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Michael Shoberg

December 30, 1952 — February 25, 2022

Duluth, MN

Michael Raymond Shoberg, Duluth, MN, died February 25, 2022 at home with family by his side. Michael was born December 30, 1952 in Minneapolis to Raymond and Edna Shoberg. The young family moved to the Iron Range where his father worked for the iron mining industry. Mike attended grade school in Chisholm and graduated from Hibbing High School in 1970.  He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and spent his career as a professional consulting engineer.

Mike had the good fortune of marrying Lucia Baratto in 1977. His greatest sense of pride and accomplishment resulted from raising their two boys Jim and Tony.

His greatest hardship in life came in 2010 when he was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer which required a liver transplant. He received a living donor “Gift of Life” from his sister Faye on April 6, 2011 for which he could never find the words to adequately describe his gratitude. He was deeply appreciative that his wife Lucia was his primary caretaker, but also saddened that she was burdened by his disease.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years Lucia Baratto Shoberg, their children James (Molly) Shoberg and Anthony (Chandra) Shoberg, grandchildren Isaac, Anja and Amelia Shoberg; his siblings Marjorie (David) Eberhardt, Jeffrey (Judy) Shoberg, Bret (Annette) Shoberg and Faye (Cosmo) DiFazio.

A visitation will be held in the Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing from 1 p.m. untl 2 p.m. Monday, February 28, 2022. Graveside Service will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing.

We also wish to express our sincere gratitude to all the loving care and support from Kindred Hospice. Mike’s wish was to stay at home and without Kindred’s support, this would not have been possible.

Memorials are preferred to PSC Partners Seeking a Cure.

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Monday, February 28, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, February 28, 2022

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Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing

2615 1st Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746

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