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Obituaries: October 7, 2022


Daniel D. Rutchasky
Daniel “Dan” David Rutchasky, 57, of Cook, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. 
He is survived by the love of his life, Margie Backes; his father, William “Bill” Rutchasky; stepfather, Roger Waisanen; brothers, Bill Jr. (Patty) and Ronald; sisters, Lois (Tim) and Pauline (Cory); and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Joyce E. Gazelka
Joyce Ellen Anderson Gazelka, 93, died peacefully in the presence of family at her lake home outside of Ely on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Ledge Rock Church in Ely, officiated by her grandson, Joseph Zupetz. Family services were provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower. 
She is survived by her brother, David Anderson of the Twin Cities; children, Sherry Zupetz Gazelka of Iron, Mark Gazelka (Rhonda) of Bemidji, Susan Swanson (Erik) of Harris, Mary Casanova (Charlie) of International Falls, Paul Gazelka (Maralee) of East Gull Lake, Brian Gazelka (Melissa) of Spicer, Greg Gazelka (Oksana) of Shoreview, Jim Gazelka (Katherine) of Maple Grove, Peter Gazelka (Kelly) of Hibbing and Todd Gazelka (Gina) of Brainerd; and a wealth of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

H. Arden Siebert
H. Arden Siebert, 84, of Ely, passed away quietly on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, with his loving wife by his side. Per his wishes there will be no services. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene; children, Ron (Shara) of Duluth, Shari (John) Conley of Illinois, Lisa (Zina) of Illinois and Carolyn (John) Schiltz of Ely; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother; and stepchildren, Kenneth, Kelly, Patty and Christopher.

Dorothy Jalonen
The Celebration of Life service for Dorothy Hallin Jalonen that was planned for Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, has been postponed due to complications from Hurricane Ian. Arrangements are with Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.