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Obituaries: March 12, 2021


Joseph R. Kobe
Joseph R. “Joe” Kobe, 70, of White Iron Lake-Ely, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The family plans to honor and celebrate Joe’s life with extended family and friends later this summer. Family arrangements are by Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Debbie Zoretic Kobe; siblings, Merijo Kobe, Jim (Mary Ann) Kobe, Bill (Bonnie) Kobe, Kathy (Mike) Horstman, Theresa Hildebrandt, Mark (Rhonda) Kobe, Jeanne (Larry) Schwartz and John (Wendy) Kobe; stepchildren, Donald (Sonia) Dickerson, Brian (Aleyda) Bailey, Sarah (Brad) Westerberg and Courtney (Josh) Engquist; four grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Lorraine V. Huset
Lorraine V. Lien Huset, 84, formerly of Babbitt, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021, at Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 9 at Babbitt Evangelical Lutheran Church. Family arrangements were by Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
She is survived by her son, Randy Huset; daughter-in-law, Judy Huset; son-in-law, James Lyons; brother, Del (Irene) Lien; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Robert A. Wood
Robert Alden “Bob” Wood, of Ely, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on his 94th birthday, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. The family wishes to acknowledge and appreciate the stellar care and support from Boundary Waters Care Center, Northwoods Partners, and Dr. Joe Schwinghamer. A summertime memorial gathering will be planned in Ely. Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely is entrusted for arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lobe Wood; son, Dan Wood of Ely; daughter and son-in-law, Barb and Rich Kuzma of Eagan; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Kim Wood of Eagan; grandchildren, Mandy (Andy) Wineberg, Jill (Derek) Brown, Jordan (Krista) Kuzma, Daniel (Mary) Wood, Sara (Dan) MacCoy and Louisa Wood; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Clarice) Wood of Kenai, Alaska, and John Wood of Rudyard, Mont.; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.