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Obituaries: March 22, 2024


William J. Ulicsni
William “Bill” J. Ulicsni, 86, longtime resident of Mt. Iron, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at 12 noon on Saturday, March 23 at the Mt. Iron Community Center. Family services are provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.
Bill was born on Oct. 9, 1937, in Virginia, the son of Joseph and Mabel Ingstad Ulicsni. He was united in marriage to Florence Johnson on Nov. 22, 1958, in Virginia. Bill was a driver for Century Motor Freight, was a longtime Mt. Iron School Board member, and was a Teamster. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding ATV, berry-picking, and was especially fond of the community around their cabin on Black Duck Lake.
Bill is survived by his three children, Steven (Eileen) Ulicsni of Vero Beach, Fla., Barbara (Jack) Rettker of Alpharetta, Ga., and Thomas Ulicsni of Mt. Iron; four grandchildren, Christopher “CJ” (Sherri) Ulicsni, Tiffany (Andrew) Johnston, Sarah Rettker and Michael Rettker; and great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Logan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; and sisters, Patricia Conaway and Lorraine Dundas.

Philip A. Hagedorn
Philip Arthur “Phil” Hagedorn, 85, of Ely, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at his home. Memorial services are pending.
He is survived by his wife, Dulcie; children, Christopher (Sarah Streitz), Jane (Doug) Anderson, Elizabeth (Andre) Debrey and Jason (Jeanne) Stahlberg; nine grandchildren; brothers, John and Peter; sister, Julie; and first wife, Elizabeth Hagedorn.

Eileen P. Swanson
Eileen P. Swanson, of Tower, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Vermilion Senior Living in Tower. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 18 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tower with Pastor Joel Guttormson officiating. Arrangements were with Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.

Sidney O. Adams
Sidney Orville Adams, 81, of Tower, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024, surrounded by family and the great staff at Vermilion Assisted Living. Tribal rites and viewing were held on Wednesday, March 20 at the Vermilion Wellness Center. Vernon Adams was the Spiritual Advisor.
Family services were provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower. 
He is survived by his sisters, Gladys Averill and Marlene (David) Farmer; brothers, Ronald (Vivian), Gary (Linda) and Gordon (Barbara); and extended family, Kathy, April, Antonella and Ava.