Lodge of Sorrow 2021

Worshipful Master Joel Kardell ordered Secretary Roen to do a roll call of the workmen of the

Lodge. After roll call, it was noted that four Brothers from our Lodge have not answered to their

name. They have laid down their working tools of our ancient craft and have been summoned to

the Celestial Lodge above. No longer do they labor among us, guided by the three Great Lights

of Masonry. Their days are now illuminated by the far greater light, which we will all know.

Secretary Roen then reported the following:


Lodge register # 929 Robert Simpson Died:02-27-2021

E.A. 04-12-1983 F.C. 04-26-1983 M.M. 06-11-1983

Robert petitioned and received his degrees at Vermilion Lodge # 197, joined Virginia Masonic

Lodge # 264 by merger, and then joined Eveleth Masonic Lodge by merger on 10/31/2015.

There is little history about him. Robert was a nearly 38 year member receiving his 35-year pin

in May of 2018.


Lodge register # 941 Daryl R. Lawrence Died:09-11-2021

E.A. 11/03/1994 F.C. 12-01-1994 M.M. 12-05-1994

Daryl petitioned Nashwauk Lodge #331 and having all 3 degrees in a month. He was a very

active member and was Worshipful Master there in 2005 and 2010. He joined as a dual member

at Mesaba Lodge and was active in their lineup. He joined Eveleth Lodge # 239 as a plural

member on 02/20/2017 and was an active and willing officer, helping in degree work across all

area lodges. He served as District # 4 Representative from 2013-2015. Daryl was a nearly 28-

year member having received his 25-year pin in 2019. A masonic funeral provided by his 3

Lodges at Peterson Funeral Home with PGM Terry Tilton officiating and with our SW Joel

Kardell assisting.


Lodge register # 682 William R. Kovala Died: 10-04-20221

E.A. 03-27-1957 F.C. 06-05-1957 M.M. 06-18-1957

Bill petitioned and joined Eveleth Lodge. Living in Duluth the past 40 years he was not an active

member. Bill received his 60-year pin at our annual Past Masters Night in 2017. Bill was the 4 th

oldest member of our Lodge when he died. He would have received his 65-year pin this year.


Lodge register # 677 David J. Hendrickson Died: 11-09-2021

E.A. 03-13-1957 F.C. 04-02-1957 M.M. 04-17-1957

Dave petitioned and joined Eveleth Lodge. He was not an active member. Dave was suspended

from our rolls on 12/10/1975 and returned back to membership on 04/23/1997. Dave received his

40-year pin at home in 2019 due to covid. Dave was the 3rd oldest member of our Lodge when

he died.


Lodge register # 822 Dale T. Peterson Died: 12-18-2021

E.A. 12-02-1987 F.C. 04-27-1988 M.M. 01-07-1989

Dale petitioned and joined Eveleth Lodge. He immediately was an active member, and in 1992

was elected as Eveleth Lodge Treasurer where he faithfully served in that position until 2011. He

could usually find him at our pasty bake fundraisers. Dale was awarded the “Mason of the Year”

award in 1996 and received a Hiram Award in 1998. Dale was a 32 year member receiving his

30 year pin in 2019.


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