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Obituaries: February 19, 2021


Wilbert W. Luhta
Wilbert W. Luhta, 95, originally of Waasa Township, peacefully passed into the arms of our Lord Jesus on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at his home in Ely. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Wilbert’s life will be held later in the spring. Interment will be at the Waasa Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Joan Carlson Luhta; niece, June (Wesley) Boyle; great-niece, Tammy (Mark) Phillips; great-nephew, John (Sara) Robich; Joan’s children, Karen (Craig) Thom and Donna (Leonard) Raati; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Theodore W. Schreffler Sr.
Theodore “Ted” Woland Schreffler Sr., 89, of Ely, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Visitation is at Kerntz Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, with funeral services on Friday, Feb. 19, at 12 noon. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vondalee Carpenter Schreffler; children, Shelby (Greg) Hochman of Bloomington, Ted Jr. (Heather) of Eveleth, Glen (Melodee) of Babbitt, Eugene (Robbie) of St. Paul, Roger of Ely and James (Tricia) of Ely; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.