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Obituaries: March 24, 2023


John J. Braun
John Joseph Braun, 62, of Ely, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, March 2, 2023. Services will be held while John’s family is in Ely for the Braun family’s annual Christmas celebration in July. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., burial and lunch. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.
He is survived by his wife, Robin Doran Braun; parents, Bill and Georgia Braun; mother-in law, Helen Huovinen; siblings, Mary Carol (Chris) Peterson of Florida, Tom (Debi) Braun of Oregon, Mike (Chris) Braun of Ely, Cindy Kuhar of Minneapolis, Beth (Kelly) Patterson of Oklahoma, Cecilia (Randy) Bennett and Peter (Karen) Braun, both of Wisconsin, and Cathy Braun of Ely; brother-in-law, Mike (March) Doran of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Ann (Jeff) Reese of Kentucky; foreign exchange sister, Diana Butterworth of Paraguay; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Joseph Shanor
Joseph Shanor, 84, of Angora, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023, in Grand Rapids. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the care provided by the staff at The Emeralds of Grand Rapids and Moments Hospice. At Joe’s request, no funeral or memorial services are planned. Arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
He is survived by his twin brother, Gene (Ruth); daughters, Nancy (Chuck) McNeil, Patti Alt and Barbara (Blair) Carlson; grandchildren, Andrew (Rochelle), Joe (Karen), Cullen, Devlin, Chaz (Adam), Reed (Steph), Riley, Keenan (Mina) and Eliana; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

Virginia S. Stahnke
Virginia Sue Stahnke, 74, of Crane Lake, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Services are pending with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.