Joe Stefanich, 81, of Biwabik Township, originally of Tower, passed away on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at Waterview Woods in Eveleth. Joe donated his body to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program. A service will be held at a later date.
Joe was born in Tower to Joseph and Ann (Inky) Stefanich on Oct. 10, 1938. He attended school in Tower, graduating with the class of 1956. In the summer of 1956, he entered the U.S. Army and served three years in Germany. On his return, he went to college and received a degree in accounting. He was married to Joann Glinsek on July 29, 1961.
Joe worked in the Cities at Control Data until 1977. He was hired at Eveleth Mines as a chief accountant. He was later promoted to director of purchasing and retired in 1997.
Joe’s favorite place to be was Wolf Lake with the family. He also loved to fish and hunt.
Joe is survived by his wife, Joann; sons, Jeff (Dot), Steve and Troy (Katie); grandchildren, Tyler, Kate, Nick, Madeline and Hallie; brothers, Ray, Greg (Gerry) and Ted; sisters, Carol (Tim) Dyhr, Dorothy (Vince) Vesel and Mary Jo (Jay) Wiermaa; sister-in-law, Rosemary; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and brother, Nick, in Vietnam.
William A. Raida
William Arnold “Bill” Raida, 76, of Pike Township, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. There will be an outdoor service at the West Pike Cemetery at a date to be determined. Family services are provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.
He is survived by his sister, Loretta; sons, Craig (Chris), Travis (Leslie) and Jason (Alena); grandchildren, Natalie, Kendall, Eila and Kevin William; numerous nieces and nephews; and other dear friends and family members.