Funeral, visitation scheduled for Rukavina

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VIRGINIA, MN — Funeral arrangements have been made for Tom Rukavina, a former St. Louis County Commissioner and legislator in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Rukavina died Monday morning at the age of 68 at a University of Minnesota hospital following a year-long battle with leukemia.

According to the Mesabi Daily News, services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia.

The report says visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 18 at Range Funeral Home. The visitation will continue at 9:30 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church.

The Range Funeral Home in Virginia will be making arrangements.

Rukavina was first elected tot he House in 1986 and was an advocate for the Iron Range taconite and mining industry, education, organized labor, and everyday people.

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