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Obituaries: November 25, 2022


Grace L. Isaacson
Grace L. Nukala Isaacson, 70, of Angora, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 21 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Alango in Angora. Burial was in the Alango Cemetery. Arrangements were with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; many close friends; and cherished pets.

Glenn C. Smidt
Glenn Clovis Smidt, 90, of Babbitt, died with family by his side on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely, where he had resided for 20 months. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Babbitt. A celebration of life followed at the Hideaway in Babbitt. Arrangements were with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Steven) Miller of Babbitt; son, Scott (Lisa) Smidt of Willmar; longtime companion, Marilyn Zilmer of Babbitt; granddaughter, Kelly (Derek) VanDamme of Duluth; grandsons, Jason Miller of Stevensville, Mont., and Brent Smidt of Hill City; great-grandson, Jack VanDamme of Duluth; brothers, Kenneth (Gail) Smidt of Spring Valley and Gerald Smidt of Austin; sisters, Shirley Luedke of Anchorage, Alaska, and Kathleen Crace of Peterson; and many loving nieces and nephews.