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Anthony "Tony" Wright

April 2, 1952 — January 12, 2022

Keewatin

Tony Wright, age 69 of Keewatin (formerly of Nashwauk), died Wednesday, January 12,
2022, at University Medical Center – Mesabi in Hibbing. He was born April 2, 1952, to
William and Mary (Meyers) Wright. He grew up in Cloverdale and was a 1970 graduate
of Greenway High School. Tony married Evelyn Mickelson in 1972. They had three
children together. Sports were a passion of Tony's. He played for the Nashwauk Colts
and coached youth baseball. He also participated in bowling league and was a former
member of the Nashwauk Volunteer Fire Department. Tony worked for Hanna Mining
Company, briefly for the City of Nashwauk, and was retired from the Itasca County Road
and Bridge Department. He was an avid Minnesota sports fan. Tony's other passions
were hunting and fishing. He always knew where to "find the fish". He could often be
found at Maggie’s Café in Nashwauk where he would grab a cup of coffee and visit with
friends.

On September 17, 2011, Tony married Cheryl Iverson. He is survived by his wife,
Cheryl, Keewatin, MN, his children: Stephanie (Jeff) Nelson, Nashwauk, MN, Jennifer
Wright, Nashwauk, MN, Beau Wright, Ramsey, MN; step-children: Nicholas Iverson,
Nashwauk, MN, William Burton II, San Diego, CA, James Burton, St Peters, MN;
grandchildren: Alexandra Wright, Arika Nelson (Ryan Stottler), Shayla Wright, Jordyn
Nelson, Donovan Wright, Aria Wright, Charlotte Iverson and great-grandson, Scott
Peterson; siblings, Nola Wright, John (Connie) Wright, Lenny (Debra) Wright and
numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends. He was preceded in
death by his parents, William and Mary.

Funeral Service will be held at 11 am Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022, at Dougherty Funeral
Home in Hibbing. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be at the Nashwauk Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing

2615 1st Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Interment

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

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