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Obituaries: August 27, 2021


Janet M. White
Janet Marie White, 81, of Embarrass, died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in her home. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tower. Pastor Liz Cheney will officiate. A gathering time for family and friends will begin one hour prior to the service. A private committal service will take place at a later date. Family services are provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.
She was born on March 15, 1939, in Eveleth, the daughter of Verner and Lila (Ranta) Rasula. She was raised in Leonidas, and married Ira “Mike” White on Nov. 10, 1956. They made their home in Mt. Iron prior to moving to Embarrass about 25 years ago. Janet was employed as a bookkeeper for Reliable Motors, the Lenont Peterson Clinic, and K-Mart. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tower. She enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, quilting, and caring for her family.
Janet is survived by her husband, Mike; children, Michael (Betsy Phillips) White of Angora, Mark (Dawn Aho) of Iron, Robert White of Garrison and Bonnie (Bradley) Mayry of Cherry; sisters, Louella Zappa of Coon Rapids and Kathleen (Gale) Rostvit of Eveleth; grandchildren, Gary, Ira, Angela, Brenda, Thomas, Shaina, Dawn, Tia, Ashley, Adam, Abby and Aliisa; great-grandchildren, Bruce, Brayden, Mairika, Greyson, Avery, Rylen, Camden and Isla; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Thomas George White; and niece, Pam Samuelsson.

William F. Quinn
William “Bill” Farrell Quinn, 78, of Ely, joined his God (he knew without a doubt that there is a great big God) on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. At the time of his passing, he was in hospice care at his home on Farm Lake. His transition to eternal life came during peaceful sleep while attended by his long-term friend Bert Hyde, and life-partner Jo Kovach.
Bill had lived in the Ely area since the late 80’s and was a staple in community theater. He said that when he made the decision to stay here he would take any job that enabled that stay. His resume, if he ever had one, would have been long and interesting and his list of references lengthy.
A regular at sauna and AA meetings, Bill was immensely grateful for his 48 years of sobriety. Bill was known for his good humor and pleasant disposition, integrity and steadfast valor. He was a gentle man. Bill cherished his time in the wilderness and the comradeship of fellow Charlie Guides.
His family and friends will celebrate his life with a September canoe outing. He would have loved to be there.

Mary M. Anderson
Mary M. Vaughn Anderson, 64, of Chisholm, formerly of Bear River, died on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at Essentia Health Miller Dwan in Duluth. Memorial services were held on Saturday, Aug. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook. Arrangements were entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Chisholm.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; children, Greg, Eric (Trista) and Sarah (Trevor) Northagen; grandson, Nolan, sisters, Tarsia Kalway, Judy (Ervin) Kruse and Linda Grayson; brothers, Craig (Deb) Vaughn and John (Babette) Vaughn; numerous nieces and nephews; godson, Connor Kalway; and special adopted daughter, Talia Carlson.

Dennis L. Daugherty
Dennis Lyle Daugherty, 67, of Babbitt, formerly of Duluth and Denver, died on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, at his home on Birch Lake. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora. A reception immediately followed the service at the Aurora American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathi Smith Daugherty; son, Dustin (Michelle) Daugherty of Mobile, Ala.; daughter, Emily Daugherty of Duluth; brother, David (Gayle) Daugherty of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Debra (Mike) Brizee of Grand Junction, Colo.; mother-in-law, Vivian Chase of Virginia; in-laws, Marjorie (John) Nelson of Hoyt Lakes, Diane (Mike) Gordon of Grand Rapids, Laura Montgomery of Virginia and Martin Smith of Buhl; and several nieces and nephews.

Franklin D. Hackley
Franklin Delano Hackley, 88, of Bear River, passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Bear River Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook.