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Obituaries: October 16, 2020


Roslyn M. Perko
Roslyn Marie Urbas Perko, 91, a lifelong resident of Ely, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, due to complications of COVID-19 at the Carefree Living Center in Ely. Roslyn made many friends at Carefree Living and loved the staff who cared for her. Due to COVID-19, a private family service will be held. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen; son, Daniel (Elaine); granddaughters, Cassie, Nicole and Melissa; great-grandson, Clayton; sister-in-law, Carol Urbas; brother-in-law, Bob Born; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Todd M. Borden
Todd Martin Borden, 69, of Tower and formerly of Virginia, died on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Essentia Health - Virginia. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank Essentia Health - Virginia for the extraordinary care and compassion shown to Todd. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Family services are provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Kathryn Ann “Kathy” Omerza Borden; son, Joe (Patra) Borden of Minneapolis; siblings, Rex Borden of Las Vegas, Nev., Ann Borden and Seth Borden, both of Eveleth, Boof Carlson of Virginia, Jill (Terry) Wagoner of Tower and Wende (Jim) Morrell of Duluth; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends; and his favorite furry friend, Barny.

Kenneth S. Koski
Kenneth Simon Koski, 74, of Cook, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, surrounded by his family. A funeral service was held on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook. Family respectfully requested that the mask mandate be adhered to. Military honors were accorded by the Cook VFW Honor Guard Post 1757 and the Orr American Legion Honor Guard Post 480. Lunch followed at the VFW in Cook. The family prefers donations to the VFW Honor Guard of Post 1757 in Cook. Arrangements were with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.


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