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Obituaries: January 20, 2023


Scott A. Cheney
Scott Alan Cheney, 56, of Angora, passed away peacefully with family by his side after an unexpected illness. The family would like to make a special thank you to Dr. Elleby and the nurses and care team at the Cook Hospital for the superior care they provided to Scott throughout his life and during the time of his passing. A memorial luncheon will be held at the Gilbert VFW on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 3-5 p.m. Burial will take place privately at a later date.
He is survived by his father, Wayne Cheney of Cook; siblings, Rob (Barb) Cheney of Angora, Tina (Brian) Sklors of St. Michael, Kim (Greg) Dertinger of Gilbert, Kenneth Cheney of Virginia and Jillene (Herbert) Clapsaddle of Gilbert; uncle, Peter Miller; and many special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Esther M. Jowaski
Esther M. Jowaski, 97, of Cook, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Growing and Grace Building Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.

Beatrice H. Lamppa
Beatrice Helen Ranta Lamppa, 95, of Virginia, formerly of Babbitt, died on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. A celebration of life will be held in the spring at Pike Apostolic Lutheran Church in Embarrass. Inurnment will be in the Embarrass Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Pike Apostolic Lutheran Church. Family services are provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.
She is survived by her children, Carlen (Caroline) Lamppa of Aurora, Dr. Michael (Charlene) Lamppa of Savage, Bernadette Bradshaw of Kansas, and Russell (Melanie) Lamppa of New Hope; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Curtis A. Palmer
Curtis Alan Palmer, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Essentia in Duluth. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook, with a luncheon following at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cook.
He is survived by his daughters, Stacy and Jessy Palmer of Orr; stepson, Jon Strong of Superior; brothers, Gary Palmer (Tammy) of Cook and Jeffrey Palmer (Meesoon) of Alabama; sister, Rebecca Palmer of Chisholm; and many cousins.

Bruce H. Scholl
Bruce H. Scholl, 85, of Babbitt, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Stacy. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Jan. 19 St. Pius X Catholic Church in Babbitt. Family arrangements were entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Judith Pishler
Judith Pishler, 81, of Soudan passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.