Shirley Lois Keil Levine
Services were held earlier this week for Shirley Lois Keil Levine. The Caribou Lake resident, died Friday, April 1, 2005 in St. Mary’s Hospice in Duluth. She was 75.
She was born Feb. 5, 1930, the daughter of Frank and Sarah Keil, and was a lifelong area resident. She married Ben Levine in 1949 and together they raised four children. As her children grew, Shirley returned to college and completed her degree. She became first a speech therapist for St. Louis County schools and then a counselor at the Human Development Center. She developed an innovative Domestic Abuse program and led a day treatment program for troubled children. Shirley was an active member of Temple Israel in Duluth, where she taught Sunday school. She volunteered at the Women’s Shelter and Women’s Clinic.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Sam Keil.
Shirley will be dearly missed by her husband of 55 years, Ben Levine; her daughter, Kathy Levine, and her partner, Mike Olson of Duluth; her sons and daughters-in-law, Rob Levine and Amelia Merz of Minneapolis, Michael Levine and Holly Lindsay of St. Paul, and Bill and Lorna Levine of St. Louis Park; and her sister, Vera Fuchsman; and nephew, Paul Fuchsman of White Plains, N.Y. She will also be missed by her four grandchildren, Mara and Ilana Levine and Nathan and Sam Lindsay-Levine.
Dorothy E. Uebelacker
Rita (Tom) Atkinson of Proctor is saddened by the death of her mother, Dorothy E. Uebelacker. The Jennifer Circle, Hermantown resident died Thursday, March 31, 2005 at St. Luke’s Hospice. She was 78.
A lifelong area resident, she retired from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Uebelacker, Sr. on Oct. 1, 1998.
Dorothy is also survived by her four other children, Robert C. (Sally) Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., Gary of Phoenix, Ariz., Diane (Gary) Boyd of Maple Grove, Minn., Karen (Dave) Marsaa of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; her sisters, Hazel Buttrick of Duluth, Maureen Hawley of Conn.; her brothers, James (Gloria) Collins of Hibbing, and John (Bernie) Collins of Shakopee; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Burial at Calvary Cemetery.
Jon “JR” Robert White
Services were held yesterday for Jon “JR” Robert White. The Solway Township resident died Sun., Apr. 3, 2005, as a result of an auto accident. He was 16.
Jon was born in Duluth to John and Julie (Wilson) White on June 12, 1988. Jon was baptized in Grace Lutheran Church. At age 12 he moved to Seward, Alaska and attended school there. In Dec. of 2004 Jon came back to Duluth. Jon always had a smile for everyone. He was kind hearted, polite, helpful, caring, humorous, and athletic. Jon liked horses and dogs and working on anything mechanical. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and 4-wheeling were among his favorites.
Jon is survived by his mom and dad, Julie Anne Pappas of Duluth and John Edward (Lona) White of Seward, Alaska, sisters Shannon (Jason) Dean of Anchorage, Jamie Pappas of Duluth and Jolene (Michael) Schlander of Meadowlands, paternal grandparents Fran and Anne White of Neb. and maternal grandparents Don and Becky Wilson of Duluth.
Burial at the Solway Cemetery.
Deborah Lee “Debbie” Borske
Deborah Lee “Debbie” Borske, 48, passed away unexpectedly, at home, Monday, March 28, 2005.
She was born Oct. 13, 1956, in Duluth, to Robert and Lorraine Dedominces, Sr. In 1975 Debbie married Gerald Borske.
Debbie was preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine.
She is survived by her children, Brandy, Tanya (Aaron Woodall) and Jeremy (Samantha) Borske, all of Duluth; six grandchildren, Nicholas Swede, Jonathan Krueth, Jordan Borske, Dallas Borske, Makayla Borske, and Alexis Borske; her father, Robert Dedominces, Sr., Duluth; three brothers, Frankie “Jim” (Norma) Dedominces, Robert (Terri) Dedominces and Robin Dedominces, all of Duluth; two sisters, Barbara (Darrell) Patterson-Olsen, Lanchaster, Calif., and Terry Lund, Duluth; special friend, Roy Miller; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services were held last week.
Marjorie Eva Waldbillig
Marjorie Eva Waldbillig of Proctor and formerly of International Falls, died Sun., Apr. 3, 2005 at Chris Jensen Nursing Home in Duluth. She was 87.
She was born in Loman. Marjorie was a member of First Lutheran Church in International Falls. She loved flowers, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eldon Waldbillig, daughter Patricia Jernberg, brothers Marshall and Vernon Brown and sisters Helen Johnson and Katherine Earl.
She is survived by her son David Waldbillig of Proctor, grandsons Andy, Nick and Aaron Waldbillig and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation at 10 a.m. Thurs., Apr. 7, 2005 until the 11 a.m. funeral service in First Lutheran Church in International Falls. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Ruth Cran Bujold
Jerry (Beverly) Cran is saddened by the death of his sister Ruth Cran Bujold. She died Wed., Mar. 23, 2005, at Sears Manor, Brunswick, Ga., after an extended illness. She was 73.
Ruth was born in Duluth, daughter of Nellie and Cecil Cran, who both preceded her in death. She graduated from Denfeld High School and received her college education from the University of Minnesota and Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC. Ruth earned her Masters in Theology from Loyola University in New Orleans, La. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and St. Luke’s Church in Richmond, Va. A kind, compassionate and loving spirit, Ruth was a strong advocate for those in need.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Joseph James Bujold, a beloved daughter Leigh Ann Bujold and by her siblings Jim Cran and Marjorie Cran Skadsberg.
She is also survived by her son Mark (Coco) and granddaughters Laurens and Margaret Bujold all of St. Simons Island, Ga., her sisters Joyce (Ben) Butters of Ariz., sister Marilyn (Gordy) Lundquist of Duluth and Fla., and brother David Cran of Va.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held at a future date in Richmond, Va.
Mary Ann Banks
Michael (Julie) Banks of Proctor is mourning the death of his mother, Mary Ann Banks. The Silver Bay resident died Wed., Mar. 16, 2005 in Edinburg, Texas surrounded by her family. She was 72.
She was born in Pulaski, Wis. She grew up in Hayward, Wis., graduating from Hayward High School in 1951. She married Robert “Ted” Banks Nov. 3, 1951 and moved to Silver Bay in 1956. She managed the Mariner Motel and the KOA Campground in Silver Bay. She also served on The Lake County Home Study Groups Board, The Bay Area Historical Society Board and The Whole Foods Store Board. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Silver Bay and St. Ann’s Circle.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is also survived by her husband Robert “Ted”, children JoAnn Banks of Sartell, Donna (Tom) Kacmarcik of Wis., John (Jean) of Mt. Iron, Kenneth (Jean) of Wis., Patricia (David) Gilson of Fla., Anthony of Duluth, Duane (Julie) of Two Harbors, brothers and sisters Roger (Barbara) Popelka of Wis., Jodell (William) Daniels of Kan., Helen (Quentin) Reprecht of Wis., Joseph (Cathy) Popelka of Wis. and Robert (Paula Stuettgen) Popelka of Eau Claire, 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
A memorial mass will be held Sat., June 11, 2005 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Silver Bay, followed by a Celebration of Life in the Silver Bay Re-Union Hall. Burial will be at Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery, Beaver Bay Township.
Bernice Katchmark Granda
Leona Bibeau is saddened by the death of her sister Bernice Katchmark Granda. The former Sturgeon Lake and Duluth resident died on Wed., Mar. 16, 2005 in Minneapolis.
She is also survived by her beloved husband of 53 years John, daughters Faye (Paul) Goodwin and Patty (Tom) Theis, six grandchildren, brothers Ted (Erma), Bernard (Jeanette), John (Bena), Leonard and Frank Katchmark, four other sisters Rose Marie (John) Thrun, Lee (Jerry) Gilbert, Virginia (Jim) Zezulka and Joann (Ken) Danelski and sisters-in-law Sharon, Regina and Loretta Katchmark.
Funeral services were held Tues., Mar. 29, 2005 in Crystal, Minn.
Mary Jean Ellen Timonen
Debra (Scott) Smith of Proctor is in bereavement following the death of her mother, Mary Jean Ellen Timonen. The Carlton resident died after a brief battle with cancer on Fri., Mar. 25, 2005 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth with her family by her side. She was 69.
She was born in Waterville, Minn. to Henry and Rachel (Hand) Gish. She graduated from Willow River High School in 1954. Mary married Raymond Timonen on Sept. 15, 1956 in Moose Lake. They made their home in Kettle River until 1969 at which time they moved to Carlton. In 1971, Mary went to work as a cashier at Isaacson’s Food Market and retired from Woodland Foods in 1999. She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Carlton.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Raymond on Aug. 5, 2001, brothers Earl and Clarence Gish and sister Beverly Gish.
She is also survived by her children Jane (Randy) Willie of Carlton, Barb Hickey of Grand Forks, N.D. and Gary Timonen of Duluth, grandchildren Daniel Willie of Austin, Texas, Andrea Hickey of Grand Forks, Nathan (Bianca) Hickey of Syracuse, N.Y. and Jenna Willie of Plymouth, sisters Dorothy (Wally) Hesner of Minneapolis, Susan (Gene) Morris of Charlotte Courthouse, Virginia, and Ruth (Tracy) Sylvester of Cromwell, and special sister-in-law Nancy Sorenson of Beaver Township.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at St. Luke’s Hospice and ICU and Lake Haven Manor for the loving and gentle care they provided to Mary and their entire family.
Services were held yesterday in Carlton.
Garda L. Seline
Services were held yesterday for Garda L. Seline of Railview Apts., Proctor, formerly of N. 81st Ave. W. She died Sat., Mar. 26, 2005 in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was 84.
Garda was born on Feb. 22, 1921 in Duluth to Rudolph and Louise (Stern Plowman) Price. She was a 1939 graduate of Proctor H.S. and attended Carey Gaspard School of Business in Duluth. During the war years, she worked as a welder at Zenith Dredge Shipyard and Riverside Shipyard. She then worked for Western Electric doing assembly work, followed by Ojibway Publishing as a typist. Garda retired in 1983 from the City of Duluth after 15 years in the City Clerk’s office. She married Ruben Seline on July 13, 1957. She had been a volunteer at Lake Haven Manor. Garda had a love for music, often playing guitar or accordion for residents at Lake Haven. She played guitar with the Sunshine Gals. Garda enjoyed family and friends, music, and outdoor activities including baseball, the Vikings and fishing. She was a very independent woman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ruben on April 8, 1999 and sisters Betty Berg and Avis Anderson.
Survivors include sisters Claudia J. (Gary) Knight of Dansville, Mich. and Linda L. Keene of Fargo, N.D., special nieces Carrie Monosmith of Holt, Mich. and Nina (Dave Taylor) Palmquist of Minneapolis, special grand-niece Anna Monosmith and several other nieces and nephews.
Burial in Oneota Cemetery.
Cyril “Cy” Merton Milbrath
Cyril “Cy” Merton Milbrath, Ph.D., who taught agriculture at Proctor High School for 10 years and was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church, died Wed., Mar. 23, 2005, in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was 86.
Cyril was born in Bertha, Minn. and graduated from its High School in 1936. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, his masters from the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) and his Ph.D. in educational administration from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Cy served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, climaxing his tour of duty on Iwo Jima. He was an Assistant County Agent in South St. Louis County and Lyon County in Minnesota. Cy returned to UMD as an associate professor of education until his retirement in 1983. He served on the Governor’s Council on Community Education and chaired it in 1970-71. Cy served on the St. Louis County Promotional Bureau where he was chair for five years. He was active in the Vi de Cristo. Cy was also a lifetime member of Duluth Lions Club and a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award and the Helen Keller Sight Award, Lions International. He operated Rangeway Hatchery and Marcy Blueberry Nursery.
Cy was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Melvin.
He is survived by his wife Mary, sons David E. (Diane) of Minneapolis and Dean S. (Diane) of Lake Elmo, beloved granddaughter Holly D. (Eric) of Minneapolis, brothers Bill (Eunice) of Minneapolis and Lester (Kirsten) of Buffalo, N.Y., and sister Dorothy (John) Refsell of Estes Park, Colo.
Burial at Bethany Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, the Alzheimer’s Association or the Light House for the Blind.