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Obituaries: January 29, 2021


James A. Frazee
James Albert “Jim” Frazee, 83, a lifelong resident of Tower, died on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Tower with Fr. Nick Nelson as celebrant. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Spring interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in Tower. Family services are provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Teasck of Virginia, Sally (Gary) Muller of Fergus Falls and Paula (Gary) DeFries of Foxhome; siblings, Lucille Carlson of Forest Lake and George (Fran) Frazee of Apple Valley; sister-in-law, Lois Frazee of Tower; brothers-in-law, Paul (Carol) Laugen and Scott (Bonnie) Laugen; grandchildren, Jody (Garrett) Kaivola, Tim Frazee, Andrew (Audrey) Muller, Aaron (Kim) Muller, Cody (Alyssa Holzer) DeFries and Jeanne DeFries; step-grandchildren, Sherri (Markus Hoche) Teasck and Jeff (Sarah) Teasck; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Joanne J. LaFrenier
Joanne J. Schlader LaFrenier, 86, formerly of Babbitt, died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at New Journey Residence in Eveleth. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 at Faith Assembly of God Church in Aurora with Pastor Derrick DeTurk officiating. Friends may gather one hour prior to the service at the church. COVID mandates will be followed. Burial will be at a later date in the Harris Cemetery in Harris Township.
Arrangements are by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.
She is survived by her children, Debra Jean Hanson of Grand Rapids, Vicki (Warren) Eggebraaten of Babbitt and Robert (Bonnie) LaFrenier of Hoyt Lakes; grandchildren, Eric, Jon, Beckie, Steve, Lisa, Michael and Melissa; great-grandchildren, Landan, Brendan, Tristan, Rowan, Victoria, Jon, Elizabeth, Alex, Emily, Addison, Paige, Cooper, Taylor, Evelyn, Reid, Kaitlyn and David; and several nieces and nephews.