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Obituaries: December 8, 2023


Debra L. Kippola
Debra L. Kippola, 71, of Tower, died on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home in Eveleth.

John Eickhoff
John “Jack” Eickhoff, 75, of Babbitt, died on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, surrounded by his wife and children at Mayo Methodist Hospital in Rochester. A funeral and reflection on Jack’s life journey will be held on August 2, 2024, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Babbitt.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Arntz Eickoff of Babbitt; son, Brian (Laura) of Dillion, Colo.; granddaughter, Maggie of Fort Collins, Colo.; daughter, Kristin of Silverthorne, Colo.; sister, Diane (Allen) Stewart of Milbank, S.D.; brother, Bob (Kathy) Eickhoff of Freeport, Ill.; brothers-in-law, Greg (Jean) Arntz of Britt and Jeff (JoLynn) Arntz of Ely; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marion M. Long
Marion Martha Smith Long, 100, of Orr, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Orr. Arrangements were with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
She is survived by her son, Thomas (Judy) Long; daughter-in-law, Diane Long; five grandsons, Tommy, Randy (Wendy), Jon (Caitlin), Jason (Melissa) and Ryan (Michelle) Long; ten great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.