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Laurie A. Tarnowski

January 26, 1953 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 67)

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Laurie  A.  Tarnowski, 67 of McGregor died Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.  She was born January 26, 1953 in Duluth to Joseph and Helen (Kohne) Tarnowski.  She grew up on Schultz Lake in Gnesen Township near Duluth and graduated from Cathedral High School , Duluth in 1971.  She received her teaching degree from St. Scholastica in 1975.  She taught Home Ec. at  McGregor Schools for 35 years until her retirement.  She enjoyed Sewing, baking, gardening and giving away her homemade presents.  Many toes and little hands were kept warm with the hundreds upon hundreds of slippers and mittens she made through the years. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.  Laurie is survived by and loved caring for her significant other Kenneth W. Onstad and many other special friends. 


Laurie’s family and friends would like to thank the Riverwood Health Care Center staff for the care they provided.  Memorials are preferred to the Riverwood Health Care Center.  A celebration of Laurie’s life will be held at a later date.  McGregor Funeral Home & Cremation Service in McGregor assisted with arrangements.

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