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Obituaries: Nov. 22, 2019


Jerome J. Schauer
Jerome “Jerry” Joseph Schauer, 61, of Orr, passed away at his home on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, due to natural causes. A celebration of life to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Orr American Legion, 4543 Hwy. 53, Orr, MN 55771. Private inurnment will be at a later date on a Pelican Lake island. Arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
He was born on May 16, 1958, in St. Paul, the son of James and Mary (McDonough) Schauer.
He was a member of the Northwoods Riders Motorcycle Club. He was a dedicated U.S. Marine, and a Firefighter/Paramedic of the St. Paul Fire Department for 20 years of service. He went to Harding High School in St. Paul.
Jerry enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hunting, fishing, and watching his favorite football teams. He loved a good political debate. He especially loved spending time with his grandsons, Brady and Hayden.
He is survived by his wife, Cecile Schauer; two sons, Jeremy (Michelle) Schauer of Forest Lake and Nathan Schauer of St. Paul Park; two stepsons, Curtis Warren of Chisholm and Lee Warren of Palo; one stepdaughter, Melanie Warren of Orr; seven grandchildren, Trista Hopkins, Brady Schauer, Hayden Schauer, Christian Schauer, John Warren, Landon Mankus and Marlie Kinney; one great-granddaughter, Addilynn; three brothers, Daniel (Mary) Schauer of North Branch, Jim (Denise) Schauer of Orr and John (Laurie) Schauer of Cottage Grove; two sisters, Ginny Erling of Madison, Wis., and Connie Garcia of St. Paul; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa Schauer; and parents, James and Mary Schauer.

Bonnie J. Adams
Bonnie Joy Adams, 63, of Ely, and formerly of Virginia, Duluth and Wright, and Litchfield, Ariz., died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s in Duluth. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Bauman-Vermilion Funeral Home Chapel in Tower with Michael Wefel officiating. Family services were provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.
Bonnie was born on Aug. 28, 1956, in Virginia, the daughter of Merle and Beverly (Hanson) Adams. She was a 1974 graduate of Virginia High School and went on to receive her LPN degree from Eveleth Vo-Tech.
Bonnie worked as a Business Support Analyst for the Federal Reserve through Sato/Carlson Wagonlit. She had also worked as a nurse for several years at St. Mary’s in Duluth. She attended the Heritage Trail Bible Church. Bonnie was a member of the Eagles Nest Lake Association and Eagles Nest Fireflies. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, swimming, reading, and games.
Bonnie is survived by her special sibling and friend, DeAnn Schatz of Ely; siblings, Cheryl J. Adams of Chisholm, Kathleen (Henry) Sande of Virginia, James (Evie) Adams of Niles, Mich., Kenneth (Marie) Adams of Toney, Ala., Linda (Chuck) Pendgraft of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Patty (Paul) Briardy of Grand Junction, Colo., and Dennis Johnson of Omaha, Neb.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Beverly Spiker and Merle and Lena Adams; brothers, Gary Adams and Jeff Johnson; and infant sister, Sally Adams.

Stephanie J. Boffa
Stephanie Jean Grahek Boffa, 59, of Ely, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Essentia Health - St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth with her husband Pat by her side. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Kerntz Funeral Home with a gathering of family and friends being held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
She is survived by her husband, Pat; siblings, Steve (Patty), Mary (Jim), Sharon (Jerry) and Damian (Ericka); sisters-in-law, Roxanne (Brad) Sader and Jill (Dave) Lossing; brother-in-law, Joseph (Patty) Boffa II; and numerous nieces and nephews.

William Sarazin
William “Bill” Sarazin, 84, of Babbitt, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely, with his family at his side. A Memorial Mass was held on Thursday, Nov. 21 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Babbitt with Father Bill Skarich as celebrant. Inurnment will be in the Argo Cemetery at a later date. Family services are provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.
He is survived by his children, Tim (Tammy) Sarazin of Tomahawk, Wis., and Dawn (Rock) Chamberlin of Babbitt; grandchildren, Erica Sarazin, Willie Sarazin, Mike Sarazin, Todd (Natalie) Sarazin, Shela (Dan) Parola, Tony (Devin) Chamberlin and Jake (Ketti) Chamberlin; great-grandchildren, Tiegan, Evan, Alex, Austyn, Ezra, Avryl, Bodi and Esme; and many extended family and friends.

Lawrence D. Irving
Lawrence D. Irving, of Ely, passed away at his residence on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.


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