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 Carl Elmer Kemi

Carl Elmer Kemi

Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA
Death 17 Jan 2005 (aged 90)
Carlton, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA
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CARL ELMER KEMI: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - Thursday, January 20, 2005
Deceased Name: CARL ELMER KEMI
Carl Elmer Kemi, 90, of Esko, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005 in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton.

He was born in Cloquet on Oct. 29, 1914.

He married Signe Rahja on Oct. 11, 1943 in Cloquet. Carl was employed from 1936 until his retirement in 1977 by Potlatch Corporation. In 1958, he and his wife built a home in Saginaw on Little Grand Lake. Before his retirement, he bought his home on Erickson Road and lived there until the summer of 2004. He married Gladys Carlson on Dec. 28, 1979 and together they delivered Meals on Wheels for a number of years and they enjoyed traveling and bowling. Carl was a member of the Potlatch Quarter Century Club and a life-time member of Finlandia Beach Club. Whenever anyone needed the services of a welder, Carl was always called to do the welding.

He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Hilja Kemi; his first wife, Signe, in 1977; his wife, Gladys, in 1993; his son, Walter Carl Kemi in 1962; four brothers, Leo, Roy, Donald and Eugene Kemi; and three sisters, Miriam Maki, Evy Shepeck and Esther Johnson.

Carl is survived by his daughter, Carol (Jerry) Hicks of White Bear Township, Minn.; two granddaughters, Amy Hicks and her fiance, Armando Marquez of Eagan, and Angela (Kevin) Stafsholt of Cedar Falls, Iowa; a great grandson, Landon Carl Stafsholt; two brothers, Ray (Hazel) Kemi of Esko and George Kemi of Cloquet; a sister, Lorraine (James) Meyer of Glencoe, Minn.; and two special sons, David (Mary) Carlson and Gordy (Helen) Carlson, both of Duluth.

VISITATION:5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Visitation will continue Friday, Jan. 21, 2005 from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service in Northland Funeral Home with lunch to follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see

Edition: FINAL
Page: 04B

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  • Created by: Patricia Hampton
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101028525
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Elmer Kemi (29 Oct 1914–17 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101028525, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Hampton (contributor 46551426) .