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Obituaries: December 16, 2022


Norman K. Corey
Norman Keith Corey, 93, of Lake Vermilion-Tower, died on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at Essentia Health-Virginia. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Family services are provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.
Norm was born on Feb. 3, 1929, in Blue Creek Township, Indiana, the son of Donald and Minnie (Fischer) Corey. Norm was born and raised in Indiana and owned and operated a bulk milk transport company. He and his first wife, Marilyn, moved to the Tower area in 1959 when Norm was hired by Erie Mining Company. Marilyn died in 1979, and Norm was married to Sharon Besch in August 1980. He was employed as a production truck driver for 31 years, retiring in December 1990. Norm enjoyed traveling, fishing trips to Canada, maintaining his garden and yard, feeding wildlife, and his daily visits to the neighbors.
Norm is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, Cheryl (Lyle) Mattson of Virginia, Charlene (Tony) Raskovich of Babbitt and Ronald (Kirsty) Corey of Soudan; siblings, Cletus (Melinda) Corey, Karen Corey and Donna (Wayne) Doede; stepchildren, Pam (Jeff) Burgess of Virginia, David (Genny) Bjorgo of Soudan, David (Robin) Bjorgo of Soudan, Mark (Sheila) Bjorgo of Virginia and Brian (Jill) Besch of Cook; grandchildren, Brenda (Brenden) Moors, Bradley Bystrom, Shelby (Jason) Semo and Madison (Eric) Raskovich; step-grandchildren, Kara, Kada (Alex), Justin, Matt, Derik, Mike, Jamie, Nick, Kassie and Kalee; great-grandchildren, Ava, Max, Nathan, Zoe, Eva and Ellie; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Marilyn; brother, John Corey; and step-grandchild, Erik.

Elizabeth J. Henderson
Elizabeth Jean “Liz” Udovich Skala Henderson, 79, of Soudan, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at Essentia Health-Virginia with her family by her side. Special thanks to St. Mary’s Hospice East Range Team and all the nurses who cared for her at Essentia Health-Virginia. Family and friends are invited to join in her celebration of life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Tower with Rev. Fr. Beau Braun as celebrant. A gathering time for family and friends will begin one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home of Virginia.
She is survived by her husband, Craig Henderson of Soudan; children, Jeffrey (Angie) Redetzke, Patricia (Rodney) Martin and Barbara (Tim) Thomas; siblings, Mary Rose Gag, Kathleen Arasimowicc and Zeita Wikstrom; grandchildren, Chad Mattila, Sasha Stewart, Amber Burton, Tiffany Clemenson, Chelsea Zubke, Briana Tibbetts and Ava Redetzke; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Easton, Hayden, Kyler and Lyrik Dahl, Royce Stewart, Levi and Maddi Clemenson, Cohen and Ellis Rowland, Everleigh and Nakoa Burton, Nora and Lennon Zubke.