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Claire Barbara Yagoda

August 15, 1922 - September 4, 2021

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Claire B. Yagoda, 99, of Proctor, passed away September 4th, 2021, peacefully in her sleep.

She was born to parents Peter Kuznia and Agnes (Swapinsky) Kuznia on August 15th, 1922, in Wanger Township, Minnesota. Claire grew up working on the family farm with ten brothers and one sister.

She married the late George Yagoda in 1950, and they lived together in Duluth for forty-four years. Claire is survived by brother Matt Kuznia, daughters Georgia (Ken) Johnson, Nancy Pearson, grandchildren Rick Johnson, Jamie Paulsen, Amy Swift, Erik Pearson, four great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Claire was predeceased by her loving husband in 1994.

Claire’s zest for life and continual warmth inspired everyone who knew her. She loved to dance the polka & her baked goods were highly sought after by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren alike. She will be missed by all.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, September 24th, 2021 for immediate family.