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Leonard Levar Jr.

Leonard Edward Levar Jr. of Babbitt, age 75, passed away peacefully at his Bear Island Lake home on Friday, September 8, 2023 after a second battle with cancer. Leonard was born and raised in...


John R. Sundell, 72 of Minnetonka, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 23rd at his favorite place in the world, the family cabin on Burntside Lake in Ely, MN. He is preceded in death by...

Shirley Pitt

Shirley Pitt, 83, passed away on September 14, 2023, at Babbitt Carefree Living. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home.

Tamara Rollins

Tamara Rollins, 53, passed away on September 14, 2023, at Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home. 

Roger Waxlax

Roger D. Waxlax, 69, of Babbitt, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023 at home. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home.

Ropey Buchner

Robert Joseph “Ropey” Buchner, age 71, of Ely, died on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the Northern Pines Care Center in Aurora MN. Ropey was born on January 16, 1952 to Joe and Rosemarie...


Antoinette Marie Mitchell, age 67, of Ely, passed away August 9, 2023 in the home of her youngest son due to health complications. Toni was born on November 13, 1955 to Edward and Roslyn (Levar)...

Helen Kochevar

Helen Frances Kochevar, age 99, of Ely, peacefully passed away on July 13, 2023. She was shy a few weeks of celebrating her 100th birthday! After suffering an unfortunate hip break in May 2023,...

Alcyd Soderfelt

Reverend Alcyd N. Soderfelt passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 14, 2023.  He was born in Grafton, ND on June 21, 1938, to Anne and Kenneth Soderfelt. He was the oldest of eight...


Carole Sue Niska,  age 82,  passed away July 26, 2023 in the Ely Bloomenson Hospital.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
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