held at a later time.
She is survived by her sons, Gene (Cecilia), Mike (Mary), Charles and Andy (Heather); and grandsons, Mikey and Lenny Harri.

Nancy A. Flynn
Nancy A. Tomsich Flynn, 79, originally of Ely, passed away peacefully at The Hummingbird of Meadowlands on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 18 at Kerntz Funeral Home in Ely. Those planning an expression of sympathy may donate to a local APA of their choosing. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
She is survived by her son, John Thomas (Kathy) Flynn Sr.; sister, Florence “Flossie” Strickland; grandson, John Thomas Flynn II; sister-in-law, Judith C. Tomsich; daughter-in-law, Kathleen J. Flynn; niece, Kate Kalan; nephews, Frank (Christine) Tomsich Jr., Stephen (Debra) Tomsich and Michael (Lisa) Tomsich.