DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Surrounded by family at his home, St. Louis County Commissioner Steve O'Neil passed away on Tuesday from a rare and aggressive form of thyroid cancer. O'Neil represented the 2nd District on the County Board since 2005 and was re-elected to the post in November of last year. Speaking on behalf of the board, County Administrator Kevin Gray said that Steve O'Neil had an unwavering commitment to serve the less fortunate and was a tremendous advocate for the homeless and all people in need. According to the family, a funeral service is planned for 1 p-m Sunday, July 21st in the DECC Auditorium. Steve O'Neil was 63 years old.