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Obituaries: July 30, 2021


Nancy J. Wall
Nancy Jean Wall, 69, of Orr, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. A graveside service was held on Thursday, July 29 at the Leiding Cemetery in Orr. A luncheon followed at the Orr American Legion. Arrangements were with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
Nancy was born to Ted and Donna (Kokesh) Wall on July 5, 1952. Nancy lived most of her life in Orr. She attended and graduated from Hopkins High School in 1970. She furthered her education at UMD and later graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in elementary education. She worked numerous resort jobs, and was a member of the Independent School District 2142 board for a number of years.
Nancy enjoyed artistic pressed flowers. She made pictures, shelves, and décor, and had a shop called Wall Flowers. She also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening; morning glories were one of her favorite flowers. She was a sunrise person who adored the birds. She was always feeding the wild ones, and throughout the years had some zebra finches and a parakeet. She enjoyed a cold beer with friends and family throughout the years.
Nancy always stayed up to date on the news; it was always on the TV. She was a very avid reader, books everywhere! Her dogs were always a big part of her life; she enjoyed their company. Family meant everything to her; one of her greatest gifts was being a mother. She had a strong will like no other, and was a very ambitious person with a kind heart. She was a thoughtful woman, and shared a love like no other. She will be missed very much.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Peter Glowaski; sons, David (Colleen) Longhenry, John (Jackie) Longhenry, Jason (Karen) Longhenry and Will (Ehrin) Longhenry; daughters, Sarah Wall and Colleen Wall-Glowaski; stepson, Matthew Glowaski; seven grandchildren; and her dogs, Shauna and Boogaard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Donna Wall; brother, Donald; and sisters, Teddie and Judy. 

Carol M. McIntire
Carol Myrtle Boleman Saari McIntire, 83, of Tower, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tower, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Recycled Lives at, Lutheran World Relief at, or Cure Progressive Supranuclear Palsy at
She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Lloyd McIntire; daughters, Charlotte (Al) Kennedy and Cathleen (Eric) Vought; grandchildren, Clair Kennedy, Cole Kennedy and Lisette Vought; siblings, Lee (Ricky) Boleman, Norma Strand, Wilma Kennedy and Roger (Joan) Boleman; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Robert J. Champa Jr.
Robert “Bob” Joseph Champa Jr., 70, of Ely, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. A graveside service was held at the Ely Cemetery on Wednesday, July 28 with Father Bill Skarich officiating. A reception followed at Grand Ely Lodge. Family services were provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Polyner Champa; daughter, Kristin (Kurt) Mattila of Ely; son, Robert (Aurora) Champa of Ely; grandchildren, Nick, Eric and Tyler Mattila, Tanner and Taya Champa; siblings, Louise (Herb) Kieke of Clearwater, Louis Champa of Ely and Linda (Bruce) Fritz of St. Cloud; numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

Dr. John F. Jordan III
Dr. John “Jack” F. Jordan III, 82, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, after a two-year battle with cancer. A celebration of life is scheduled at the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade Hall at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Jim Anderson, John (Wendy) Jordan, Becky (Jeff Scott) and Ross (Ronda) Anderson; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and sister, July McGilvrey.

Keith Hagen
Keith Hagen, 48, of Tower, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 5, 2021. There will be a celebration of life from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 31 at The Shack, 7075 Hwy. 169. A private burial will take place at a later date. Family services are provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.
He is survived by his mother, June Wakefield of Embarrass; cousins, Dan, Heather and Carrie; and extended family and friends, including special friend, Morgan.


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