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Obituaries
Edward Joseph Hutton, 84, 1/26/18
James C. Schubitzke, 78, 12/13/17
Michael A. Gayder, 63, 7/17/17
Julia Elmara Suonvieri, 100, 7/13/17
Warren John Johnson, 76, 2/6/17
James Joseph Fick, 73, 12/21/16
Albertine Agnes Crist, 90, 10/23/16
Lesley Ida Johnston, 78, 10/14/16
James A. Essen Sr., 81, 2/24/16
Sandy Lee (Morris) Russo, 52, of Isanti passed away peacefully in her home Friday, March 4, 2016 after a 7 year battle with breast cancer

Warren Bennett, 74, 2/4/16

Ramona Dahlbacka, 84, 12/9/15. Ramona was a resident of Wright, Minnesota at the time of her passing. She graduated from Floodwood High School.

David Arfman, 62, 9/1/15

Oleta Vines, 90, 8/17/15

Lenore Greene, 60, 7/17/15

Donald William Guentzel, 82, 7/12/15

Thomas Donald Tveit, 64, 7/16/15

Tyne Ilma Honkala, 88, 7/4/15

Harold Bernard Carlson, 94, Wawina, 3/23/15

Joseph F. Kacer, 90, 6/14/15

Ronald George Ruzynski, 70, 5/21/15

John V. Dropps, 81, 5/11/15

Steven Donald Guentzel, 58

Eva E (Santa) Tuominen, 97, 4/16/15

James C. Tollgaard, 84, 4/12/15

Reuben John Emil Wenstrom, 87, 4/15/15

Irene Margaret Bolstad, 91, 3/21/15

Jeanette Hilda Marie (Tuominen) Nicholas, 56, 3/22/15

Jeanne Kathryn Rahja Riley, 77, 2/18/15

Brian Wayne, 69, 2/7/15

Matt Einar Lahti, 73, 1/31/15

Dorothy Mae Peterson, 89, 1/5/15

Peter F. Isaacs,  67, 12/26/14

Tauno Severt Heikkila, age 92, of Cedar Valley Township, passed away February 6, 2014

Raife A. Melloch, age 44, passed away Feb. 5, 2014 from injuries sustained in a car accident in Madison, WI

Janet Hinkkanen, 83, of Cedar Valley passed away February 3, 2014

Donald Edward Mattila, 74, passed away January 18, 2014

Betty B. Rauvola, 84, of Floodwood, passed way December 17, 2013

Trevor Austin, 33, passed away September 3, 2013

Herb Romanek, 85, passed away August 19, 2013

Alice Rosenholm, 70, passed away August 19, 2013

Helen Kivisto, 90, formerly of Floodwood, Minn., died Saturday, July 27, 2013

Edward W. Wuollet, 81 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Walter Thomas Tveit, 92, of Floodwood died Sunday, June 30, 2013

Leo Elmer Johnson, 95, of Cedar Valley, died Sunday, June 2, 2013

Christian Ryan Colclasure, infant son of Ryan Colclasure and Janelle Nordby, went to Heaven on Friday, April 26, 2013

Eino Hyttinen, 82, passed away suddenly in the early morning of April 23, 2013

Edna Vivian (Stein) Daniels, 84, March 13, 2013

Robert Poupore, 87, March 10, 2013  

Fern Anne Neuberg, 72 of Alborn, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Francis X. Alfonsi, 71, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Benedictine Health Center, Duluth after a lengthy illness. Francis was born September 26, 1941, Duluth, Minnesota, the son of Xavier and Loretta (Cascanette) Alfonsi. He grew up in Duluth and graduated from Cathedral High School. He married Karen Dusek on November 25, 1967, in Floodwood, Minnesota. Francis enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially UMD Hockey. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ted.

Matt Wayne Matalamaki, 48, 1/6/13

Robert Daniel Scharnberg, 85, 10/22/12

Vienna Alma (Uksila) Nikula, 93,  10/17/12

Doris E. Kieffer, 91, of Gowan, 10/13/12

9/5/08 - Anna D. Burdick, 92, died following a long illness. She was born in Farmington, W.V., to Mike and Mary Wasarovich.

5/16/08:  Steven Alan Juusola, 42

4/21/08 - Melvin Lee Bennett, 55, of Floodwood passed away In St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. Melvin was born on Nov. 2, 1952 in Virginia, Minn. to Walter and Bertina Mae Bennett. He grew up and went to school in Floodwood. Melvin farmed most of his life. He also logged, worked at Superwood and the Floodwood Truck Stop. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

2/26/08 - Leila Mae Bragee, 94, Duluth, passed away at Benedictine Health Center in Duluth. She was born April 24, 1913 in Cass Lake, Minn., to Dan and Mae (Cota) Lilly.

2/1/08 - Mary E. Casey, 98, died at Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton, Minn. She was born November 13, 1909, in Floodwood, to Jacob and Beta Sophia (Kangas) Jurvelin

11/16/07:  Helen Marie Tveit, 79

11/12/07 - June Virginia Colombe, 85, of Proctor, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, in her home

10/10/04 - Douglas Eugene Pirila, Sr., 65, of Floodwood, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004 in Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital. He was born February 5, 1939 in Floodwood, the son of John and Alice (Pervorse) Pirila. Doug previously was employed as a press operator and foreman at Floodwood Industries.

11/28/03 - Arfman, Raymond - 58, Scandia, Formerly of Floodwood, MN, died. Longtime bricklayer for Axel H. Ohman and Local #1. Preceded in death by his parents and infant brother.

10/23/03 - Bauer, Barry B. - 51. St. Paul. Preceded in death by mother, Betty Mae. 9/5/2000 - Hannah Martha Holmes Blackwood (1904 – 2000) Hannah Martha Holmes Blackwood, 95, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, formerly a longtime resident of Floodwood, Minnesota, an employee at Floodwood Coop Creamery from 1944 until her retirement in 1963, died at Leisure Hills Care Center in Grand Rapids.

Darryl Haven Hendrickson, 60

Donna Joan Beckman, 78

Clarice Leola Schroeder, 90

Hedy Centkiewicz Zaremba, 90

Mary Katherine Osborne, 90

Barbara Kaye Sandstrom, 45

Raymond Wittwer, 85

Dennis Emil Newlander, 73

Armond Hjalmer Laurie, 96

Lorraine Bernadine Maki, 86

Fred Albert Stolpe, 82

Frances G. Johnson, 86

Joyce Evohn Bush, 88

Dennis Ray Cameron, 63

Sophie M. Karkiainen, 88

Donald Henry Loberg, 70

William Thomas Newton, 63

Larry Frank Reisinger, 47

Dorothy Louise Ellis, 83

Pauline Susan Wilson, 82

Evelyn Katherine Cameron, 81, 12/14/05