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Pamela Graff

Pamela Graff

Posted on 4/18/2014

DEERWOOD — Pamela Jean Graff, age 68, of Deerwood, died on April 8, 2014, at her home. She was born in Stillwater on Oct. 10, 1945, to David and Jeannette (LeQuea) Weaver. Pam graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School, Stout University in Menomonie, Wis., and the University of Minnesota. Pam’s career spanned 30 years at the Minneapolis Vocational School, which became the Minneapolis Community and Technical College as a teacher in chef training, dean and union representative.

Doris V. Davis

Doris V. Davis

Posted on 4/18/2014

Doris Virginia Davis, age 87, of Brainerd passed away at Harmony Group Home Friday, April 11, 2014. She was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Brainerd to parents Lester Hugh Davis and Sarah (Driver).

She was a joyful person and loved being with friends and family. Doris loved her gifts of candy and money and especially enjoyed spending her gifts of money. She entertained herself by looking at pictures and magazines and attended church regularly with her parents. She lived at the Brainerd State Hospital and several area group homes and retired from Occupational Therapy.

Marianne T. Bertelt

Marianne T. Bertelt

Posted on 4/18/2014

BAXTER — At the age of 93, Marianne T. Bertelt passed away peacefully at her home in Baxter on April 15, 2014, surrounded by family members.

Richard E. Kassube

Richard E. Kassube

Posted on 4/18/2014

Richard Edwin Kassube, age 79, of Brainerd, and formerly of Eagle Bend, Minn., passed away quietly at Bethany Good Samaritan Society on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Dick was born in Bertha, Minn., on March 22, 1935, to Gustav and Mabel (McAllister) Kassube.

James ‘Jim’ Shepard

James ‘Jim’ Shepard

Posted on 4/18/2014

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — James “Jim” Shepard, age 52, formerly of Brainerd, passed away April 10, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., with family by his side.

Eleanor K. Balsimo

Eleanor K. Balsimo

Posted on 4/18/2014

April 18, 1926 — Feb. 17, 2014

NISSWA — Please join the family of Ellie Balsimo in remembering and celebrating her wonderful life on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 12:30-3 p.m. at the Nisswa American Legion.

Johanna T. Wille

Posted on 4/18/2014

CROSSLAKE — Johanna Thelma Wille, 89, of Crosslake, Minn., passed away on April 10, 2014, daughter of Berge and Magdalene Haugen. She graduated from Iowa’s Fort Dodge High School in 1942. She is preceded in death by her high school sweetheart, Nielan Fredrick Wille.

Johanna enjoyed camping and boating with the Suburban Boating Club of Minneapolis, square dancing and singing in her church choir. She will be remembered as loving, quick witted and humorous.

Joyce M. Newell

Joyce M. Newell

Posted on 4/18/2014

Joyce Marilyn Newell, age 73, of Brainerd, passed at her home on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Joyce was born in Minneapolis on July 31, 1940, to Clifford and Betty (Petersen). Joyce married Robert Newell on Aug. 31, 1956, in Minneapolis. Together they raised five beautiful children.

Jerome Swenson

Posted on 4/18/2014

Jerome Swenson, age 89, of Brainerd, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn. Services for Jerome are pending.

Caring for Jerome and the Swenson family:

Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home

Brainerd Chapel

218-829-3581

www.halvorson-johnson.com

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Feilzer

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Feilzer

Posted on 4/18/2014

CROSSLAKE — Margaret “Peggy” Anthony Pinkerton Feilzer, 86, of Crosslake, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.