Myrtle Gelle, age 91 of North Branch (formerly Grasston) passed away on Jan. 12 at Ecumen Care Center.

Ben Neel passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital at the age of 37.

Nancy Lee Sindelar took her last flight to heaven on Jan. 9, 2020, from Northern Pines Assisted Living in Pine City at the age of 72.

James Michael Breska, 71, passed away on Dec. 31, 2019, at his home in Pine City after losing his battle with a rare kidney cancer.

Myrna Marie Hanson, age 81, passed away peacefully at her home in Rush City on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, after battling metastatic cancer for a decade.

Werner “Skip” Pitzen passed away peacefully on Dec. 23, 2019, at Lakeside Health and Rehab at the age of 91 with his rosary in his hands.

James “Jim” Drevecky, age 71, of Askov, passed away on Dec. 24, 2019, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth.

Harold “Dinger” Taylor died very unexpectedly Dec. 29, 2019, at his home in Pine City at the age of 61.

Louise Chalupsky passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Scandia House in Pine City at the age of 88. Louise was a social, intelligent, funny, beautiful soul all the way until the end of her life on this earth. A very special thanks to the staff at the Scandia House and St. Croix Hospice for…

Bruce LaFave, age 62, of Hinckley, passed away on Jan. 5, 2020, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Aazhoomog Community Center with visitation Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. Burial will be at Stevens Lake Cemetery, Ogema Township, Pine …

Donna Mae Johnson passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at the Scandia House in Pine City at the age of 87.

Ryker Bean passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at Gillette Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 4.

Marie C. Orvis of Pine City passed away peacefully on Dec. 9, 2019. Marie was born in St. Paul on May 27, 1941, to Ernest Sr. and Violet (Englund) Webber.

Shirley Ann Nadeau, 81, passed on Monday, Dec. 2 at Scandia House, Pine City. She passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Delores Pauling of Rush City passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City at the age 99.

Don Dolan of Pine City passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Northern Pines Assisted Living in Pine City at the age of 87.

Lorraine “Blondie” Odden of Pine City passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Lakeside Health & Rehab Center in Pine City at the age of 88.

Brad Lind passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at his home in Pine City at the age of 65.

Brian Gerome Marier of Pine City passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at his home at the age of 55.

Benedict “Ben” Charles Webber, age 73 of Eden Prairie, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

Diane “Crow” Lynn Wolfe (Martfeld) was welcomed into this world on June 25, 1959, in Minneapolis. She entered Heaven’s gates on Dec. 3, 2019, after losing her battle with cancer.