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Obituaries

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Jane Conlon

Posted on 3/24/2014

BAXTER — Jane Campbell Gatwood Conlon, Baxter, Minn., and formerly of Elm Grove, Wis., ascended into glory on March 24, 2014. She was born on April 17, 1924, in Jenkins, Ky., to Leslie and Stella Gatwood.

Jane married Harold Jay Conlon on June 21, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hal’s medical practice led them to Eau Claire, Wis., Lakeland, Fla., and finally in 1961 to suburban Milwaukee, Wis., where they lived prior to moving to Brainerd in 1999.

Phyllis M. Awker

Phyllis M. Awker

Posted on 3/24/2014

ST. PAUL — Phyllis M. Awker, in God’s hands, age 79, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully to Elvis singing Amazing Grace on her CD player on March 21, 2014.

Loving wife and mother of eight, Cindy (Reg) Clow, Phil (Pat) Awker, Dave Awker, Steve (Marya) Awker, Chuck (Tina) Awker, Bill (Susie) Awker, Lisa (Scott) Reynolds, Tina (Robb) Westawker. Beloved grandma of 20 and great-grandma of 17.

Orman G. Schmelzer

Posted on 3/23/2014

Orman G. Schmelzer, 87, Hibbing, formerly of Brainerd, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Virginia Convalescent Care Unit in Virginia, Minn. He was born to Roy and Goldie Schmelzer in Brainerd, Minn., on Feb. 22, 1927, and had lived in Brainerd before moving to Hibbing. He had been employed as a mechanic with the Hanna Mining Co. Orman loved traveling to Arizona in the winter which he did for 30 years.

Harvey A. Messner

Posted on 3/23/2014

BAXTER — Harvey Andy Messner, 84, of Baxter, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Essentia Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Dr. Daniel Messner officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to services and stay following for a luncheon at the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room.
Interment will be at Baxter City Cemetery.

James B. Ware

Posted on 3/23/2014

PINE RIVER — James “Jim, Jimmy” Benjamin Ware, 78, of Pine River, passed away March 19, 2014, at Sanford Medical Center, Bemidji. He was born March 10, 1936 in Pine River, Minn., to James and Marie Ware.

Cynthia C. Rounds

Posted on 3/21/2014

PEORIA, Ill. — Cynthia Clarice (Satre) Rounds died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. She is preceded in death by her brother, Paul Satre; her mother, Cynthia Satre; and her father, Arne Satre.

She is survived by her husband, Alexander Round; her sons, Erik Rounds and Andrew Rounds, all from Champaign, Ill.; and by her nephews, Bill Satre, of Brainerd, and Jim Satre, of West Lynn, Ore.; as well as her sister-in-law, Jan Satre.

Joannie F. Holt

Joannie F. Holt

Posted on 3/21/2014

NISSWA — Joannie Faye Holt, age 63, of Nisswa, Minn., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn. Per Joannie’s wishes there will be no services. Memorials can be mailed to 5170 Crossroads, Nisswa, MN 56468.

Duane E. Smith

Posted on 3/21/2014

NISSWA — Duane Ernest Smith, 76, of Nisswa, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Woodland in Brainerd. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter. Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to services. Reception will follow at the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

www.brenny.com

800-824-5051

William J. Getty

William J. Getty

Posted on 3/21/2014

William J. Getty, age 94, of Brainerd, passed away at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Bill was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Helca, S.D., to Frank and Francis (Hardina) Getty. He served his country in WWII in the U.S. Navy. After returning from the Navy, Bill married Dorothy Spiess on July 13, 1946; they were married for 55 years.

Bill owned and operated Bill’s Mobil in Brainerd for many years; he then sold cars for Dondelinger’s and Brainerd Area Used Cars. Bill was proud to be a WWII veteran and his military service. Bill retired in 1991.

Mildred D. Brandt

Posted on 3/21/2014

PINE RIVER — Mildred Delores Brandt, 89, formerly of Jenkins, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan in Pine River. Arrangements are pending.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

www.brenny.com

800-824-5051