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Veronica J. Besmehn

Veronica J. Besmehn

Posted on 4/10/2014

Veronica Jane Besmehn, age 60, Brainerd area resident, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

She was born in Terrebonne, Minn., on Oct. 26, 1953, to George and Juliette (Arel) Genereux.

Veronica’s love of life included her passion for her seven grandkids and her involvement with St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, including the CCW and Religious Education Program. She was employed with Mid-Minnesota Credit Union and was Vice President of Lakes Area Paint and Body.

Veronica Besmehn

Veronica Besmehn

Posted on 4/9/2014

Veronica Besmehn, age 60, Brainerd area resident, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held noon on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with Parish prayers and Rosary beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd, Minn.

www.Nelson-Doran.com

218-829-4755

Veronica Besmehn

Posted on 4/8/2014

Veronica Besmehn, age 60, Brainerd area resident, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 6, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held noon on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with Parish prayers and rosary beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd, Minn.

www.Nelson-Doran.com

218-829-4755

JoAnne Brown

JoAnne Brown

Posted on 4/8/2014

MARQUETTE, Mich. — JoAnne Brown, age 73, of Marquette, Mich., entered eternal life Saturday, April 5, 2014, at her home.

Shirley Houg

Posted on 4/8/2014

PINE RIVER — Shirley Houg, age 86, lifelong resident of Pine River, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at Dignity and Grace in Backus. She was born to Earl and Winnifred Cromett on Nov. 3, 1927.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Alana Santana; son, Peter Houg (Laurie); sisters, Carol Burke (Bob), Josephine Fick; grandchildren, Kristofer, Tiffany (Mike), Gloria, Marissa; and great-grandchildren, Alex, Cole and Abigail.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Harlan.

David Pejka

David Pejka

Posted on 4/8/2014

LAKE SHORE — David Pejka, 84, of Lake Shore, Minn., formerly of Hayward, Wis., died March 30, 2014, at Harmony House in Brainerd, Minn. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with family and friends invited to gather one hour prior and to stay following for a luncheon in the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room.

Frank Holmes

Frank Holmes

Posted on 4/8/2014

Frank Holmes, 66, of Brainerd, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Christian Fellowship in Brainerd with Pastor George Cahoon officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to services.

Margaret Feilzer

Posted on 4/7/2014

CROSBY — Margaret Feilzer, 86, of Crosby, Minn., died on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Crosby Care Center in Crosby, Minn. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake, Minn.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

www.brenny.com

800-824-5051

Frank Holmes

Posted on 4/7/2014

Frank Holmes, 66, of Brainerd, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples, Minn.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

www.brenny.com

800-824-5051

Ricky N. Swehla

Posted on 4/6/2014

Ricky N. Swehla passed through the veil and entered the Spirit world on April 3, 2014, at the St Cloud Hospital.
He was born in Crosby on April 1, 1951, to Norman Swehla and Ernestine Evans.
Rick worked most of his life in the Crosby Ironton area. He was a member of the Ironton American Legion Post. Rick Graduated from C-I in 1969 and soon after entered the U.S. Army serving in Germany and Vietnam. He valued his service to God and country.