DEATHS, 2016


Edward H. “Ed” Severson, 78, of Coon Rapids
Died: Dec. 29, 2016  Wife is Margaret, sister is Marilyn Lilya
Parents were Henry & Sally Severson
Cook High School Class of 1956
Service Jane. 4 at Church of the Epiphany
Coon Rapids Washburn-McReavy.com Funeral Home

Roseanne Marie Pliml, 66, of Moose Lake
Born: Dec. 22, 1950  Died: Dec. 27, 2016
Husband is Walter Anderson,
Parents were Frank & Vivian Pliml,
Brothers are George , Richard, Frank Jr., Pliml,  Mike Pliml, and sister Mary Lou Germ
Cook High School Class of 1968

Laralee H. Isham, “ogema-equay” (tender lady in Chippewa) 
50, of Tower  Died: Dec. 24, 2016 in Duluth
Services Dec. 30, at the Vermilion Wellness Center, Tower
Mlaker Funeral Home

 

Karen L. Maki, 74, of Virginia
Born:February 17. 1942 Died: December 21, 2016
Alango High School graduate, grew up in Bear River
Parents were Samuel & Viola (Westling) Swanson
Red Swanson was a brother
Memorial service 11 am January 14 at Landmark Funeral Home
Virginia Landmark Funeral Home

Patricia A. LaBelle, 81, of Eve;eth
Born: Sept. 6, 1935  Died: Dec. 20, 2016
Class of 1953 in Cook High School
Born and grew up in International Falls
Landmark funeral Home Virginia

Catherine C. Norton, 82, of Eveleth, formerly of Orr
Died: Dec. 21, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

 

Scott Dean Hinrichs, 47, of Virginia
Born: May 24, 1969  Died: Dec. 16, 2016 of cancer
1987 graduate of Cook High School
Son of Stephen &  Beverly (Sigerud) Hinricks of Lake Vermilion
Funeral Service Dec. 22 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tower
Ziemer-Moglein-Shatave Funeral Home in Gilbert

 

Edward James Vaughn, 65 of Cook
Born: Feb. 6, 1951  Died: Nov. 30, 2016
Memorial Service 2 pm Dec. 4 at Trinity Lutheran
Mlaker Funeral Home

 

Bernice (Trygg) Delich, 96, of Minneapolis
Died: Nov. 23, 2016
Her late husband, Don Delich, owned and operated Delich Pure Oil Station in Cook many years.
Funeral will be 11 am on Dec. 10 at Bethel Baptist Church  in St. Paul
Washburn-McCreavy.com  Hillside Chapel

Victor Walker, 89, of Ontario California
Died: Nov. 19, 2016
His  wife, Anna Marie (Olson) graduated from Cook High school in 1950
His brother is Walter Walker, Arlee Olson is a brother-in-law
Victor, a U.S. military veteran,  is interred at Riverside National Cemetery

Linda Kay Ohlquist, 72 of International Falls
Born: Oct. 8, 1977  Died: Nov. 26, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

 

Mark Gregory Hollanitch, 71, 0f Cook
Born: July 30, 1945  Died Nov. 21, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Bradley Arthur King, 6o, of Orr
Born: June 27, 1956  Died: Nov. 21, 2016
Son of Bill and Zoe (Refsdal) King
Memorial Service 1 pm Nov. 25 at Calvary Lutheran Church, Orr
Mlaker Funeral Home

Eva (Hanskala) Tufte
Born: Jan 8, 1924  Died: Nov. 17, 2016
Memorial Service 11 am  Nov, 26 at Calvary Lutheran Church, Orr
Mlaker Funeral Home


David DeWayne Musakka  of Angora
Born Dec. 27, 1937  Died: Nov. 15, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Erick R. Wallin, 87 of Gheen
Born: Sept. 19  Died: Nov. 15, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

 

Leslie Allen Wood, 87 of Cook, formerly of Gheen
Born April 13,1929  Died:; Nov. 7, 2016
Preceded in death by wife Betty, son Todd
Survived by daughter, Jody Refsdal, sons Michael, Dave, Robbin, Tracy & Troy
Celebration of life will be held from 1 to 3 pm at the VFW in Cook on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016


Samuel “Sam” Heglund, 68 of Cook
Born: Sept. 12, 1948  Died: Nov. 5, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

 

Orville “Stub” Schultz, 92 of Gheen
Born: Feb. 3, 1924  Died: Nov. 2, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Dennis Bruce Anderson, 80 of Cook
Born: May 9, 1936  Died: Nov. 1, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

BeDaBun E Gesis “Sunrise Dog” Chosa, 37 of Minneapolis
Born: May 7, 1979  died: Nov. 1, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

 

Lee Richard Arola 81 of Cook
Born: July 3, 1935  Died: Oct, 27, 2016
Parents were Hans & Ida (Lehto) Arola
Range Funeral Home

Violet, Rude, Novak, Hall, longtime resident of Greany
Died:  Oct. 28 , 2016 in Rochester
(Go to Silverdale Pictures on cookmn website to learn more of the Rude family and other families from the Silverdale/Greany/Rauch area in northern Minnesota.)

Ruth Kristin Halverson Herring, 95 of Angora
Born: Dec. 23, 1920 Died: Oct. 27, 2016
Born in Bear River to Hans and Hilda Halverson
Mlaker Funeral Home

Jessie Amy Root, 97 of Wheaton Illinois, formerly of Cook
Born:  Oct. 7, 1919  Died: Oct 22, 2016
Services in Wheaton, Ill, graveside service to be in Cook on November 5th
Mlaker Funeral Home

Leslie, (Les) Charles Soger, 61,  of Alaska
Born: April 25, 1955  Died: October 17, 2016
Born in Cook, the son of Everett & Ruby Soger
Attended school in Orr
(obituary is in Mesabi Daily News)

Joyce Ann Holman, 76 of Gheen
Born: Jan. 22, 1940  Died: Oct. 18, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Carl Kenneth Johnson, 80 of Cloquet
Born: 1936  Died: Oct. 5, 2016
Husband of Janet Koski Johnson
www.atkinsnorthlanddfuneralhome.com.

John Davis Anderson, 81, of  Cook
Born: Nov. 2, 1934  Died: Oct. 5, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Jessie Frances Rutar, 79, of Buyck
Born: Sept. 24,1937 to Stanley &Rose Hoffman
Died: Oct. 1, 2016
Wife of Anthony Rutar
Mlaker Funeral Home


Tom Klein, 58, of International Falls (also resided in Cook for several years)
Born: Dec. 8, 1957  Died: Sept. 26, 2016
Long time reporter, the last 14 years for the Timberjay
Funeral services will be Oct. 3, 2016 at Internal Falls Evangelical Covenant Church (11 am)
Ceasefuneralhome.com

Eileen P. (Arvila) Anderson, 79, of Montville New Jersey
Born: Vermilion Dam, (Cook) Minnesota
Died: Sept. 13, 2016
Wife of Stuart Anderson
Daughter of  the Axel Arvila’s
1955 graduate of Cook High School
Vandermay Wayne  Colonial Funeral Home

Gail Amm (Franko) Johnson, 73, of Cook
Born: Aug. 115, 1943  Died: Sept. 9, 2016
Mlaaker Funeral Home

Timothy P. Tamte,  65
Born: Feb. 23, 1951  Died: Sept. 6, 2016
Son of Rev. Kenneth* & Mary Lou Tamte
Cremationsocietyofmn.com

Marcia Craw, 84, of Chisholm
Born: June 16, 1932  Died: Sept. 4, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Dianne (Mordini)  Woitel, 95, of Hibbing
Born: Oct. 23,2930,  Died: :Sept. 1, 2016
Duaghter of Ettore & Ada Mordine, o Nett Lakee, attended school in Silverdale & Littlefork
Husband Matt Woitell (1997)
Mlaker Funeral Home


William “Bill” Rekonen, 75 of Angora
Died: August 28, St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth

Kaelynn Isham, 6 day old infant from Cass Lake, MN
Born: August 23, 2016  Died: August 30, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Theodore F. Jeske, 81 of Cook, formerly of Milwaukee, Wis.,
Three Lakes, Wis., & Virginia Minn.
Husband of Greta
Born April 19, 1935  Died: August 25, 2016
www.baumanfuneralhome.com

Joann Mault, 91, of Cook
Born: February 25, 1925  Died: August 24, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Darlene Pecha, 69,  Formerly of Gilbert & Soudan
Born: August 10, 1947  Died: August 19, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Margaret Ellen Silvi 73 of Inver Grover Heights
Died: August 8, 2016
Wife of Marty Silvi who grew up in Cook
In-laws were the late Martin & Virginia Silvi of Cook
www.robertsfuneralandcremation.com

Sandra Jo Helf 68 of Virginia
Born: April 10, 1948 Died: July 31, 2016
Parents were the late Froley and Mona Lenka
Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia

Henry “Hank” Edward Mesabe, 79 of Nett Lake
“Migizi” (his Indian name)
Born: April 7, 1937  Died: August 6, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Bruce Mervin Lenka 80, of Britt
1953 graduate of Cook High School
Born: September 28, 1935  Died: July 30, 2016
Bauman-Cron Funeral Home

Lawrence R. “Larry” Phillips 69 of Cook
Born: July 21, 1947  Died: July 27, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Clayton John Celley, 37 of Virginia
Son of Kathy (Joe Simonson) Celley of Cook
Born: October 26, 1978  Died: July 26, 2016
Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home Eveleth

Gary Lee Holland, 77 of Side Lake
Born July 11, 1939, Died: July 22, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Jeremy D. Leucken 26 of Gheen
Born: August 12, 1989  Died July 4, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Robert "Bob" J. Pernat, 71 of  Cook
Born: August 12,1944 Died: June 28, 2016
Range Funeral Home

Eero A. 'Erick' Ruuska, 80 of Angora
Born: May 18, 1936. Died: June 26, 2016
Service, Friday, July 1, at 2 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church
Mlaker Funeral Home

Roger H. Martinson Jr., 72 of Cook
Born: February 27, 1944 Died: June 25, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Lorraine B. Dundas, 82, of Orr
Born December 21, 1933  Died: June 18,2016
Range Funeral Home , Virginia

Vernon Adar Engberg, 82 of Newberg,Oregon
Born October 24, 1933 in Minnesota Died: May 26, 2016
His wife is Kathryn (Bergfalk) Engberg,
His parents were Adar and Martha (Edblom)Engberg
Service held in Lafayette, Oregon
Graveside service to be held at Angora Hillside Cemetery at a later date

Vicki L. Esterby, 60, of Cook
Born: October 8, 19955 in Duluth, 
Died: June 16, 2016 in Cook
Mlaker Funeral Home

Elizabeth Feist, 78 of Cook
Born: February 8, 1938  Died: June 11, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Madonna Jean Fischer, 93 of Cook
Born: January 7, 1923  Died: June 10, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Jay Elmer Hoiland, Sr. 81 of Virginia
Born: October 15, 1934  Died: June 9, 2016
Graduated from Cook High School in 1952,
Parents were Ted & Elsie Hoiland
Bauman Funeral Home 

Alice Pearson, 97 of Cook
Born: September 3, 1918 Died: June 4, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Mary M. Ahlgren, 85 of Cook
Born: December 7, 1930  Died: June 3, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Gary Allen Carlson 65, of Virginia (Range Office Supply ).
Brother of Carol (John Metsa) Carlson (Cook Comet Theater)
Born: March 11, 1951  Died: May 27, 2016
Landmark Funeral Home

Jean Linda Roivanen, 69 of Britt
Born: November 30, 1946  Died: May 18, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Bernard "Bernie" C. Soger 53, of Orr
Born: January 25, 1963 Died: May 8, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Jason Triska, 24, of Cook
Born: December 11, 1991
Died May 8, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Donald K. Cooper 89, of Las Vegas Nevada
Grew up in Cook the son of Harold and Bernice Cooper of Coopers Cafe
Died: March 26, 2016

Steven “Chopper” Eric Erickson, 55 of Embarrass
His mother, Harriet (Cave, Erickson) Edblom was raised in Cook
Born: June 16, 1960 Died: May 1, 2016
Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home Aurora

Clifford “Jon“ Sam 63, of Virginia:
Born: November 11, 1952 Died: May 2, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Lee Edward Lilya, 81 of Burntside Lake, Ely
Born: May 28, 1934  Died: April 22, 2016
grew up in Soudan, Tower-Soudan High School
wife Mariyln Severson grew up in Cook
Landmark Funeral Home of Virginia

Richard 'Dick' Oscar Lemoine 81 of Hoyt Lakes (grew up in Cook)
Died: April 20, 2016
Funeral in Hoyt Lakes Tuesday, April 26 - Catholic Church
Ziemer-Moglein-Shatava Funeral Home

Stanley Polich 88,
Born August 26, 1927 Died April 19, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Gregory Tonn
Died: April 19, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

John William Metsa 69 of Bay Lake Township
Born April 24, 1946 Died April 18, 2016
Koop Funeral Home in Cosby

Robert J. Vidmar 73, of Virginia
Born:February 1, 1943  Died: April 16, 2016
Landmark Funeral Home

Keith James Leenhouts 90,  of Royal Oak M ichigan
Born:october 17, 1925  Died April 5, 2016
www.kinsey-garrett.com

Eunice D. Roivanen, of Cook
Born: December 8, 1942 Died: April 16, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Alan H"Al" H. Krueger, 67 of Togo
Born: September 29, 1948 Died: April 10, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Geraldine F Polaskey, 69 of Gheen
Born: November 12,1946 Died: April 0, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Kay Allen Young, 68 of Cook
Born: December 23, 1947  Died: April 7, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Mildred Jjulia Janesich, 93,  of Minneapolis, formerly of Rauch
Born: July 20,1922 Died: April 4, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Roger Leslie Wakeumup, 59 of Nett Lake
Born March 6, 1957 Died: April 2, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Ruth Elsie Olson, 102 of Cook
Born: February 2, 1914 Died: April 2, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Jean A. Hall, 74 of Orr
Born: October 27, 1941
Died: March 26, 2016
Mlaker Funeral Home

Gladyce H. Snell
Born: April 29,1925
Died: March 23, 2016

Richard Carl "Dick" Edblom, 65
Wife: Joanne (Haxton) Edblom.  Parents: the late Rudy & Ann (Mravinc) Edblom
Born: June 29, 1950,  in Cook Minnesota
Died: March 14, 2016 in Elizabethtown Kentucky
Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown Kentucky  for obituary

Gary Brunner
Born July 2, 1953
Died March 13, 2016

Kenneth Malcolm Hill, 80 of Cook
Born June 23, 1935 in South Bend Indiana
Died March 6, 2016in Eveleth MN
Mlaker Funeral Home

Darin Wesley Lindgren, 43 of Angora MN
Born July 6, 1972, in Virginia MN son of Darrel and Betty Lindgren
Died Feb. 27, 2016 in Angora MN.
Mlaker funeral Home

Donald A. Stahl, 85 of Cook, formerly of Sand Lake
Born Feb 18, 1931 in Virginia.
Died Feb. 19, 20216, St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth
Bauman family Funeral Home

Loren Charles Nelson, 62, of Britt MN.
Born in Denver Colorado, son of Wilbert & Hannah Nelson.  Died Feb. 12, 2016 in Britt

Melba M. Niska, 89 of Virgina
Born June 26, 1926 in Sebeka MN died Feb. 11, 2016  in Virginia.
Landmark Funeral Home

Retired Sheriff Greg J. Sertich  88 of Duluth
Born Aug.  21, 1927 in Virginia MN   died Feb. 10, 2016

Duane Palmer 64 of Gheen
Died January 31, 2016 at the Cook Community hospital   
Mlaker Funeral Home

Ruth C. Jacobson, 77 of Angora,
Born August 19, 1938 in Duluth ,MN  died January 23, 2016.Duluth, MN
Mlaker Funeral Home

Hanna Benoit 20 of Soudan, formerly of Cook
Born Sept. 1, 1995 in Duluth
Died Jan. 19, 2016 St. Mary’s in Duluth
Mlaker Funeral Home