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Earl Udenberg 69, of Two Harbors, died Monday, March 16, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born September 13, 1939 to Clifford and Hazel (Thorson) Udenberg in Two Harbors. Earl grew up in Two Harbors, and Lougheed, Alberta, his mother's hometown. As a young man he returned to Two Harbors and was employed at Vern's Texaco for several years and then served in the US Army. Earl married RuthAnn Martinson on February 14, 1961. He was employed by Benna Ford, Reserve Mining, North Shore Steel, and Husky Hydraulics.
Lylia Sterett, 71, Silver Bay, died unexpectedly and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. She was born July 26, 1937, to Herman and Alice (Bradford) Mann in Cass Lake, where she grew up and attended school in a one room school house. She moved to Silver Bay as a teenager, married Gordon and began raising their family. After Gordon died she married Lon in 1989. Lylia loved her Lord Jesus and shared her faith through prayer and hospitality. She spent much time with her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.
Robert Beatty, 84, Two Harbors, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 in the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Silver Bay. He was born January 7, 1925 in Duluth, MN to George and Georgiana (Mardorf) Beatty. Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived most of his life in Two Harbors, MN where he retired from the Tow Harbors Police Department in 1980. Bob married the love of his life, Marian Johnson on August 16th 1947. Together they raised their 3 children. Bob will be forever remembered for his love of woodcarving and for the dedication he had to teaching his craft.
Vera Erickson, 91, formerly of Two Harbors, died on Monday, March 2, 2009 in Warner Robins, Georgia. She was born on September 8, 1917 to Fred and Hulda (Johnson) Anderson in Murdock, MN, and grew up on the family farm. After graduating from high school in Murdock, she worked at various jobs including housekeeping and banking until her marriage to Carl D. Erickson on May 16, 1942.
Larry L. Larson 59, of Beaver Bay, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at St. Lukes Hospital. He was born May 10, 1949 to Melvin and Lois (LaFrenier) Larson in Mahnomen, Minnesota. He grew up in Beaver Bay and served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed as a construction worker for several years until an accident left him disabled on February 22, 1982. Larry returned to Beaver Bay in 1984.
Armand Backen, age 69, of Mankato, died on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at his home. A private family service will be held. A reception and time with family will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Mankato. Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Salvation Army and the MSU Men's Hockey Association. Armand was born on March 24, 1939 in Mahnomen, MN to Joseph and Alma (Nelson) Backen. He grew up in Two Harbors and worked on the ore boats on Lake Superior.
Marvin T. Robinson, 79, of Silver Bay, MN died Friday February 27, 2009 at the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, MN surrounded by his family. He was born in Barron County, Wisconsin on September 19, 1929, the son of Elmer and Annie (Leverson) Robinson. He attended country school in rural Chetek, WI, and served in the United States Army 3rd Infantry from 1951 to 1957. He married Sharon Marik on April 27, 1953 in Center City, MN, and they made their home in Silver Bay, MN where Marvin worked for North Shore Mining Co. until his retirement.
Margaret J. Lujan, 80, Two Harbors, died peacefully Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born December 7, 1928 to Ragner Gustav and Meggy (Anderson) Rosen in Two Harbors, where she grew up and graduated from high school. Margaret married Peter T. Lujan on January 9, 1950. She was a homemaker through the years and raised her family in Two Harbors. Margaret was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Women of the Moose. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and above all else, spending time with her family.