William C. Troland
William Clarke “Bill” Troland, 76, an Iron Range native and most recently of Monticello, passed away on Dec. 18, 2020, in the St. Cloud Hospital from complications of pneumonia. No services were held. Bill opted for cremation through the Cremation Society of Minnesota.
Bill was born on Nov. 8, 1944, in Minneapolis, but spent his childhood years in Virginia, moving to Babbitt in 1954. Graduating from Babbitt High School in 1963, he was a well-known athlete who played baseball and was captain of his basketball and football teams, winning conference awards in both sports. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved duck hunting and fishing.
Apart from working at Reserve Mine in Babbitt, he became certified in drafting, and moved to the Twin Cities area in the millwork industry, where he enjoyed a long career in project planning for major commercial projects.
Bill is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: daughter, Kari Christopherson (Mitch) of Big Lake, and children Joshua, Kacy (Lara and Elise) and Sarah (Mackenzie and Odin); daughter, Kathleen Hallaway of Minnetonka, and children Cassidy and Alison; son, Jason (Anit) of Big Lake, and children, Devin, Jayanna and Max; siblings, Jim (Barbara) of San Francisco. Calif., Carol Miller (Doug) of Vancouver, Wash., and David (Kristin) of Mt. Iron; as well as members of the Conner clan of Aitkin, Mike (Edee) of Isle, Randy (Merna) of Eveleth, Greg of Aitkin, Bonnie Landy (Mike) of Lebanon, Tenn., and Kathy Gallatin (John) of Aitkin.
He was predeceased by his wife, JoAnn (Leisdon) Troland; parents, Caroline and Alfred Troland of Babbitt; grandparents, William and Gladys Conner of Virginia/Aitkin; uncle and aunt, William Jr. and Dorothy Conner of Aitkin; and cousin, Kevin Conner of Aitkin.
Mary L. Juhl
Mary L. Juhl, 76, of Tower, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in the summer. Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.
Mary was born on Aug. 8, 1944, in Buffalo Center, Iowa, to Ervin and Elizabeth (Stowe) Halvorson and grew up in Rake, Iowa. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Luther College and her Master’s Degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College.
On July 8, 1967, she married John Juhl in Rake, Iowa, and helped found the family business, Jaytech, where she worked as an advisor in the water treatment business. She also worked in the church as a Youth Director and Stephen Ministry Trainer, as well as a volunteer at the airport.
Mary is survived by her husband, John Juhl of Lake Vermilion-Tower; two sons, Mark Juhl of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Christopher (Jenny) Juhl of Savage; three grandchildren, Tommy, Michael and Reagan Juhl; and sister, Carol (Kermitt) Brandt of Moorhead.
She was preceded in death by her parents.