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HOWARD ABRAHAMSON (August 14, 1931 – June 24, 2024)

Howard Abrahamson, 92, of Duluth Township, died Monday, June 24, 2024 at The Waterview Shores in Two Harbors.

Howard was born August 14, 1931 to Arthur and Eleanor (Peterson) Abrahamson in Duluth Township where he lived on the family property for nearly all his life, building a new home there in 1961.

He began his 36 year career with the Railroad, at the age of 16. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 until 1955. Returning from the military, he was employed as a brakeman on the DM&IR Railroad until retiring in 1994.

Being an avid reader and mechanically inclined, Howard used those skills to work on projects around the house and with family and friends. He especially enjoyed tractors and fly wheel engines. He was a very active member of the Lakehead Harvest Reunion in Esko.

He enjoyed talking about the Homesteader history of Duluth, Normanna and Alden townships. He was a long term member of the American Legion. Howard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy; his brothers, Thure, Richard and Bob; and a sister, Lois.

He is survived by his children, Archie (Darla), Susan (Clifford) Hanson and Lisa (Jason) Hollinday; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; and a sister Laraine Cottrell. Howard’s family would like to thank the staff at Waterview Shores Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facility for the loving care they provided for several stays in the past 5 years.

Private services will be held. To share a memory or leave an online condolence, visit www.cavallinfuneralhome.com.

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