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Obituaries: July 8, 2022


Marguerite Eyre
Marguerite Eyre, 95, of Cook, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Cook Care Center. A private interment will be held at a later date. Memorials can be directed to the Cook Lions Club. Funeral arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.

Harold F. Leustek
Harold “Sonny” Frank Leustek, 77, of Ely, a U.S. Army veteran, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. At his request, there will be no formal service. A celebration of life will take place sometime in August at his residence. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Donald E. Maki
Donald E. “Don” Maki, 81, of Babbitt, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the Cook Hospital. A graveside service was held on Thursday, July 7 at the Argo Cemetery in Babbitt. Funeral arrangements were by Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Pinola Maki; son, Scott; daughter-in-law, Jill; grandson, Dylan (Tessa) Maki; great-grandchildren, Kane, Ivan and Archer; sister Vi (Gene) Fleming; brother-in-law, Sheldon (Nona) Pinola; and many nieces and nephews.

Terrie L. Villebrun
Terrie L. Villebrun, 57, of Hibbing, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022. Funeral arrangements are pending with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.

Carol J. Peil
Carol June Langehaug Peil, 90, of Virginia and Aurora, died on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Northern Pines Nursing Home in Aurora. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 6 at St. James Presbyterian Church in Tower with Pastor Doug Workman officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Tower. Memorials are preferred to The American Cancer Society, St. James Presbyterian Church, or Peace United Methodist Church. Family services were provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.
She is survived by her children, Rebecca Schmitz of Chandler, Ariz., Mark Peil of Aurora and Susan (David) Blubaugh of Bonney Lake, Wash.; two grandchildren; and numerous extended family members and friends.