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Obituaries: June 24, 2022


Elizabeth M. Schultz
Elizabeth “Liz” Margaret Schultz, 36, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022, after a courageous battle with adrenal cortical carcinoma, a very rare cancer. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 at Grace Bible Chapel in Grand Rapids, followed by a 3 p.m. memorial service. There will be a light supper after the service at the Grace Bible Chapel. Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids.
Elizabeth was born in 1985 to Leon “Lucky” and Jutta “Karin” (Polensky) Schultz, in Cook. She grew up in Gheen, attending school in Orr and graduating in 2003. She was invited twice to attend the Elite Basketball camp in the Cities where she played with Lindsey Whalen and where several college scouts were there watching her. She was offered a four-year scholarship to play basketball at Dartmouth, but it never worked out for her, and her priorities had also changed by then.
Liz attended college in Thief River Falls for one year, and then went on to Ridgewater College in Willmar, completing her Vet Tech degree. Liz then moved to Grand Rapids where she worked at various jobs before starting her own dog grooming business called “Furget Me Knot Dog Grooming”. Because of her love of animals, it was her dream job. She loved the dogs and their owners.
Liz was a beautiful, determined, strong and independent woman. She continually worked so hard to provide for herself and her daughters, sacrificing everything for her children. They were everything to Liz and she was determined to protect them.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Lillah and Alexis and their father, Adam Richmond; parents, Lucky and Karin Schultz; sister, Ericka (Jeff) Iverson; brother, Adam (fiancé, Sarah Yuenger) Schultz; nieces, Bonnie, Shelby and Elizabeth; nephews, Brody and Jasper; her daughters’ grandparents, Kris and Pamela Richmond; her daughters’ aunts, Rebecca Boyd and Leanne Johnson and their children; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many friends whom she loved.

Thomas N. Tomlinson
Thomas Neale Tomlinson, 77, of Tower, died on August 30, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Bauman Vermilion Funeral Home in Tower. A gathering time for family and friends will begin one hour prior to the service.
Family services are provided by Bauman Vermilion, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower.
Tom was born on June 24, 1944, in Chicago, the son of Raymond and Anne (Remback)Tomlinson; he served in the United States Army. Tom was employed as a truck driver for Georgia Pacific and Ideal Industrial Supply until 1992. Tom owned the Glenmore Resort in Tower prior to purchasing the Tower Cafe in 1994. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, skiing, reading, trail riding, playing chess, and coffee with the Liars Club.
Tom is survived by his life companion, Donna Renkosiak of Chicago; sister, Tracy Kupferber; nieces, Kristen Mysliwiec and Michelle O’Keefe; grandnieces and grandnephews, Amelia, Justin, Benjamin and Violet; best friend, Kim McCubbin; the Liars Club; extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Jason Mysliwiec.

Anne H. Wierimaa
Anne Haugen Wierimaa, 97, child of God, formerly a longtime resident of Orr, died in her sleep at Franciscan Health Center in Duluth on Thursday, June 16, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24 at Family of God Lutheran Church in Duluth. Visitation will be one hour prior. Pastors Bob Paulson and Laura Berdahl will officiate. Private family inurnment will take place at the Birch Grove Cemetery in Buyck at a later date. Memorials are preferred to Family of God Lutheran Church, 4097 Martin Rd., Duluth, MN 55803, or Voyageurs Lutheran Ministries, 1105 E Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802.
A very special thank-you to the staff and residents at Franciscan Health Center for their amazing care and friendship for Anne and her family.
Take time to read Psalm 121 and have “coffee time” with a friend in Anne’s memory.
She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Susan (Loren) Janson; son-in-law, Neil Fredrickson; grandson, Dustin (Malia) Fredrickson; granddaughters, Kristine (Chris) Stanny, Marja (Jake) Stenzel, Karin (Aaron) Hassett and Elsa (Paul) Gould; 13 great-grandchildren; and many dear relatives and friends.

Martha E. Twite
Martha Eleanor Bowman Twite, 88, originally of Soudan, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Waterview Pines in Virginia. The family would like to thank Waterview Pines Nursing Home in Virginia for the care given during her one and a-half-years there. A private gathering will be held by the family at a later date. Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Richard) Weiss of Pequot Lakes; son, Robin (Denise) Twite of Cook; daughter, Heidi (Dean) Bialik of Delta Junction, Alaska; son, Galen Twite of Virginia; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.