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Amie Lorraine Lurye

August 3, 1971 - July 8, 2014

Amie Lorraine (Lynch) Lurye, 42, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Essentia Health Hospice care.Amie was born on August 3, 1971 to Kathleen Miner and Edward Lynch in Superior, WI. Amie attended school in Solon Springs, WI and was a lifelong Superior and Solon Springs, WI area resident.Amie is survived by her mother, Kathleen Miner of Gordon, WI; her father, Ed (Patser) Lynch of...
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Myrtle Arlene Smith

January 16, 1916 - June 24, 2014

.Myrtle A. Smith, age 98, of Superior, WI and formerly of Gordon, WI passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at St. Francis in the Park Health and Rehabilitation Center.Myrtle Arlene was born January 16, 1916 in Solon Springs, WI the daughter of Melvin and Selma (Larson) Danielson. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from high school in Amery, WI. On November 10, 1940 Myrtle was...
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Michael Lipke

June 18, 1952 - June 7, 2014

Born June 18, 1952 in Hillsdale, WI, Mick passed away peacefully at home in Gordon, WI on June 7, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. His dream was to retire up North where the walleye had feared his name for countless years. He was happiest on the water with a pole in his hand or on the golf course at Forest Point Resort. The cancer had robbed him of the ability to do the things he...
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Gary Lee Sloan

September 2, 1954 - May 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Solon Springs, WI.
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Robert Charles Blum

January 9, 1938 - May 28, 2014

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Elise Jane Brown

March 11, 1985 - May 26, 2014

Elise J. Brown, age 29, of St. Paul, MN and formerly of Solon Springs, WI passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 in Solon Springs.Elise Jane was born March 11, 1985 in Duluth, MN the daughter of Gary and Lorilie (Fuller) Pearson. She was raised in Superior, WI until her 9th grade year of school and then moved to Solon Springs where she was active with the school choir and a member of the basketball...
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Anna Mae Meller

June 8, 1929 - May 14, 2014

Anna Mae Meller, 84, of Superior died Wednesday, May 14, at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN.Anna Mae was born on June 8, 1929 to Vern and Anna (Karlbom) Thoorsell in Superior, WI. She married Major Meller in 1947, and they were married for 44 years, before Major died in 1990. Anna Mae loved her family dearly-always making sure that their needs were met before hers. She was a devoted caregiver to...
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Harvey E. Sheasby

December 6, 1925 - April 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Solon Springs, WI.
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Chloe Ann Ziegler

October 10, 1991 - March 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Solon Springs, WI.
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Norma Elizabeth Banger

October 26, 1923 - March 26, 2014

Norma E. Banger, 90, of Minong WI passed away at the Spooner Hospital surrounded by her family.Norma was born in South St. Paul, MN, October 26, 1923 to the late Nels and Martha (Rust) Nelson. Norma graduated from South St. Paul High School, in 1941. Norma married Mitch Banger Nov 1, 1941. They owned a landscape business until 1958 when they purchased Deerwood Resort on lake Nancy, Minong. They...
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Keith Eugene Mack

July 29, 1931 - March 20, 2014

Keith E. Mack, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Middle River Health & Rehab with his loving wife & soul mate, Phyllis by his side.Keith was born July 29, 1931 in Trego, WI to Phillip & Lucy (Pierce) Mack. Keith worked as a baker his entire career, starting in Spooner, WI. He spent 30 years being the head baker at East End Bakery. Followed by working 10 years...
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Cleo H. Brubaker

September 15, 1927 - March 14, 2014

Cleo H. Brubaker 87, of Maple, WI passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.Cleo was born September 16, 1926 in Menomonie, WI to the late Walter and Blanche (Smith) Seger. Cleo married Kenneth Cox 1946, he preceded her in death 1979. She then married Clifton Brubaker 1987Cleo spent 20 years traveling as a navy wife with Kenny and her 3 children in Balboa Panama ...
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Doris Loretta Smith

July 28, 1913 - March 12, 2014

Doris L. Smith., 100, formerly of Solon Springs went to be with her Lord March 12, 2014 at the Lighthouse in Clouqet, MN.Doris was born in Bloomer, WI to the late Henry and Mae Deckness. Doris married Earl Smith Feb 3, 1934 in Solon Springs, WI. He preceded her in death 1980. Doris was a homemaker making her own soaps, quilts, and washing her laundry using a gasoline operated washing machine,...
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Richard Matthew Thomas

June 21, 1945 - March 11, 2014

Richard Matthew Thomas of Solon Springs, WI passed away at home unexpectedly Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Richard was born June 21, 1945 in Faribault, MN to the late Matthew & Florence Thomas.Richard graduated from Faribault High School in 1964, he served in the US Army Reserves from 1965-1972. Richard worked at Northland Electric in sales from 1967-1982, and started in 1982 at Electro -Tech Inc,...
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Karl Robert Hildebrandt

February 5, 1950 - February 2, 2014

Karl Robert Hildebrandt, age 63, of Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born February 5, 1950 in Superior to the late Eunice and Clifford Hildebrandt. Karl was employed by the Fraizer Shipyards and sailed as a wheelsman for U.S. Steel on the Edgar B. Speer. He enjoyed hunting, watching old westerns and football games, working on...
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Josephine Heagy Stewart

July 7, 1928 - January 29, 2014

Josephine Heagy Stewart, 85, of Solon Springs, WI passed away in an auto mobile accident Wednesday, January 29, 2014.Jo was born July 7, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Russell and Jeanette (Heagy) Justice. Jo graduated from Indiana University with a teaching degree and taught English/Forensics Coach at Northwestern High School in Maple, WI till her retirement in 1987. In 1950 Jo was honored for...
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Donald L. Abell

October 22, 1940 - December 30, 2011

Donald Lee Abell age 71, of Bennett, Wisconsin passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital Duluth, MN surrounded by his family.Donald was born October 22, 1940 in Superior, WI and raised in Poplar, WI to the late George & Olive (Mitchell) Abell.Donald served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. Don married Sally Staudinger June 9, 1973 at the Westminster...
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Robert Wilfred Link

August 22, 1939 - November 2, 2011

Robert "Bob" Wilfred Link age 72, of Minong, Wisconsin passed away Wednesday, November 02, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.Robert was born August 22, 1939 in Superior, Wisconsin to the late Wilfred & Adaline (Ostrom) Link.Robert attended elementary and High School in Minong, graduating with the class of 1957. He married Janyce Aasmundrud on September 30, 1961 at the...
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Joyce C. McCoy

January 19, 1935 - October 24, 2011

Joyce Carol McCoy, age 76, of Minong, WI passed away Monday, October 24, 2011 in Burnsville, MN surrounded by her family.Joyce was born January 19, 1935 in Janesville, WI to the late Vernon and Minnie(Trinrud) Thorson.Joyce married Terry Bruce McCoy in 1954 in Janesville, WI. They enjoyed fifty-five years together. Terry preceded her in death on January 3, 2010.While raising their three children,...
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Howard Bruce Guttschow

March 9, 1926 - October 15, 2011

Howard Bruce Guttschow age 85, of Minong, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Spooner Health System.Howard was born March 9, 1926 in Harvard, IL to the late Herman & Susan (Yates) Guttschow.Howard married Barbara Waldo February 11, 1945 at the Episcopal Church in Harvard, IL. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage together.He was raised on the family dairy farm where he worked...
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Suzanne Jane Hansen

June 8, 1941 - October 6, 2011

Suzanne Jane Hansen age 70, of Wascott, Wisconsin passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, MN, surrounded by her family.Sue was born June 8, 1941 in Watseka, Illinois to the late Leo & Dorothy (Danforth) Poulson.She married Clay on April 22, 1961 at the United Methodist Church in Palmyra, WI; they celebrated 50 years of marriage together.Sue was a member of the...
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Catherine Frances Tomaier

May 3, 1912 - October 5, 2011

Catherine 'Kakie' Tomaier age 99, formerly of Glidden, WI passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Middle River Health & Rehab in Hawthorne, WI.Catherine was born May 3, 1912 to the late Gust and Mary (Eder) Lenz in Glidden, WI.She married William Tomaier on August 3, 1940; they enjoyed 54 years of marriage together. He preceded her in death November, 6, 1994.Catherine enjoyed gardening,...
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Ronald Ray Rich

July 11, 1947 - September 23, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Solon Springs, WI.
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Douglas Dale Baker

January 4, 1935 - September 23, 2011

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Albert Clifford Brown, Sr.

January 11, 1935 - August 27, 2011

Albert Clifford Brown Sr. age 76, of North Ft. Myers, FL, Gordon, WI & passed away Saturday, August 27, 2011 at his summer home surrounded by his family.Albert was born January 11, 1935 in Superior, WI to the late Stanley J. & Florence E. (Berg) Brown.Albert married Joyce L. Pinkoski August 21, 1954 at Holy Assumption in Superior, WI, they enjoyed 57 years of marriage together. Albert...
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Larry Paul Nelson

August 12, 1947 - August 16, 2011

Larry Paul Nelson age 64, of Frog Creek Township, WI passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.Larry was born August 12, 1947 in Shell Lake, WI to the late Paul & Dorothy (Rich) Nelson.Larry married Yvonne (Butzen) Nelson Dec. 28, 1972 in Shell Lake, WI. She preceded him in death Nov. 5, 2007.Larry served his country honorably in the United States Army from Jan...
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Karen Sue Patz

August 28, 1941 - August 1, 2011

Karen Sue Patz, age 69 of Minong, WI & Fort Meyers, FL passed away Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Spooner Health System - Spooner, WI.Karen was born August 28, 1941 in Cook Co. IL , raised by Marion & Nel (O'Neil) Pilot.Karen married Clarence Patz May 20, 1961. They celebrated 50 years together. Karen was employed at Link Recreational Center in Minong, WI and retired in 2009. She took...
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Harvey Joseph Kronenberg

August 19, 1924 - July 25, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Solon Springs, WI.
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Hannelore Agathe Wentzel

March 16, 1937 - July 14, 2011

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Barbara D. Risler

November 3, 1940 - July 13, 2011

Barbara Dawn Risler,70, of Solon Springs, WI passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.Barbara was born November 3, 1940 to Harold and Burnice (Belanger) Malone in Superior, Wisconsin. Barbara was raised in Eau Claire where she met her husband Gene. They were united in marriage February 27, 1960 and later raised their family in Madison. Barbara & Gene...
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Patrick Allen Boothe

October 28, 1953 - July 2, 2011

________________________________________Our beloved son, brother, father, & grandfather, Patrick Allen Boothe, age 57 of Gordon, WI passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011 at his home.Patrick was born October 28, 1953 in Shell Lake, WI to the late Harry & Belva (Johnson) Boothe.Patrick logged in Alaska, Washington, California, Montana, Minnesota & Wisconsin. He was a nature enthusiast...
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James George Kilgore

December 17, 1968 - June 29, 2011

James George Kilgore Jr. age 42, of Superior, WI passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at REM in Superior, WI.James was born December 17, 1968 in Spooner, WI to James George Sr. & Rosemary (Lucas) Kilgore.James enjoyed long walks, listening to music, fireworks, light displays & spending time with his friends. Among those who survive and gratefully shared his life is his mother: Rosemary...
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Rosemary W. Lorimor

July 14, 1922 - June 24, 2011

Rosemary Lorimor, age 88, a resident of Wascott, Wisconsin died on Friday June 24, 2011, at the Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth. Rosemary Wall Keaough was born on July 14, 1922, in Superior, Wisconsin to parents William J. and Frances (Wall) Keaough. After graduating from Central Sr. High School in Superior, she moved to Washington D.C. where she worked for the telephone company. ...
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Eugene Wendell Boreen

August 28, 1937 - June 11, 2011

Eugene (Gene) Wendell Boreen, 73, went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2011 surrounded by his family.Gene was born on August 28, 1937 in Dassel, MN to Roy and Mabel Boreen. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1954 - 1958.On July 1, 1961, he married the true love of his life, Edryce (Hedtke) Boreen. They had two children, Karen and Kevin. In May of 1971 they...
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Leon Frank Mcdowell

November 26, 1933 - December 24, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Solon Springs, WI.
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Patricia Ann Graven


Patricia Ann Graven 78, of Gordon, WI passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 at St. Lukes Hospital in Duluth, MN.Patricia was born January 23, 1935 in Chicago, IL to Elmer and Floy Johnson.Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are her husband George of Gordon, WI; three sons Philip (Dee), Ed (Lynn), and Joe (Joleen); five grandchildren Kait, Shawn, Jeremy, Mark, and Annie; two...
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