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Obituaries: May 28, 2021


Sandra M. Heikkila
Sandra M. “Sandy” Peterson Heikkila, 77, of Embarrass, went to be with her Lord on Oct. 27, 2020, surrounded by her family, while at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. Her laugh, smile, and kind words will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at the Embarrass Cemetery. Lunch will be served at the Embarrass Timber Hall following the burial.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth “Kenny” Heikkila; children, Dora, Cindy (Joe) Scherer, Todd and Chad; grandchildren, Sam (Bill) Newburn, Nick Remarcik, Dylan (Jaden) Scherer, Alyssa Scherer, Brian and Henry Heikkila; great-grandchildren, Bentley and Chelsea’Mae, Matthew (Harley) and Morgen Newburn; great-great-grandchildren, Waylon, Jozlyn, Macie and Saidee Newburn; brothers, Gary (Marsha), Steve (Sarah) and Dave (Mary); sister, Barb (Bob) Hilmas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lauri C. Tuominen
Lauri C. Tuominen, 80, of Sand Lake, and also Apache Junction, Ariz., went to be with the Lord on Feb. 16, 2021, in Apache Junction. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 4 at Woodlands Bible Church in Eveleth.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Joyce Carlson Tuominen; daughters, Kimberly Gerzina and Sheila (Craig) Lempia; sons, Mitchell Tuominen and Matthew Tuominen; brother, Michael Tuominen; sisters, Joyce Wiitala and Linda Lehtinen; sister-in-law, Andrea Merten; brothers-in-law, James Carlson and Jason Carlson; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Lori A. Milton
Lori Ann Milton, 55, of Eveleth, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth after a short battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held at the family home at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home of Virginia and Hibbing.
She is survived by her parents, Joseph and Emilie (Dittel) Milton of Eveleth; brother, David (Michele) Milton of Ely; niece, Lauren (Bryce) Anderson of Erhard; nephew, Ryan (Olivia) Mahoney of Moorhead; great-niece, Ainsley and great-nephew, Gannon, both of Erhard; furry companion, Squirt; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.