Support the Timberjay by making a donation.

Serving Northern St. Louis County, Minnesota

Obituaries: August 18, 2023


Isaiah L. Deegan
Isaiah Lamar Deegan, 25, of Mt. Iron, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2023, in Hibbing. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Rev. Dale Tweit a.k.a. “Limey” will officiate. Friends and family may gather one hour prior to the service.
He is survived by his son, Izaiiah Deegan “Jr.”; parents, Eddy Ellis of Duluth, Juanita Deegan of Minneapolis, and Kevin and Joan Mogensen of Golden Valley, Ariz.; siblings, Rose Baldwin, Nathaniel Blight, James Mogensen, Avery Dee- gan, Ryan Mogensen, Angelo Willis, Melvin Willis, Kaija Ellis, Hanna Ellis, Kilala Ellis, Noelle

Robert J. Buchner
Robert Joseph “Ropey” Buchner, 71, of Ely, died on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at North- ern Pines Care Center in Aurora. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25 on St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely. Visitation will be an hour before the service. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
He is survived by his daughter, Kaia Rose De- Schane (Tyler Bantley); son, Joe McCulloch; sister, Margie (Mark) Olson; brother, Jim (Marie) Buchner; nephews, Scott (Angela) Olson and their children Luke and Lauren, Brian Olson, Clint (Tina) Buchner and his children Andy Buchner and Han- nah (Austin) Standlund; niece, Melissa (Jason) Buchner-Mehling and their children Madeline and Melanie; and numerous cousins and friends.

Antoinette M. Mitchell
Antoinette Marie “Toni” Gregorich Mitchell, 67, of Ely, passed away in Hibbing on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023, at the home of her youngest son, due to health complications. A celebration of life is planned for Sunday, Aug. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Samz in Winton. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
She is survived by her sons, Jeff Mitchell and Rick Mitchell; brother, Joseph (Jolette) Gregorich and his family; grandchildren, Mariah Mitchell, Niko Mitchell, Maddux Mitchell and Beau Mitchell; and numerous cousins.

Jason F. Kehoe
Jason Frank Kehoe died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Cook Community Center. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. A luncheon will follow the service at the VFW in Cook. Arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.

Karen A. Shoars
Karen Ann Wrobleski Shoars, 64, of Virginia, passed away on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, at her residence. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 17 at the Vermilion Center in Tower. Eunice Lightfeather officiated. Brunch followed the burial at the New Moon Community Center in Tower.
Arrangements were with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.
She is survived by her sisters, Christine Maki and Carrie (James) Kochaver; biological sisters, Diane Lightfeather, Harriet Lightfeather, Ruth (Martin) Plata and Martha Anderson; brothers, Fred Wrobleski and Michael (Sharon) Wrobel; and biological brothers, Elroy Lightfeather, Ken (Am- ber) Lightfeather, Aaron Lightfeather and George (Maybelline) Anderson.

Thomas M. Reed
Thomas “Tim” M. Reed, 68, of Crane Lake, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023, at Essentia Health-Virginia. A complete obituary and funeral date will be printed later. Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.